This series seeks to critically engage with the well-established notion of "flows", highlighting the dynamism behind their physical, cultural, economic, and political connections, and the entangled relationships and disruptions that characterize them. Its approach will be multi-disciplinary and its area of research multi-sited across the Asia Pacific, within Asia, and within the Pacific, now and in the past. The series encourages works that craft a space for new paradigms that examine and problematize concepts like regionality and boundary.
Noting how tectonic shifts in both geographical and disciplinary boundaries have generated new research and new conversations, Asia Pacific Flows foregrounds interchanges and reconfigurations. Books appearing in the series will draw attention to the increasingly intersecting nature of otherwise distinct area studies and feature pioneering scholarship at the edges of existing disciplines and area studies paradigms or between seemingly distinct spheres of cultural life and action. The metaphorical breadth of the concept of "flows" accentuates the series' focus on movement and dynamism. Flows can occur across or within existing boundaries; they can forge new channels, carve out new landscapes, unearth old treasures; they can be necessary to health and vitality or result in flooding and disruption. The series will bring together the best of a new model of research for area studies that expands and enhances existing knowledge of the peoples and places of Asia and the Pacific and the ways in which areas intersect with others as peoples, goods, ideas, and other dimensions of the human context flow betwixt and between.