Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies

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Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies

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The Joint Centre on Modern East Asia was organized in 1974 as a joint venture of the University of Toronto and York University to promote research, in the Toronto region, at the faculty and graduate level, on modern China, Japan and Korea. The Centre is involved in several on‑going research projects including Canada and Hong Kong, the North Pacific Cooperative Security Dialogue and Women in Development in Thailand. In 1987-88 it's name was changed to Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies (JCAPS) and its mandate broadened accordingly to include South-East Asia. During the same period, JCAPS achieved official status as a research centre both at York and the University of Toronto. In May of 2002, the University of Toronto ceased its involvement in JCAPS and the centre’s name was changed to York Centre for Asian Research.


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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.




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