Decorational pattern

Photo: Henrik Johannson

Asia in Circulation

9th Annual ADI Conference

26-28 June 2017 - Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen

The 2017 annual ADI conference addressed the question of ‘the Asian century’ that is yet to be fully examined. We attended to the ways in which new connected histories, flows and connections both within, and beyond, territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism, religion, art, literature and other forms of cultural consumption? How has Asia historically circulated beyond its territorial boundaries? And how do these circulations shape the contemporary world?

Confirmed keynote speakers 

  • Francesca Bray, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
  • Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History, Duke University
  • Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
















































































The conference has received generous support from



Ildiko Beller-Hann, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Jørgen Delman, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

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

Jakob Roland Munch, Dept. of Economics

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

Edyta Roszko, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology

Marie Yoshida, Asian Dynamics Initiative