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Title: Re-discovering the Asian culture through the dialogue with Europe. The interregional cultural exchange and the impact on Pan-Asian identity creation
Authors: Huong Le Thu
Contributors: International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, National Chengchi University
Keywords: Asian culture;Europe;interregional cultural;Pan-Asian identity
Date: 2010-06-02
Issue Date: 2010-06-01 10:04:03 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Asia-Pacific region recently has been eager in regionalisation process and community building. Yet, with the economic integration processes and the political will to create “One Vision, One Community”, there is insufficiency in exploring the understanding for cultures that encompass the region. This paper examines the common activities and joint projects of cultural and artistic exchanges that are facilitated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), implementing the vision of dialogue between the two regions launched by Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM). The author argues that the interaction not only smoothes the progress of rapprochement but also brings Asians closer to each other and serve as a platform for them to realise about own region’s diversity. Participation in these activities brings understanding between the regions, and raises the cultural awareness among the Asians themselves. In this East-West interface, the Asians embark on a journey of re-discovering their own region’s heritage, look for commonalities, and confirm on the regional cultural identity. The inter-regional cultural dialogue serves also mapping purpose for defining what is contemporarily understood by the “Asian culture”, “Asian heritage”, what shapes “cultural borders” of Asia, and whether there exist a “Pan-Asian identity”.
Relation: IDAS國際學術研討會:亞太區域整合的新展望─強國抬頭與關係的強化
IDAS Conference
Description: International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, National Chengchi University, Ph. D student
Data Type: conference
Appears in Collections:[亞太研究英語博/碩士學位學程(IDAS/IMAS)] 會議論文

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