New Ethnographies of Asia

20 November 2020 (Fri), 11pm - 12am (SGT)

On the 20th of November, Prof. Lau Ting Hui will be speaking on the panel, Therapeutic Politics of Care: New Ethnographies of Asia. Based on research from three provinces in China, Thailand, and contested Kashmir territory, the panellists will speak to care through themes of viral surveillance, psychiatry under militarization, addiction and historicity, ageing and karmic politics, and colonialism, cosmology, and affliction. Our event aims to interrogate not only the different therapeutic forms and relationships (human and nonhuman) through which care can be performed, but also examine the historical, cultural, and social dimensions that structure its forms and possibilities.