What about Asia? Revisiting Asian Studies brings together scholars from Asia, Europe and America to test the strength of a field of study which, considering the rise of Asia, should be gaining momentum. But is it? This is one of the many questions that the contributors to this volume ask themselves. In the past decade the use and legitimacy of area studies, and in particular Asian studies, have been passionately debated in conferences and academic journals. What about Asia? gives the current state of the debate on Asian studies by tackling the issue from a multiregional and interdisciplinary perspective.
Josine Stremmelaar, MA is Executive Manager of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden/Amsterdam) and Executive Officer of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS).
Dr. Paul van der Velde is Senior Consultant at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden/Amsterdam) and Secretary of ICAS.