Asian history has traditionally been one dynasty after another, slowly replaced by area studies. Cognitive geography offers a way to think beyond "connections", "borderlands" or "alterity' in the flow of ideas, material goods and people by focusing on the physical, institutional, and mental components of routes in the greater Asian world.
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Routes and Cognitive Geography: An Alternate Asian History
Stewart Gordon, University of Michigan
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 3:30pm
Stewart Gordon, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several books on Asia and world history. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships for research and travel. Stewart regularly conducts workshops for high school, community college and university teachers on the teaching of history. He has consulted on documentaries for the Discovery Channel and History Channel. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and in his spare time carves folk art automata.