[Virtual Seminar] (Un)folding Anthropocene dumplings: Animal and sustainable food advocacy in Asia

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We're happy to announce the second Sci-Tech Asia Virtual Seminar! All welcome!

(Un)folding Anthropocene dumplings:
Animal and sustainable food advocacy in Asia

Meat analogues have an established history in Asian dietary and culinary practices where they have traditionally been associated with Buddhism. Against this backdrop, the introduction of new plant-based meat substitutes as modern, animal-friendly, and climate-conscious alternatives is gradually changing the foodscape in the region. This development is closely connected to a complex chain of advocacy grounded in ideological and material translations and reinterpretations. This session will discuss the rise of animal rights and ethical vegan movements in Asia and the role of these actors in advancing food transformation in the Anthropocene.

About the Author:
Gina Song Lopez is a first-year PhD candidate at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University. Her doctoral research focuses on the expansion of the Plant-based/Vegan movement in Asia, and the role of environmental and animal advocacy movements in transforming human-nature relations through food.


Dec. 3, 2020


2:00-3:15pm (GMT), 6:00-7:15am (Pacific Standard Time), 10:00pm-11:15am (Hong Kong Time)

This webinar will take place online via Zoom.

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The webinar will also be live-streamed on Facebook for those who are unable to participate via Zoom.

About Sci-Tech Asia:


Sci-Tech Asia is an international research network promoting approaches to science and technology from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences. The network is open to researchers working on all geographical areas, but priority is given to researchers focusing on Asian contexts. Research interests are very diverse, not just in terms of topics but also in terms of theoretical approaches and disciplinary orientations. Sci-Tech Asia research focuses on contemporary issues, but also includes historical approaches to the formation of modern scientific and technological cultures in Asia and the world. The network was founded in Hong Kong in 2017 and is committed to the development of collaborative ties with researchers based in different countries and continents. This includes facilitating conversations between scholars working on different parts of Asia and building a global network of concerned scholars.


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Yichen representing Sci-Tech Asia convenors 

Prof. Loretta Lou (LSE / University of Macau)

Mr. Yichen Rao (University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Gonçalo D. Santos (University of Coimbra)