Framing Asian Studies: Geopolitics and Institutions
- About the Book
This book explores the interconnection between geopolitical context and the ways this context frames our knowledge about Asia, highlighting previously neglected cause-and-effect relations. It also examines how various knowledge institutions promote and shape Asian Studies. The authors seek to explain why Asian Studies and its subfields developed in the way they did, and what the implications of these transformations might be on intellectual and political understandings of Asia. The book not only builds on the current debates on the decolonization and de-imperialization of knowledge about Asia; it also proposes a more multifaceted view rather than just examining the impact of the West on the framing of Asian Studies.
- Albert Tzeng is a sociologist, a public intellectual, a media innovator and a policy advisor. He currently serves as advisor to Fairwind Foundation, Taiwan Next Generation Foundation and Bleu & Books.
- William L. Richter is professor emeritus of political science and former associate provost for International Programs, Kansas State University.
- Ekaterina Koldunova is associate professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the MFA of Russia (MGIMO University).