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The Ongoing Shadow of Post/Cold War Cultures on Inter-Asia Knowledge Decolonization

Inter-Asian Decolonization of Knowledge under the Shadow of Post/Cold War Culture
 Convener: Nai Fei (Fifi) Ding

The three individual and team projects herewith address the conundrum and contradictions of a so-called post-cold war, post second-world war, post-socialist orders through the prism of culture among societies and states in East and South East Asia. In the process, the projects address the unfinished decolonization of knowledge regimes – through political historical research, oral histories of contemporary “boat peoples,” feminist and medical comparative historiography, literary and performance histories and theories. On the one hand, decolonization is an ongoing unfinished intellectual project that continues to fuel contemporary cultural debacles. On the other hand, decolonization is a critical lens whereby contradictions and concepts in translation might be revisited and understood anew.  (Prof. Ding)

*Towards Decolonizing Cold War Gender/Sexuality Knowledge—NaiFei(Fifi) Ding, Amie Parry, Hans Huang, Chien-Ting Lin, Jen-Peng Liu, Department of English, National Central University/Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing- Hua University

*Discrepant Cosmopolitanisms: Bandung, Formosa, and the Asian 1950s— Yen-Ling Tsai, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chiao Tung University

*An Oral History of the Vietnamese “Refugees” in Taiwan—Shu-Fen Lin/Asio, Liu, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University/ Mimeo Films Ltd.

*The Theatrical Knowledge and Artistic Production during the Cold War Globalisation in Taiwan— Ko Lun Chen, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University

*The Production of Gender/Sexual Discourses and The Fantasy of Theory: On the Case of Boys' Love Studies— Jui-an CHOU, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University