THE RISE OF ASIA CONFERENCE SERIES

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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. 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…), as well as artists, writers, journalists, based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…). Contact

THE RISE OF ASIA 2021 CALL FOR PAPERS, FOR PARTICIPATION, FOR PUBLICATIONS IS OPEN. PLEASE, CLICK ON THE ICON BELOW.

With a special session :
CORONAVIRUS IN THE RISE OF ASIA : TOWARDS A GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
“That Asia has ‘risen’ in the world economy since at least 1960, and especially since 2000, is a proposition that is widely accepted” (Immanuel Wallerstein). “The rise of the West transformed the world. The rise of Asia will bring about an equally significant transformation” (Kishore Mahbubani). This may lead to two directions : “Global rebalancing” or “Global restructuring“ (Manoranjan Mohanty). The Coronavirus, spread from the “rising“ China, has been disrupting the present world order. Is not it an alarm for the urgency of a “Global Restructuring, Reform, Change” ? For a “Post-Productivism, Post-Consummerism, Post-Growth, Post-Capitalism” Global Society ? Proposals on these questions are welcome.

ABSTRACT DEADLINES :
THE RISE OF ASIA 2021 : SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
BANDUNG-BELGRADE-HAVANA : MARCH 31, 2021

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
The conference is prepared by an Organising Committee under the supervision of a Scientific Board consisting of 50 scholars with gender parity from Austria (1), Brazil (2), China (3), France (13), Hungary (2), India (7), Indonesia (5), Italy (2), Japan (3), Korea (1), Morocco (1), Nepal (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (1), Russia (2), Senegal (1), South Africa (1), Tanzania (1), Thailand (1), USA (1).

PHOTOS

Selected photos from Paris Programme

Selected photos from Le Havre Parallel Sessions

Selected photos from Le Havre Plenary Sessions, Exhibition, Socio-cultural Evening and City Walk

PRE-CONFERENCE : "GANDHI AND WOMEN’S ISSUES"
Université Le Havre Normandie, Raymond Queneau Theatre Hall, 50 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 76600 Le Havre, France. Friday, February 7, 2020, at 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30. Free entry.
Mahatma Gandhi – a visionary way ahead in his time recognised that gender perspective has to be factored in the whole gamut of development. He could sense their power and involvement in everyday spaces. Institutional mechanisms and instruments to promote women empowerment and to create a level playing field for all have focussed on investment in infrastructure, livelihood generation programmes, health, education and other enabling legislation. However, there still exists a gap between the goals enunciated in the constitution, policies, plans and programmes and their situational reality in terms of the status of women in India. There is still a mismatch between the de facto status of women vis-à-vis their ‘de-jure’ status. This conference on “Gandhi and Women Issues” is an attempt to look into “The gender parity” and “The gender disparity” we are still struggling with, here in India.

FILM : "GOOD BYE MY LOVE NORTH KOREA"
Université Le Havre Normandie, 25 rue Philippe Lebon 76600 Le Havre, France. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 17:30-19:00 PM, Amphitheatre Jules Durand. Free entry.
Where you are born is called “hometown”. What do you call where you are buried ? A story about 8 North Koreans who went to Moscow Film School in 1952, and sought political asylum in 1958 after denouncing KIM Ilsung. Their lives as Koreans and as filmmakers are captured through images from Moscow to Kazakhstan.
The film was shown at Montreal International film festival, Busan Internationl Film Festival, Yamagata international film festival, among many. The film director, Ms Soyoung KIM (Professor, Cinema Studies, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea), is a part of the Scientific Board of the THE RISE OF ASIA conference. She will be present in the conference and accompany the film screening with presentation and discussion. Film Preview.

ECOBRICK WORKSHOP / ATELIER ECOBRIQUE
Université Le Havre Normandie, 25 rue Philippe Lebon 76600 Le Havre, France. Friday, February 14, 2020, at 09:00-12:00 AM. Free participation with online registration.
An Ecobrick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle to a set density. Known as "ecobricking", the production and the use of ecobricks have become a global movement of citizens. Ecobricking is a both individual and collaborative endeavour. The ecobricking movement promotes the collaborative process as a means to encourage communities to take collective responsibility on plastic issues. An Ecobrick Starter Workshop will be organised by the Global Ecobrick Alliance in the conference. The workshop is open to public and free of charge with registration. You are invited to fill-in this online registration form for your participation. Contact

FORUM ALUMNI MASTER ASIE
Profitant du colloque, ce forum est dédié aux anciens étudiants MST/DESS/Master Echanges avec l’Asie de l’Université Le Havre Normandie qui souhaitent partager leurs expériences, connaissances et réflexions sur leur parcours professionnel post-diplôme, ou simplement rencontrer des anciens camarades de promotion, ou faire connaissance avec des anciens d’autres promotions, ou rendre hommage à leur almamater. Vous êtes invité(e) à remplir ce formulaire en ligne pour votre participation. Contact

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES
You find here guidelines for your paper presentation, meals, dress code, etc.

TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION
You find here suggestions for your transport Paris-Le Havre-Paris and your hotel in Paris and Le Havre.

ONLINE CONFIRMATION
All participants, presenters as well as non-presenters, are kindly invited to confirm their participation through this online form. THE CONFIRMATION OF PRESENTERS BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2019 is needed for programming the panels/roundtables/workshops of the conference. Presenters may fill-in the form with tentative data (dates of arrival and departure, hotels, etc.) if the exact data are not yet available.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
The registration concerns co-presenters and simple participants (those who do not present a paper). The paper presenters, panel/roundtable/workshop organisers, moderators, hosts and guests are automatically registered and exempted from registration fee. The participant registration is not compulsory. The access to all the conference sessions is open to public with or without registration. However, those who are registered have the rights to :
1) A personalised badge
2) A copy of conference booklet delivered at the same time of the badge
3) A certificate of participation delivered at the end of the conference
4) Drinks during all the coffee sessions of the conference in Le Havre
5) Two lunches and two dinners in Le Havre for those registered with meals.
Registration fee : 20 euros (without meal) or 60 euros (with 4 meals).
The registration is open online from December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Please, notice that THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION ON SITE. For your registration, click the ONLINE REGISTRATION above and follow the instructions.

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

NOVEMBER 2019
21/11/2019 : Université Le Havre Normandie, France : Arts martiaux : "soft power" dans la Montée de l’Asie ? / Martial arts : "soft power" in the Rise of Asia ?

APRIL 2020
23-24/04/2020 : Delhi, India : ON PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS)

OCTOBER 2020
26-30/10/2020 : Surabaya-Bandung-Jakarta, Indonesia : BANDUNG AT 65 : WHAT DREAM, WHAT REALITY, WHAT PROJECT FOR A GLOBAL FUTURE ? (POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS TO OCTOBER 2021)

DECEMBER 2020
14-15/12/2020 : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania : NATIONAL UNITY : Secular or Pluralistic ? Call for abstracts.

OCTOBER 2021
25-30/10/2021 : Surabaya-Bandung-Jakarta, Indonesia : BANDUNG-BELGRADE-HAVANA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE : What dream, what reality and what project for a global future ? Commemorative conference of the 66th Anniversary of the Bandung Asian-African Conference, the 60th Anniversay of Belgrade Conference of Non-Aligned Nations and the 55th Anniversary of Havana Conference of Tricontinental.