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Intersecting Asias: Reflections on Connections and Mobility

April 27-28, 2023 | Honolulu, Hawaiʻi



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SPAS Graduate Student Conference 2023

Call for Papers

Deadline: January 25, 2023, 11.59 PM (Hawaiʻi Standard Time)

Beyond the constructed and narrow boundaries of South, Southeast, West, Central, and East Asia, this conference invites participants to think particularly about the movements of peoples, ideas, forms, and technologies across space and time through the perspective of Inter-Asia. How can historical and/or contemporary understandings of Asia(s) be enriched when one moves beyond established geographical and regional limits? How can networks be established, thickened, broken, and re-established again? Why might such networks be important?

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Our Keynote Speakers

Eng Seng Ho

Barbara Watson Andaya

Engseng Ho is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He received his PhD and MA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. He is a specialist on Arab/Muslim diasporas across the Indian Ocean, and their relations with western empires, past and present. He has been involved in the Inter-Asia collaborations among the Social Science Research Council, NUS, Hong Kong University, Gottingen University and others since 2008, including the SSRC Inter-Asia postdoctoral fellowships programme. His writings include The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean, and Empire through Diasporic Eyes: A View from the Other Boat.

Barbara Watson Andaya is Professor in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawaiʻi and former Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In 2005-06 she was President of the American Association of Asian Studies. Educated at the University of Sydney (BA, Dip.Ed.), she received an East-West Center grant in 1966 and obtained her MA in history at the University of Hawaiʻi. She subsequently went on to study for her PhD at Cornell University with a specialization in Southeast Asian history.Her specializations include Christianity and religious change in Southeast Asia, ca. 1500-present, women and gender in early modern Southeast Asia, and social issues in contemporary Southeast Asia.

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SPAS Graduate Conference 2023 ©

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Department of Asian Studies

Moore Hall 416, 1890 East-West Road

Honolulu, HI 96822 USA