CIACSI e-Newslett​er,Volume VII No.1

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Volume VII No.1 / October 21, 2016




Main Theme: Worlding: Asia Beyond/After Globalization
Dates: July 28-30, 2017
Venue: Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, Korea
Organizers: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society, Institution for East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Sungkonghoe University, Korean Association of Cultural Studies, Trans Asia Screen Culture Institute at Korean National University of Arts


Call for Panels and Papers


Submission Deadline: Jan 31, 2017 
Announcement of Acceptance: March 1, 2017


Globalization as a concept has reached an impasse exhausted of its potential to generate imagination and critique. Hence worlding, defined in various ways such as “the whole new way to globalize” and “the art of being global”. In worlding, we are invited to re-imagine globalization in a new light unaffected by the dominant discourses of state and business. Unlike globalization, worlding is neither a fatalistic structural force nor the triumphant sweep of neoliberal capitalism. It is practice of world-making, a pursuit of an alternative globalization (or globalizations).

The Inter-Asia cultural studies scholarship has been an effort to engage in cultural and intellectual construction of Asia. What Asia has been made during this initial phase? What Asia should be made in the future? With the theme of worlding, the 2017 conference hopes to re-examine the efforts thrown thus far and to appreciate emerging trans-bordering forms in Asia outside or in the gaps and cracks in the neoliberal hegemon. The term should open up new research areas and agendas of inter-Asia cultural studies.



  • Reconstructing Asian experiences and memories as common properties: The Legacy of Bandung, Third-Worldism, Afro-Asia and South-South exchange
  • Subjects in Crisis: New Middle Class and Precariat in Asia
  • Regression/Retreat in Culture of Democracy: Anti-Politics, Nepotism and Hate Speech
  • Pop Asianism: Hyphenated Pop and Crossbordering Television Show Formats
  • New Media: Social Network Services and Technologies of Intimacy
  • Cinema: Film Studies as Asia Studies
  • Alternative Economy: Commons, Co-ops, Social Enterprises
  • New Urbanities: Urban Regeneration, Tourism and Artivism
  • Youth: Youth Activism/Inactivism and Radical Communalism
  • Disaster and Eco-Politics in Asia
  • Queering Asia: Geopolitics of Queer Studies
  • Migration and Multiculturalism: The Rise of Home and De-nationalization
  • Engaging/Disengaging China
  • Questioning North Korea

We welcome panel proposals of 3-4 papers based on the general theme and other important topics in inter-Asia cultural studies today. The Conference prefers trans-local panel proposals and discourages single-university or single-country panels. Priority will be given to panel proposal, rather than individual proposal.

While we prefer panel proposals, we will be accepting individual paper proposals, on condition that author(s) would accept our decision on the organization of relevant papers into panels and the right to reorganize panels due to withdrawals and other contingencies. Proposals will be accepted only through the online submission system.

For more detailed information on proposal submissions and registration fees, please visit:



  The 12th Steering Committee and the 7th General Assembly held in Hong Kong

Date and Time: July 2, 2016. SC 10:00 - 11:00, GA 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: Room G06 , B Y Lam Building, Lingnan University in Hong Kong
Participants: Meaghan Morris, Chan Stephen, Grace Yee, Wondam Paik, Keewoong Lee, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Tejaswini Niranjana, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Naifei Ding, LIM Song Hwee, Cheung Chui Yu, Madhuja Mukherjee


- The GA confirmed new membership for the Department of Fine Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia; including the new member, the Consortium is composed of 25 institutions for the present.

- Kuan-Hsing Chen presented a new project under the theme of ‘Decolonizing the World - Envisioning a grounded global intellectual movement’.

- The third CIACSI Steering Committee was organized.

- The next SC and GA will be held in Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, in 2017.

Thank You For Courtesy Extended!

The meetings were highly indebted to persons concerned in Lingnan University. We deeply appreciate for their effort and service as host, indeed.



 The 2016 IACSS Summer School in Hong Kong successfully completed


Theme: Creativity and Social Movements 
Period: June 21 - July 5, 2016 
Venue: Lingnan University, Hong Kong 
Local OrganizersLingnan University Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development Programme, Master of Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural Studies


From Jun 21 to Jul 5, IACS Summer School 2016 was successfully held in Lingnan University, Hong Kong, under the theme of ‘Creativity and Social Movements’ with 57 participants from local and abroad.



Consortium of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Institutions (CIACSI)
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS)
At Sungkonghoe University, Hang-dong 1-1, Guro-gu, Seoul, Korea
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