Global Asias: Tactics & Theories

Hardback: $75.00
ISBN-13: 9780824894061
Published: December 2024
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328 pages | 21 b&w illustrations
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  • About the Book
  • Global Asias: Tactics & Theories is the inaugural volume in an exciting new series that explores critical concerns animating Global Asias scholarship. It challenges the silos of academic knowledge formation that currently make legible and organize the study of Asia and its multiple diasporas. Transits, Indigeneity, Epistemology, Language, and A/Geography: These keywords highlight potential overlaps and points of disagreement between area studies, ethnic studies, and diaspora studies. Through an inventive approach and structure, the book exemplifies how the collaborative ethos of Global Asias praxis can catalyze new methods of scholarship and pedagogy—and create innovative models of academic knowledge-production. Editors offer a substantive overview of the emergent multidisciplinary field of Global Asias followed by a set of collaboratively authored research forums and pedagogical materials by a varied group of scholars working across ranks, disciplines, fields, geographies, and languages.

    Global Asias: Tactics & Theories will be an indispensable guide for anyone interested in learning more about this emerging field. It is crafted to provide resources for a wide range of readers: researchers, teachers, students, and administrators. The diversity and originality of the materials and approaches reflect a broad understanding of scholarly work that resists mastery by building structures of intellectual experimentation that embrace disagreement and differences. Readers will discover provocative conversations that redefine what it means to work in, at, for, and around Global Asias—not as a settled object of knowledge but a dynamic praxis of engagement.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Tina Chen, Editor

      Tina Chen is the director of Penn State’s Global Asias Initiative and founding editor of Verge: Studies in Global Asias.
    • Charlotte Eubanks, Editor

      Charlotte Eubanks is professor of comparative literature, Japanese, and Asian studies at Penn State.
    • Tina Chen, Series Editor

      Tina Chen is the director of Penn State’s Global Asias Initiative and founding editor of Verge: Studies in Global Asias.
    • Charlotte Eubanks, Series Editor

      Charlotte Eubanks is professor of comparative literature, Japanese, and Asian studies at Penn State.

    Contributors

    • Desiree Valadares
    • Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
    • Alexander Murphy
    • Neelima Jeychandran
    • Jenny Chio
    • Diego Javier Luis
    • Kyle Shernuk
    • Erin M. Suzuki
    • Junyoung Verónica Kim
    • Naveen Minai
    • Youngoh Jung
    • Carla Nappi
    • Fiona Lee
    • Jerry Won Lee
    • Andrew Way Leong
    • Omer Aijazi
    • Jini Kim Watson
    • Shaolu Yu
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Global Asias: Tactics & Theories is a visionary volume. It encourages all of us to imagine different approaches to our research, teaching, and writing while offering ways to think beyond disciplinary constraints.
      —Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia
    • Chen and Eubanks have put together an innovative, exploratory, almost experimental book. The contributors' orientations, research questions, areas, and methods parallel their insistence that Global Asias is a query, a method, an approach that exceeds traditional paradigms and disciplinary homes.
      —Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Northwestern University
    • This compendium represents a field outgrowing its initial founding to invite deep conversations with a broad audience. In the process, the book reimagines the new field of Global Asias and does so with passion, gravitas, and capaciousness. Its ‘dynamic praxis of engagement’ is nothing short of inspirational as it simultaneously speaks, shouts, prods, and challenges with richly seductive possibilities.
      —Christine R. Yano, University of Hawai‘i