News and Upcoming Events

Yale InterAsia Book Writing Workshop: Death Poster for Writing Workshopand Life of Nature in Asian Cities II

September 13-14, 2019 
10 Sachem Street, Room 105

This invitation-only workshop is to convene a select group of collaborators, who are based in North America, the United Kingdom, and in Asia, to synthesize the work we have done so far and to prepare the next publication in our series of books. This book will join our previous two volumes to further the interdisciplinary work of the Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia series. In this workshop, participants will revisit their revised papers with the aim to finalize them for publication through a discussion to elicit their contributions to the ecologies of urbanism framework and their insight into the decay and regeneration of urban infrastructure and experience across Asia.

Space is limited. Select Yale faculty and graduate students will be invited to participate. Please contact if you are interested in attending this workshop.



Yale InterAsia Initiative

The InterAsia Initiative is a collaborative multi-institutional group that aims to shift paradigms of how Asia is conceptualized by promoting collaborative research, scholarly networking, and public policy connections.

The InterAsia Initiative is an effort between Yale and six other universities and think tanks around the world, established to create a new paradigm that takes Asia as an interlinked set of formations stretching from the East and Southeast Asia, to South Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East. Pushing inquiries beyond nation-states, land-based demarcations, imperial zones, and cultural boundaries, the Initiative promotes research and conversations that address transregional connections. For critical moments of interaction, we include historical and contemporary periods.


Principal Investigators at Yale University

Professor Helen Siu (Department of Anthropology, MacMillan Center)

“We are working to reveal and depict Asia as an interlinked set of formations stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia.” This approach, she notes, necessitates deep collaboration among social scientists and humanists. (

Professor Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Department of Anthropology, MacMillan Center)

“The InterAsia Initiative will highlight the shifting regional dynamics by mapping the changing shape of emerging sub-regions, as well as the emergence of new narratives on ‘who defines Asia through time’.”  (

In addition to Yale University, the main members of the InterAsia Initiative include the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong,  the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at Göttingen University (Germany), Seoul National University Asia Center and Duke University Global Asia Initiative.

With renewed support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York from Fall 2015, we have been continuing to foster a young generation of researchers that will continue to find new and creative ways to carry out InterAsia research and teaching.