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.
Ecoambiguity closely examines East Asian creative portrayals of inconsistent and contradictory human attitudes, behaviors, and information/knowledge concerning the environment.
Global Humanities Projects
Global Humanities Affiliates
Global Humanities Partners
"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.
"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).
"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.