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Problematising Asia: reflections on the re-emergence of the discourse of Asia

Professor Wang Hui, Tsinghua University, will speak on Problematising Asia: reflections on the re-emergence of the discourse of Asia on Wednesday 12 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The trend to promote regional economic integration and internal cooperation was intensified in Asia after the 1997 financial crisis and the September 11 attacks. Correspondingly, in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, intra-Asian cultural studies, historical researches, art projects and political/economic discussions have been gaining momentum.

Professor Wang Hui reflects on the history and the present of this issue. He will ask:

  • What are the historical conditions for the new Asian discourse to come into being?
  • What is the relationship between this new discourse and the ideas of Asia in and after the 19th-20th century?
  • What historical possibilities does the discussion on Asia produce?

Professor Wang Hui is based at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University.

Problematising Asia: reflections on the re-emergence of the discourse of Asia is on Wednesday 12 May at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

4 May 2004

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