Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Summer School - 103 Academic Year

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The 3rd Biannual Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS) Summer School, in collaboration with the Modern Asian Thought project initiated by Inter-Asia School, will be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan in July 1-15, 2014. It brings together faculty and students from different background to engage with in-depth learning and discussion on key issues in “Modern Asian Thought.”


For the past two decades or so, the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies movement has produced a body of work concerned more immediately with the contemporary problematics. As the project moves along, we have begun to strongly feel that the most difficult part of the present conditions of knowledge on a deeper level is really a result of the entire modern history; and without reference to the works of earlier generations of intellectuals who responded to different moments of crisis, we have not only lost the sense of historical configurations but also failed to realize that some of the problematics opened up by them in different conjunctures are still with us today. We will therefore need to go back to earlier sources of thought to shed light on the present.


The main part of the course is composed of four units: “national cultures” mediates through Tagore and Lu Xun to analyze the conditions of the colonized nation in the early context of colonialism and imperialism; “Gandhism and Maoism” looks at the two political leaders’ truncated relation with popular thought before and after national independence; “Asia as Method” pinpoints the shifting concerns of the mode of knowledge from Takeuchi Yoshimi to Mizoguchi Yuzo; and “Division and its overcoming” questions the shaping and the lingering of the Cold War division system in the postcolonial configuration of the Asia region, as formulated in the work of Paik Nak-chung and Chen Yingzhen.?


The purpose of the course design is to track these selected sets of issues addressed by thinkers who have either shaped our present mode of thought or set the agenda with which diverse intellectual works have been in dialogues throughout 20th Century, even until today. Moreover, the problematics formulated at specific moments resonate with others across national spaces and across generations. We believe these are important sources of thought for students of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies to continuously grapple with, to connect and reconnect with diverse lines of thought developed in Asia, in order to reground ourselves.


In light of the main course and as an integral part of the design, a workshop on the contemporary debate on “corruption” and “neo-liberalism and globalization” will also be organized. The course will end with the 2014 Annual Lecture of the Modern Asian Thought Project to be delivered by Prof. Ashis Nandy.


This program respects the wishes of the speakers of each session and therefore only some of the lectures will be made public.

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Course Credits 
Academic Year 103 Academic Year Summer School
Level Graduate Student、 College Students
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7月4日Unit 2-1: Gandhism and Maoism
Instructors:Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA
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7月4日Unit 2-1: Gandhism and Maoism
Instructors:Chih-Ming WANG
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7月5日Unit 2-2: Gandhism and Maoism
Instructors:CHEN Hsin-shing
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7月8日Unit 3-2: Asia as Method
Instructors:SUN Ge and Yuehtsen CHUNG
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7月10日Unit 1-1: National Cultures
Instructors:WANG Xiao-Ming
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7月14日MAT Annual Lecture
Instructors:Ashis Nandy
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7月14日MAT Annual Lecture
Discussant: NGOI Guat Peng
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7月14日MAT Annual Lecture
Discussant: Hilmar FARID
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7月14日MAT Annual Lecture
Discussant:Vickie Ying-En CEHN
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第三屆亞際文化研究學會(Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society)暑期班,將與亞際書院所推動的「亞洲現代思想計畫」合作,於2014年的7月1-15日在台灣新竹舉行。這次暑期班讓來自不同背景的教員與學生齊聚一堂,針對「亞洲現代思想」的關鍵議題進行深度研習與討論。








為了與主要課程形成呼應,作為課程設計的一部份,我們也設計了以「貪腐」和「新自由主義與全球化」為主題的當代論辯工作坊。整體課程將以Ashis Nandy教授主講的亞洲現代思想計畫年度講座作為結束。



7/1 TueOpening and Student's Presentation
Student’s Presentation-
  • Joyce LIU, PAIK Wondam, Meaghan MORRIS
7/2 WedUnit 4-2: Division and it’s Overcoming
Salon 1 Screening Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) (1984)
  • Kuan-Hsing CHEN and Nishant SHAH
7/3 ThuUnit 1-2: National Cultures
  • Firdous AZIM and Hans HUANG
7/4 FriUnit 2-1: Gandhism and Maoism
  • Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA and Andy Chih-Ming WANG
7/5 SatUnit 2-2: Gandhism and Maoism
  • CHEN Hsin-shing
7/6 SunField trip
  • 1.Gender/Sexuality: Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS, 日日春關懷互助協會) 2.Migrant Worker: Taiwan International Workers Association (TIWA, 台灣國際勞工協會) 3. Arts: Treasure Hill Taipei (寶藏巖)
7/7 MonUnit 3-1: Asia as Method
  • IKEGAMI Yoshihiko Hung-Yueh LAN
7/8 TueUnit 3-2: Asia as Method
Salon 2 : "Hong Kong No More" by Stephen Ching-Kiu CHAN
  • SUN Ge and Yuehtsen CHUNG
7/9 WedUnit 4-1: Division and it’s Overcoming
  • BAIK Jiwoon and Chiyo WAKABAYASHI
7/10 ThuUnit 1-1: National Cultures
Salon 3 Worker's Band Black Hand Nakasi
  • WANG Xiao-Ming
7/11 FriDay-off-
7/12 SatWorkshop on Conceptualizing the Political in (a) re-theorizing corruption; (b) labour, our Time: Day 1 subjectivity, capital
Students' group presentation on field trips
  • Sessions led by: Tejaswini Niranjana, Ding Naifei, Amie Parry, Nitya Vasudevan, Hsing-wen Chang, Wing-Kwong Wang
7/13 SunWorkshop on Conceptualizing the Political in our Time: Day 2 sex/gender, law, and the limits of neo-liberalism
  • Sessions led by: Tejaswini Niranjana, Ding Naifei, Amie Parry, Nitya Vasudevan, Hsing-wen Chang, Wing-Kwong Wang
7/14 MonMAT Annual Lecture: Ashis Nandy
  • Chaired by Johnson CHANG Discussant: NGOI Guat Peng, Hilmar FARID, Vickie Ying-En CEHN
7/15 TueDeadline for students to submit final reports
Student's Discussion
Closing Wrap up Session