As part of its role as the secretariat of the Interasia Partnership, the ACSS sponsored and co-organized two workshops in January 2023.
The Inter-Asian Legalities workshop was held at the National University of Singapore on January 12-13:
This event was jointly organized by the Inter-Asia Engagements and the Asian Urbanisms Clusters at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).
The workshop considered the contemporary realities and historical foundations that legal systems and cultures are built upon in Asia. It responds to a conundrum that entails the reconceptualization of Asia as a set of interconnected processes: as borders are being crossed more easily than ever before, abetted by technological advancements in digital infrastructure, local legal regimes and actors continue to maintain their socio-political and territorial resonance.
Mapping Connections: China and Contemporary Development in the Middle East. This workshop took place in Beirut, Lebanon on January 14, 15 and was co-organized with the University of Exeter.
The Mapping Connections project supports and mentors Early Career Researchers working on various aspects of the Middle East’s evolving relationship with China. In addition to creating new knowledge about China and the Middle East, the project seeks to strengthen academic collaboration between scholars working in (and on) the Middle East and China.
For more details on the project team, please see the following link.