BANDUNG LEGACY AND GLOBAL FUTURE: New Insights and Emerging Forces
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2015 was the year of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference. Several manifestations of commemoration of this turning point of world history were organised along the year 2014-15 in diverse countries: China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Nepal, Netherlands, Tunisia, USA,… Why all these commemorations? What do they reveal? What are their outcomes? This book tries to answer these questions by presenting selected papers coming from those diverse manifestations. The papers are written by 20 academics from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and USA.They are: Adams Bodomo (Ghana/Austria), Aziz Salmone Fall (Egypte/Senegal/Canada), Beatriz Bissio (Uruguay/Brazil), Darwis Khudori (Indonesia/France), Erebus Wong (China), Ida Busnetty (Indonesia), Istvan Tarrosy (Hungary), Jason E. Strakes (Georgia/USA), Lau Kin Chi (China), Lazare Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso/ France), Lin Chun (China/UK), Manoranjan Mohanty (India), Merick Freedy Alagbe (Benin/France), Naoko Shimuza (Japan/UK), Noha Khalaf (Palestine/France), Seema Mehra Parihar (India), Sit Tsui (China), Trikurnianti (Yanti) Kusumanto (Indonesia/Netherlands), Tulus T.H. Tambunan (Netherlands/Indonesia), Wen Tiejun (China).
Writer, architect and historian specialised in the Contemporary Arab and Muslim World,Darwis Khudoriis Associate Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Le Havre, France, member of GRIC (Group of Research on Identity and Culture) and Director of Master’s Degree in International Management specialised in Exchanges with Asia, at the same university. He is the initiator and coordinator of the Bandung Spirit Network, an academic and civil society movement based on the spirit of the 1995 Bandung Conference, and Bandung Spirit Book Series as a way to develop sciences in developing countries through book publication in cooperative way in order to make academic books affordable to readers in developing world. The last book published in this framework isReligious Diversity in a Globalised Society: Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia, a co-publication of Indonesian, Philippine, French, Lebanese and Dutch academic institutions, 2013.