Courses focused on Asian Canadians & Space

See the list below for courses that focus on Asian Canadians and Asian space(s) across Canada…

(F= Fall-term 2021; S=Winter-term 2022)

Chinatown, Toronto. Photo: City of Toronto, CCA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

HIS266H1-S – Asian Canadian History (L. Mar)

The course examines the history of Asian Canadians from the mid-1800s to the present by analyzing their contributions to the socio-cultural, economic, and political development of Canada. It explores how Asian Canadian history reconfigures prevailing understanding of race, migration, multiculturalism, and national identity through intersectional, comparative, and transnational frameworks.


CDN325H1-S – Asian Canadian Space & Place (S. Tan)

A comprehensive examination of how Asian Canadian communities shape urban and suburban environments. Explore how urban planning and peoples’ local decisions interact to create space, place, and culture. The course applies a multidisciplinary lens, with an emphasis on culture and heritage, place and identity formation, diasporas, multiculturalism, and nationalism.


CDN390H1-F – Chinese Canadian Studies

This course examines socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of Chinese communities in Canada. It explores how the study of Chinese Canadians challenges and augments our understanding of issues such as immigration and diaspora, multiculturalism, and race and ethnicity.


This project is supported by the Learning & Education Advancement Fund at the University of Toronto

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