Reflections on Inter-Asia as method
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Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
HSH109, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
In an interesting coincidence, at the first Inter-Asia Connection conference held in Dubai in 2010, I proposed a workshop on 'Singapore as model', i.e. Singapore as reference for many developing nations, while Aihwa Ong proposed one on 'Inter-referencing Asia' in examining how Asian cities are borrowing from each other in urban planning and developments. While the selected papers from Ong's workshop, including mine, were in preparation, Chen Kuan Hsing published his Asia as Method. All these efforts can be distilled into the idea of 'inter-referencing' Asia. The idea that of referencing relaxes the process of comparison which enables one to introduce the methodological terms used in Cultural Studies, such as resonance and provocation. In this seminar, I will discuss the use of 'inter-referencing Asia' as a method and as a substantive practice among Asian nations.
Chua, B. H. (2018, March). Reflections on Inter-Asia as method [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/749/