The latest issue of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies provides interesting reflections on the debate on New Area Studies. It is introduced with a conversation between Andrea Fleschenberg and Peter A. Jackson on the spatiality of knowledge and knowledge production. In the following, nine authors discuss various aspects of New Area Studies in three thematic blocks. The first deals with new developments and intellectual challenges currently facing area studies scholars. The second section raises the perspective of New Area Studies as an „emerging discipline“ and examines the case for the transformation of Southeast Asian Studies into a discipline of its own. The third block addresses the task of decolonising knowledge practices and the „opportunity to reconfigure epistemology“ that emerges from the current world-historical context.
You can find the issue (Open Access) here: https://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/iqas/issue/view/792