Annual Meeting
January 14-16, 2000
Durham, North Carolina

PROGRAM

[Updated through 1/27/2000]

SYNOPSIS

Friday, January 14   3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Board Room 503]
    4:00-8:00pm   REGISTRATION [Second Floor Balcony]
    8:00pm   Plenary Session I: Indian Dance Performance [Greenbriar A-B]
Saturday, January 15   8:00-5:00pm   REGISTRATION [Second Floor Balcony]
    8:30-10:00am   Panel Session A
    10:00-10:15am   Break
    10:15-11:45am   Panel Session B
    12:00-1:45pm   Luncheon and Business Meeting [Greenbriar A-B-C]
    2:00-3:30pm   Panel Session C
    3:30-3:45pm   Break
    3:45-5:15pm   Panel Session D
    5:30-6:30pm   Plenary Session II: Address by AAS President [Greenbriar C-D]
    6:30-7:30pm   Reception [Greenbriar A-B]
Sunday, January 16   7:00am   Executive Committee Meeting [Bel Gusto Restaurant Faculty Room]
    8:00-10:00am   REGISTRATION [Second Floor Balcony]
    8:30-10:00am   Panel Session E
    10:00-10:15am   Break
    10:15-11:45am   Panel Session F

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday, January 14

3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Board Room 503]    
4:00-8:00pm   Registration [Second Floor Balcony]    
8:00pm   Plenary Session I: Performance of Indian Dance [Greenbriar A-B]    

