Please note: Zoom registration for this event has now closed. You are welcome to view the forum on Facebook Live! The event will also be recorded.
Working on Chiang and Wong’s (2016) call to ‘queer the transnational turn’ through a consideration of regionalism in the examination of queer modernities in Asia, five panelists are assembling for a discussion of queer global Asias. We seek to interrogate the concept of regionalism in the study of bodies and desires across Asia and its traffic around the world. The event will begin with brief 10-minute position presentations from our multidisciplinary group of invited scholars followed by a moderated conversation with Zoom participants.
A link to these readings will be provided to Zoom registrants in their attendance confirmation message:
- Arondekar, Anjali, and Geeta Patel. "Area impossible: Notes toward an introduction." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 22, no. 2 (2016): 151-171.
- Chiang, Howard, and Alvin K. Wong. "Queering the transnational turn: Regionalism and queer Asias." Gender, Place & Culture 23, no. 11 (2016): 1643-1656.
- Chiang, Howard. Introduction to Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. Pp. 1-15.
- Lê, Việt. “Return Engagements,” in “(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War.” ed. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Sylvia Shin Huey Chong, special issue, The Asian American Literary Review 6:2 (Fall/Winter 2015): 181-238.
- SUGGESTED - Wilson, Ara. “Intimacy: A Useful Category of Transnational Analysis,” In The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time. Victoria Rosner and Geraldine Pratt, Eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Pp. 31-56.
Forum panelists include Howard Chiang (History, University of California, Davis), Việt Lê (Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), Gayatri Reddy (Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago), and Shilpa Menon and Themal Ellawala (graduate students, University of Illinois at Chicago). Moderator: Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza (PhD candidate in Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)