Das Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) veröffentlicht seine wichtigsten Forschungsergebnisse in hochrangigen referierten Zeitschriften, in renommierten Buchreihen sowie in Publikationen, die ein breites Publikum ansprechen - vollständige Auflistung unten. Die hauseigene Working Paper-Series (mit in-house peer review und language editing) unterstützt dieses Vorhaben. Mit dem International Quarterly for Asian Studies (vormals Internationalen Asienforum) publiziert das ABI eine wichtige referierte Fachzeitschrift der Asienforschung.
Andreas Mehler and Miriam Glund published a conference report which summarises the results of a workshop in June 2021.
Michaela Pelican recently published a paper that introduces a mini-series of ABI working papers addressing the Anglophone conflict in Cameroon.
This Special Issue presents a series of insightful papers across a range of empirical sites that illuminate not only that profound change is underway with the (uncertain) rise of China and the global reach of its infrastructural projects amidst planetary phase shift, but also how that is currently unfolding.
During the past decades, Asian Studies scholars have made outstanding contributions on the topic of how political elites have promoted changes in clothing in their projects of modernising their citizens or creating new nationalist identities (such as by inventing national dress). But the visual power of the politics of appearances allows also marginal and oppressed groups to send powerful messages. This special issue proposes to shift the analytical lens from the way sartorial changes have come from above – i.e., from political elites in power – to examining instead how resistance movements, including women’s movements, social movements, minorities and marginalised groups, utilise the semiotics of dress to advance their agendas from below. Thus, this issue underscores the importance of dress, bodily deportment, fashion and etiquette, analysing how these have been intrinsic to the performance of social, political, cultural, religious and gendered identities, and in challenging the status quo. The focus here is on how dress and fashion are marshalled for the performance of collective action, socio-political dissent, alternative politics and identity politics.
This issue of IQAS seeks to focus on the 1960s in Asia, covering East, South-east and South Asia and discussing the decade from perspectives that have often escaped notice. It sheds a critical light on the notion of the “global sixties” and focuses on the local in order to grasp the spirit of the 1960s in selected Asian countries. It looks at individual nation-states but also transcends their borders, tracing transnational and transregional connectivities, mobilities and relations
Tilman Lüdke recently published a working paper on whether sectarianism – or rather, sectarian violence – in Syria and in Iraq is the outcome of societal upheaval in times of crisis or a historically grown phenomenon that can only be controlled by authoritarian regimes.