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York Asia Research Network

The York Asia Research Network (YARN) is an interdisciplinary group for people across the University whose research interests relate to Asia. 

We have built a multifaceted research infrastructure for Asia related research at York: facilitating the creation of new interdisciplinary partnerships; and strengthening existing international collaborations.

YARN is supported and funded by the Research Centre for Social Sciences (ReCSS). We are located in the ReCSS building on the Science Park.

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York Asia Research Network
+44(0)1904 323756
Research Centre for Social Sciences, 6 Innovation Close University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5ZF

Welcome to the York Asia Research Network (YARN) webpages. Whilst our Network is new, we build on a long established history of Asian research at York. 

YARN's members cover all the faculties in the University, we work across disciplines and acrosss nations (developed and developing) and we all share a focus on Asia. You will find our research outputs and membership organised by broad regional area. 

- Professor Karen Mumford, Director of YARN

Research regions

Forthcoming events and network news

YARN Network meeting

We will be holding a one day workshop across YARN on Wednesday May 3rd. This workshop will showcase international research collaborations and inform on changes in funding opportunities and institutional agreements.

Call for Papers: ECR & PhD Conference

YARN is holding an ECR and PhD conference on 23rd May 2017. If you would like to present your work as a talk or poster in this conference, please email the title and abstract to by May 15th 2017.

Barong - a mythological Indonesian creature.
Photograph by YARN member, Dr Colleen Morgan, Department of Archaeology.

Funding opportunities

As part of our approach to collaboration, we facilitate international research collaborations and linkages across HE and third party institutions and also support and conduct collaborative research proposals by increasing information flows across the Network’s members.

We work closely with the Research Office and the International Office at York.

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News and events

Read about recent and upcoming events as well as news items.

News & events

Get involved

Find out how to get involved with the York Asia Research Network

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Key contacts

Find details about the Academic Leads for YARN and meet the Regional Leaders.

Key contacts