Lecture: India as MethodJun 26, 2011 Sunday 19:00

1F, Associate Mission Building (169 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai)
Platform: Education
  • Kuan-Hsing Chen


    Grass Stage Culture Station Social Theatre Forum Lecture Series No. 11

    Lecture: India as Method

    Speaker: Kuan-Hsing Chen

    Co-curated: Grass Stage Cultural Outpost, Art World Magazine, Rockbund Art Museum

    Language: Chinese


    Throughout the twentieth century, scholars throughout Asia have looked toward Europe and the United States, taking Euro-American experience as the primary frame of reference, and studying Europe and America, including their value systems, in setting a target for catching up or overtaking. In 2010 Kuan-Hsing Chen participated in West Heaven, a dialogue on social thought between India and China (http://westheavens.net/en/) . He uses that experience to reconsider and analyze knowledge in the present conjuncture. The core argument involves taking India as a reference point, as offering a completely different understanding and imagination of world history. But in order to do this, it is important to dispel the delusions of “catching up” or “overtaking.”


    Kuan-Hsing Chen Bio

    Kuan-Hsing Chen is Professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University. He has held visiting professorships at universities in Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English, including edited volumes in English: Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies (1996) and Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (1998), Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader (2007); and in Chinese: Cultural Studies in Taiwan (2000) and The Partha Chatterjee Seminar–Locating Political Society: Modernity, State Violence and Postcolonial Democracies (2000). His own books include Media/Cultural Criticism: A Popular-Democratic Line of Flight (1992, in Chinese), and The Imperialist Eye (2003, in Korean), De-Imperialization—Asia as Method (2006, in Chinese). His writings have been frequently translated and published in Korea, China and Japan. Founding chair of Taiwan’s Cultural Studies Association and a core member of the Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, he is a co-executive editor of the journal, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements.... Read More

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