Mon@sia: Have You Ever Seen “Asia”?

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Date(s) - 19/03/2013
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Elizabeth Burchill Room Building 68/G38


Announcement of the launch of the MAI public forum

Mon@sia is a public forum that aims to critically engage with “Asian literacy in the Asian century” by rethinking fundamental questions around why and how we study about “Asia”. Involving undergraduate students and general publics, the forum aims to facilitate discussion of how we go beyond the compartmentalization of the studies of “Asia” as something happening “over there” and how we enhance the sense of shared-ness, together-ness and connected-ness in global perspectives and reimagine “Asia” and “Australia” in terms of mutual implication (not to mention the experiences of Asian Australians). We would very much welcome any proposals (session coordination, possible speakers, topics and formats) for Mon@sia. Some topics to be discussed are (not exclusive):

*How to de-compartmentalize the studies/literacy of “Asia”: “Asia” always already deeply implicated in our everyday life

*Re-thinking Melbourne/Australia through and as part of Asia

*Enhancing the sense of shared-ness and connectedness of Asia and Australia

*Discussion of innovative research/teaching of cross-disciplinary & cross-regional approach

*Critical pedagogy of using pop culture of Asian countries in classroom