25-26 May 2018
Lecture Theatre 3 & 4, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
In the past decade, increased scholarly focus has been devoted to Asian media flows under the rubrics of ‘Inter-Asia,’ ‘TransAsia,’ and ‘Global Asia.’ This new emphasis on the study of cultural affinities and interactions within the Asian region has accompanied the shift of the world market toward economies like South Korea and the People’s Republic of China, and the emergence of new trade blocs such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN.
Reflecting on different areas of Asian Studies, Benedict Anderson and Harry Harootunian have highlighted the importance of situating intermediality amid the complexities of particular social milieus and media ecologies. This workshop aims to make an intervention in this critical debate by uncovering and exploring linkages between two fields, East Asian and Southeast Asian Cultural and Media Studies, which are often treated as disciplinarily separate. Through the course of this workshop, we hope to formulate questions for inquiry, identify objects of study, and develop methods for analysis in examining the diverse intermedial encounters and exchanges that transpire among East and Southeast Asian cultural and media flows and processes. The intent is to bring salient theories, issues, and materials from these two fields into dialogue with each other with the goal of extending and redefining our existent knowledges and approaches without reinstating former hierarchies or establishing new ones.
Weihong Bao (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Bernards (University of Southern California)
David Borgonjon (Columbia University)
Jung-Bong Choi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Yuka Hasegawa (International Christian University)
Thiti Jamkajornkeiat (University of California, Berkeley)
Jihoon Kim (Chung-Ang University)
Dorothy Wai Sim Lau (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)
Bliss Cua Lim (University of California, Irvine)
Chrystal Ng (Nanyang Technological University)
Pang Laikwan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Christopher B. Patterson (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Luke Robinson (University of Sussex)
Pei Hua Paige Tan (Nanyang Technological University)
Rolando B. Tolentino (University of the Philippines)
Ka Lee Wong (University of Southern California)
Wong Liang Ming (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Lawrence Zi-Qiao Yang (University of California, Berkeley)
Workshop schedule is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbufvreb2pBnzkb6ErgDIerQJmyB4xNB/view?usp=sharing
Free admission. All are welcome. Kindly register by 23 May 2018.
Conducted in English.
Convened by Elmo Gonzaga (Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)
Organized by the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK
Sponsored by Faculty of Arts and Lee Woo Sing College, CUHK