Organized Panel Session
THIS SESSION IS CANCELED.
Borders are contentious issues in Asia. From China’s “nine-dash line” to conflicts over islands between Korea and Japan, there has been increasing international attention on claims to borders in the region. But Thomas Nail, in his <em>Theory of the Border</em>, asks us to pay attention not only to where lines are drawn, but to borders as things that <em>do </em>things in themselves, and ask what flows borders enable, and how borders might hide pre-existing unities (material, historical, or cultural). In this panel, we seek to present scholarship that engages with the productive possibilities of the border as a horizon of possibility. This may include cross-border financial flows, the movement of material (e.g. water) across borders, how those on the opposite side are imagined, etc. What do borders enable us to do or think?