Publié le 28 octobre 2022 Mis à jour le 28 octobre 2022

The Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS and the Center for Africa-Asia Contemporary Culture Studies (CAACCS) of Kyoto Seika University are pleased to invite you to the roundtable " Connecting Africa and Asia. Afrasia As a Benign Community".


le 7 novembre 2022

10.30 - 12.30 (Paris time),
18.30 - 20.30 (Tokyo time)

Centre de colloques, Visioconférence

Place du Front populaire, Aubervilliers (Room n°3.03, 3rd floor)

In english

Read the book online (Open access)

By the 22nd century, according to current demographic projections, African and Asian societies will constitute more than 80% of the world's population, in roughly equal proportion. Yoichi Mine, Professor of Global Studies at Kyoto Doshisha University, discusses these projections and puts them in historical perspective in order to conceive the conditions of existence of a semi-global entity, designated as Afrasia. If the history bears witness to numerous forms of exchange of commodities and ideas between these two regions of the world, notably through the values and norms of Islam, it remains to conceive the conditions for the continuation of multilateral, inter-religious and inter-linguistic dialogues that will allow for the continuation of an "inoffensive community", in its internal evolutions and in its relation with the rest of the world.

After an introduction by the author, the discussion will be conducted in English. The analyses and proposals of the book will be commented by Kae Amo (Kyoto Seika University, CAACCS) (TBC), Mohamed Belhadj (EHESS, CCJ-CéSor), Eloi Ficquet (EHESS, CéSor), Sakiko Nakao (Kyoto Seika University, CAACCS), Yana Pak (EHESS, CETOBAC), and Mayuko Yamamoto (EHESS, CESPRA). The CAACCS team will be participating by videoconference.

That event is organized by the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (FFJ) and the Center for Africa-Asia Contemporary Culture Studies (CAACCS) of Kyoto Seika University, in the framework of the research group "Seeing the world in ‘triangulation".

This roundtable is organized in connection with the international conference “Knowledge and Know-How Situated: Humanities and Social Sciences and the World” held at Campus Condorcet, 2022 Nov. 8-10. To see the program click here.