2021 Annual Conference

28th Annual Virtual Conference
Seeing Asia:
Visualizing, Envisioning, Reflecting
April 16 – 18, 2021
Additional conference events will be scheduled throughout April.

The 2021 ASIANetwork Conference theme focuses on the visual in scholarship, pedagogy, and artistic expression in and about Asia, and on representations of Asia and Asians in various geographic and historical contexts. The physical and human landscapes of Asia have inspired countless depictions in forms such as objects and texts, and also portrayals in photography, cartography, and scientific data, many of which lend themselves to digital reproduction, dissemination, and analysis. Regional traditions in art and design have influenced aesthetics across Asia and outside of Asia. Today, as in the past, the peoples of Asia and the Asian diasporas strive to see and be seen in their political and cultural distinctiveness. In light of this complex, heterogeneous, fluid imagery, Asianists employ numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses in their work.