Back to Bandung for the future : the never-ending project of de-imperialization

Kuan-Hsing CHEN, Miao LU, Jack Linchuan QIU

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As intellectuals in modern education systems, “we are all foreigners,” foreign to our histories, local conditions, and commoners living next to us. The proposal for a global Bandung School (BS) has been on the table, with the mission to transform existing modes of thought and carry on the de-imperializing spirit of Bandung. By establishing Mandarin-World Bandung School (MBS), we propose to rediscover the spirit of anti-imperialism through locally grounded praxis and renewed intellectual trusteeship. De-imperialization is possible. The communication field shall be a critical site for global transformation beyond “coloniality.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-288
Number of pages8
JournalCommunication Theory
Issue number2
Early online date22 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Bandung
  • de/imperialization
  • de/colonization
  • Asia
  • Third-World


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