Postcolonial Mediations: Globalisation and Displacement

Amsterdam, 26-27 October. The 4th ACGS conference takes place once again in Amsterdam. You can find the final programme here. Continue…

Visiting professor at Maison des Sciences Humaines de l’ULB

October 5 and 6, 2017, I will be a visiting professor at The Université libre de Bruxelles, the Maison des Sciences Humaines, Continue…

You Must Create!

Leiden, October 4, 2017, in the China Seminar series I will present a paper titled You Must Create! Rethinking the Creativity Continue…

Ren Hang translation

For the Dutch magazine China Nu (China Now) I translated two poems of Ren Hang (1987-2017). Image on top: cropped Continue…

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies conference 2017

Seoul, 28-30 July, in this conference I presented a paper titled Digital Chinese Creativities – A Journey discussing emerging digital creativities, the Continue…

East Asian Popular Music and Nostalgia: Local and Global Imaginations

June 26-30, 2017, Kassel, IASPM conference: The 19th IASPM conference, this time in Kassel, Germany. Please go here for the Continue…

Trans-Asia as method – Exploring new potentials of “trans-Asian” approaches

June 12-13, 2017, Prato / Monash seminar on Transasia as Method. In this conference, Yiu Fai Chow and I present Continue…

The Platformization of Chinese Society

Special Issue of Chinese Journal of Communication (CJC) CALL FOR PAPERS Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 Full Paper Continue…

Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age

Beijing, 27-29 April.   Keynote speakers: Chris Berry (King’s College London, co-author of China on Screen: Cinema and Nation, editor Continue…

Guest lectures at CUC and CASS

Beijing, 11 and 18 April, The Communication University China (CUC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) invited me Continue…

New Tatming article is out

Written together with Leonie Schmidt and Yiu Fai Chow, a new piece on the Tatming reunion concert of 2012, titled Continue…

Keep on Dreaming – Art in a Changing Beijing

New publication, written together with Zoénie Deng Liwen, for the IIAS newsletter, can be found here . President Xi Jinping’s Continue…

Book launch of Youth Cultures in China

Hong Kong, March 23. Book launch of Youth Cultures in China, co-authored with Anthony Fung, organised by the French Centre for Continue…

Aesthetics and the Political in Contemporary India: Deleuzian Explorations

Mumbai, 13-19 February. I joined a Deleuze camp and conference at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences. Photo by Zach Continue…

Humanities across Borders: Asia and Africa in the World

Chiangmai, 9-13 February, the kick-off meeting for the IIAS programme funded by the Mellon Foudantion on alternative pedagogies. About the Continue…

Ubiquitous Cinema: Call for papers

Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age   Call for Papers Beijing, Beijing Film Academy, April Continue…

Where are we now? Temporalities of globalisation

Amsterdam, 15-16 December, the 3d ACGS conference. Keynote speakers: Amy Allen (Pennsylvania State University), Louise Amoore (Durham University), Michael Shapiro (Hawaii Continue…

Rings of Desire at IIAS

Leiden, 7 December. I will present my paper “Rings of Desire – Beijing as an ordinary city” in Leiden at the Continue…

Van Gogh on Demand – On Making and Faking in China

Amsterdam, 1 December, with Winnie Wong, Sascha Pohle and Mieya Lin. See also here on Facebook. What constitutes the real, Continue…

Youth Cultures in China

My new book, written together with Anthony Fung, published by Polity Press, is now out. What does it mean to Continue…

WeChat and the integration of activism in everyday life

Berlin, 5-8 October, the Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, together with Thomas Poell and Zeng Guohua we Continue…

Queer Sidesteppers & Feminist Boss Ladies

Leiden, 17 September, Queer Sidesteppers & Feminist Boss Ladies – Disassembling sexual and gender identities in the city. Organised with The Research Continue…

Sexing the City

Leiden, 15-17 September. The closing event of the SINGLE project. In 2015, five feminists were detained in China for more Continue…

Rings of Desire

Hong Kong, June 6-7, workshop titled “From Chicago to Shenzhen: ‘The City’ at One Hundred International Workshop on Urban Research Continue…

Seminar on Chinese Cinemas at BFA

This Spring I will teach together with Rowan Parry a seminar on Chinese cinemas at the Beijing Film academy. Please Continue…

New creative work: Tozer Was Not Here

As part of the IIAS-CSEAS Winterschool “Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asia: A Dialogue with the Arts” that took place Continue…

You Must Create? Boredom, Shanzhai and Digitization in the Time of ‘Creative China’

Hong Kong & Shenzhen, 7-9 April 2016, Hong Kong Baptist University With its emergence as a global power, China aspires Continue…

