Collecting Asia/s

A Global Asias Symposium



This two-day symposium examines the limits, contours and contents of what has been categorized as “Asia” or “Asian.” The symposium includes scholars from various disciplines and eras broadly addressing this topic. All papers presented at the symposium will be considered for possible publication of a special issue of Verge: Studies in Global Asias.


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COllecting Asia/s (Penn State, Sept 27-30  2013)

Generously supported with funds from the Penn State/Japan Foundation’S Global Japan Project, the Asian Studies Program, Humanities in a Digital Age, the Confucius Institute, and the Departments of History and Art History.