41st Annual Meeting
January 18-20, 2002
Chattanooga, Tennessee

PROGRAM

SYNOPSIS

Friday, January 18   3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting
    4:00-8:00pm   REGISTRATION
    8:00pm   Emory University Gamelan Performance
Saturday, January 19   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   Presidential Address
    7:00-9:00pm   Reception at Tennessee Aquarium
Sunday, January 20   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 18

3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Lookout Mountain Room]    
4:00-8:00pm   Registration [Sun Room]    
8:00pm   Emory University Gamelan Performance [Continental Room]    

Saturday, January 15

    Registration [Sun Room]
8:30-10:00am   PANEL SESSION A
  A.1 CENTRAL-LOCAL RELATIONS IN CHINA: POLICY ENFORCEMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND IMPACT [East Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: William F. Dorrill, Longwood College
    Control from the Center in China in the Reform Era: The Changing Modes
      Weixing Chen, East Tennessee State University
    Policy Implementation at the Local Level in China
      Yang Zhong, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Beijing's Vision, Chongqing's Challenge: The Local Economic Impact of the Three Gorges Dam Project
      Roberts C. Watts, Independent Scholar, Charlottesville, Virginia
  A.2 WEB, LANGUAGE AND FILM: LOCATING CONTEMPORARY JAPAN [Crutchfield Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Dorothy V. Borei, Guilford College
    The Language of Japanese Geography: A Strategy for Teaching Beginning Japanese
      Yuki Aratake, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and
Yuko Kato, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Cyberspace, the West, and Japanese Women: Debating the Politics of Identity Online
      Hiroko Hirakawa, Guilford College
    The Geography of Women's Lives: On Making a Documentary Film in Japan
      Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  A.3 PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, AND POLITICS: REVISITING SOUTH ASIA [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair: Rama Datta, Fayetteville State University
    Rule of Religion: A Case Study
      Rama Datta, Fayetteville State University
    Nuclear Proliferation in the Indian Sub-Continent
      Claude Hargrove, Fayetteville State University
    Work as Meditation: Aurobindo's Philosophy
      Shubra Nag, Reinhardt College
    Trends, Patterns, and Implications of Rural-Urban Migration in Pakistan and Bangladesh
      Ademiluyi Adegoke, Fayetteville State University
    Discussants:  Andrew Dowdle, Fayetteville State University
                    Robin Roth, California State University-Fullerton
  A.4 MULTI-RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES ON KOREAN LITERATURE [West Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Hyangsoon Yi, University of Georgia
    The Taoist Ethics of the Ecocentric in the "Samguk yusa"
      Hyung-Chul Chung, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Pusan, Korea
    Christian Ideology in Yoon Dongjoo's Poetry
      Song-Woo Nam, Pukyong National University, Pusan, Korea
    A Buddhist Perspective on Kim Sowol's and W. B. Yeats's Poems
      Kyu-Myoung Lee, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Pusan, Korea
  A.5 ASIA IN THE WORLD HISTORY CLASSROOM I [Continental Room]
    —A workshop for teachers funded by an Outreach Grant from the AAS Council on Conferences and the UTC Asia Program
    Teaching with Education About Asia
      Lucien Ellington, UTC; Editor, Education About Asia
    Using Computer Assisted Learning About Asia
      Jana Eaton, Unionville H.S., Kennett Square, PA
Terri Shelton, Maplewood-Richmond Heights H.S., Maplewood, MO
10:00-10:15   Break [Upper Lobby]
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION B
  B.1 CONSTRUCTING INDIAN IDENTITIES IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS [East Room]
    Panel Chair/Discussant: Carol Babiracki, Syracuse University
      The Politics of Gender in India
    Tamara Valentine, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
      American Desi: Voices of the Indian Immigrant Woman in the U.S.A.
    Veena Khandke, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
      Reflections on the History and Current Status of Indians in Malaysia
    Lisa Steffen, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
