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Directors of Area Research Centres

Timothy Cheek, Centre for Chinese Research

Mandakranta Bose, Centre for India and South Asia Research

Julian Dierkes, Centre for Japanese Research

Kyung-Ae Park, Centre for Korean Research

Rick Barichello, Centre for Southeast Asia Research


Mandakranta Bose Profile

Terry McGee Profile

Yunshik Chang

John Wood profile

Sam Ho

Dan Overmyer Profile

Diana Lary Profile









Honorary Professors

Jack Austin, Canadian politician and member of the Canadian Senate 1975-2007

Louis Cha, Chinese culture and literature



Robert E. Bedeski, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science at UVic. Human Security and Peace, and Asian and Pacific Studies

Earl Drake profile, Former senior public servant and diplomat with ambassadorial-level postings to China, Indonesia and World Bank


Joseph Caron, Former senior public servant and diplomat with ambassadorial postings in Japan, China and India.

Tsewang Choegyal Tethong, Representaitve of H.H. the Dalai Lama, New Delhi. 1997-2001 Kalon (Minister} for Information and International Relations TGIE, Dharamsala




Chris Bennett, International resource economics and institutions, project monitoring and evaluation; work experience with bilateral and multilateral donors, the private sector and Non-Government Organizations, primarily in Indonesia, and for shorter periods in China, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam

Rebecca Chau profile, Japanese linguistics with a focus on speech acts and modality and its application in language teaching

David Edgington profile Japanese urban and regional development; Japanese international trade and overseas investment; Australia and New Zealand

Hani Faris, Middle East politics, conflict resolution & political development

Michael Leaf profile, Urbanization and planning in cities of developing countries, with particular interest in Asian cities

Li Xiaojun profile, An institutional explanation of China's accession to the world trade organization

Anne Murphy profile, Historical formation of religious communities in Punjab and northern South Asia, with particular but not exclusive attention to the Sikh tradition

Adheesh Sathaye profile, Early medieval Sanskrit drama, aesthetics, and narrative literature. Doctoral research involved the Sanskrit epics, Marathi devotional performance traditions, and theories of textual production, performance, and folkloristics

Ian Townsend-Gault profile, International Law of the Sea; Maritime Co-operation; Marine Environmental Protection; International Law of Human Rights; International Justice Issues

Research Associates

Honorary Research Associates

Vidyut Aklujkar (CISAR), Indic belles lettres in general and saint poetry, particularly Marathi,Hindi, English and Sanskrit; creative writing and translation of literature, religious studies/philosophy

Wenbin Peng (IAR), Cultural nationalism & regionalism, and ethnicity in China; popular culture and travel/tourism representation;
history of Eastern Tibet and Tibetan pilgrimage; social construction of time and space

Alison Bailey (CCR) profile, Intersections between the individual and the state in Chinese culture; soft power, media, film, CSR; Canada-China relations

Jim Placzek (CSEAR), South East Asian ethnic origins and culture history, Theravada Buddhism and Thai language
Hayes, Jack Patrick (CCR), China Environmental Science and Sustainability

Yuko Shibata (CJR),Overseas Japanese and immigrant experiences in Canada, i.e., language and culture, shifting identities, Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) women; adult socialization; and life narratives and writings

Gordon Longmuir (CSEAR),Canada's strategic interests in South (mainly India) and Southeast Asia (special expertise in Cambodia)

Richard Paisley (IAR), International water and energy law, international environmental law, negotiations and environmental conflict resolution







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