The International Conference on Food Futures will take place September 3-4, 2022.

Asia Pacific Observatory

Toward Blue Humanities

Between Land and Sea

The Asia Pacific Observatory aims to work toward a blue humanities, employing “the Pacific” as a contact zone, method, and concept to examine the dynamic and shifting relationship between land and sea that allows literatures, arts, and other cultural productions in the trans-Pacific context to be engaged in their eco-poetic complexity.

Scholarly Alliances

The Asia-Pacific Observatory, which includes four independent but interrelated groups of projects, seeks to build scholarly alliances whose area of expertise and research interest adequately accord with the vision and purpose of the Humanities for the Environment, while facilitating global network with other Observatories.

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Island and Ocean Ecologies

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Indigenous Ecologies

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Stories of the Land

Publication

Ecoambiguity: Environmental Crises and East Asian Literatures

Ecoambiguity closely examines East Asian creative portrayals of inconsistent and contradictory human attitudes, behaviors, and information/knowledge concerning the environment.

Main Hub

National Sun Yat-sen University

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Global Humanities Projects

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Global Humanities Affiliates

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Global Humanities Partners

Research Projects

Asia Pacific Observatory Projects

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Stories of the Land

"Stories of the Land" introduce animals, foods and policies in relation to farming and agricultural productions in Taiwan and other Pacific islands by inquiring into their colonial past and influences.

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Indigenous Ecologies

"Indigenous Ecologies" examines how the indigenous people in the trans-Pacific context forge practices that invoke the concepts of traditional knowledge, native science, resilience and foodscape, based on the principle of International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).

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Island and Ocean Ecologies

"Island and Ocean Ecologies" investigate place and space from the perspective of the Oceanic peoples in the Pacific, to challenge the borders of nation states and to facilitate relationships between indigenous peoples of the Pacific islands.

Observatory Affiliates

Community members, researchers and scholars.
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Hsinya Huang

Director