The first ever conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) has ended in Accra, Ghana. Hosted by the University of Ghana, Legon, the resoundingly successful three day conference had the theme “Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge.”
The conference was organized by the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) with the active support of the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) and the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Seoul National University Asia Centre, the Social Science Research Council, Ashesi University, and the University of Ghana provided logistical and financial support for the conference.
Over 200 scholars, policy-makers, and activists from all over the globe attended the conference and participated in the over 70 panels and roundtables. At the conference banquet, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, formally announced that the University was setting up an Asian Studies Centre.
For conference organizers, the historic conference should provide the required fillip for closer collaboration between African and Asian scholars on far more detailed, in-depth, and trans-disciplinary research on Africa-Asia relations beyond the prevailing fixation on geo-politics, economics, and trade. The Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) will co-ordinate and serve as the key anchor for the promotion of Asian studies within Africa, as well as this envisaged collaboration between African and Asian scholars.
Within two weeks the conference Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge will take place!!! Please see the details below. Program Please find attached the following documents Program Overview l Africa-Asia conference Daily Schedule – Africa-Asia conference Presentation guidelines In order to facilitate discussions within panels, we ask participants to not read their papers but instead give a summary outline of… Read more →
Some months ago it was announced that the international conference Asian Studies in Africa – Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions in Accra, Ghana would be postponed until 24-26 September 2015. We are happy to inform you that the conference will take place on these dates. Because the conference was postponed many new proposals reached us…. Read more →
In 2015, the A-ASIA in cooperation with ICAS will organize its first biennial conference with the theme: Asian Studies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions. It will be the first conference held in Africa that will bring together a multidisciplinary ensemble of scholars and institutions from the continent and the rest of the world… Read more →
Dear participant in the Africa-Asia Conference, We would like to inform you that after ample discussions among the organizing committee members and among partner institutions, we have decided to postpone the Conference. The new dates will be 24-26 September 2015. The venue will remain unchanged : the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra, Ghana. It should be noted that Ghana… Read more →
Dear participant of the Africa-Asia Conference, We are happy to report to you that the upcoming conference ‘Asian Studies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions’, which is set to take place on 15-17 January 2015 in Accra, is already a success by the outstanding number of active scholars who have sent abstracts and have been… Read more →
The deadline of abstract submission has been extended to June 15, 2014. For more information, visit the conference website.
ASIAN STUDIES IN AFRICA: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions Accra, September 24-26, 2015 Organized by the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia) in cooperation with The International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) CALL FOR PANELS, ROUNDTABLES AND PAPERS In 2015, the A-ASIA in cooperation with ICAS will organize its first biennial conference with the theme: Asian Studies in Africa:… Read more →
Launched by the Japanese Prime Minister Abe – Africa Business Education(ABE) Initiative for the youth under the government of Japan, students from various African countries can apply for support to study at Master degree level or take internship in Japan based on Japanese university recommendation. This involves African students first applying to the Japanese universities, and then getting an academic… Read more →
The Association for Asian Studies in Asia will be hosting two roundtables at the 2013 International Consortium on Asian Studies (ICAS) conference on 25 June at the Venetian Hotel in Macau. For our back-to-back panels, we will first discuss the necessity for Asian studies in Africa. In addition to validating this project, both intellectually and practically, we will also identify… Read more →