October 8, 2004 – Kuan-hsing: “Chen Asia as Method”

Friday, October 8 / 12 PM / Oakes Mural Room

Kuan-hsing Chen is Professor of Cultural Studies and the Coordinator of the Center for Asia-Pacific/Cultural Studies at National Tsinghua University in Taiwan, and a founding editor of Trajectories: Inter Asia Cultural Studies. His articles, on topics including imperialism, decolonization, and cultures of consumption, written in English and Chinese, have appeared in journals such as Theory, Culture, and Society,Cultural Studiespositions, and the New Left Review. His talk considers “Asia not as an object of analysis, but as a medium to transform knowledge production, and the driving force of the rediscovery and transformation of the self.”

Kuan-hsing Chen is currently a visiting senior research fellow in the Asia Research Institute, National
University of Singapore.