Supported by the University of Brighton’s Rising Stars Award, Internationalising Design History Research Cluster and the university's arts and humanities.
Convenors: Dr. Yunah Lee and Dr. Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton)
This conference aims to develop the study of modern living in Asia between 1945 -1990 from transnational perspectives. In the midst of acutely debated theoretical positions of globalization, transnationalism and multiple modernisms, in works by Arjun Appadurai (1996), Homi Bhabha (1994), Shumei Shi (2013), Duanfang Lu (2011), we will explore cultural flows beyond borders (national, regional and political) that informed notions of modern living in Asian countries. We also aim to expand the discourse to include geographical areas or countries in Asia that have been under-explored or entirely ignored in scholarly debates.
Keynote Speakers:Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) and Dr. Duanfang Lu (University of Sydney).