Inter-area/Border Crossing

Organized Panel Session

(50) The Boundaries of Global Asia: Transnational Approach to China, Japan, Korea, and Beyond

3/23/2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Thurgood Marshall North, Mezzanine

The current political climate in many parts of the world attests to the growing tension between nation-states and transnational regimes. Although nation-states alone are not capable of addressing complex global issues such as climate change, nationalism still holds unwavering sway over the psyches of many subjects who politically enact their vision of sovereignty. The tide of nationalism is rising not just in Europe and the U.S., as seen in “Brexit” and “America First,” but also in East Asia, where the political conflict over the memories of war and violence continues. The general inquiry into the relationship between the national and the transnational is therefore of critical importance today more than ever. And such an analysis must approach Asia as a shifting boundary that has been historically negotiated in relation to other regions, territorial and imagined, ranging from Africa to Europe to the Americas. This panel is about this interconnected and border-crossing “Global Asia” and it poses the following question: How does Global Asia take shape in the contemporary world in interaction with various regimes of race, ethnicity, religion, labor, citizenship, and mobility? The panelists explore this core theme with four case studies—on Japanese Brazilians in Japan, Korean and Japanese communities in Germany, Cantonese senior migrants in the U.S., and media coverage of “bi-racial” individuals in Japan, respectively. With these critical examinations, the panel will stimulate a conversation about the tensions and confluences within the complex interactions between the regional, the national, and the transnational in contemporary Global Asia.

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Suma Ikeuchi

University of Alabama, Alabama

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Suma Ikeuchi

University of Alabama, Alabama

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Suma Ikeuchi

University of Alabama, Alabama

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Jin-Heon Jung

Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Nicole Newendorp

Harvard University, Massachusetts

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Sonia Ryang

Rice University, Texas

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