The University of Queensland, Nanyang Technological University Singapore + IIT Delhi present a 2-day conference livestreamed via Zoom:
Digital Transactions in Asia IV:
Digital transactions platforms & cultures are key to Asian social transformations—what's happening in everyday life, markets & policy?
Opening keynote: “Central Bank Digital Currencies in Asia: A Regional Perspective” by Bill Maurer
February 9th, Wednesday
Register for Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/digital-transactions-in-asia-iv-tickets-252810883157
The Asian region is passing through a period of unprecedented social and economic change, and digital transaction platforms operate at the centre of these processes. Transaction platforms take a number of forms, including point of sale payment apps, money transfer services, trading platforms, micro credit apps, and the multi-faceted exchange mechanisms built into retail, service and social media platforms. The capture of transactional processes within platform ecosystems actively converges social, economic, and cultural exchanges in novel ways. Transactional cultures are thus a fundamental building block in the transformation of Asian societies since, in adopting digital systems, localised communities adapt their transactional cultures in line with their own environments, means and norms. The scale and scope of the shift to digital transactions is at its most acute in Asia, as the location of the world’s digital majority, and as a region where digitization has become synonymous with national and transnational development ambitions.
Transaction platforms are central to the strategic design and operation of platform ecosystems, a digital paradigm that infuses commercial ambitions and state policy. To remake the financial system is to reshape the social system, and digital transactions are laden in each case with powerful meanings that determine the parameters of trust, reciprocity and social relationships. Addressing both the systemic implications and grassroots experiences of digital transactions in Asia, our fourth multilateral conference and workshop event will consider the instances and processes through which new sets of social, economic and political transactions are being established between markets and publics, citizens and states, cultures and commodities in Asia. Following the format of previous events, Digital Transactions in Asia IV will include presentations from across Asia. Presenters are invited to our virtual workshop sessions on critical methodological, theoretical and logistical issues for addressing the rise of Digital Transactions in Asia.
Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine
Heather Horst, University of Western Sydney
Ping Sun, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad
Nicholas Loubere, Lund University
Following the format of previous events, Digital Transactions in Asia IV will include
presentations from across Asia. Workshops will address critical methodological, theoretical
and logistical issues for addressing the rise of Digital Transactions in Asia.
Given the inter-and trans-disciplinary nature of its theme, the conference is intended to be of interest to researchers from a diverse variety of backgrounds and disciplinary orientations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, IT, Economics and Law.
About the organizers:
Digital Transactions in Asia IV is hosted by Asian Communication Research Centre, Wee Kim Wee School of Communications, Nanyang Technological University
Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland.
Adrian Athique (University of Queensland)
Emma Baulch (Monash Malaysia)
Gerard Goggin (Nanyang Technological University)
Vigneswara Ilavarasan (IIT Delhi)
Jinna Tay (National University of Singapore)
Haiqing Yu (RMIT)
For inquiries, contact Adrian Athique: firstname.lastname@example.org