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Asia Pacific Policy Project

The Asia Pacific Policy Project student blog is about graduate projects on roataing topics. More details here.

Abenomics Two Years In: Successes, Failures, and Transformations

On Friday, October 31, 2014 we will be having an event to discuss about Japan’s next two year’s successes, failures, and transformations under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. More details here.




Mongolia Today
Information and analysis of contemporary Mongolia

High Peaks Pure Earth
Translations of blogs from Tibet and People's Republic of China

Asia Pacific Memo

Memo #313
Canada-China FIPA: Just the Facts, Please
Memo #312
After the Massacre of 2011: Challenges to Peace and Security along the Mekong River
Memo #311
The Perilous Start and Uncertian Future of the Jokowi Era in Indoenesia
Memo #310
The Year in Maylaysian Politics: Democracy's Crooked Trajectory 
Memo #309
The Lost Generation: "Barefoot Doctors" in Post-Reform China


Interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific? We invite you to look at the Asia Pacific Memo series. It's the Institute of Asian Research's communications initiative to feature accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia.

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My Father and the Republic" (Video Interview with Novelist, Dramatist, and Historian Pai Hsien-yung)

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Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov 03, 2014
The Illustrated Biography of the Priest Ippen
Event - Institute for Asian Research, the Centre for Japanese Research, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Asian Studies, Consulate General of France and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies through the French Scholar Series

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
Is Ebola the New SARS?
Other - MAAPPS Student Association

Friday, Nov 14, 2014
Memories of Karafuto in Hokkaido Philip Seaton, Hokkaido University
Event - Centre for Japanese Research

Monday, Nov 24, 2014
China: Outlook, Risks and Reform
Event - Centre for Chinese Research

Friday, Nov 28, 2014
The Return of the Native: Japan’s Wartime Pan-Asianism and the Aesthetic Production of “Korea” in Yi Hyo-sŏk’s Late Colonial Writings
Seminar - Centre for Korean Research

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