65 years after the historical 1955 Bandung Conference, is there any change in global order in all its dimensions (cultural, ecological, economical, political and spiritual dimensions)? In what sense Bandung constitutes a rupture and a continuity of historical global order? Is colonialism dead and decolonisation completed? Is the position of centre and peripheries of capitalism stable or moving? Does development means following the centre? Did multipolarism replace bipolarism? Does Bandung constitute a bifurcation in the trajectory of historical world system? Is the notion of division East-West and North-South still relevant? Is the notion of class struggle still useful? Does the end of Cold War mean the end of potential World War? Did new hegemons replace the old ones? Why does the armament technology continue to develop? Who do take benefit of the armament industries and trade? What is the place of individual living being, human as well as animal and vegetation, in this changing world? Is there any chance for the poor, the weak, the disadvantaged, to improve their state of being in peaceful way? Is there any role of humanities, art, culture, architecture, literature, religion, spirituality in directing the global change?
It is to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Bandung Conference that questions related to global order in all its dimensions are chosen to be the main subject of presentation and discussion of the fourth edition of The Rise of Asia Conference Series. It encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…), based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…).
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The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their abstracts before August 31, 2019. The selected abstracts will be communicated to their authors in October 2019.