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Re:Locations: Navigating Visions of the Asia-Pacific

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Symposium on Navigating Visions of the Asia-Pacific World

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"The transnational dimension of cultural transformation –migration, diaspora, displacement, relocation—makes the process of cultural translation a complex form of signification."

–Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture

Through the lens of “navigation” and “relocation,” this symposium will contribute to knowledge about Asian and Pacific contexts, and the Asia-Pacific world, by investigating the important role of transit, mobilities and encounters in the history of art and visual culture. Transformations and translations that are the result of transnational flows and intercultural exchanges continually force us to reassess fixed geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

Introductory Address:

Professor Takashi Fujitani

Keynote Address:

Professor Vicente Diaz

Vicente (Vince) M. Diaz, a Filipino-Pohnpeian scholar and writer from Guam, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology, with affiliations in History and Asian American Studies, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He served on the faculty of the Asia/Pacific American Studies Program at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor since 2001 and before that for ten years at the University of Guam Micronesian Area Research Center. He received his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Political Science from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and his doctorate degree from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1992. Illustrative of his intellectual breadth, Diaz has been variously tenured in programs in history, anthropology, American studies, and indigenous studies, and his scholarly focus is the indigenous Pacific (particularly Micronesian) seafaring, Pacific film and video, and anti- and de-colonial historiography and ethnography.

Hart House, East Common Room, November 22nd

University of Toronto

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