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The Traffic in Asian Women

A Talk by Laura Hyun Yi Kang

Presented by the A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

In The Traffic in Asian Women, Laura Hyun Yi Kang examines the prolific representation and circulation of “Asian women” through the convergence of new communication technologies, governance regimes, and political-economic shifts at the end of the 20th century. Concomitantly, there was an expansion and proliferation of scholarship on Asian women both within traditional academic disciplines and across a range of interdisciplinary formations, which were themselves undergoing significant theoretical and methodological splintering during this period. In tracing the activation of specific routes and modes of transnational knowledge production, Kang’s book explores the possibility for considering “Asian women” not as a fixed and endangered constituency but rather as a dense methodological portal of a critical interdisciplinarity.

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Image: “Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial” by Melissa Wall is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Organizer: Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
Venue: NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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