THE RISE OF ASIA 2019 CONFERENCE REPORT

Dimanche 3 novembre 2019, par DK // CONFERENCES

THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE 2019 took place in Paris and Le Havre, France, on March 13-15, 2019. Around 60 papers were presented and discussed in plenary and parallel sessions of the conference. The parallel sessions were organised in the following clusters : Asia-Africa, Asia-Architecture-City-Ecology, Asia-Asia, Asia-Central & Eastern Europe and Russia, Asia-Middle East, Asia-Western World, BRICS, Egypt, Gandhi, Gender-Women Issues, in addition to A Tribute to Samir Amin. The presenters came from 26 countries : Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Congo Brazzaville, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Turkey, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam. This report contains the conference concept, programme, abstracts, speeches, hosting and co-organising institutions, Scientific Board composition, sponsors, photos.

SOME PHOTOS PARIS PROGRAMME

SOME PHOTOS LE HAVRE PROGRAMME

CALL FOR PAPERS
APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS
Africa and the Rise of Asia
Architecture, City, Ecology and the Rise of Asia
BRICS and the Rise of Asia
Central & Eastern Europe and the Rise of Asia
Gender & Women’s Issues and the Rise of Asia
Latin America and the Rise of Asia
Middle East & North Africa and the Rise of Asia
Western World and the Rise of Asia

PARIS-LE HAVRE PROGRAMME OUTLINE, TRANSPORT, HOTELS

PARIS PROGRAMME
The Paris part of the conference will take place on Wednesday March 13, 2019, at :
09h00-12h00 : Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Amphitheatre IIA.
Access : either 12 Place du Panthéon or 131-133 rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris.
14h00-17h00 : Université Paris-Sorbonne Amphitheatre Descartes.
Access : 17 rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris.
The access to the two buildings is strictly controled by the University Police of Security. THE CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS NEED A CONFERENCE BADGE TO ENTER. TO OBTAIN A BADGE, CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS (PRESENTERS, CO-PRESENTERS, NON-PRESENTERS, GUESTS) NEED TO CONFIRM THEIR PARTICIPATION BEFORE MARCH 8, 2019.
For Presenters and Guests, you may download and follow the instruction at CONFIRMATION FORM or fill-in directly the ONLINE CONFIRMATION.
For Co-presenters and Non-presenters, please, download and follow the instruction at REGISTRATION FOR PARTICIPANTS (English) or INSCRIPTION DES PARTICIPANTS (Français).

LE HAVRE PROGRAMME UPDATED TOPIC LIST MARCH 10, 2019

LE HAVRE PROGRAMME SPACE-TIME FRAME UPDATED MARCH 10, 2019

PARIS PRE-CONFERENCE INFORMAL MEETING
In order to get to know each-other among the participants and to distribute the badges of the confirmed participants, the Conference Hosting Team proposes an informal meeting on Tuesday March 12, 2019, at 17:00 in front of the Opera House, Paris. The esplanade of Opera House is choosen as a meeting point because most of the international participants are expected to stay in the neighbourhood of Opera House or Saint Lazare Railway Station. In this way, they will not need to take any transport.

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS

SELECTED ABSTRACTS

NOTIFICATION AND INVITATION TO ABSTRACT AUTHORS
Due to the great number of abstracts received by the organising committee beyond target, the Scientific Board took more time to decide. The notification and invitation to abstract authors will be sent during the week of February 11-15, 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience.
If you need an urgent official invitation, please, send a request and indicate clearly your complete name and physical address to SECRETARIAT.
While waiting for the official invitation, the selected abstract authors are invited to confirm their participation by using the confirmation form indicated below.

CONFIRMATION FORM
All presenters and guests are invited to confirm their participation by completing the confirmation form and send it completed before March 8, 2019, to the conference secretariat indicated in the form.
There are two possibilities to confirm :
- To download and follow the instruction at the CONFIRMATION FORM
- To fill-in directly the ONLINE CONFIRMATION

The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals following the GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTER CANDIDATES described in the call for papers. The conference call for papers lasts from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. The selected proposals will be communicated to their authors between December 2018 and February 2019.

REGISTRATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
The registration concerns co-presenters and simple participants (those who do not present a paper). The paper presenters, moderators, hosts and guests are automatically registered and exempted from registration fee. The participant registration is not compulsory. The access to all the conference sessions is open to public with or without registration. However, those who are registered have the advantage of the right to :
1) A personalised badge
2) A copy of conference booklet delivered at the same time of the badge
3) A certificate of participation delivered at the end of the conference
4) Drinks during all the coffee sessions of the conference in Le Havre
5) Two lunches and two dinners in Le Havre for those registered with meals.
Registration fee : 20 euros (without meal) or 60 euros (with 4 meals).
The registration is open online from February 1 to March 8, 2019. Please, notice that THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION ON SITE.
For proceeding to registration, please, follow the links below :
REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS (English)
INSCRIPTION DES PARTICIPANTS (Français)

INQUIRY

INTRODUCTION
The twenty-first century is emerging as the Asian century. During the first half of this century, the Asian region, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Arabian Sea and northwards, to include Central Asia, is likely to establish itself as the new centre of the economic universe. This will draw to a conclusion three centuries of Western dominance over the world economic resources and for much of this time, its political spaces. This transformation in the world economic order will not be painless either for the East or for the West. Indeed, the transition has the potential for causing much grief to the world as no established order is likely to cede its hegemony without challenge.