  B.2 WAR AND REVOLUTION IN SICHUAN, CHINA, 1937-1949 [Crutchfield Room]
      Panel Chair: Joshua H. Howard, University of Mississippi
    SACO in War and Fiction
      Yu Shen, Indiana University Southeast
    City Behind the Lines: Li Jieren's WWII-era Chengdu Fiction
      Kristin Stapleton, University of Kentucky
    Yu Zusheng: Organic Intellectuals and the Moral Basis of Class in Wartime Chongqing
      Joshua H. Howard, University of Mississippi
    Discussant: Maochun Yu, U.S. Naval Academy
  B.3 ASIAN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY: PERSPECTIVES REVISITED [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair: Bob Petersen, Middle Tennessee State University
    The Rise and Fall of the Lower Palaeolithic: Japan"s Biggest Archaeological Hoax
      J. Edward Kidder, Jr., Independent Scholar
    Mithila Wall Paintings Created on the Occasion of Marriage in the Kohbar-ghar
      Punam Madhok, East Carolina University
    The Privileged Eye: The Depiction of Women in Chinese Art
      Cecilia O. Jan, Independent Scholar
    Discussant: Heather T. Frazer, Florida Atlantic University
  B.4 CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION AND ISSUES OF FAMILY IN NATION BUILDING [McAdoo Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Daniel A. Metraux, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
    Current Progressive Educational Reforms in China
      Yusheng Yao, Rollins College
    Library Education in Indonesia (Problems and Alternative Solutions)
      Labibah Zain, McGill University
    Development of State Familism in Meiji Japan
      Yoshimitsu Khan, Gettysburg College
  B.5 A LOOK AT CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY [West Room]
      Panel Chair: William Head, Robins A.F.B History Office, U.S. Air Force
    China-Taiwan and the Caribbean
      Sabita Manian, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
    U.S. Spy Plane-Chinese Fighter Jet Collision and Chinese Foreign Policy
      Jeong-Pyo Hong, Miyazaki International College, Miyazaki, Japan
    A Chinese Attack on Taiwan: Premises, Options, Probabilities
      Lawrence E. Grinter, Air War College, Maxwell A.F.B., AL
    Discussant: Wei-Chin Lee, Wake Forest University
  B.6 ASIA IN THE WORLD HISTORY CLASSROOM II [Continental Room]
    Master Teacher Panel:
    Teaching Religion
      Joe Gawrys Baylor School, Chattanooga
    Teaching Literature
      Jean-Ann Self, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
    Teaching History
      Terri Shelton, Maplewood-Richmond Heights H.S., Maplewood, MO
    Teaching Confucius
      David Jones, Kennesaw College
12:00-1:45   Luncheon and Business Meeting [Silver Ballroom]
2:00-3:30   PANEL SESSION C
  C.1 SOCIETY OF ASIAN AND COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY PANEL I. TOPIC: REFLECTIONS FROM THE DIAMOND SUTRA [East Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Jack Kerouac and the Diamond Sutra or What Happens When Beat Meets Buddha
      Tom Pynn, Kennesaw State University
    Logic of the Heart: Psychological Reflections on the Diamond Sutra
      Alan Pope, West Georgia University
    The Power of Paradox: Wisdom Lessons from the Diamond Sutra
      Jennifer Manlowe, West Georgia University (Presented with Jason Wirth)
  C.2 LOST IN TRANSLATION: CHINA AND MASS MEDIA [Crutchfield Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Harriette D. Grissom, Atlanta College of Art
    The Assimilation of Cruelty and Hatred: World Action Cinema for the New Millennium
      Tan Ye, University of South Carolina Columbia
    "Ermo" and the Quest for Global Community
      Harriette D. Grissom, Atlanta College of Art
    You've Got Mail: Gender and Sex Roles in Chinese Cyberspace
      Gareth Fisher, University of Virginia
  C.3 MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Assuming the Male Gaze: The Princess Kazunomiya Episode in Kawabata Yasunari's "Beauty and Sadness"
      Robert C. Petersen, Middle Tennessee State University
    Representing Humanity: The Short Stories of Hisaye Yamamoto
      Katrice J. Grayson, Spelman College
    Moonlight Saving Time
      Hal French, University of South Carolina Columbia
  C.4 GOVERNMENT POLICY-MAKING IN ASIA [West Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: W. C. (Terry) Neal, University of Tennessee
    Economic Conditions, Government Policy and Elections in India
