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Sixth Annual ACGS Conference: Racial Orders, Racist Borders

17-18 October 2019, Amsterdam. Please click here for the provisional programme. Racial Orders, Racist Borders is the sixth annual conference Continue…

China Is Creative! – Rethinking Creativity in a Globalized China

Symposium, University of Amsterdam, 29-31 August 2019 (Thurs-Sat) Who is creative in China today? What does creativity mean in the Continue…

Note on a delayed return…

For almost two years I have not been using this website. This had different reasons. However, starting the new academic Continue…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Collecting Geographies Conference

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

Spectacle and the City is out

Edited together with Lena Scheen, with contributions from Ackbar Abbas, Chua Beng Huat, Robin Visser, Yomi Braester, Jeroen de Kloet, 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…

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…

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…

V Cijfers en mascottes

De opening van de Olympische Spelen is om 8 uur, op 8 augustus van het jaar 2008. Hieruit spreekt een Continue…

III Rouw en de natiestaat

De aardbeving in Sichuan was niet alleen voelbaar in Beijing – honderden mensen renden in paniek het gebouw uit waar Continue…