Third Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop

Duke University will host a select graduate student conference in conjunction with its third annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop, which will run from March 31 to April 1, 2017. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, we identify Critical Asian Humanities as an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied.

CAH Workshop, 2016

CAH Workshop, 2015



Andrew Jones

UC Berkeley

“Tone-Color Revolution: Teresa Teng and the Cold War Sound System.”

Jin-kyung Lee

UC San Diego

“Modernizing Governance: Narrating Liberalism and New Conceptions of Politics, Economics, and Aesthetics in Colonial Korea.”

Naoki Sakai


“Theory and Anthropological Difference—On the Future of Area Studies.”

Third Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop
March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Duke University