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THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE SERIES

Vendredi 13 juillet 2018, par DK // CONFERENCES

This series of conferences provides a platform for physical meeting, sharing, exchanges, studies, discussion, networkng and publication on diverse issues in contemporary world through a phenomenon widely recognised : THE RISE OF ASIA. Contact : conference-masterasie@univ-lehavre.fr

THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE
150 years of Gandhi : will it bring peace, justice and non-violence to the world ?
LA MONTEE DE L’ASIE EN HISTOIRE ET PERSPECTIVE GLOBALES
150 ans de Gandhi : va t-elle amener la paix, la justice et la non-violence au monde ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Paris and Le Havre, France, March 13-15, 2019
Co-organised and hosted by
CHAC (Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie Contemporaine)
Univeristé Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
GRIC (Groupe de Recherches Identités et Cultures)
Université Le Havre Normandie, France

CALL FOR PAPERS
APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS

The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals following the GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTER CANDIDATES described in the call for papers. The conference call for papers lasts from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. The selected proposals will be communicated to their authors between December 2018 and February 2019.

INTRODUCTION
The twenty-first century is emerging as the Asian century. During the first half of this century, the Asian region, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Arabian Sea and northwards, to include Central Asia, is likely to establish itself as the new centre of the economic universe. This will draw to a conclusion three centuries of Western dominance over the world economic resources and for much of this time, its political spaces. This transformation in the world economic order will not be painless either for the East or for the West. Indeed, the transition has the potential for causing much grief to the world as no established order is likely to cede its hegemony without challenge.

The significant point of departure during this phase of transition lies in the fact that the receding economic power of the West (also more broadly classified as the North), dominated by the United States (US), remains and is likely to remain in the immediate future the dominant military power. Historically, the dominant political power, whether it was Rome, Britain or the US was, within its own spheres of influence, also the dominant military as well as economic power. This erosion of the economic power of the West while retaining military dominance with the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, does not bode well for an easy transition for the global order.

[…]

How the established powers of the West, led again by the US, will react to this changing balance of economic power towards Asia, which has narrowed their competitive space and domestic employment opportunities, remains a challenge for the leaders of the Western world. How far the hitherto dominant West will go to preserve their hegemony over their economic order remains critical in determining whether the Asian century will evolve peacefully or through a process of turmoil. (Rehman Sobhan, ”The Political Economy of the Asian Century” in Manoranjan Mohanty, Vinod C. Khana, Biswajit Dhar (eds.) with a foreword by Boutros-Boutros Ghali, Building a Just World. Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey, India, New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2015, pp. 144-161).

The quotation above raises many questions : will military powers continue to determine the future of the world ? Can military forces establish a world order based on peace, justice and non-violence ? Does economic development entail military development ? Is economic power equal with military power ? Is there any other force than military that may rule the world locally and globally ? Do the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the dominated, the discriminated, the oppressed, the disadvantaged have any chance to change their state of being in a non-violent way ?

It is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi that the questions of world order based on peace, justice and non-violence are chosen to be the main subject of presentation and discussion of the third edition of The Rise of Asia Conference Series. It encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…), based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…).

ASIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY : What role in the Rise of Asia ?
LA TECHNOLOGIE ET LA POLITIQUE NUCLEAIRES ASIATIQUES : Quel rôle dans la Montée de l’Asie ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
Le Havre, October 25-26, 2018
The most powerful Western countries (USA, UK, France) have been the Master of Nuclear Technology and have used it for both constructive and destructive purposes. At the same time and afterward, some Non-Western states joined the list, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and Iran. Tensions have emerged in global politics, as many of the late-comers to nuclear technology are not countries aligned with the Western nuclear powers. This symposium explores why this is. Presenters and participants of symposium will also consider what role of nuclear technology has been in the rise of Asia : whether it is to balance and deter potential adversaries, to meet the increasing demand for energy, or both ? This symposium will also raise the issues of ecological, economic, and social impacts of nuclear technology in Asia and worldwide.

