Reorienting Cultural Flows, an international cooperation

Reorienting Cultural Flows: Engagements between France and East/Southeast Asia, International colloquium at the Florida State University, February 26-28, 2015


Since the Jesuit missionaries first came to China in the sixteenth-century, there has been an ongoing cultural exchange between France and North/South East Asia.

The colloquium Reorienting Cultural Flows proposes to explore this dynamic dialogue with the hope of a deeper understanding of this complex web of interchange, which used to be biased by the context of colonization and is now redefined by the growing power of Asia.

If the encounters between those two worlds have sometimes been characterized by confrontation, misunderstandings or stereotypes, they have also had very positive impacts.

Reorienting Cultural Flows seeks to redress many of these historical oversights, while better penetrating the actual dynamics underlining the relations between these two areas.

The colloquium is organized by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, which considers proposals from a variety of disciplines exploring the literary, artistic, philosophical, culinary, political, historical and religious links that have occurred between Asia and France.

To propose an individual papers or a full panel, please use the following link:

For further information, please contact the organizers:
Bill Cloonan (; Aaron Lan (; Laura Lee (; or Martin Munro (

Article published on September 2, 2014.

Last modified on 02/09/2014

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