Journals have played a central role in the formation of intellectual communities throughout Asia since modern times. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements, launched in 2000, is no exception, except that it has attempted to connect with local intellectual circles and to build a multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference and a summer school, and it has established an Inter-Asia School to launch regional projects inside/outside the universities. However, the Inter-Asia Network is not yet a cohesive community capable of developing an analytical framework beyond nation-states from the angle of the continent as a whole, and of linking with its counterparts in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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