Conference Agenda

Asia and Intra-Asian Connections

Annual Conference of the Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai

Co-Sponsored by:

Asia Research Center, Fudan University

East-West Center, Hawaii


22-24 August 2016


The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai serves as the hub within the NYU Global Network University system to promote the study of Asian connections and comparisons, both historical and contemporary. The inaugural annual conference of the Center will focus on China’s place in intra-Asian interactions and the issues of conceptualizing, researching, and teaching Asia. The first two days of the conference will explore connections between China and India—the main theme of this year’s conference—with panels that analyze unexplored primary sources, the representation of interactions in fiction and travel diaries, as well as those that deal with colonial and postcolonial relations and perceptions. China’s cultural contacts with Southeast Asia and the Islamic world will also be examined.