The Newsletter 50 Spring 2009

What is a techno-region?

Thomas Lamarre

Asia can be, and has been, imagined as a region in terms of geography, geopolitical configurations, language, culture, society, economy, or some combination of these. In disciplinary terms, there are many different ‘Asias’ that do not necessarily coincide. Is the notion of ‘cyberAsia’ intended to construct a different imaginary of Asia, or offer a critique or a new critical angle on received ways of thinking about things Asian? Or, is the neologism cyberAsia supposed to reflect some new condition that has arisen in Asia?

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