The current globalization is characterized by the speeding up and intensification of the flow of exchanges between different areas of the world.

East Asia’s presence is increasingly closer and evident in the global context. However, far from deepening mutual understanding, the dominant imaginary still emphasizes distance and remoteness.

The processes and dynamics of exchange that developed from the encounter between people and social groups with their own cultural peculiarities need to be recognized in order to overcome the barriers and hierarchies that separate us.

The aim of this website is to bring to light the cultural diversity present in East Asia, as well as the bidirectional cultural transfers between East Asia and the rest of the world.



Conference “Invoking the Silent Majorities

The Aula Magna of the Faculty of Geography will host on May 10th the Conference “Invoking the Silent Majorities” organized by the professor of the Department of Art History, Dr. Laia Manonelles, with the support of the Confucius Institute of Barcelona and the INTER ASIA Research Group.

3rd International Workshop on Chinese Migration in Spain

Since the last edition of this international workshop in 2017, research on Chinese migration in Spain has increased significantly. New phenomena of great impact such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the increase in international tension with broad repercussions on China and its position in the world have had consequences affecting globalization and the established imaginary about China. Chinese international migration and its presence in Spain has not been oblivious to these new circumstances that signal a change in its development and in the transnational links between both countries.
This workshop aims to examine continuities and transformations of Chinese migration in Spain in the background of the emerging realties mentioned above. Hence, the workshop seeks to gather together current research on Chinese migration in Spain in order to identify new investigation needs, and put together suggestions and guidelines for public policies.

Web: https://webs.uab.cat/migracioneschinas/en/

Promoting and Observing Institutions

Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Casa Asia

Japan Foundation

Confucius Institute Foundation Barcelona