40th Annual Meeting
January 12-14, 2001
Tallahassee, Florida

PROGRAM

SYNOPSIS

Friday, January 12 3:00pm Executive Committee Meeting
  4:00-8:00pm REGISTRATION
  8:00pm Plenary Session I: Asian Music Performance
Saturday, January 13 8:00-5:00pm REGISTRATION
  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
  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
  6:30-7:30pm Reception
Sunday, January 14 7:00am Executive Committee Meeting
  8:00-10:00am REGISTRATION
  8:30-10:00am Panel Session E
  10:00-10:15am Break
  10:15-11:45am Panel Session F

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday, January 12

3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Tallahassee Room]
4:00-8:00pm   Registration [Lobby]
8:00pm   Plenary Session I: Performance of Indian Dance [Leon Room]

Saturday, January 13

8:00am-5:00pm   Registration
8:30-10:00am   PANEL SESSION A
  A.1 NEWS AND OLDS IN CHINA'S TWENTIETH CENTURY [Leon Room]
      Panel Organizer: Edward S. Krebs, Duke Study in China
Chair: Roger B. Jeans, Washington and Lee University
    'New' in the First New China, 1895-1915
      Douglas R. Reynolds, Georgia State University
    A New Generation Grows Old: May 4th Veterans on Cultural Trends in the 1930s and 1940s
      Kristin Stapleton, University of Kentucky
    'Old’ in the Newest New China: Constructing One’s Own History from Nostalgia Publications in the 1990s
      Edward S. Krebs, Duke Study in China
    Discussant: Roger S. Krebs, Duke Study in China
  A.2 TRADITIONAL CHINESE PHILOSOPHY [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    No-things that are Some-things: Democritus and Daoists on the Void
      Erin M. Cline, Belmont University
    Implications for Moral Life of the Concept of Ming in the Mencius
      Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University
    Discussant: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
  A.3 MONGOLIA-ASIAN RELATIONS [Florida Room West]
      Chair: Alicia Campi, Indiana University
    Monglian-Tibetan Relations: Politics and Religion Intertwined
      Alicia Campi, Indiana University
    Mongolian-Indian Relations in the 20th Century
      Ragchan Baasan, Mongolian Embassy
    Mongolia’s Models for Education and Educational Exchanges
      Sodnom Hongorzul, East Carolina University
    Discussant: Kate Kaup, Furman University
  A.4 ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CRITICS IN MODERN JAPANESE ART [Adams Park]
      Chair: Brenda G. Jordan, Florida State University
    Censorship and Reception: the case of Kawanaba Kyosai
      Brenda G. Jordan, Florida State University
    Aesthetics and Ethnicity: Kuki Shuzo’s `iki’ no kozo
      Hiroshi Nara, Florida State University
    The Restoration of Realism: Kojima Kikuo and the Role of Art Criticism in Modern Japanese Painting
      Miki Hirayama, University of Pittsburgh
    Discussant: Mayu Tsuruya, University of Pittsburgh
  A.5 JAPAN IN THE URBAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION [Florida Room East]
    Richard Schmitt, LW Higgins High School
Gregory Wilson, Woodlawn High School
June Whitehead, White Station High School
Walter Nunn, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Jana Eaton, Unionville High School
Lucien Ellington, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION B
  B.1 BRINGING ASIA INTO THE CLASSROOM (AND THE CLASSROOM INTO ASIA) [Leon Room]
      Chair: Ronald Robel, University of Alabama
    Overcoming Cultural Barriers in Second Language Acquisition
      Cungang Liu, Apppalachian State University
    Including Korea in Survey Courses
      Michael Seth, James Madison University
