Imagining Asia(s): Networks, Actors, Sites
• When does the idea of Asia (and regions) come into being and how far back in time can we trace these spatial imagination(s)?
• What are the registers of inter-Asian connections?
• What are the logistical aspects governing the routes—overland and maritime—that linked up different regions of Asia?
• Who fashions themselves as Asians and in what context and location?
• What roles did imperial formations (old and new, European and non-European) play in shaping Asia?
• Do ideas of nationalism and post-colonial nation states fracture Asia?
• Does the post-colonial state or elites privilege specific Asian identities over others for their own interests?
• What are the current geopolitical forces that help maintain the neatly defined regional configurations in Asia?
Andrea Acri (NSC & Nalanda University), Kashshaf Ghani (Nalanda University), Murari Jha (Nalanda University), Sraman Mukherhee (Nalanda University).
Venue and dates:
ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, 10–11 October 2016
Deadline for abstract submission:
Please send an abstract of between 200–250 words max, along with a short biodata, to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 1 April, 2016 (5 pm. Singapore Time, +8 hours GMT).
Notification of Acceptance:
By 17 April 2016.
ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute will cover accommodation and full board in Singapore for the conference participants from overseas. Limited funding is available to cover international flights (fully or partially, depending on the place of departure and individual situation).
Selected conference papers will be published in an edited volume.