New Creative Project: On Second Thought

In the year of the Monkey I will start with a new creative project in which I try to engage Continue…

Visiting professor at Beijing Film Academy

In the academic year 2015/2016 I am honoured to be a visiting professor at the renowned Beijing Film Academy. With Continue…

HERA-SINGLE workshop “Solo-cities: Representations of the ‘Single’ in Urban Spaces”

New Delhi, 6-8 October 2015. As cultural contact zones, cities throughout Asia are shaping and being shaped by global, regional and Continue…

Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asia: A Dialogue with the Arts

Kyoto, January 25-20, 2016:  IIAS-CSEAS coordinated international Winter School. For PhD students, please consider applying (deadline is July 10) for Continue…

Inter-Asia Asia Cultural Studies Conference

7-9 August. The biannual Inter-Asia Cultural Studies will take place in Surabaya, Indonesia. Here you can find more information on Continue…

Lecture at EPFL Lausanne Summerschool

Friday July 10. This year I will lecture one day at the EPFL summerschool on politics in Hong Kong, together Continue…

Farewell seminar for Leo Douw

June 25-26, My MA thesis supervisor as well as PhD co-promotor Leo Douw retires, and I am honored to be part Continue…

Lecture at Pakhuis de Zwijger

On Wednesday May 28 I will give a lecture (in Dutch) titled Liefde in Tijden van Ongekende Groei, on the rise of Continue…

Lecture at Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg Essen

Thursday May 21, I will give a lecture at the University of Duisburg Essen titled Umbrellas, Aesthetics, Revolutions: Contesting Creativities Continue…

At Home in Asia?

Introduction on special issue in International Journal of Cultural Studies is out now, written together with Yiu Fai Chow and Continue…

New piece on Rowwen Hèze, Globalisation and Alzheimer

Just received the proofs of a short piece that I wrote – in Dutch – on the band Rowwen Hèze, Continue…

Alternative Asias: Framing new systems of narrating Asia in space and time

Hong Kong, 1-2 April 2015. An IIAS roundtable on how to reimagine Asia in space and time. See also the Continue…

Artistic Interventions. Histories, Cartographies and Politics in Asia

Hong Kong, 30 – 31 March 2015. The Artistic Intervention workshop aims to critically interrogate prevailing categorizations of the history Continue…

Mob Politics in Asia

Singapore, 12 – 13 March 2015. In the seminar Mob Politica in Asia at the Asian Research Institute of NUS, Continue…

Citizens, Civil Society and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia

Taipei, 11-13 December 2014. In this conference I will present a keynote titled “Heritage Sites and Citizens Rights – The Continue…

Precariously Yours: Gender, Class, and Urbanity in Contemporary Shanghai

Shanghai, 4-6 December, 2014. As part of the HERA project Creating the ‘New’ Asian Woman, this workshop will bring together Continue…

Performative Publics and Global Modernities in Asia

Barcelona, 3-4 November, 2014. Organised by The Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture in the School of Media and Communication at Continue…

Inverting Globalisation

The ACGS Inverting Globalisation conference will take place in Amsterdam on October 9-10. Whereas David Harvey has famously interpreted globalisation Continue…

Umbrellas and Revolutions – Hong Kong ’s struggle for democracy

Public debate on Monday October 6 at SPUI25, Amsterdam. Hong Kong is in the midst of what is now termed an Continue…

ChinaCreative: PhD on Calligraphy in China

For my ERC project on creativity in China I am looking for one PhD student on calligraphy in  China. Please find Continue…

Lausanne Summerschool

From July 21-25, I will again join the Lausanne Sumerschool in Area and Cultural Studies. Together with Ian Condry (Comparative Continue…

Publication of inaugural lecture

With some delay (but then: see page 17-18), my inaugural lecture “Looking for a Gown – Creative Production in a Continue…

Criticality Critique, Commerce and Chinese Art – An Impossible Combination?

