Asian Cities 2018: Registration

**Tickets are free, please register here:**

This year we are excited to present the conference theme “Asian Cities”! Our conference will be held on March 16, 2018 from 10am-7pm at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility.

In order to analyze Asian Cities, we are using multidisciplinary—especially historical, anthropological, and geographical—theoretical frameworks in order to present this theme in a comprehensively textured manner. We want to challenge current narratives which present the development of Asian Cities as a standardized model; that these spaces across the continent represent a similar type of growth.

Through our conference, attendees will gain insight into how national and global discourse has intersected with and shaped the standardized model of development of Asian Cities; while also focusing on thinking critically about the structures and actors supporting or countering its progress.

We hope to disrupt these notions and offer a more holistic view of these living and breathing spaces by showcasing the transformative, evolving subjectivities and experiences of those who actively inhabit, build, and create these cities.

We look forward to you joining us for an invigorating day of panel speakers and workshop discussions while we explore critical perspectives of cities from the ground up!


Speakers by topic:

Interpretations of Modernity
Shiaoshiao Chen, Undergraduate Student, Contemporary Asian Studies and Anthropology
Tori Sheldon, Graduate Student, Anthropology
Dr. Kristin Bright, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Conceptualizations of the City: Urban vs Rural
Deniz Yilmaz, Undergraduate Student, Diaspora & Transnational Studies
and Political Science
Zixian Liu, PhD Student, History
Dr. Tong Lam, Associate Professor, History; Director of Global Taiwan Studies Program

Migrations and Solidarities
Anna Aksenovich, Undergraduate Student, Anthropology and Religion
Siddhartha Sengupta, Undergraduate Student, Political Science
Symon James-Wilson, Research Assistant, Geography and OISE
Dr. Deb Cowen, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning


A special thank you to our sponsors:

Asian Institute


Munk School of Global Affairs
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Centre for the Study of Korea
Global Taiwan Studies Program
Victoria College
Department of Political Science