Knowledge and Philosophy
The Roundtable of the Latin American Platform on Asian Studies
Latin American intellectual curiosity concerning Asia has a large history. It ranges from 19th century Orientalist lineages, to associations founded by Asian migrants in early 20th century, to scientific institutionalization around systematic research, capacitation of new generations of scholars, to the inauguration of journals and the progressive consolidation of a field of Afro-Asian studies, started in late 1950s.
The Latin America-Asia Roundtable at ICAS 11 is the outcome and continuation of several initiatives promoted to consolidate a knowledge platform on Asian Studies in Latin America around a consortium joining Universities, institutional initiatives, associations and scientific and funding institutions. It started with the workshop Perspectives on Asian Studies in Latin America (Sephis & Rio de Janeiro Federal University, November 2016), followed by the Latin America-Asia Panel at ICAS 10 (Chiang Mai, July 2017), and the Workshop of the platform of Asian Studies in Latin America at XVI ALADAA (Latin American Association of Asian and African Studies meeting in Lima, July 2018).
In 2019, the Consortium of Asian Studies in Latin America has gathered a momentum, resulting from accumulated debates and consistent achievements. Sephis Programme has organized the first edition of ICAS book prize in Spanish and Portuguese languages, with the impressive mark having the second largest number of publications submitted, being only after English. El Colegio de Mexico has sent a delegation of scholars and a book booth with its publications to ICAS and is organizing the WCAAS, next October 2019. ALADAA is facing a new phase of development, investing on having a better continental connection around Asia and African Studies in Latin America. group of scholars is reactivating ALADAA Brazilian representation
The Latin America-Asia Panel at ICAS 11 mirrors this momentum and configures a platform for discussing enduring initiatives aimed to reinforce the Latin American research capacity on Asian Studies, prioritizing a more structured and dynamic connection between scholars/institutions in the continent, represented by studying, teaching and publishing agendas. The Consortium of Asian Studies in Latin America is putting forth a 3 years agenda and activities plan concerning events activities, publications, meetings and initiatives to promote a new generation of scholars and intellectual production on Asian Studies in Latin America.
2. Integrating & Consolidating
3. Studying & Teaching Agendas