11 Ideas

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Research Notes

A Parallel Narrative

Francisco Camacho investigates the similarities between Chinese and South American "antiquity"

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A Short Story of Bagyi Aung Soe in Five Images

Yin Ker discusses the transformation of desire through meditation on desire

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Essays

After the Plague

Phoebe Wong considers an exhibition's haunting imagery after the traumas of SARS and Leslie Cheung's suicide

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Atlas of Asia Art Archive

Map Office explores how Asia is a point of arrival and departure

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Contemporary Asian Art at the Guggenheim

Three approaches to framing contemporary art outside a Eurocentric framework

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Mapping Asia

Note from the Editors

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Mapping Asia: Notes and Clippings

Images and notes from the editors of Field Notes

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River of Smoke (an excerpt)

An excerpt from Amitav Ghosh's The Ibis Trilogy

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Spatializing the Contemporary, Philippine-Style

Oscar Campomanes provides a conceptual and cultural critique of The Philippine Contemporary exhibition

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The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia: W for Weretiger

Ho Tzu Nyen creates a “dictionary” with narratives of shape-shifting and amorphous characters, ideas, and genres

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Conversations

A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles