Asia-Canada: Transnational Collaborative Research Conference, 4 April 2014

Organized by

The Asian Research Working Group (ARWG) and FWI Project Leader Netina Tan, Supported by the Deans of Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences, Business and Forward with Integrity Initiative, McMaster University


9:30-10:00 AM: Breakfast

10:00-10:15 AM: Keynote Address
Patrick Deane, President, McMaster University
CIBC Hall   

10:15-11:45 AM: Asian Research Centre Roundtable
Joseph Wong, Director, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Philip Kelly, Director, York Centre of Asian Research, York University

Paul Evans, Professor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

Kasi V.P. Rao, Vice President, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Director of Toronto Office 

Chair: Richard Stubbs, Political Science Department, McMaster University

12:00- 1:00 PM: Lunch 

12:30-2:00 PM: Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Chair: Kathryn Goldfarb, Anthropology Department, McMaster University
Student Centre MarketplaceBook Exhibition on Asia

Chair: Angela Sheng, Art History Department, McMaster University
Student Centre Marketplace

1:00-2:00 PM: Closed-Door Meeting
Chair: Tony Porter, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Social Sciences
Room 311

1:00-2:15 PM PANEL 1: Transnational Identities and Diasporic Communities
Rachel Zhou, School of Social Work, McMaster University
“Reflecting on Transnationalism: A Case of Transnational Care”

Faiza Hirji, Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia, McMaster University
“Insufficiently South Asian: Funding a Post-Bollywood Identity in Diaspora”

Danielle Wong, Department of English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University

“From Woman Warrior to ‘Skitzo’: Re-Mapping Asian North American Studies as Technological Modes”

Discussant: Nadine Attewell, Department of English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Chairs: Donald Goellnicht and Chandrima Chakraborty, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Room 313  

1:00-2:15 PM PANEL 2: Ideology, War and Social Transformation in Modern East Asia
Sean Kinnear, History Department, McMaster University
“The Boxer Rebellion, Uprising, or War (1899-1901)”

Kelsey Hine, History Department, McMaster University
“The Brother’s Christ: A Christian Crusade in Qing (1644-1911) China,”

Alexander Kasimov, History Department, McMaster University
“One Country, Two Worldviews. The role of Islam in China’s Xinjiang province”

Discussant: To be confirmed

Chair: Jaeyoon Song, History Department, McMaster University

Room 318

2:15 -2:30 PM: Coffee Break

2:30-3:45 PM:Graduate Student Grant in Asia Information Session
Speaker: Ailsa Fullwood, Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University

Chair: James Benn, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University

Room 311

2:30-3:45 PM PANEL 3: Human Rights, Culture, and Societies in Asia Under Neoliberalism
Vinh Nguyen, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
“Movements of Resistance: Critical Refugee Studies and the Vietnamese Context”

Kwai-Yun Li, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and Anthropology Department, McMaster University
“Sino-Indian Border War: Tales of two Chinese Indian Canadians”

Evon Sworesho, Institute of Globalization and the Human Conditions, McMaster University
“The Voiceless in West Asia: Christians in ‘Postwar’ Iraq”

Donia Zhang, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University and York Centre for Asian Research, York University
“Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability in China”

Discussant: Jayeeta Sharma, History and Global Asia Studies, and Religion Department, University of Toronto

Chair: Kee Howe Yong, Anthropology Department, McMaster University

Room 313 

3:455:00 PM PANEL 4: Asia-Pacific Political Economy: The Rise of Islamic Finance and Economy
Jeffrey S. Graham, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) and Partner, Borden, Ladner and Gervais, LLP
“Toronto – A Centre for Islamic Finance”

Pervez Nasim, AnsarCo, Toronto
“Islamic Finance and Economy in Canada”

Hatem Ghouma, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
“Sukuks-The workhorse of Islamic Finance”

Walid Hejazi, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
“Islamic Finance – Recalibrating Political Economy”

Liyakat Takim, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University
“Sociology of Islamic Economy”

Discussant and Chair: S.M. Khalid Nainar, Accounting and Financial Management Services, McMaster University and University of Dubai

Room 318 

3:45- 5:30 PM PANEL 5: Health, Development and Environment in Asia: Sustainability and Concerns
Sonia Anand, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Tapas Mondal, Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Faculty of pediatric residence programme, McMaster University.

Lynda Redwood, Family medicine, Global Health Group at the Association of Faculties of Medicine, McMaster University

Feng Xie, Health Economics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B), McMaster University

Discussants: Catherine Tompkins, Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, McMaster University

Joseph Wong, Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Chair: Basanti Majumdar, School of Nursing, McMaster University

Room 313

5:307:30 PM: Dinner 
Closing Address

Charlotte Yates, Dean of Social Sciences, McMaster University

Dinning Room, University Club