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THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE SERIES

Jeudi 9 mai 2019, par DK // CONFERENCES

This series of conferences provides a platform for physical meeting, sharing, exchanges, studies, discussion, networking and publication on diverse issues in contemporary world through a phenomenon widely recognised : THE RISE OF ASIA.

THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE
65 Years after Bandung : what rupture and what continuity in Global Order ?

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Paris and Le Havre, France, February 12-14, 2020
LA MONTEE DE L’ASIE EN HISTOIRE ET PERSPECTIVE GLOBALES
65 ans après Bandung : quelle rupture et quelle continuité dans l’ordre global ?

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL ET MULTIDISCIPLINAIRE
Paris et Le Havre, du 12 au 14 février 2020

SCIENTIFIC BOARD / CONSEIL SCIENTIFIQUE

CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2019)
APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS (PROLONGE AU 31 OCTOBRE 2019)
The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their abstracts before October 31, 2019. The selected abstracts will be communicated to their authors in November 2019. The organising committee does not provide travel grant to any presenter/speaker/participant. Please, click on the image below for more details.

BE GUIDED BY HOPES AND DETERMINATION, BE GUIDED BY IDEALS, AND, YES, BE GUIDED BY DREAMS !
(Soekarno, Opening Speech, The Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955)

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN RELATION WITH THE RISE OF ASIA (ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2019)

It is a new departure in the history of the world that leaders of Asian and African peoples can meet together in their own countries to discuss and deliberate upon matters of common concern.
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For many generations our peoples have been the voiceless ones in the world. We have been the unregarded, the peoples for whom decisions were made by others whose interests were paramount, the peoples who lived in poverty and humiliation. Then our nations demanded, nay... fought for independence, and achieved independence, and with that independence came responsibility. We have heavy responsibilities to ourselves, and to the world, and to the yet unborn generations.
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I recall that, several years ago, I had occasion to make a public analysis of colonialism, and that I then drew attention to what I called the "Life-line of Imperialism". This line runs from the Straits of Gibraltar, through the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan. For most of that enormous distance, the territories on both sides of this lifeline were colonies, the peoples were unfree, their futures mortgaged to an alien system. Along that life-line, that main artery of imperialism, there was pumped the life-blood of colonialism.
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Yes, we are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear. Fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself, because it is fear which drives men to act foolishly, to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously. In your deliberations, Sisters and Brothers, I beg of you, do not be guided by these fears, because fear is an acid which etches man’s actions into curious patterns. Be guided by hopes and determination, be guided by ideals, and, yes, be guided by dreams !
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We are often told “Colonialism is dead”. Let us not be deceived or even soothed by that. […] Colonialism has also its modern dress, in the form of economic control, intellectual control, actual physical control by a small but alien community within a nation. It is a skilful and determined enemy, and it appears in many guises. It does not give up its loot easily. Wherever, whenever and however it appears, colonialism is an evil thing, and one which must be eradicated from the earth.
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Not so long ago it was possible to take some little comfort from the idea that the clash, if it came, could perhaps be settled by what were called “conventional weapons” - bombs, tanks, cannon and men. Today that little grain of comfort is denied us for it has been made clear that the weapons of ultimate horror will certainly be used, and the military planning of nations is on that basis. The unconventional has become the conventional, and who knows what other examples of misguided and diabolical scientific skill have been discovered as a plague on humanity.
And do not think that the oceans and the seas will protect us. The food that we eat, the water that we drink, yes, even the very air that we breathe can be contaminated by poisons originating from thousands of miles away. And it could be that, even if we ourselves escaped lightly, the unborn generations of our children would bear on their distorted bodies the marks of our failure to control the forces which have been released on the world.
No task is more urgent than that of preserving peace. Without peace our independence means little. The rehabilitation and upbuilding of our countries will have little meaning. Our revolutions will not be allowed to run their course.
(Soekarno, Opening Speech, The Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955)