    ‘Our Imperfect Sympathy’: Literature from India in the Composition Classroom
      Donna Gessell, North Georgia College and State University
    Discussant: Ronald Robel, University of Alabama
  B.2 POSTMODERNISM AND KOREAN CULTURAL IDENTITY [Florida Room West]
      Chair: Hyangsoon Yi, University of Georgia
    The Ideal of p’ungnyu in Samguk yusa and the Postmodern Ethics of the Nomadic
      Hyung-chul Chung, Pusan University of Foreign Studies
    Postmodernity in Contemporary Korean Fiction
      Gi Chan Yang, University of Georgia
    Self-Reflexivity and Identity Crisis in Park Chulsoo’s Films
      Hyangsoon Yi, University of Georgia
    Discussant: John Goulde, Sweet Briar College
  B.3 ASIA IN THE PACIFIC WAR [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: Bill Dorrill, Longwood College
    Victims or Victimizers: Museums and the War in Today’s Japan
      Roger B. Jeans, Washington & Lee University
    Conscripting the Philippine Army, 1935-1941
      Richard B. Meixsel, James Madison University
    Discussant: Bill Dorrill, Longwood College
  B.4 SRI LANKAN BUDDHIST MONKS AND NATIONALISM: AT HOME AND ABROAD [Florida Room East]
      Chair: Chandra R. de Silva, Old Dominion University
    Sri Lankan Monks in the Diaspora
      Tessa Bartholomeusz, Florida State University
    Identity and Difference
      Ananda Abeysekara, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    The (Mis)education of Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka
      Chandra R. de Silva, Old Dominion University
    Discussant: Anne Blackburn, University of South Carolina
  B.5 UNIFYING CHINA IN THE 1920S: FEDERALISM VERSUS CENTRALISM [Adams Park]
      Panel Organizer: Leslie H. Chen, Independent Scholar
Chair: Young-tsu Wong, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Sun Yatsen, Chen Jiongming and General Potapov: An Early Soviet Contact with Chinese Republican Leaders
      Michail Kryukov, Graduate Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan
    The Myths of the Kuomintang-Communist Alliance
      Kuo-Wei Tai, Graduate Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan
    The "Sins" of Centralization: Localist Hostility at Guomindang Centralization Efforts in Guangdong, 1924 to Early 1925
      Michael G. Murdock, Brigham Young University
    Building Democracy from the Bottom Up: Education Reform in Guangdong of 1920-1923
      Leslie H. Chen, Independent Scholar
    Discussant: Michael Copeland, York University
12:00-1:45   Luncheon and Business Meeting
2:00-3:30   PANEL SESSION C
  C.1 TRADITIONAL CHINESE LITERATURE [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: Feng Lan, University of Florida
    The Horse as Characters in Chinese Military Romances
      Ann L. Lo, Independent Scholar
    And All the People Sighed in Sorrow: Images of the Wronged Hero in Vernacular Fiction and Drama of the Song and Yuan Periods
      Rüdiger Breuer, Washington University
    In Need of Integration: Sex and Spirituality in Traditional Chinese Poetry
      Yanfang Tang, College of William and Mary
    Discussant: Feng Lan, University of Florida
  C.2 HINDUISM IN FLUX: VIEWS ON ABORTION AND CASTE [Leon Room]
      Chair: Gene Thursby, University of Florida
    Dharma Contextualized: Spotlight on Abortion in Calcutta
      Bindu Madhok and Selva J . Raj, Albion College
    The Indian Potter: (Re)creating in the Changing Marketplace
      Ruth Rosenwasser
    Untouchable Healing: A Low Caste Ayurvedic Doctor in Nepal
      Mary M. Cameron
    Discussant: Gene Thursby, University of Florida
  C.3 REASSESSING JAPANESE RELIGION: SHINTO AND KOTODAMA [Florida Room East]
      Chair: Taneo Ishikawa, Florida State University
