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Call for papers: Framing ‘Asian Studies’: Geopolitics, Institutions and Networks

November 18, 2013 - 00:00-November 19, 2013 - 00:00

<img alt="" src="http://nias.ku.dk/sites/default/files/images/framing-asian-studies.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 165px; margin: 10px; float: right;" />IIAS in partnership with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS, Singapore) organises a conference, which aims to examine and critical reflect on the “social framing” of Asian studies.

<strong>Call for Paper - Deadline:</strong> 30 April, 2013<br /><strong>Conference Dates:</strong> 18 - 19 November 2013

The conference aims for examination and critical reflection on the “social framing” of Asian studies by focusing on four themes: changing <strong><em>geopolit</em></strong><strong><em>ical </em></strong>context, <strong><em>institutions</em></strong><em> </em>involved in the social process of knowledge production, inter-institutional<strong><em> network</em></strong><strong><em>s</em></strong> and the <strong><em>power structure </em></strong>underlying the knowledge scape.

The organizers invite paper proposals that discuss: 
  1. The influence of geopolitical factors on how knowledge about Asia is produced and disseminated: colonialism and its legacy, wars and regional conflicts, the Cold War structure, and the ‘knowledge economy’ competition in the new era of globalization.
  2. The role of various institutions in promoting and directing the Asia studies:  foundations, professional associations, publishers, journals, research institutes, governments to multinational entities. We particularly welcome papers that relate the role of particular institution(s) to broader geopolitical context.
  3. The outlook of various knowledge networks. We welcome both (a) macroscopic investigations on the patterns and developmental trajectory of knowledge networks measured in terms of flows of scholars/ students, capital, and knowledge, and (b) case studies of a particular networks of institutions or people on (a particular branch of) Asian studies.
  4. Critiques on the power structure underlying the observed patterns of knowledge production and dissemination of Asian studies. We encourage reflections that revisit fundamental questions like: Knowledge for what? Knowledge for whom? Whose were represented or excluded? How relevant and biased to use ‘Asia’ as an epistemological unit?

More information (and paper submission form)

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Albert Tzeng at a.tzeng.iias@gmail.com.

Call for papers: Framing ‘Asian Studies’: Geopolitics, Institutions and Networks


November 18, 2013 - 00:00
November 19, 2013 - 00:00