Saturday, January 15

8:00am-5:00pm   Registration [Second Floor Balcony]
8:30-10:00am   PANEL SESSION A
  A.1 VISIONS OF WOMEN IN INDIA: DISCOVERING CONNECTIONS [Room 604]
      Chair: Tamara Valentine, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg
    Cultural Bias and the Status of Women in India
      Veena Khandke, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg
    Gendered Environments and the Legal System in India
      Demerie Faitler, Furman University
    Gendering Performance and Performing Gender in Village India
      Carol Babirack, Syracuse University
    Indian Women Crossing Cultural Borders: Two Feet in Two Worlds
      Tamara Valentine
    Discussant: the audience
  A.2 CHINA IN CONTINUOUS REFORM [Room 602]
      Chair: Martin Slann, Clemson University
    The State and Society in Post-Deng China: Impact of the New Round of SOE Reform in Liaoning
      Xiaobo Hu, Clemson University
    Poverty Alleviation in China: A Program Evaluation
      Kate Palmer, Furman University
    Chinese Economic Nationalism in Comparative Perspective
      Hongying Wang, Syracuse University
    Discussant: Martin Slann
  A.3 CONTEXTS FOR VIETNAMESE LITERATURE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL< TRANSNATIONAL [Room 603]
      Chair: Dan Duffy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    The Tale of Kieu and the Verse Novel in Viet Nam
      Eric Henry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Duong Thu Huong and Her Contemporaries in Indonesia
      Tony Day, University of Sydney
    Discussant: Dan Duffy
  A.4 THE VARIED TAPESTRY OF CHINESE HISTORY [Room 605]
      Chair: Kristin Stapleton, University of Kentucky
    Marriage of Imperial Princesses in T’ang China
      Jessey J. C. Choo, University of Toronto
    Tibet and the Nazis: From Himmler to Harrer
      Derek Waller, Vanderbilt University
    Discussant: the audience
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION B
  B.1 ASIA: RELIGION, SOCIETY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT [Room 603]
    Cancelled
  B.2 TEACHING ASIAN STUDIES THROUGH A MODEL UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM [Room 602]
    Outreach Roundtable Panelists
      Linda Morrison, North Cobb High School (Kennesaw, GA) – Chair
      Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State University
      Azeem Shaikh, Duke University
  B.3 INSIDE OUT, OUTSIDE IN, AND UPSIDE DOWN: RE-IMAGING CHINA AT THE END OF THE CENTURY [Room 604]
      Chair: Rong Cai, Emory University
    Speaking Chinese to the Mirror: The Dilemma of Chinese Poetry in Exile
      Dian Li, University of Arizona
    Disclaiming the Foreign: Father, Mother, and the Bastard in Mo Yan’s Fengru feitun
      Rong Cai
    Discussant: Gang Yue, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  B.4 JAPANESE CULTURE IN THE LATE 1940s AND '50s [Room 605]
      Chair: James B. Leavell, Furman University
    The American Occupation and the Establishment of a 6-3-3-4 Educational System: American Pressure and Japanese Response
      Harry Wray, Nanzan University
    Japanese Culture in America in the 1950s
      David L. Hess, Lander University
    Discussant: the audience
12:00-1:45   Luncheon and Business Meeting [Greenbriar A-B-C]
2:00-3:30   PANEL SESSION C
  C.1 TEACHING JAPAN IN URBAN SCHOOLS [Room 602]
      Chair: Lucien Ellington, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
    Outreach Roundtable Panelists:
      Martha Louise Callahan, Memphis City Schools
      Joel Wilhite, Shelby County, TN Schools
      Jamie Staub, Jefferson Parish, LA Schools
      Melanie D. Reiger, Jefferson Parish, LA Schools
      Richard Schmitt, Jr., Jefferson Parish, LA Schools
  C.2 BUDDIST MIND/BODY CREATIVITY [Room 603]
      Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Self-Cultivation and Artistic Process in the Philosophy of Yuasa Yasuo
      Harriette Grissom, Atlanta College of Art
    The Creative Flash: A Comparative Study of the Imagination
      Jason Wirth, Oglethorpe University
    Zen’s Aesthetic Perception in Self-creating (not) Self: Faint Echoes of Animals, Plants, and Other
      David Jones
    Discussant: the audience
  C.3 CHINA, TAIWAN, AND THE UNITED STATES: NEGOTIATING THE TRIANGLE [Room 605]
      Chair: Brantly Womack, University of Virginia
    Multi-Dimensions of Sino-American Relationship: Problems and Opportunities
      Weixing Chen, East Tennessee State University
    Koo-Wang Talks? External Pressures and Internal Restraints
      Wei-chin Lee, Wake Forest University
    Discussant: Brantly Womack
  C.4 WOMEN AND WARRIORS IN EARLY CHINESE LITERATURE [Room 604]
      Chair: Charlotte Beahan, Murray State University
    Gendered Persona and Poetic Voice: The Abandoned Woman in Tang and Five Dynasties Song Lyrics (ci)
      Maija Bell Samei, Independent Scholar, Chapel Hill, NC
    Mu Guiying and Fan Lihua: Superwomen Warrior Heroines in Popular Chinese Military Romance and Opera
      Ann L. Lo, Independent Scholar, Tallahassee, FL
    Discussant: Charlotte Beahan
  C.5 SOUTH ASIAN SECURITY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE [Greenbriar D]
      Chair: William W. Reinhardt, Randolph-Macon College
    Pakistan in the 21st Century: Perils and Prospects
      Shafik Hashmi, Georgia Southern University
    Discussant: the audience
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:15   PANEL SESSION D
  D.1 WILL THE REAL CONFUCIUS PLEASE STAND UP [Room 602]
      Chair: Winston Lo, Florida State University
    Roundtable Panelists:
      Ronald Dimberg, University of Virginia
      Feng Lan, Florida State University
  D.2 PRE-TOKUGAWA JAPANESE CULTURE: LANGUAGE, STATECRAFT, AND RELIGION [Room 603]
      Chair: Hal W. French, University of South Carolina-Columbia
    Civil Servant or Obedient Servant? Officials in Sengoku Japan
      Ronald K. Frank
    The Zen of Moving and Staying
      Hal W. French
    Discussant: the audience
  D.3 MONEY AND POLITICS IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA [Room 604]
      Chair: W. C. (Terry) Neale, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Globalization and India: Ideology versus Running Dogs of World Decency
      W. C. (Terry) Neale
    The Development of Development: Modernity, Aid, and the "Asian Miracle"
      Robert Shepherd, George Mason University
    Cultural Differentiations in Southeast Asian Politics: The Role of Overseas Chinese in Shaping Political Cultures of the Region
      Wang Shiru, University of Mississippi
    Discussant: the audience
  D.4 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS [Room 605]
      Chair: C. K. Yoon, James Madison University
    Church People by the Numbers: Comparing Chinese and Foreign Catholic Priests
      Thomas A. Breslin, Florida International University
    Embracing the Polar Bear: China’s Policy toward Russia in the 1990s
      Peng Deng, High Point University
    Discussant: the audience
  D.5 ASPECTS OF JAPANESE LITERATURE [Greenbriar D]
      Chair: Robert C. Petersen, Middle Tennessee State University
    Tsubouchi Shoyo’s Xenophobic Dreamscape of 1886
      John Mertz, North Carolina State University
    Aesthetics of the Postmodern and the Premodern: Tanaka Yasuo and Ihara Saikaku
      Junko Ikezu Williams, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    From Child to Adult: The Process of Gender Construction in Tanizaki Junichiro’s The Bridge of Dreams
      Robert C. Petersen
    Discussant: the audience
5:30-6:30   Plenary Session II - Address: Engendering the Histories of "Asian Civilizations" [Greenbriar C-D]
      Susan Mann, President, Association for Asian Studies
6:30-7:30   Reception [Greenbriar A-B]

