Sociology Department Workshop on Asian Studies

March 29, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Saunders Hall 244 Add to Calendar

Asian Studies in the Age of Globalization

This workshop aims to deepen our understanding of Asia in a global context. The workshop is inspired by challenges and puzzles Asian studies scholars often face. For example, how we observe, problematize, and analyze social phenomena in Asia are shaped by various scholastic lens including academic trends, disciplinary subfields, and nationally-bounded academic programs (e.g., U.S. sociology, Japanese sociology, Asian Studies, Sinology, etc), and harmonizing different perspectives under the name of “global sociology” poses enormous challenges for its realization.

On the other hand, however, it is also the case that residing within the framework of “methodological nationalism” is not an adequate solution given the increasing globalization and transnationalization of both empirical realities and epistemological communities.

The time is ripe for reviewing and clarifying varieties of ways of capturing Asia by having this opportunity for graduate students and professors from Asia and the. U.S. to share and discuss past accomplishments, present conditions, and prospects for the future of Asian studies in the age of globalization.


Event Sponsor
Sociology, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Seio Nakajima, 956-7693, seio@hawaii.edu, uhwsas-program-20110329 (PDF)

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