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New book by staff (20 May 2020)

20 May 2020

Trans-Asia as Method Theory and Practices

Trans-Asia as Method Theory and Practices


ISBN: 978-1-78661-078-2


Edited by: Professor Jeroen de Kloet, Professor of Globalisation Studies and Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies at the University of Amsterdam; Dr Chow Yiu-fai and Dr Gladys Chong, Associate Professors of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at HKBU


This rich collection of essays offers a multi- and inter-disciplinary discussion of "trans-Asia" approaches from critical theory, historical studies, cultural studies to film studies. In doing so the authors lay down the groundwork for a more inclusive knowledge-production and fruitful transnational collaboration. The authors engage with the implications of “trans-Asia” using a range of empirical cases. At the heart of the book is a desire and attempt to give a grounded understanding of what “trans-Asia” approaches are by examining human mobilities, media culture flows and connections across Asia and beyond in four key aspects: cross-border flows and connections; inter-Asian comparison and referencing; transnational and de-nationalised approaches; and cross-border collaboration.