65 years after the historical 1955 Bandung Conference, is there any change in global order in all its dimensions (cultural, ecological, economical, political and spiritual dimensions) ? In what sense Bandung constitutes a rupture and a continuity of historical global order ? Is colonialism dead and decolonisation completed ? Is the position of centre and peripheries of capitalism stable or moving ? Does development means following the centre ? Did multipolarism replace bipolarism ? Does Bandung constitute a bifurcation in the trajectory of historical world system ? Is the notion of division East-West and North-South still relevant ? Is the notion of class struggle still useful ? Does the end of Cold War mean the end of potential World War ? Did new hegemons replace the old ones ? Why does the armament technology continue to develop ? Who do take benefit of the armament industries and trade ? What is the place of individual living being, human as well as animal and vegetation, in this changing world ? Is there any chance for the poor, the weak, the disadvantaged, to improve their state of being in peaceful way ? Is there any role of humanities, art, culture, architecture, literature, religion, spirituality in directing the global change ?

RELATED CONFERENCES IN THE SERIES :

OCTOBER 2019
22-24/10/2019 : Delhi, India : ON 150 YEARS OF GANDHI : Satyagraha in the Twenty First Century : Social, Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions in Global Pursuits of Truth

DECEMBER 2019
18-20/12/2019 : Dakar, Senegal : SYMPOSIUM TRIBUTE TO SAMIR AMIN
Call for participation in English
Call for participation in French
Call for participation in Arabic
ERRATA :
1) The symposium theme is to be red as "Managing the Multidimensional Crisis of the Global System : Responses from the South"
2) The deadline of summary submission is extended to September 15, 2019.

APRIL 2020
20-21/04/2020 : Kathmandu, Nepal : ON LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES
23-24/04/2020 : Delhi, India : ON PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

OCTOBER 2020
26-30/10/2020 : Surabaya-Bandung-Jakarta, Indonesia : ON GLOBAL FUTURE : What alternatives from Emerging Forces ?

THE RISE OF ASIA 2019 PROGRAMME BOOKLET

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

SOME PHOTOS PARIS PROGRAMME

SOME PHOTOS LE HAVRE PROGRAMME

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS

PRE-CONFERENCE

BEING WOMAN IN ASIA / ETRE FEMME EN ASIE
One-day Seminar / Une journée d’études
Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Jeudi 28 février 2019
Université Le Havre Normandie, France

09h30-15h30 : Raymond Queneau Theatre Hall, Student House, 50 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Le Havre
15h30-16h30 : Amphi 7, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, Le Havre
A human being of four is Asian woman. It is therefore essential to consider women’s issues starting from Asia. What lesson we may learn from the men-women inequality in that region, what problems are appearing with intensity ? Are we in a progressive period of women’s status or in the contrary ? In Asia, all women do not live in the same space and time. What is in common between a Chinese businesswoman, a Japanese housewife, an Indian woman farmer, an Indonesian woman minister and a Vietnamese woman worker ? Those are among the questions to be discussed.
Poster / Affiche
Programme
Updated Programme
Kartini the First Indonesian Feminist
Seminar Report 1
Seminar Report 2
Seminar Report 3

THE RISE OF ASIA 2018 CONFERENCE REPORT

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BANDUNG DAY SYMPOSIUM

Jeudi 4 avril 2019, par DK // CONFERENCES

BANDUNG DAY SYMPOSIUM is organised annually every the 24th of April as a commemoration of the declaration of the FINAL COMMUNIQUE of the Bandung Asian-African Conference on April 24, 1955. The symposium was initiated and organised by Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India.

This year 2019, the Bandung Day Symposium takes place at India International Centre, New Delhi, with the theme of DISARMAMENT : REVIVING GLOBAL INITIATIVES. See the poster below.

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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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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBALISED SOCIETY: Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia

Sunday 21 July 2013, by DK // PUBLICATION

BANDUNG SPIRIT BOOK SERIES
15 cm x 22 cm, 259 pages. ISBN: 978-802-284-031-2

Darwis Khudori (ed.), RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBALISED SOCIETY:
Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia - With a Comparative View from Europe

Available at SECRETARIAT BANDUNG SPIRIT

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