The Newsletter 90 Autumn 2021

News from the European Alliance for Asian Studies

Christiane BrosiusAxel Michaels

This page is devoted to the research activities carried out by members of the European Alliance for Asian Studies (EAAS).

The articles on the “News from the EAAS” pages in this edition represent the desire to study transregional entanglements across Asia and beyond. The first contribution is on the “Shaping Asia” network, coordinated by Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld) and Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg). The second introduces the newly funded research collaboration “Heritage as Placemaking”, headed by Sabin Ninglekhu (Kathmandu), Sasanka Perera (Delhi), Stefanie Lotter (London), and Heidelberg. The last section assembles recent research and teaching initiatives on and with Nepal at Heidelberg, including digital documentation and research-based teaching that bridges comparative work on urban transformation in Nepal, India, and Germany. The EAAS pages have been compiled by Christiane Brosius and Axel Michaels, who joined the European Alliance of Asia Scholars (EAAS) for the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) at Heidelberg University in 2015.


Shaping Asia: Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborations
By Christiane Brosius, Claudia Derichs, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, and Ursula Rao
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Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia
By Christiane Brosius, Stefanie Lotter, Sabin Ninglekhu and Sasanka Perera
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Studying, Documenting, and Teaching Nepal’s Cultural Heritage
By Christiane Brosius, Axel Michaels, Rajan Khatiwoda, Astrid Zotter, Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Arunava Dasgupta
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