Trans-Asia events

  • Trans-Asia as method is an academic seminar series that aims to facilitate trans-Asian and cross-disciplinary dialogue by comparatively and collaboratively examining how globally shared issues are similarly, differently, and/or inter-connectedly articulated in various local contexts of Asian regions.

    Scholars working in Australian contexts, and scholars working in Asian Australian experiences are also constitutive of trans-Asian dialogue. Such discussion will lead to developing new conceptualisation and theorisation from Asian experiences and de-Westernising the production of knowledge.

 

 

Past events

Tender intimacies: Australia Network television to Asia

Tender intimacies: Australia Network television to Asia
ACJC Room H8.05
Event Date: 06/05/2014

“Borderless spirituality in a plural Asia: tomb-sites and normative national pieties”
ACJC Seminar Room Building H, 8th Floor (H8.06 H8.05)
Event Date: 17/03/2014

For Chinese Indonesians, the category of "national religion" has been a disquieting one, at least since the revolutions of the mid 20th century that produced the present-day nations we know as Indonesia and China. Membership in the Indonesian nation has been contingent on every Indonesian citizen formally aligning himself or herself with one of the nationally-defined and nationally-approved religions. This has created problems for those whose personal religious commitments were eclectic or non-existent, and for adherents of forms of religion which did not have official endorsement. In this talk, Julian Millie and Lewis Mayo will reflect on their research concerning the tomb at Mount Kawi (Gunung Kawi), near Malang in East Java. The Malay and Chinese language guides to the pilgrimage sites associated with the tomb and its occupant, the Sino-Javanese holy man Eyang Jugo, are particularly illuminating; since they make representations about a site in which highly indigenised Islamic and Chinese Indonesian folk religion converge.

Trans-Asia as method seminar: "Creative industries in China: Catch-up or alternative Modernity?"
ACJC Seminar Room Building H, 8th Floor (H8.06 H8.05)
Event Date: 19/09/2013

'Trans-Asia as Method': Asian Fame, Global Celebrity: Analysing PSY and Gangnam Style
ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor (H8.06)
Event Date: 13/06/2013

'Trans-Asia as Method': Asia as Method in Education Studies: Two Cases
MAI seminar room,H5.95 Building H, 5th floor
Event Date: 24/04/2013

'Trans-Asia as Method': Popular Music and People’s Negotiation with Power (in Indonesia)
ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor (H8.06)
Event Date: 28/03/2013