3rd research meeting (February 18, 2021)

The 3rd Caravan research meeting was held on February 18, 2021. It was held online (Zoom) due to Covid-19. The members discussed the significant ways in which the space of ‘the Pacific Ocean’ can be analysed and comprehended, based on the following two materials:

1) Alif Dirlik, “The Asia-Pacific Idea: Reality and Representation in the Invention of a Regional Structure,” in Dirlik ed., What Is In A Rim? Perspectives on the Pacific Region Idea, 2nd edn (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998)

2) Bruce Cumings, “Rimspeak: or, the Discourse of the ‘Pacific Rim'”, in Ibid.

In continuation with the last meeting, we also discussed the concrete formulation of this Caravan project.