Description de l'atelier / Panel description
Kristina Garalytė  1@  , Bin Ma  2@  , Jerome Doyon  3@  
1 : The Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University  (OC VU)  -  Website
Vilnius university Centre of Oriental Studies | Universiteto St. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius -  Lituanie
2 : ABB Corporate Research
3 : Centre d'études et de recherches internationales  (CERI)  -  Website
CNRS : UMR7050, Sciences Po
56 rue Jacob 75006 PARIS -  France

Panel presentation :

This panel is part of a set of four panels dealing with methodological issues. To conduct fieldwork in the Asian communities (in Asia or elsewhere) implies several implications for the researcher and its place within the studied community. It could lead to numerous tensions and goad the researcher to reconsider his/her posture and its relation with interlocutors. Language barrier, cultural differences, gender questions or ethical issues could be regarded as a difficulty, or in others cases, turn into advantage. In this sense, this panel aims to examine how the researcher can deal with these issues in Asian communities. How the researcher could challenge language or gender issues when he is making fieldwork in Asian communities? Which strategies could be invoked to face ethical issues or cultural barrier? Last but not least, this panel seeks to highlight the specificity (if any) of fieldwork in “Asian field” or “Asian communities”. Does it make sense to speak of fieldwork in “Asia” taken as a whole? Which specificity implies the “Asian field”? The panel will be focused on practical and theoretical feedbacks from young researchers, and will rely mainly on Indian field, Chinese field and Chinese community in Paris. 

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