    The Origins of Omoto Kyo
      Diana Jarvis Godwin, Aikido Schools of Uyeshiba
    Tree Spirit, Word Spirit, Crossroads
      Ann Wehmeyer, University of Florida
    Discussant: Taneo Ishikawa, Florida State University
  C.4 THE VARIED REACH OF COLONIALISM [Adams Park]
      Chair: Richard Foltz, University of Florida
    Private Lives, Public Stories:Negotiating the Panopticon
      Ray W. Chandrasekara, Augusta State University
    Images of Empire: Prejudice, Politics and Penury at the Round Table Conference, 1931
      Marla Karen Chancey, Florida State University
    Scientific Experiments in British India: Indigor, Planters, and the State
      Prakash Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Discussant: Richard Foltz, University of Florida
  C.5 CHALLENGING THE ORDER: FROM TAO XINGZHI TO LI HONGZHI [Florida Room West]
      Chair: Lawrence Kessler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Falun Gong and Chinese Political Culture
      Shiping Hua, Eckerd College
    Rediscovering Tao Xingzhi as an Educational and Social Revolutionary
      Yusheng Yao, Rollins College
    Journalism in Today’s China
      Haipeng Deng, Florida A&M University
    Discussant: Lawrence Kessler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:15   PANEL SESSION D
  D.1 A VIEW FROM THE PEDESTAL: STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN TIBET VIETNAM, JAPAN, AND KOREA [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: C.K. Yoon, James Madison University
    Should US College Students Get Involved in the Movement to Free Tibet?
      Josh Funderburke, Independent Scholar
    Teaching at the University of Saigon Before Tet 1968
      David L. Hess, USC-Spartanburg
    The World View of Young Adults in Japan
      Daniel A. Metraux, Mary Baldwin College
    Unbreakable Ethnic Bonds: Korean Graduate Students and the Korean Church in the US
      Wooseob Jeong, Florida State University
    Discussant: C.K. Yoon, James Madison University
  D.2 ASIAN RELIGIONS, THIS AND THAT [Leon Room]
      Chair: John T. J. Ho, Florida State University
    Mana is the Basic Concept of Asian Religions
      John T.J. Ho, Florida State University
    Taoist, Buddhist and Shinto Talismans of the Far East
      James Kemp, Agency for Health Care Administration, State of Florida
    The Spread of Shintoism in a Frontier District of Japan during the Kofun Period
      Taneo Ishikawa, Florida State University
    Discussant: Bruce Grindal, Florida State University
  D.3 USING LITERARY VALUES TO UNDERSTAND ART: SEXUALITY, THEATRICALITY, AND PRINTS FROM CHINA AND JAPAN [Florida Room East]
      Chair: Gretchen Jones, University of Maryland
    Redefining Ukiyo-e: Sorrowful World, Floating World, Flesh World
      Sandy Kita, University of Maryland
    ‘Qing’ (Emotion) and ‘Zhen’ (Authenticity) in Chen Hongshou’s Prints
      Tamara Bentley, Independent Scholar
    Theatrics and Decadence: Tanizaki and the Visual Arts
      Gretchen Jones, University of Maryland
  D.4 DEFENDING TAIWAN [Adams Park]
      Chair: Brantly Womack, University of Virginia
    Recover the Mainland: Taiwan’s Political Strategies of Combatting Communist China in the 1950s
      Fenglan Yu, Indiana University Bloomington
    Three Faces of Taiwan’s National Security
      Wei-chin Lee, Wake Forest University
    "The Current State of ROC-PRC Relations"
      Roberto Chen, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Miami, Fla.
    Discussant: Nevan Fisher, Furman University
5:30-6:30   Plenary Session II - Address: "War and Memory in Postwar Japan" [Florida Rooms]
      Peter Duus, President, Association for Asian Studies
6:30-7:30   Reception [Florida Rooms]

