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Paying attention to past and present trends, the 'Global Asia' cluster addresses contemporary issues related to transnational interactions within the Asian region as well as throughout the world via the flows of people, goods, capital and ideas.

The cluster aims to expand the understanding of the process of globalisation by considering the various ways Asian and other world regions are interconnected within a long-term historical framework, recognising Asia's historic economic prominence and geopolitical influence from before the colonial era. Acknowledging the central role of Asia as an agent of global transformations, it challenges western perspectives that underlie much of the current literature on the subject, and it explores new forms of non-hegemonic intellectual interactions in the form of 'south-south-north' and 'east-west' dialogue models. IIAS also aims to develop a more evenly balanced field of Asian Studies, by collaborating in trans-regional capacity building initiatives and by working on new types of methodological approaches that encourage synergies and interactions between disciplines, regions and practices.

In principle, any research dealing with Asian global interactions is of interest. Topics include, but are not limited to, the migration of peoples and their diasporas, religious transnational pilgrimages and networks, forms of economic expansion, cultural dissemination, geo-strategic projections and engagements. Also of interest are issues that are central to the contemporary discussion on knowledge production and its circulation within a globalised world.


Paying attention to past and present trends, the 'Global Asia' cluster addresses contemporary issues related to transnational interactions within the Asian region as well as throughout the world via the flows of people, goods, capital and ideas.

The cluster aims to expand the understanding of the process of globalisation by considering the various ways Asian and other world regions are interconnected within a long-term historical framework, recognising Asia's historic economic prominence and geopolitical influence from before the colonial era. Acknowledging the central role of Asia as an agent of global transformations, it challenges western perspectives that underlie much of the current literature on the subject, and it explores new forms of non-hegemonic intellectual interactions in the form of 'south-south-north' and 'east-west' dialogue models.
IIAS also aims to develop a more evenly balanced field of Asian Studies, by collaborating in trans-regional capacity building initiatives and by working on new types of methodological approaches that encourage synergies and interactions between disciplines, regions and practices.

In principle, any research dealing with Asian global interactions is of interest. Topics include, but are not limited to, the migration of peoples and their diasporas, religious transnational pilgrimages and networks, forms of economic expansion, cultural dissemination, geo-strategic projections and engagements. Also of interest are issues that are central to the contemporary discussion on knowledge production and its circulation within a globalised world.

 

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Global Asia Updates

Call for submissions
1 November 2017

IIAS offers an annual award for the best master’s thesis in the broad field of Asian studies, written at a Dutch University.



IIAS Lunch Lecture
10 October 2017

This presentations aims to show the postcolonial Indonesian Art and its historiography related to the modern. In particular, it will focus on whether the process of colonisation experienced by Indonesian art historians has impacted their perception of art history based on a Indonesian-centric approach, on the modernity in art, and on how the notion of modern art fits within the current conditions.



Call for panels
2 October 2017

Call for Panels -  Deadline: 2 October 2017

Conference dates: 23-25 August, 2018
Venue: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan



Asian Food Summer School public lecture and tasting
27 September 2017

Lecture by Prof. Katarzyna Cwiertka followed by soy sauce tasting with Alexander Bakker from 'Flair for Flavor'



Summer School
25 September 2017

A Summer School devoted to the academic study of Asian Food for MA/PhD students and early career scholars.



Asian Food Summer School Monday film
25 September 2017

Nominated for the 2015 British Academy Film Awards, this charming film shows the importance of food on many levels in modern Indian society.



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Workshop: 9-11 November 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 



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