The French Academic Network on Asian Studies organizes two online scientific days Asia in care: The concern for others through the lens of Asian studies.
This workshop aims to discuss the multiple aspects of care with specialists of this field and researchers who approach this concept through original and multifaced perspectives, in various locations.
Asia “in Care” workshop aims to discuss the multiple aspects of care with specialists of this field and researchers who approach this concept through original and multifaced perspectives, in various locations.
We will explore the meanings of this concept or caring broadly defined as "a species activity that includes that we do to maintain, continue and repair our world so that we can live in it as well as possible " (Tronto, 1993). We will try, through examples of research works, to specify the forms that caring may take, the way in which it may be approached in the field of Asian studies, and the numerous issues that it raises.
Six thematic workshops will include each four papers that will be discussed. We will question the boundaries of caring in order to try and identify its limits, which may be human or non-human. We will discover some of its narratives and representations, expressed through either artistic or commercial approach, with words, through literature, iconography or even films. We will explore its moral, ethical, normative and legal dimensions. We will be looking at its specificities in the context of prevention and management of health problems, within the general population, among people with disabilities, for the elderly or in specific institutions such as hospitals. We will examine potential links between care and religious doctrines and practices, try and understand to what extent care contributes to shaping or transforming family and social ties, and how it is expressed in relation to femininity, maternity and parenthood. We will put it in perspective with different forms of therapy. We will talk about economic, commercial and advertising issues that it carries, as well as technological innovations that it may lead to. These issues may be discussed at individual, inter-individual, community or even inter-state and worldwide scales.
These workshops will offer a very rich overview of a complex phenomenon that is both topical, and based on practices, beliefs and attitudes rooted in a long history. A synthesis of these papers will offer a perspective on the contributions of this scientific event.
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