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ReOrientations: A Retrospective on the Works of Richard Fung | Oct 25-26

The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute and its co-sponsors are thrilled to present a retrospective on the work of Richard Fung, the renowned Toronto-based video artist, writer, cultural theorist, activist, and educator. Fung’s videos have been screened and archived throughout the world and he has been widely recognized with awards such as the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. In addition to his artistic work and writing, Fung teaches at OCAD University.

Jia Zhangke - A Touch of Sin at TIFF from Oct 18, 2013

It's already time for the theatrical release of Jia Zhang-Ke's award-winning 2013 Cannes competition film, A TOUCH OF SIN. This fiercely critical commentary on contemporary China was also selected for this year's Toronto International Film Festival. A TOUCH OF SIN will now open in Toronto on October 18, 2013 at The TIFF Bell Lightbox. You can find more details about the screenings on TIFF's website:<

A brief intro to the film:

APR 2013-2014 Call for Editors and Senior Editors

The Asia Pacific Reader is currently recruiting new undergraduate and graduate student editorial staff. Editorial staff are responsible for managing content on the APR website, soliciting and editing submissions from fellow students, and coordinating the efforts of the APR, which is designed to be a collaborative effort among students.

Students accepted for positions as editors will also be able to actively blog on the APR website, and will be eligible to apply for the Dr. David Chu Leadership award in March 2014 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

If you are interested in applying for a position as an Editor (undergraduate students) or Senior Editor (graduate students), please include the following in your application:

a) Programme of study and intended year of graduation

Plan International - Gender Research and Administrative Assistant Intern

Plan International is hiring for a Gender Research and Administrative Assistant Intern to be based in Toronto, Canada.

If you are interested in applying, please kindly send your application to geth...< by July 15th, 2013. Here is the link to the job posting on Plan’s website:

Asian Institute Collaborates with TIFF to Examine A Century of Chinese Cinema

A Century of Chinese Cinema | 兩岸三地 百年電影光華
An unprecedented celebration of Chinese Cinema

June 5 - August 11, 2013
Please visit the following link for more info:<

From rarities of the silent era to modern masterpieces, from pioneering social dramas and lavish costume epics to classics of martial-arts cinema, this series showcases more than 80 films as it traces the shared cultural and historical connections between the cinemas of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Roundtable on Tong Lam’s New Book, A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation (UC Press, 2011)

Tong Lam
Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto

Friday, April 5, 2013
4:00-6:00 Lecture & Discussion
6:00-7:00 Book signing & Informal reception

Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, 208N, North House

Register Online at:<

Li Chen - Commentator
Assistant Professor of History
University of Toronto

Takashi Fujitani - Commentator
Professor, Department of History
Dr. David Chu Professor and Director in
Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto

Joan Judge - Commentator
Professor of History
York University

Rebecca Nedostup - Commentator
Associate Professor of History
Brown University

Joshua Fogel (York University): “The Afterlife of a Material Object: The Gold Seal of 57 C.E. and Sino-Japanese Relations”

On Thursday, April 11 from 2-4pm, Joshua Fogel (York University) will be giving a talk entitled “The Afterlife of a Material Object: The Gold Seal of 57 C.E. and Sino-Japanese Relations.”

Location: Department of East Asian Studies, Purple Lounge, 14th Floor of Robarts Library (130 St. George St.)

William Marotti (UCLA): Perceiving Politics: Art, Protest, and Everyday Life in early 1960s Japan

On Friday, April 5, William Marotti (UCLA) will be speaking on the topic “Perceiving Politics: Art, Protest, and Everyday Life in early 1960s Japan.” Dr. Marotti’s newly released book Money, Trains and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan will be on sale at the event.

Where: Department of East Asian Studies, Purple Lounge, 14th Floor of Robarts Library (130 St. George St.)
When: 2-4pm<