The University of Iowa

UI symposium explores Asia's re-integration May 5-8

April 29th, 2010

The University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) will hold an international symposium titled “From Area Studies to Transregional Studies: Contours of Globalization in Asia’s Re-integration” from Wednesday, May 5, through Saturday, May 8, in the University Capitol Centre, Rooms 1117 (International Commons) and 2390 (Executive Board Room). Presentations on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7, are free and open to the public.  Please see the website listed below for information on topics, times and location.

The symposium explores the diverse possibilities for critically reconsidering the Asian region in the age of globalization. It achieves this through fostering conversation between international, interdisciplinary scholars from around the world.

The symposium is divided into four sessions: impacts of globalization, immigrant labor and borderlands, global flow of religion and transnational reconfiguration of culture. By focusing on both the nation-state level and the non-governmental level, the symposium will address new ways of looking at Asia with reference to globalization.

Symposium information is located at

Sponsors include CAPS and UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Dongwang Liu at 319-335-1305 or