Event: Roundtable – Afro-Asian Studies: Practices and Perspectives
Date and Time: 24 may 2022 at 8:00 am (UTC -4)
Link to register: https://uqam.zoom.
Description of the event:
The 20th century was the century of the first decolonization – political and led by states – in a context marked by the Cold War and a strong advocacy for non-alignment. The Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, April 1955, bore huge political and symbolic in that context. Subsequently, the 21st century is shaping up to be the century of a second decolonization, no longer in a context of a Cold War and bi-polarity, but of multi-polarity and strategical repositioning of established, as well as emerging game changers from the South. Consequently, this multipolarity is ideal for the redeployment of relations between continents, particularly between Asia and Africa. It builds an exciting challenge for scholars working on Asia and Africa from diverse disciplines. The roundtable brings together some of these specialists who will share their experiences and visions of what Afro-Asian studies should be in the future.
Prof. Faishal Aminuddin, Vice Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Brawijaya, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Prof. Ute Fendler, Chair of Francophone Literatures, Cultures and Media in Africa, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Prof. Soyoung Kim, Cinema Studies, Korea National University of Arts, Chair, Trans-Asia Screen Culture Institute, South Korea
Prof. Shinichi Takeuchi, Chair, African Studies Center – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Mingqing Yuan, Bayreuth International School of African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Prof. Siphamandla Zondi, Politics and international relations, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof. Isaac Bazié, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada & Prof. Darwis Khudori, Université Le Havre Normandie, France
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