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

Miliband Lectures on Culture in the Age of Global Communications

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2004
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker
: Professor Wang Hui
Chair: Professor David Held

This event was originally advertised as Chinese Culture in the Global Age.

The trend to promote regional economic integration and internal cooperation was intensified in Asia after the 1997 financial crisis and the 9/11 event.
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.  Wang Hui reflects on the history and the present of this issue: 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.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

Imagining Asia: A Genealogical Analysis paper| (pdf)

 

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