Visual images are everywhere in Asia. But how are we to understand them? Visual culture is a popular topic in humanities approaches, but much less attention is paid to visual politics and visual international relations in the region. This roundtable will discuss “Visualizing International Politics in Asia” through a consideration of William A. Callahan's new book Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations (Oxford UP, January 2020) which explores concepts, practices, and experiences from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, in comparison with those from the Middle East, Russia, and Euro-America. While it is common to use western theory to analyze Asian examples, in general participants will consider whether and how Asian concepts, practices, and experiences can generate theory. In particular, Ellie Tse will probe everyday visual politics by exploring how mapping, architecture, and documentary filmmaking can be sites of critical refugee practices in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the US. James Leibold will analyze the visual politics of veils and cyberspace through examples from Xinjiang. Andy Hanlun Li will consider how we need to think beyond visual images to appreciate visual artifacts as sites of visual politics: e.g. the Great Wall and Chinese and Japanese gardens. Gladys Pak Lei Chong will examine the visual and participatory politics of China’s social credit scheme. Altogether, the roundtable seeks to use Asian concepts, practices, and experiences to consider not only what visuals mean, but also how visuals can viscerally move and connect people in affective communities. The goal is two-fold: (1) to explore visual international politics in Asia, and (2) to consider this as a general theory-making activity, rather than primarily an area studies approach.