Call for Papers: Conference “Multiple Decolonialities and the Making of Asian Commons”

On February 11 and February 18, 2022 the online conference “Multiple Decolonialities and the Making of Asian Commons“, organized by Hong Kong Research Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India, takes place. The call for papers is open until 15th of October. Especially presenters from Central Asia are warmly welcome.

More information about the conference:

“The conference aims to rethink Asia in an inclusive and collective manner without privileging any particular region/state on the basis of economic and political power. The Asia that emerges from the world of policy-making and academic discourse is composed of regional blocks in different economic, political, and cultural formations. South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia are identified more for expediency than necessarily as extended imagined communities. The intellectual project of “Asia as Method”, while calling for decolonization and deimperialization (Chen 2010), leaves intact the nation-state and regional formation as “natural” units of imagining Asia. We find it important to look at Asia beyond these existing units, to examine the new and forgotten networks and connections that have been traced and created through different projects of survival, freedom, and living together. Foregrounding the lived experience and specific histories of refugees, revolutionaries, thinkers, laborers, businessmen, infrastructure planners, as well as other state or non-state actors, we hope that this conference would help make visible the alternative pathways, constellations, and echoes that nurture the notion of Asian Commons and enable various peoples’ struggles to transgress borders and imagine Asia, homeland, and our collective future otherwise.”

For detailed information see the call on H-Net.