[csaa-forum] Cultural Studies in Asia Symposium - 23 November 2006

John Gunders j.gunders at uq.edu.au
Wed Nov 1 09:23:33 CST 2006

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The ARC Cultural Research Network 
in collaboration with the 
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland
Cultural Studies in Asia Symposium

Thursday, November 23, 2006
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Seminar Room 1, E356
3rd Floor Forgan Smith Building, East Wing, St Lucia Campus,  
University of Queensland - (Bldg 1)
Interest in the Asian formations of cultural studies has been growing
for some years in Australia, but the experiences of a number of
Australian based researchers has helped highlight how different Asia's
use of cultural studies has become. For some of us there is a knowledge
deficit about how cultural studies is done in Asia, what the
specificities of its foci might be, and how differently it has developed

Therefore the focus of this symposium is twofold: first, Professor Chua
Beng Huat will be asked to provide his personal view on 'how cultural
studies is done' in Asia; and second, a panel of Australian-based
researchers with significant experience in Asia-Professors Ien Ang,
Meaghan Morris, and Krishna Sen-will talk about how Australian cultural
studies might engage with 'how cultural studies is done' in Asia. 

About the Presenters
Professor Ien Ang is ARC Professorial Fellow and former Director of the
Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney. Her work
focuses especially on media and cultural consumption, including the
study of media audiences, identity politics, nationalism and
globalisation, migration and ethnicity, and issues of representation in
contemporary cultural institutions. Her publications include On Not
Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West,  Routledge, 2001 and
Living Room Wars: Rethinking Media Audiences for a Postmodern World,
Routledge, 1996. 

Professor Chua Beng Huat is Professor of Sociology at the National
University of Singapore and editor of Singapore Studies II: Critical
Surveys of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Singapore University
Press, 1999 and Consumption In Asia: Lifestyles and Identities,
Routledge, 2000.

Professor Meaghan Morris is Chair of Cultural Studies at Lingnan
University, Hong Kong and visiting professor at the Centre for Cultural
Research, University of Western Sydney. She has published extensively in
the fields of cultural studies, feminism, and migration. She is author
of Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture, Sage Publications,
2006, Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema,
(with Siu-Leung Liand Stephen Chan Ching-kiu) Hong Kong University
Press, 2005, and New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and
Society (with Tony Bennett and Lawrence Grossberg) Blackwell, 2005.

Professor Krishna Sen is Professor of Asian Media in the Department of
Media and Information Studies at Curtin University of Technology. While
her work is interdisciplinary, she is best known for her research into
Asian, particularly Indonesian, media.

The symposium will be chaired by Prof Graeme Turner, Director of the
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, and Convenor of the ARC
Cultural Research Network. Light refreshments will be served during a
break in the symposium.

For further information please visit the website:
http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/activities/asian_cultural_studies.html, or
contact John Gunders on (07) 3346 9765 or j.gunders at uq.edu.au.

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