Sunday, January 14

7:00am   Executive Committee Meeting
8:30-10:00am   Registration
8:30-10:00   PANEL SESSION E
  E.1 POLITICAL CHANGE IN SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH ASIA [Adams Park]
      Chair: Paul Rodell, Georgia Southern University
    Recent Developments in US-Malaysian Relations
      Pamela Sodhy, Georgetown University
    Political Culture and Liberal Democratic Change in Malaysia and Singapore
      Surain Subramaniam, University of South Carolina
    The Effect of Agricultural Privatization on Communist Political Legitimacy in Vietnam
      Chad Raymond, Appalachian State University
    The Taliban, Human Rights, and Education
      Gavad Gohari, Oxford University
    Discussant: Paul Rodell, Georgia Southern University
  E.2 JAPANESE LITERATURE AND FILM: PAST AND PRESENT [Florida Room East]
      Chair: Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Moonlit Court of Ben no Naishi
      S. Yumiko Hulvey, University of Florida
    Ecology, Anime, and Historical Fiction in Miyazaki Hayao’s Princess Mononoke
      John Allen Tucker, East Carolina University
    Feature of Dandyism in Japan: from Kyoden to Koji to Kimutaku
      Elaine Gerbert, University of Kansas
    Discussant: Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  E.3 CHINESE WOMEN [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: Charlotte L. Beahan, Murray State University
    Sex and Exploitation: New Developments in Taiwan
      Lee-jan Jan, State University of West Georgia
    Women in Patriarchal Designs
      Li-ping Zhang, Florida A&M University
    Making Chinese Women Fashionably Nationalistic in Republican China
      Karl Gerth, University of South Carolina
    Discussant: Charlotte L. Beahan, Murray State University
  E.4 BUDDHA NATURE AND ANIMALITY: EAST AND WEST PERSPECTIVES (PART 1) [Leon Room]
      Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Buddhist Animality: Reading Tantric Emptiness
      Jennifer Manlowe, Long Island University
    The Significance of Animal Postures in Buddhist Qigong
      Harriette Grissom, Atlanta College of Arts
    Buddha Animals
      Jason Wirth, Oglethorpe University
    Discussant: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION F
  F.1 THE CHANGING ECONOMIES OF CHINA AND JAPAN [Florida Room Center]
      Chair: Anthony Koo, Florida State University
    China and the World Market System: Lessons from the Ming and Qing
      Dorothea Martin, Appalachian State University
    A Giant Step Backward: Asia in Landes’ Wealth and Poverty of Nations
      Richard Rice, University of Tennessee at Chatanooga
    Discussant: Anthony Koo, Florida State University
  F.2 ASIAN POLITICS: CHINA, JAPAN, AND TAIWAN [Adams Park]
      Chair: Zhenghuan Zhou, North Atlanta High School
    China’s Foreign Economic Policy in the Era of Economic Reforms
      Chi-chen Chiang, University of South Carolina
    Japan’s Economic and Political Role in Southeast Asia in the 21st Century
      Samsang Jo, University of South Carolina
    Quasi-familism and Contemporary Chinese Political Culture
      Zhenghuan Zhou, North Atlanta High School
    Taiwan Identity Politics in the Chen Shui-bian Administration
      Michael Renalds, University of South Carolina
    Discussant: Zhiqun Zhu, University of South Carolina
  F.3 BUDDHA NATURE AND ANIMALITY: EAST AND WEST PERSPECTIVES (PART 2) [Leon Room]
      Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Animal Buddhas
      David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    One Cell, Osmosis and the Buddha’s Broken Karmis Wheel: A Legacy of an Ancient Bacterium
      Keiko Takioto Miller, Mercyhurst College
    Do Animals have Buddha Nature? An East West Approach
      Tom Pynn, Berry College
    Discussant: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
  F.4 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND MONGOLIAN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND LITERATURE [Florida Room East]
    Chair: Aaron F. Lan, The Florida State University
  From Lamenting the Yellow Earth to Celebrating the Divine Land
    Aaron F. Lan, The Florida State University
  Symbolism in Mongolian Architecture
    Anatoly Isaenko, Appalachian State University
  Gao Xingjian—the First Nobel Prize Winner in China
    Zhiyuan Chen, Appalachian State University
  Discussant: Audience