Mon@sia: Rethinking teaching/studying/researching “Asian Studies”

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Date(s) - 16/04/2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Burchill Room, Gallery Building (55), Clayton Campus


Rethinking teaching/studying/researching “Asian Studies”

Coordinator: Prof. Carolyn Stevenson and A/Prof. Helen Marriott

(School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)

In this session, reflecting on personal career trajectories of teaching and researching Asian Studies, two experienced professors of Japanese and Asian Studies invite us to exchange views on how we can unpack the attraction and the resistance we see to borders. Even in the age of ‘Liquid Modernity’ and ‘global flows’, the trope of borders (and of border crossing) is still salient to students. Using border crossing as a metaphor for the meta-level educational goals of teaching Asian Studies, we suggest that we need to develop critical border pedagogy as a way to get students to be more open to understanding differences in culture and ethnicity.

***Please note that Elizabeth Burchill Room has been relocated to Building 55 (Gallery Building).