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York Asia Research Network (YARN)

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 and members

Hierarchies of Deservedness: Dividing Practices, Identity and the Rights of Non-Citizens in Malaysia

On July 3rd, Alice Nah will tell us about her recent research as part of the YARN brown bag seminar series. The seminar will be held from 1 to 2, ReCSS Training Room, YH/001B.

WUN Research Mobility Programme

Applications for the World Universities Network Research Mobility Programme are open for 2017. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2017.

Meeting the Global Research Challenges

This event on 10th July 2017 will showcase interdisciplinary GCRF research from across the university and provide opportunities for networking.

EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) Funding Call

The call aims to support research on sustainability, equity, well-being and cultural connections. It will open in August.

Recent YARN network events

Event: ECR & PhD Conference

YARN held an ECR and PhD conference on 23rd May 2017 in the Research Centre for Social Sciences, YH/001B.

Event: YARN Network Meeting

On 3rd May 2017 YARN held a workshop which showcased international research collaborations and informed on changes in funding opportunities and institutional agreements.

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

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Key contacts

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

Key contacts