An event organised by #SinArts and Canvas Art International on Tuesday May 27.  Among the works of Wu Junyong’s solo Continue…

Global Cities and Practices of Interruption

The second conference on interruption and global cities is taking place in London on May 22-23. The conference is organised Continue…

ERC Grant for ChinaCreative

The European Research Council has awarded me an ERC consolidator grant for a research project titled  ‘From Made in China to Continue…

Helsinki University: Globalization and Asian Pop Culture

From 5-9 May I will teach, together with Yiu Fai Chow, a course titled ‘Globalization and Asian Pop Culture’ at Continue…

NRC / Spui25 Food for Thought Lecture

On Wednesday April 23 I will give the ‘Food for Thought’ lecture organised by Spui25 and NRC Handelsblad. The lecture Continue…

Lausanne EPFL research seminar

On Thursday March 19 I will teach a seminar at the EPFL in Lausanne on Asia and Cultural Studies. Click Continue…

Collecting Geographies Conference

The Stedelijk Museum – in collaboration with ASCA/ACGS at the University of Amsterdam, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Folkwang Museum Essen, and Continue…

Illustere School on travelling and literature

On Wednesday March 12, the Illustere School organises a session titled ‘World travellers? On the boundaries of global mobility.’ Travelling Continue…

Inaugural Lecture

As the official invitation states: On Friday January 24th 2014, at 4.00 p.m., Professor dr. ir. B.J. de Kloet, appointed as Professor of Globalisation Continue…

Spectacle and the City is out!

Edited together with Lena Scheen, Amsterdam University Press has recently published this volume in its Cities and Cultures series. As China Continue…

New publication on Pudong as a Shanzhai city

Written together with Lena Scheen, our article titled “Pudong: the shanzhai global city” appears at the European Journal of Cultural Continue…

Lecture on Fuck Off 2

The Groninger Museum has currently a show titled Fuck Off 2, curated by Ai Weiwei, Feng Boyi and Mark Wilson. Continue…

Special issue ‘The Spectre of Europe’ in EJCS is out

A special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies on knowledge, cultural studies and the ‘rise of Asia’ is Continue…

Convivial China

The opening of the academic year focuses on the cooperations between the University of Amsterdam and China. On September the Continue…

New publication on Weibo

Written together with Thomas Poell and Zeng Guohua, this article that is published in the Chinese Journal of Communication, explores Continue…

New publication on rooftop cinema

Written together with Yiu Fai Chow, this piece is just published in the Journal of Chinese Cinemas. We ask ourselves, Continue…

New HERA Project: Creating the ‘new’ Asian woman

Very happy to announce that the HERA project on single women in Delhi and Shanghai, that was submitted together with Continue…

Lausanne Summerschool 2013

From July 22- July 26 the Lausanne Summerschool covers a full week teaching on ‘Visions, Sounds and Memories – Popular Continue…

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference – Beyond the Culture Industry

Singapore, July 3 – 5. The general theme of the 2013 conference is “Beyond the Culture Industry”. In the past two Continue…

Producing Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century

Singapore, 1-2 July. The third conference of the Leverhulme funded Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century network, with Song Hwee Continue…

ICAS Macau Conference

The International Convention for Asian Studies takes place in Macau from June 24 – 27. Here you can visit the Continue…

New Directions in the Development of Creative & Media Industries

Conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 7-8. The international conference “New Directions in the Development of Creative and Continue…

Global Cities and Theories of Interruption

New York University, May 9-10. Bringing together perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences, this international workshop will explore Continue…

Going Global!

A seminar in Spui25 on Monday April 8 from 16.45 – 17.45 to present the ACGS to a wider public. Continue…

What’s Creativity Got To Do With It?

On Tuesday March 26 I will give a lecture “What’s Creativity Got To Do With it? On The Rise of Continue…

UKNA Visiting Scholar

From March 8 to April 6 I am a visiting scholar at Hong Kong University, the Department of Architecture, as Continue…

Where is Home? Place, Belonging and Citizenship in the Asian Century

A two-day workshop examining the transformations of place-making and cultural citizenship in the era of Asian influence. In March 2013, Continue…

Consuming Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust’s International Networks scheme, the project “Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century: Production, Consumption, Imagination” aims Continue…

Social Media Activism in the Arab World and China

Monday January 21, 10.00-22.00 During the Arab Spring revolts, a spontaneous yet coordinated activist use of social media developed. Activists Continue…

Idols, Supergirl and Globalisation

Edited by Koos Zwaan and Joost de Bruin, Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format is Continue…

Sonic Multiplicities is out

Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image, co-authored with Yiu Fai Chow, is out Continue…

Pussy Riot

In Modern Weekly – a magazine in China – an article appeared on the protests surrounding Pussy Riot. In the Continue…

Phobia book is out

The phobia book, written by Yiu Fai Chow, and with images taken by me, is out now. The book has Continue…

Visual Culture and Interruption

This AHRC-NWO research network, which Christoph Lindner of the University of Amsterdam is leading together with Shirley Jordan at Queen Mary, University of Continue…

Opening ACGS

On May 24, the Amsterdam centre for Globalisation Studies was launched with a lecture by Prof. Patrice Petro (Professor of Continue…