The forum will be hosted by Kyushu University Border Studies in collaboration with National University of Taiwan, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Asia New Zealand Foundation and will be held on Thursday 5 November 2020. The Foundation's involvement in the forum is through our Track II NextGen programme.
Forty emerging scholars from across the region with research interests in North Asia – particularly Japan, Korea and Taiwan – will meet online to discuss how heritage can incorporate and promote diverse histories and memories, and how these can contribute to countering unitary and exclusionist narratives.
This is an exciting opportunity for Leadership Network members to openly debate specific challenges about political contestation over sites of heritage and memory – and how it relates to our experience in New Zealand and across Asia. The Forum will serve as a platform for participants to share their own research, experiences and stories.
The Forum will take place over the afternoon of Thursday 5 November and will help prepare participants for making the most of a full academic conference "Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific" on 6-7 November, which aims to bring together inter-disciplinary work on territorial disputes and the politics of heritage.