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THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE SERIES

Dimanche 13 juin 2021, par DK // CONFERENCES

This series of conferences provides a platform for physical meeting, sharing, exchanges, studies, discussion, networking and publication on diverse issues in contemporary world through a phenomenon widely recognised : THE RISE OF ASIA. 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…), as well as artists, writers, journalists, based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…). Contact CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals until September 30, 2021. The selected proposals will be communicated to their authors starting from from October 2021. The Covid-19 global situation allows us to state the following points :
1) We are living in a crisis of civilisation provoked or accelerated by the pandemic and the climate change, crisis that may be seen as a transition from capitalist mode of production-based towards another ; the new one is however unknown in advance.
2) Asia plays an important if not leading role towards a new global civilisation ;
3) There is a risk that the rise of Asia leads to a planetary catastrophe since it is based on a model of growth created and developed by the West based on economism, productivism, consumerism, materialism, patriarchy, model denounced as the root problem. So, how does this “crisis of civilisation” manifest in different fields and different localities ? In what way the pandemic affects peoples, societies, nations, states ? How do they manage the pandemic ? Do Asian countries perform better than others ? Does the pandemic constitute a point of “bifurcation” (Immanuel Wallerstein), a moment of “delinking” (Samir Amin), towards a “global rebalancing” or a “global restructuring” (Manoranjan Mohanty) ? What “status quo” and what “transformation” following the pandemic ? Are there signs of changes towards a new global post-capitalist, post-productivist, post-consummerist, post-materialist, post-patriarcal civilisation ? As a matter of indication, major changes in the following fields may help us to answer those questions :
1) Gender and women’s issues (feminist movements, ecofeminism, gender justice, “depatriarcalisation”, LGBT, MeToo...)
2) Ecology (climate change, pandemic, green cities, green capitalism, eco-renewable energy, plastic, waste, pollutions, eco-socialism, vegetarianism, veganism...)
3) Digital universe (information, communication, media, GAFAM, Ali Baba, cryptocurrency, fake news, artificial intelligence, cyber-economy, cyber-crimes, cyber-war…)
4) Biotechnology (medical-agricultural-industrial-environmental-biotechnology, genetic engineering, cloning, GMO, vaccines…)
5) Demography (national-regional-international uneven growth, aging societies, over population, ethnic-religious-conflicts, urbanisation, migration…)
6) New phase of decolonisation (counter hegemony, decolonisation of mind, Black lives matter, Palestine lives matter, anti-racism, anti-occupation, anti-apartheid, anti-war...) It is to assess the state of the world under Covid-19 pandemic and to catch the perspective of a common future that the 6th edition of the Rise of Asia Conference Series is organised. 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…) as well as artists and writers, based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North, Central and South America, Australia, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, Pacific…). INTRODUCTION & LINK FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS (English)
INTRODUCTION & LIEN POUR LE DEPOT DES PROPOSITIONS (Français)


THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE : 60 Years after Belgrade, what non-alignment in a multipolar world and for a global future ?
LA MONTEE DE L’ASIE EN HISTOIRE ET PERSPECTIVE GLOBALES : 60 ans après Belgrade, quel non-alignement dans un monde multipolaire et pour un avenir mondial ?
International and Interdisciplinary Webconferencing, February 10-12, 2021 FULL PROGRAMME
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THE RISE OF ASIA 2020 CONFERENCE REPORT

Vendredi 6 novembre 2020, par DK // CONFERENCES

THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE 2020 took place in Paris (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) on February 12, 2020, and in Le Havre (Université Le Havre Normandie) on February 13-14, 2020. The exact title of the conference was “THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE : 65 years after Bandung : What rupture and what continuity in Global Order ?” The conference was initiated and coordinated by Darwis Khudori, and was co-hosted by CHAC (Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie Contemporaine), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and GRIC (Groupe de Recherches Identités et Cultures), Université Le Havre Normandie. Around 70 papers were presented and discussed in plenary and parallel sessions of the conference. The parallel sessions were organised in the following clusters : AFRICA (1 session) ; ART & LITERATURE (1 session) ; ASIA (5 sessions) ; BANDUNG-RELATED ISSUES (1 session) ; CENTRAL-EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA (1 session) ; CHINA-RELATED ISSUES (1 session) ; DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT (2 sessions) ; ECOBRICK WORKSHOP (2 sessions) ; ECOLOGY & URBAN ISSUES (2 sessions) ; FRENCH SESSION (3 sessions) ; GENDER & WOMEN ISSUES (3 sessions) ; INTER-UNIVERSITY NETWORKING (1 session) ; RELIGIOUS ISSUES (2 sessions). The presenters came from 25 countries : Algeria (1), Bulgaria (1), Canada (2), Chile (1), China & Taiwan (2), Congo (Republic) (1), Ethiopia (1), France (9), Germany (1), Hungary (3), India 6), Indonesia (28), Italy (3), Ivory Coast (2), Japan (4), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), Romania (2), Russia (3), Slovakia (1), South Korea (1), Sweden (1), The Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (2), United States of America (1). This report contains the conference concept, programme, abstracts, speeches, hosting and co-organising institutions, Scientific Board composition, sponsors, photos. A4, 140 pages, text and photos. Read more...

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. Read more...

THE RISE OF ASIA 2018 CONFERENCE REPORT

Dimanche 4 novembre 2018, par DK // CONFERENCES

THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE 2018 took place in Paris and Le Havre, France, on March 14-16, 2018. Around 60 papers were presented and discussed in plenary and parallel sessions of the conference. The parallel sessions were organised in the following clusters : ARCHITECTURE-CULTURE-CITY-ECOLOGY, ASIA-AFRICA, ASIA-ASIA, ASIA-WEST, ASIA-WORLD, BRICS, ECONOMY, FRENCH SESSION, GENDER, STUDENT SESSION, WELLBEING. The presenters came from 22 countries : Australia, Brazil, China, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, UK, Uruguay, USA. This report contains the conference concept, programme, abstracts, speeches, hosting and co-organising institutions, Scientific Board composition, sponsors, photos. Read more...

THE RISE OF ASIA 2017 CONFERENCE REPORT

Samedi 16 septembre 2017, par DK // CONFERENCES

Around 50 papers from diverse parts of the world (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan. Turkey, UK, USA, Vietnam...) were presented and discussed in the first edition of the conference that took place in Paris and Le Havre on March 22-24, 2017, covering a wide range of issues : The Rise of Asia seen from inside and outside Asia ; The Rise of Asia in Global History ; The Rise of Asia and New World Order ; The Rise of Asia : impacts, risks and opportunities for Africa, Latin America, Arab World, Europe ; The Rise of Asia in the fields of architecture, business, culture, ecology, economy, gender, international relations, religion, urban development. Read more...

BANDUNG SPIRIT CONFERENCE SERIES

Monday 10 January 2011, by DK // CONFERENCES

Bandung Spirit Conference Series was initiated in 2005 during the 50th anniversary of Bandung Asian-African Conference organised by civil society organisations. Read more »