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Public Lecture: Africa-Asia Studies in/and a Changing Global Context

You are invited to attend a public lecture co-hosted by Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) and Doshisha University.

Lecturer: Professor Scarlett Cornelissen, Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)

Date: 17:00 - 18:30 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm), 25 January, Tuesday, 2022

Venue: SK110, Shikokan Building, Karasuma Campus, Doshisha University

Method: Hybrid (face-to-face and zoom)

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Africa-Asia research is now a discrete field of study. Distinct from the Cold War-originated notion of Afro-Asia, today’s scholarship asks questions about the nature, substance and implications of new forms of ties between the two world regions, with some scholars taking as an explicit point of departure the complex power relations and the complicated pasts that define these ties. How are we to understand the place of contemporary Africa-Asia Studies against a broader, changing field of Global Studies, and what is the significance of its defining lines of enquiry for Global Studies? In this talk, I reflect on the epistemic traditions that characterise Africa-Asia Studies and consider possibilities for the field’s further development. This is cast against the bigger disciplinary questions that are necessitated by a changed global context in the COVID era.

Professor Cornelissen is a distinguished scholar of international relations and a leading Japanologist in Africa.

She has also been a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,

and Harvard University.

Q&A will be chaired by Dr Rangarirai Gavin Muchetu (Assistant, GSGS). Participants from outside Doshisha may connect via zoom.


Prior registration is NOT required.

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