      Kailash Khandke, Furman University
    Efficiency and Ideology: The Rise of a New Management System in North Korea, 1955-1967
      Hyungsub Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
    Relics of Tokugawa Diplomacy: A Study of Early Meiji Korean Policy
      Norihito Mizuno, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  C.5 PIECES OF THE MOSAIC: ASPECTS OF THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES [McAdoo Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Lawrence Kessler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Chinese in the Mississippi Delta: An Oral History
      John Thornell, Delta State University
    A Life Worth Examining: Wang Yung in the U.S. and China
      Sylvia Krebs, Independent Scholar
  C.6 ASIA IN THE WORLD HISTORY CLASSROOM III: MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO SOUTH ASIA: SECONDARY AND COLLEGE [Continental Room]
      Panel Chair: Marc Gilbert, North Georgia College and State University
    Teaching Indian Art
      Roxanne Farrar, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville
    Beyond Necessity: The Dung Structures of India
      Barbara Fertig, Armstrong State University
    Teaching "What the Body Remembers"
      Bettye Walsh, Piedmont Virginia Community College
3:30-3:45   Break [Upper Lobby]
3:45-5:15   PANEL SESSION D
  D.1 RELIGIOUS ADAPTATIONS AMONG JAPANESE AND SOUTH ASIANS [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair: Jim Leavell, Furman University
    Rinzai Zen Temple Administration and Ancestor Veneration
      Jim Leavell, Furman University
    The Changing Face of Ancestor Veneration: Obon Discussion in Sasayama, Japan
      Ford Grable, Furman University
    Ritual Adaptations among South Carolina Hindus
      Sam Britt, Furman University
    Discussant: Hal French, University of South Carolina Columbia
  D.2 SOCIETY OF ASIAN AND COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY PANEL II. TOPIC: REFLECTIONS FROM THE DIAMOND SUTRA [East Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Diamond Knowing
      Jason Wirth, Oglethorpe University
    Diamond Sutra Reality Cuts: Incisions into Emptiness
      David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Chenrezig: A Thousand Eyes of the Diamond
      Sean Cridland, Fort Lewis College, CO
  D.3 TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN CHINA [West Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Molly Spitzer Frost, George Washington University
    Beyond Personal Well-Being: Health and National Strength in Early 20th Century China
      Liping Bu, Alma College
    Health During the War: Cholera Prevention Work in Occupied Shanghai
      Chieko Nakajima, University of Michigan
    Empowering the Disabled: The China Disabled Person's Federation
      Katherine P. Kaup, Furman University
  D.4 MULTIETHNIC PERSPECTIVES IN ASIAN LITERATURES [McAdoo Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Punam Madhok, East Carolina University
    Between Cultures and Consciousness: Writing Asian Diasporas
      Pushpa Parekh, Spelman College
    "In the Country of Dreams and Dust": Asian American Literature in the Composition Classroom
      Donna A. Gessell, North Georgia College and State University
    Globalization and the Ramayana
      Bettye Walsh, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  D.5 LOCAL CULTURAL IDENTITIES AND WIDER POLITICAL REALMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND CHINA [Crutchfield Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Paul Rodell, Georgia Southern University
    The Culture Village Concept and International Tourism to Borneo
      Anne Schiller, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    Appropriation and Transformation of Ethnic Identity in Ethnic Tourism of the Dai in China
      Monica Cable, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    Problems Between the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
      Pamela Sodhy, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  D.6 ASIA IN THE WORLD HISTORY CLASSROOM IV: TEACHING THE REFORM PERIOD IN CHINA [Continental Room]
      Jon Zeljo, Sidwell Friends School
5:30-6:30   Presidential Address [Continental Room]
"Asia Here, Asia There: Whose Traditions Do We Study?"
      Charles Keyes, President of the Association for Asian Studies
7:00-9:00   Reception [Tennessee Aquarium]