The significant point of departure during this phase of transition lies in the fact that the receding economic power of the West (also more broadly classified as the North), dominated by the United States (US), remains and is likely to remain in the immediate future the dominant military power. Historically, the dominant political power, whether it was Rome, Britain or the US was, within its own spheres of influence, also the dominant military as well as economic power. This erosion of the economic power of the West while retaining military dominance with the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, does not bode well for an easy transition for the global order.

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How the established powers of the West, led again by the US, will react to this changing balance of economic power towards Asia, which has narrowed their competitive space and domestic employment opportunities, remains a challenge for the leaders of the Western world. How far the hitherto dominant West will go to preserve their hegemony over their economic order remains critical in determining whether the Asian century will evolve peacefully or through a process of turmoil. (Rehman Sobhan, ”The Political Economy of the Asian Century” in Manoranjan Mohanty, Vinod C. Khana, Biswajit Dhar (eds.) with a foreword by Boutros-Boutros Ghali, Building a Just World. Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey, India, New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2015, pp. 144-161).

The quotation above raises many questions : will military powers continue to determine the future of the world ? Can military forces establish a world order based on peace, justice and non-violence ? Does economic development entail military development ? Is economic power equal with military power ? Is there any other force than military that may rule the world locally and globally ? Do the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the dominated, the discriminated, the oppressed, the disadvantaged have any chance to change their state of being in a non-violent way ?

It is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi that the questions of world order based on peace, justice and non-violence are chosen to be the main subject of presentation and discussion of the third edition of The Rise of Asia Conference Series. It encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…), based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…).

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Samir Amin and the Rise of Asia : a Tribute
A source of fundamental references of The Rise of Asia conference series, Samir Amin has just left us “physically” on August 12, 2018 — “physically” because his numerous works continue to feed many of us “intellectually” in our academic, social and solidarity movements. That is why we propose a special session on “Samir Amin and the Rise of Asia : a Tribute” in our conference.
Other special sessions/panels/roundtables/workshops will be dedicated to :
- Asia-Africa
- Asia-Asia
- Asia-Central & Eastern Europe and Russia
- Asia-Middle East
- Asia-Western World
- BRICS
- Ecology-Architecture-Urbanism
- Gender-Women Issues

PRE-CONFERENCE

BEING WOMAN IN ASIA / ETRE FEMME EN ASIE
One-day Seminar / Une journée d’études
Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Jeudi 28 février 2019
Université Le Havre Normandie, France

09h30-15h30 : Raymond Queneau Theatre Hall, Student House, 50 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Le Havre
15h30-16h30 : Amphi 7, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, Le Havre
A human being of four is Asian woman. It is therefore essential to consider women’s issues starting from Asia. What lesson we may learn from the men-women inequality in that region, what problems are appearing with intensity ? Are we in a progressive period of women’s status or in the contrary ? In Asia, all women do not live in the same space and time. What is in common between a Chinese businesswoman, a Japanese housewife, an Indian woman farmer, an Indonesian woman minister and a Vietnamese woman worker ? Those are among the questions to be discussed.
Poster / Affiche
Programme
Updated Programme
Kartini the First Indonesian FeministSeminar Report 1
Seminar Report 2
Seminar Report 3

ASIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY : What role in the Rise of Asia ?
LA TECHNOLOGIE ET LA POLITIQUE NUCLEAIRES ASIATIQUES : Quel rôle dans la Montée de l’Asie ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
Le Havre, October 25-26, 2018
The most powerful Western countries (USA, UK, France) have been the Master of Nuclear Technology and have used it for both constructive and destructive purposes. At the same time and afterward, some Non-Western states joined the list, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and Iran. Tensions have emerged in global politics, as many of the late-comers to nuclear technology are not countries aligned with the Western nuclear powers. This symposium explores why this is. Presenters and participants of symposium will also consider what role of nuclear technology has been in the rise of Asia : whether it is to balance and deter potential adversaries, to meet the increasing demand for energy, or both ? This symposium will also raise the issues of ecological, economic, and social impacts of nuclear technology in Asia and worldwide.

The symposium aims at sharing with the public the state of knowledge on contemporary issues related to The Rise of Asia, i.e. the nuclear issue. The public consists of scholars and students interested in Asia. The symposium invites experts, researchers, public officers, activists of social and solidarity movements, to share their view without formal paper.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Fukushima and Hiroshima documentary films screening, testimonies of victims, conference, discussion.

Friday, October 26, 2018
Asian Nuclear Technology and Policy : Ecological, economic and social impacts in Asia and worldwide