THE RISE OF ASIA 2018 CONFERENCE REPORT

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BANDUNG LEGACY AND GLOBAL FUTURE : NEW INSIGHTS AND EMERGING FORCES

Vendredi 13 avril 2018, par DK // PUBLICATION

Darwis Khudori, BANDUNG LEGACY AND GLOBAL FUTURE : New Insights and Emerging Forces, New Delhi, Aakar Book, 2018, 16cm x 23.5cm, 304p. ISBN 978-93-5002-549-9 (Pb)

Updated edition of BANDUNG AT 60 completed with Preface, New Introduction, Bandung+60 Declaration, Excerpts from the 1955, 2005 and 2015 Bandung Conference Declarations. Published by AAKAR BOOKS Delhi, India.

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2015 is the year of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference. Several manifestations of commemoration of this turning point of world history were organised along the year 2014-2015 in diverse countries : China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Nepal, Netherlands, Tunisia, USA,… Why all these commemorations ? What do they reveal ? What are their outcomes ? This book tries to answer these questions by presenting selected papers coming from those diverse manifestations. BANDUNG SPIRIT BOOK SERIES : Canada, China, Indonesia, Senegal, 15 cm x 22 cm, 317p. ISBN : 978-602-229-552-5

Available at BANDUNG SPIRIT SECRETARIAT

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THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE SERIES

Vendredi 13 juillet 2018, par DK // CONFERENCES

This series of conferences provides a platform for physical meeting, sharing, exchanges, studies, discussion, networkng and publication on diverse issues in contemporary world through a phenomenon widely recognised : THE RISE OF ASIA. Contact : conference-masterasie@univ-lehavre.fr

THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE
150 years of Gandhi : will it bring peace, justice and non-violence to the world ?
LA MONTEE DE L’ASIE EN HISTOIRE ET PERSPECTIVE GLOBALES
150 ans de Gandhi : va t-elle amener la paix, la justice et la non-violence au monde ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Paris and Le Havre, France, March 13-15, 2019
Co-organised and hosted by
CHAC (Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie Contemporaine)
Univeristé Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
GRIC (Groupe de Recherches Identités et Cultures)
Université Le Havre Normandie, France

CALL FOR PAPERS
APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS

The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals following the GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTER CANDIDATES described in the call for papers. The conference call for papers lasts from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. The selected proposals will be communicated to their authors between December 2018 and February 2019.

INTRODUCTION
The twenty-first century is emerging as the Asian century. During the first half of this century, the Asian region, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Arabian Sea and northwards, to include Central Asia, is likely to establish itself as the new centre of the economic universe. This will draw to a conclusion three centuries of Western dominance over the world economic resources and for much of this time, its political spaces. This transformation in the world economic order will not be painless either for the East or for the West. Indeed, the transition has the potential for causing much grief to the world as no established order is likely to cede its hegemony without challenge.

The significant point of departure during this phase of transition lies in the fact that the receding economic power of the West (also more broadly classified as the North), dominated by the United States (US), remains and is likely to remain in the immediate future the dominant military power. Historically, the dominant political power, whether it was Rome, Britain or the US was, within its own spheres of influence, also the dominant military as well as economic power. This erosion of the economic power of the West while retaining military dominance with the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, does not bode well for an easy transition for the global order.

[…]

How the established powers of the West, led again by the US, will react to this changing balance of economic power towards Asia, which has narrowed their competitive space and domestic employment opportunities, remains a challenge for the leaders of the Western world. How far the hitherto dominant West will go to preserve their hegemony over their economic order remains critical in determining whether the Asian century will evolve peacefully or through a process of turmoil. (Rehman Sobhan, ”The Political Economy of the Asian Century” in Manoranjan Mohanty, Vinod C. Khana, Biswajit Dhar (eds.) with a foreword by Boutros-Boutros Ghali, Building a Just World. Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey, India, New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2015, pp. 144-161).

The quotation above raises many questions : will military powers continue to determine the future of the world ? Can military forces establish a world order based on peace, justice and non-violence ? Does economic development entail military development ? Is economic power equal with military power ? Is there any other force than military that may rule the world locally and globally ? Do the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the dominated, the discriminated, the oppressed, the disadvantaged have any chance to change their state of being in a non-violent way ?

It is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi that the questions of world order based on peace, justice and non-violence are chosen to be the main subject of presentation and discussion of the third edition of The Rise of Asia Conference Series. It encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…), based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…).

ASIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY : What role in the Rise of Asia ?
LA TECHNOLOGIE ET LA POLITIQUE NUCLEAIRES ASIATIQUES : Quel rôle dans la Montée de l’Asie ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
Le Havre, October 25-26, 2018
The most powerful Western countries (USA, UK, France) have been the Master of Nuclear Technology and have used it for both constructive and destructive purposes. At the same time and afterward, some Non-Western states joined the list, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and Iran. Tensions have emerged in global politics, as many of the late-comers to nuclear technology are not countries aligned with the Western nuclear powers. This symposium explores why this is. Presenters and participants of symposium will also consider what role of nuclear technology has been in the rise of Asia : whether it is to balance and deter potential adversaries, to meet the increasing demand for energy, or both ? This symposium will also raise the issues of ecological, economic, and social impacts of nuclear technology in Asia and worldwide.

THE RISE OF ASIA 2018 CONFERENCE REPORT

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BANDUNG LEGACY AND GLOBAL FUTURE : NEW INSIGHTS AND EMERGING FORCES

Vendredi 13 avril 2018, par DK // PUBLICATION

Darwis Khudori, BANDUNG LEGACY AND GLOBAL FUTURE : New Insights and Emerging Forces, New Delhi, Aakar Book, 2018, 16cm x 23.5cm, 304p. ISBN 978-93-5002-549-9 (Pb)

Updated edition of BANDUNG AT 60 completed with Preface, New Introduction, Bandung+60 Declaration, Excerpts from the 1955, 2005 and 2015 Bandung Conference Declarations. Published by AAKAR BOOKS Delhi, India.

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2015 is the year of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference. Several manifestations of commemoration of this turning point of world history were organised along the year 2014-2015 in diverse countries : China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Nepal, Netherlands, Tunisia, USA,… Why all these commemorations ? What do they reveal ? What are their outcomes ? This book tries to answer these questions by presenting selected papers coming from those diverse manifestations. BANDUNG SPIRIT BOOK SERIES : Canada, China, Indonesia, Senegal, 15 cm x 22 cm, 317p. ISBN : 978-602-229-552-5

Available at BANDUNG SPIRIT SECRETARIAT

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THE RISE OF ASIA 2017 CONFERENCE REPORT

Samedi 16 septembre 2017, par DK // CONFERENCES

Around 50 papers from diverse parts of the world (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan. Turkey, UK, USA, Vietnam...) were presented and discussed in the first edition of the conference that took place in Paris and Le Havre on March 22-24, 2017, covering a wide range of issues : The Rise of Asia seen from inside and outside Asia ; The Rise of Asia in Global History ; The Rise of Asia and New World Order ; The Rise of Asia : impacts, risks and opportunities for Africa, Latin America, Arab World, Europe ; The Rise of Asia in the fields of architecture, business, culture, ecology, economy, gender, international relations, religion, urban development.
The Conference Report presents the feature of the conference.

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RETHINKING EMERGING FORCES 60 YEARS AFTER THE BANDUNG CONFERENCE

Vendredi 15 mai 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE

BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY :
The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World

International and Multidisciplinary Conference of a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference organised by Bandung+60 Organisation.

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BANDUNG+60 LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
BANDUNG+60 DECLARATION
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REPORT
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE TESTIMONY
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REVIEW
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE SUMMARY VIDEO
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE COMPLETE VIDEO
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS’ LIFE HISTORY (Darwis Khudori, Ebrima Sall, Eka Swadiansa, Fatima Harrak, Manoranjan Mohanty, N. Tony Nwaezeigwe, Yukio Kamino)
BANDUNG+60 FOLLOW-UP IN VIDEO

BANDUNG+60 WORKING GROUPS
SCIENTIFIC BOARD AND A STEERING COMMITTEE

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BANDUNG+60

Jeudi 14 mai 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60

BANDUNG+60 is a series of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, cultural festivals, gatherings) organised along 2014-2015 in divers places of the world in the framework of commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference.

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ARTICLES

Saturday 6 December 2014, by DK // ARTICLES

This rubric presents articles considered relevant to the development of the Bandung Spirit-based movements. You find articles written by Beatriz Bissio, Darwis Khudori, Katu Arkonada, Kinhide Mushakoji, Manoranjan Mohanty, Noha Khalaf, Samir Amin, in Arabic, English, French, Indonesian.

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