Sunday, January 16

7:00am   Executive Committee Meeting [Bel Gusto Restaurant Faculty Room]
8:30-10:00am   Registration [Second Floor Balcony]
8:30-10:00   PANEL SESSION E
  E.1 TEN YEARS TO CHINA [Room 603]
      Chair: Long Xu, Furman University
    Roundtable Panelists:
      Alta Zhu, East China Normal University/Furman University
      Katherine Palmer Kaup, Furman University
  E.2 INTERSECTIONS: RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN OCCUPIED JAPAN [Room 602]
      Chair: Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Promoting Democracy in Japanese Women’s Magazines
      Jan Bardsley
    Do Fighting Men Need Women? Tamura Taijiro's Korean "Comfort Women" Stories
      Eleanor Kerkham, University of Maryland
    Sexual Fraternization: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender in Occupied Japan
      Marlene Mayo, University of Maryland
    Discussant: Joanne Izbicki, Wake Forest University
  E.3 CHINESE POLITICS. PAST, AND PRESENT [Room 604]
      Chair: Wei-chin Lee, Wake Forest University
    Nationalism, Federalism, and China’s Search for Modernization – An Historical Perspective
      Leslie H. Chen, Independent Scholar, Alexandria, VA
    Voting Methods Used in Chinese Village Elections
      Emerson Niou, Duke University
    Discussant: the audience
  E.4 TEACHING JAPANESE MUSIC, DANCE, AND LANGUAGE TO AMERICANS [Room 605]
    Japanese Language Class for Adult Learners
      Yoshimi Yamagata, Wake Technical Community College
    Discussant: the audience
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION F
  F.1 THE RYUKYU ISLANDS AND THE PHILLIPINES: JAPAN'S FAR SOUTH [Room 603]
      Chair: J. Edward Kidder, International Christian University (emeritus)
    The Ryukyu Islands in Prehistoric Perspective
      J. Edward Kidder
    Shima-uta Paradise: Siting Okinawa in Song
      James E. Roberson, College of William and Mary
    En/countering the Eroticized Body: "Entertainers" and Filipina Wives in/from Japan
      Nobue Suzuki, University of Hawaii
    Discussant: the audience
  F.2 WORDS AND PICTURES: CHINESE ART, POETRY, AND FILM [Room 602]
      Chair: Cliff McMahon, Virginia State University
    The Sign System in Chinese Landscape Paintings
      Cliff McMahon
    Chinese Poets and the Poetry Writing of Seamus Heaney: A Case Study
      De-an Wu Swihart, University of Memphis
    For North to South: Death of the Fifth Generation (of Chinese Cinema)
      Tan Ye, University of South Carolina-Columbia
    Discussant: the audience
  F.3 EDUCATION AND LITERATURE IN SOUTH ASIA [Room 605]
      Chair: Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara, North Carolina Central University
    Approaches to Teaching Post-Colonial World Literatures in English
      Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara
    Achieving an Education: Self-Motivation and the Role of Patriarchy in the Lives of Young Women in a Calcutta basti
      Suchitra Samanta, Hollins College
    Discussant: the audience
  F.4 NEW WAYS OF TEACHING ABOUT ASIA [Room 604]
    Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
  Modern Chinese History – How Does It Fit?
    Dorothea Martin, Appalachian State University
  Developing an Asian Study Abroad Program: Challenges and Opportunities
    Pamella A. Seay, Florida Gulf Coast University
  Discussant: the audience