The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding an International Conference via Zoom, "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," from 27–28 April 2021. The conference is free and open to the public, but Zoom account sign-in required.
TWO KEYNOTE LECTURES
• The Many Paths from Sound to Sign in Island Southeast Asia
Honorary Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
• Jawi: Script, Language, People, Religion
Mulaika Hijjas, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
EIGHT (8) PANELS, TWENTY FOUR (24) PAPERS
• Scripts as Art
• Scripts, Conversion and Islamic Education
• Jawi: History and Collection
• Scripts and Cross-Cultural Contact
• Scripts, State and Society
• Scripts and Technology
• Scripts: Revival and Continuity
• Scripts and Christian Missionaries
HOW TO SIGN-UP
Organized by the UP Asian Center, this conference intends to explore the impact of European presence in the various writing traditions of Asia. In what ways were certain languages and especially scripts privileged by colonial states? How is the transition from one writing script to the other reflected in the sources? How do postcolonial societies across Asia view or instrumentalize their varied epigraphical, textual, and codicological traditions?
The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
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The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding an International Conference via Zoom "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," from April 27 to 28, 2021.