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"Mediating Asia": 2015 CAS Annual Symposium
April 17, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
Center for British and Irish Studies, 5th Floor, Norlin Library, CU-Boulder
This year, we have been exploring the idea of "Mediating Asia." A great deal of our current knowledge about Asia comes to us via traditional media channels (such as print & broadcast journalism, feature films, and documentaries) and, increasingly, via less formal online channels such as blogs and social media networking sites. While Asian scholars based outside of Asia have, for some time, been engaged in critical readings of these ‘mediated’ representations of Asia, the rapid rise of Asian media industries within Asia has resulted in more diffuse representations of Asia than ever before. With ‘Mediating Asia’, the Center for Asian Studies seeks to explore the implications of these increasingly diffuse, multi-mediated representations of Asia. We take a broad definition of media to include not only print, broadcast, film, and internet formats, but also arts and literature, insofar as they might also be viewed as representations of Asia. How does Asia represent itself through Asian media? How is the idea of ‘Asia’ as a coherent identity reimagined and represented through Asian media? What sorts of tensions, dialogues, contradictions, and collaborations exist between Asian and non-Asian media? In what ways do Asian media ‘respond’ to non-Asian representations of Asia? How are different Asian peoples, places, or histories imagined, marketed, consumed through new Asian media channels?
Join us for our fourth annual symposium entitled ‘Mediating Asia’ on April 17, 2015. The rapid rise of Asian-based media industries raises important The Jakarta Post, and Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera America, as well as panel discussions with more than 10 scholars and journalists from CU and beyond. Topics of discussion will include “media and environmental politics,” “authoritarian states, nationalism, and the unruly media,” and “identity, culture, and branding” in the Asian context.
For more information about the Spring 2015 "Mediating Asia" Symposium, including a full list of presentations, please visit http://cas.colorado.edu/events/mediating-asia-2015-cas-annual-symposium.
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