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Imagining Asia. The New Asian Discourse post 1997, its Relations with 19th-20th Century Ideas of Asi

Thursday March 2, 2006, at 12:00
Sala Seminario - Planta Baja IBEI
Research seminar
Wang Hui (University of Qinghua)
The trend to promote regional economic integration and internal cooperation was intensified in Asia after the 1997 financial crisis and the 911 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 issues: 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?