Presentations and lectures by members of SAUH Asia.


 DHAsia  (Image   ©    Manu Sobti)

DHAsia (Image © Manu Sobti)

Digital Humanities Asia workshop 2017

featuring Manu Sobti

Digital Humanities is an emerging methodology that applies computational tools and platforms to humanistic research. With advanced mapping technologies and visualization techniques, for instance, one can show how the U.S. Postal Service operated in the 19th century using an interactive map. Geocoding, metadata and network analysis are no longer technical jargon for historians who have been utilizing such emerging methods. With the richness and variety of technological resources in the heart of Silicon Valley, Humanities scholars at Stanford are embracing Digital Humanities to enrich their research and inspire new ideas.

The Office of International Affairs met with Professor Thomas Mullaney who has been leading DHAsia, a residency program that combines lectures and interactive workshops led by visiting scholars—the first of its kind in Asian Studies at Stanford.



 Hong Kong in Southeast Asian stories  (Image   ©   Chee Kien  Lai)

Hong Kong in Southeast Asian stories (Image © Chee Kien Lai)

Hong Kong in Southeast Asian stories

by Chee Kien Lai

Hong Kong is geographically adjacent to Southeast Asia and is also connected to political and economic histories of Southeast Asia by its similar, lengthy “colonization” by a European power. While post-war processes of decolonization led to various forms of independence and self-rule in these countries, Hong Kong’s destinies were tied to graduated transitions of Chinese governance between from onwards.

In this talk, I examine and argue that the concomitant production of time and space connecting Southeast Asia and Hong Kong during the British colonial period and as diasporic/national space after World War II, are two iterations of spatial culture that were important but which have nonetheless “disappeared” or “forgotten”. The trajectory of Shanghai-Hong Kong-Singapore permitted mobility and range of practices, markets and cultures. I also discuss how circulations of music, texts and tropical fruit created these enmeshed identities and networked relationships.



From regional to global aspirations
by Anoma Pieris

Over a decade into the new millennium, Asian architects and educators are in a position to look back and reflect on their contributions to the architecture of the postcolonial era. In fact, we can identify three generations of local practitioners who have engaged with issues of modernity, identity and the environment in an effort to locate architecture within the physical and cultural geographies of particular nations.


Tours by members of SAUH Asia.