Asian Dynamics Initiative invites you to a roundtable discussion

Future Tense: Asia in the World

Asia is moving the world in more ways than one. And Asia itself is on the move both within its territorial expanse and far beyond. If the making of Asia as a global manufacturing hub and ‘attractive investment destination’ for investors has shaped the past decade, the question of Asian values, characteristics and ethics of work and life has equally captivated the global imagination. Dubbed as the ‘motor of world economy’ once again, and that too in the times of global economic instability, Asia is in the course of rearranging its position in, and with, the world. Consider the yet unfolding new engagement of Asia with Europe, or the inter-Asia connections that seek to revive and recover centuries old histories of circulations of people and goods. In this roundtable, we rethink a variety of worlds that Asia – as an idea, territory, market – inhabits in the early 21st century. We invite scholars and experts to address, and even speculate about, futures of Asia’s manifold circulations in the world.

Confirmed participants:

  • Engseng Ho, Professor of Anthropology and Islamic Studies, Duke University and Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting Professor in Arabia Asia Studies, ARI, National University of Singapore
  • Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College, The University of Chicago
  • Tansen Sen, Professor of History, City University New York (CUNY) and NYU Shanghai Campus

Moderator: Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

The roundtable is organized as part of the 8th annual, international ADI conference. It will take place in Asia House, Indiakaj 16, 2100 Copenhagen on 21 June 17:00-18:30. After the roundtable there will be a light buffet.

The conference organizers will arrange for a bus to take participants from the university conference venue to Asia House at 16.20 pm.

In order to make the necessary arrangements a SEPARATE BINDING REGISTRATION is required for this roundtable. Seats are limited - first come-first served.