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Food, Feeding, and Eating In and Out of Asia

7th Annual International ADI Conference
24-26 June 2015
Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen

The conference took place over three days and featured distinguished keynote speakers as well as interdisciplinary panels.

Food, feeding, and eating activities are as old as life itself, but recently there has been a heightened interest in such issues within policy-making, international relations, and academic scholarship ranging from the bio-medical, philosophical, historical, and political to the social, cultural, economic, and religious. Food is both global and local: while foods, cuisines, recipes, people, and culinary cosmopolitanisms have been in global circuits of flows and circulations through various periods of history, the smells, sights, sounds, textures, and tastes of local foodscapes may evoke memories of ‘home’ and imaginations of travel alike. Moreover, with increasing numbers of people concentrated in large cities and urban agglomerations, the challenges of feeding people are becoming ever more complex. Against the backdrop of globalisation of Asia and Asian foods, this conference focuses on the wide-ranging aspects of production, consumption, distribution, disposal, and circulation of foods in and out of Asia.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Paul Freedman, History, Yale University
  • Professor Michael Herzfeld, Anthropology, Harvard University 
  • Dr. Madhusree Mukerjee, Independent Author and Science Journalist   

















































Organising Committee

Manpreet K. Janeja, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Cynthia Chou, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Kai He, Dept. of Political Science

Ravinder Kaur, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Jakob Roland Munch, Dept. of Economics

Marie Roesgaard, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology

Per Torp Sangild, Dept. of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Luisa Steur, Dept. of Anthropology

Ayo Wahlberg, Dept. of Anthropology

Marie Yoshida, Asian Dynamics Initiative