Sunday, January 20

7:00am   Executive Committee Meeting [Tavern]
8:00-10:00am   Registration [Sun Room]
8:30-10:00   PANEL SESSION E
  E.1 CHINESE PHILOSOPHY: THE OLD AND NEW [East Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Yanming An, Clemson University
    Ecological Root in Chinese Daoism and Buddhism: An Ecofeminist's Perspective
      Wan-li Ho, Emory University
    Translation as a Vehicle for the Understanding Between China and Western Cultures
      He Li, Harvard University and Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
    The Dynamic Structure of the Idea of Cheng (Sincerity/Reality) in the "Doctrine of the Mean"
      Yanming An, Clemson University
  E.2 A FRESH LOOK AT PAST RULERS OF INDIA [West Room]
      Panel Chair: Sabita Manian, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
    Both Personal and Professional: Governor Lamington's Interest in Indian Industrialization
      Sandra L. Norman, Florida Atlantic University
    An Atypical Proconsul: Lord Lamington, Governor of Bombay, 1903-1907
      Heather T. Frazer, Florida Atlantic University
    Re-examining Asaf-ud-Daula: Awadh's Sagacious Sovereign
      Marla K. Chancey, Appalachian State University
    Discussant: Jeffrey E. Key, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
  E.3 MAKING CONNECTIONS: LAW AND POLITICS [McAdoo Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: W. Dean Kinzley, University of South Carolina Columbia
    Uniform but Unpredictable: Law and Its Enforcement in 16th Century Japan
      Ronald Frank, Pace University, NY
    Mori Arinori: Japan's de Tocqueville
      John E. Van Sant, University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Man of Prowess or Errant Vassal: Nung Tsu Phuc's 11th century Bid for Autonomy Along the Sino-Vietnamese Frontier
      James A. Anderson, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  E.4 PERFORMING RITUAL, PRESERVING TRADITION [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Pamela Sodhy, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    Tradition and Modernity in Rural Japan: Preserving the Ochiai Deer Dance
      Christopher S. Thompson, Ohio University, Athens, OH
    The Production of Holy Water: The Service of Puppeteers to Balinese Life Cycle Rituals
      Farley Richmond, University of Georgia Athens and I Nyoman Sedana
    The Vaishnava Aesthetics of Shri Radha Viraha Madhuri by Diwan Krishna Gopal Duggal of Wazirabad (1861-1912)
      Gerald T. Carney, Hampden-Sydney College
  E.5 CULTURAL HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY CHANGE IN EAST ASIA [Crutchfield Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Dorothea Martin, Appalachian State University
    Between Collectivism and the Market Economy: Women in Nanjie Village
      Yanhua Zhang, Clemson University
    Nation-States, Global Cities: The Question of Identity Formation in Taiwan and China
      Amy L. Feistel, Duke University
    Chinese Culture and the Anti-Culturalism in Contemporary China
      Zhiyuan Chen, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
10:00-10:15   Break [Upper Lobby]
10:15-11:45   PANEL SESSION F
  F.1 READING THE PAST AND WRITING THE PRESENT IN CHINESE LITERATURE [East Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Harriette D. Grissom, Atlanta College of Art
    National Character Complements: The Intersection of Lu Xun's National Character Critique and Jin Yong's Epic Martial Arts Fiction
      Paul B. Foster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    Exaltation of Forgetfulness: A Taoist Dimension of Dream of the Red Chamber
      Zhayn Zhou, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
    Themes and Presentations: Love Poetry in Chinese and Anglo-American Traditions
      Yanxang Tang, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  F.2 MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN ASIA [Chestnut Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Tom Pynn, Kennesaw State University
    The Bureaucracy of Hell: Moral Prioritization and Quantification in Chinese Tradition
      Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University, Nashville, TN and Erin Cline, University of Hawaii
    Where Lies Moral Frailty: Affection, Intention, and Psycho-Cosmic Principles in the Thought of Kwon Kun
      Mike Ralston, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    A Review of the Project of the Two Truths in the Light of the Two Gates
      Chur Hyun Park, Independent Scholar
  F.3 LANGUAGE AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES [West Room]
      Panel Chair/Discussant: Yanming An, Clemson University
    Do Women's Colleges in Japan Prepare their Students for Meaningful Careers in a Modern Technological Society?
      Daniel A. Metraux, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
    Beyond America's Vietnam with Some University of Saigon Students, 1966-1968
      David L. Hess, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
    On Chinese Language Accent
    Chang C. Lee, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  F.4 RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN ASIA [Crutchfield Room]
    Panel Chair/Discussant: Katherine P. Kaup, Furman University
  China's Women's Mosques
    Art Barbeau, West Liberty State, West Liberty, WV
  The New Face of Fundamentalism: Pakistan's Sipah-e-Sahaba
    Jeffrey E. Key, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
  Strange Bedfellows: Mukyokai (Non-Church Christianity) in Modern Japan
    W. Sanborn Pfeiffer, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA