Annual Meeting
January 16-18, 2004
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

 

PROGRAM

[As of 1-5-04; subject to change]

SYNOPSIS

Friday, January 16   3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Board Room]
    4:00-8:00pm   REGISTRATION [Conference Registration Desk]
    7:00-10:00pm   Film: And the Mood Dances by Garin Nugroho and presented by Karl Heider (Birch)
Saturday, January 17   8:00-5:00pm   REGISTRATION [Conference Registration Desk]
    8:30-10:30am   Session I Panels
    10:30-10:45am   Break
    10:45-11:45am   Presidential Address [Century Ballroom B]
    11:45-Noon   Break
    12:00-1:30pm   Luncheon/Business Meeting [Century Ballroom A]
    1:30-3:30pm   Session II Panels
    3:30-3:45pm   Break
    3:45-5:45pm   Session III Panels
    6:00-8:00pm   Dinner [Century Ballroom A]
    8:00-9:00pm   Musical Entertainment [Century Ballroom A]
Sunday, January 18   7:30am   Executive Committee Meeting [Boardroom]
    8:00-10:00am   REGISTRATION [Conference Registration Desk]
    8:30-10:00am   Session IV Panels

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday, January 16

3:00pm   Executive Committee Meeting [Boardroom]    
4:00-8:00pm   Registration [Conference Registration Desk]    
7:00-10:00pm   Film: And the Moon Dances by Garin Nugroho and presented by Karl Heider [Birch]    

 

Saturday, January 15

8:00am-5:00pm   Registration [Conference Registration Desk]
8:30-10:30am   Session I Panels
  Panel 1 AMERICAN AND JAPANESE ENCOUNTERS IN WAR [Hickory]
      Chair: Joel Campbell, Kansai Gaidai University
    Alarm in Washington: A Wartime 'Expose' of Japan's Biological Warfare Program
      Roger Jeans, Washington and Lee University
    Trying to Avoid a Japanese-American War: America's "Japan Connection" in 1937 and 1941
      Barney J. Rickman III, Valdosta State University
    Konoe's Last Endeavor: US-Japan Negotiations
      Kazuo Yagami, Florida State University
    The Battleship Yamato and the Failure of American Intelligence
      Jay Clarke, Jacksonville University
  Panel 2 RITUAL, SINCERITY, AND HUMAN NATURE [Cedar]
      Chair: Todd May, Clemson University
    Ritural Extended
      Daniel Lilly, Clemson University
    Human Nature in Mencius and in Rousseau
      Allen Parker, Clemson University
    On Sincerity: A Comparative Study
      Yanming An, Clemson University
  Panel 3 ASPECTS OF PAN-ASIAN LITERATURE [Birch]
      Chair: Katya Vladimirov, Kennesaw State University
    Seclusion and Becoming-Imperceptible: Korean Nomadism in Deleuze and Guattari's Terms
      Hyung-chul Chung, Pusan University of Foreign Studies
    The Figure of Qu Yuan in Ezra Pound and Bei Dao's Transnational Moderism: Poetic Displacement in Twentieth Century Literature
      James McDougall, University of Florida
    Bodyscape: The King Also Dies
      Ray Chandresekara, Albany College of Pharmacy
  Panel 4 CONSTRUCTING THE MULTIPLE LAYERS OF ASIAN SOCIETIES [Cypress]
      Chair: Dorothea Martin, Appalachian State University
    Negotiating the State
      Melanie Czarnecki, Hokkaido University
    Reign Era Changes Under Wu Zhao, China's Only Female Emperor
      Norman Rothschild, University of North Florida
    A Model for Village and National Reconstruction - Tao Xingzhi's Work-Study Union Movement
      Yushen Yao, Rollins College
    Kingship, Rituals, and Power in Nepal
      Nawaraj Chaulagain, University of Florida
  Panel 5 CHINESE ART AND PHILOSOPHY [Live Oak]
      Chair: Fred Martinson, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Turandot: A Chinese Fable
      John Thornell, Delta State University
    Mengzi, Profit, and What Can(not) Truthfully Be Said
      Steven Geisz, Rollins College
    Buddhist Landscapes in Chinese Poems of the Pre-Tang Period
      Cynthia L. Chennault, University of Florida
  Panel 6 JUXTAPOSING EAST AND WEST [Azalea]
      Chair: Xuexin Liu, Spelman College
    Ningyo on the Western Toy Shelf, 1870-1920
      Judith Shoaf, University of Florida
    Revolutionary Women on the Edge of Change: Buddhism in Cuba
      Jennifer L. Manlowe, University of West Georgia
    "Some Unseen Power:" Hinduism in the Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
      Monica Piotter, Florida Gulf Coast University
10:30-10:45   Break
10:45-11:45   Presidential Address [Century Ballroom B]
    A New Geography for Asian Studies
      David Ludden, Past President, Association for Asian Studies
11:45-Noon   Break
Noon-1:30   Luncheon and Business Meeting [Century Ballroom A]
1:30-3:30   Session II Panels
  Panel 7 ASIAN ART AND RELIGION [Hickory]
    Chair: Susan Lee, Florida State University
    Buddhist Content in an early Painting by Zhu Da
      Suzanne Wright, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Himiko, Shamans, and Mirrors
      J. Edward Kidder, Jr., International Christian University
    Indigenous Transformation of a Hindu Tmeple in Central Java
    Mary-Louise Totton, Florida State University
  Panel 8 PERSPECTIVES ON NATIONAL IDENTITY IN EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA [Cypress]
    Chair: Nathan Rousseau, Jacksonville University
    Globalization's Impact on National Identity in China: The Case of Baixa District
      Loren Fauchier, Queen University
    Gender, Kitchens and National Identity Cooking in Modern Korea
      Dennis Hart, Kent State University
    Home Cooking? Representing Korean-ness through Food and Cuisine in Korean American Diaspora
      Oum Young Rae, Clark University
    Economic Nationalism in the Philippine Commonwealth: The Hearings of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs
      Steven MacIsaac, Jacksonville University
  Panel 9 NINETEENTH CENTURY DIPLOMATIC INTERACTIONS IN EAST ASIA [Azalea]
      Chair: Roger Jeans, Washington and Lee University
    Naval Diplomacy in Asia Pacific Waters: The Transmission of Norms
      Jonathan Seth Snider, University of Virginia
    Across Languages and Cultures: The Perry Expedition to Japan, 1853-1854
      Douglas R. Reynolds, Georgia State
    The Contested Terrain of Japanese Remembrance
      Matthew Levey, Birmingham-Southern College
  Panel 10 JAPAN THROUGH LITERARY EYES [Live Oak]
      Chair: James McDougall, University of Florida
    Dreams of Japan : Japan in Contemporary Russian Writings
      Katya Vladimirov, Kennesaw State University
    Region and Discipline of Paper: The Emergence of Metafiction in the 1930's Japanese Literature
      Yoshi Yasuhara, Florida State University
    Yanagita Kunio, Jomin, and the Conservative Turn of Japanese Ethnography in the 1930s
      David Henry, University of Michigan
  Panel 11 MECHANICS OF EMPIRE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS [Birch]
      Chair: BIll Dorrill, Longwood University
    Fiscal Decentralization is Trickling Down?: An Empirical Study of Country Governments in China
      Jianfeng Wang, Western Michigan Unviersity
    Soldiers in Motion: An Examination of Chinese Military Strategy and Recent Developments
      Wei-Chin Lee, Wake Forest University
    Pan-Hanism: Forerunner of Chinese Nationalism
      Winston Lo, Florida State University
  Panel 12 BUDDHISM IN THE PUBLIC UNVERSITY CLASSROOM [Cedar]
      Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University
    Introducing Indian Buddhism into the Curriculum: New Approaches and Methods
      Jason Neelis, University of Florida
    Teaching Chinese Religions at Public
      Mario Poceski, University of Florida
    Japanese Buddhism in the Public University Classroom
      Shinobou Arai, Institute of Oriental Philosophy
    Are We on the Road to Shambala? Approaches to Tibetan Buddhism in the Public University Curriculm
      James Apple, University of Alabama
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:45   Session III Panels
  Panel 13 CENTER, PERIPHERY, AND ETHNICITY [Cedar]
    Chair: Barney J. Rickman III. Valdosta State University
    Manipulating the Center: Daimyo and Shogun in 16th Century Japan
      Ronald Frank, Pace University
    Rum, Whiskey, and Tea: The Influence of Presidential Ethnicity on U.S. Asian Policy
      Thomas A. Breslin, Florida International University
    The Korean Question in Russian Diplomacy, 1886-1888
      Pak Bella, Woodrow Wilson INternational Center for Scholars
  Panel 14 CONTEMPORARY CHINA [Cypress]
    Chair: Bob Moore, Rollins College
    China's WTO Compliance: Commitment and Progress in the Initial Stage
      Penelope Prime, Kennesaw State University
    China's Recent Diplomacy
      John Garver, Georgia Institute of Technology
    China's Urban Development
      Clifton Panell, Unversity of Georgia
    The New Look of Urban China: Public Squares as Symbols of Modernity
      Ed Krebs, Independent Scholar
  Panel 15 COMMUNICATIONS: ABSTRACTS IN ASIAN LANGUAGE AND MUSIC [Azalea]
      Chair: Monica Piotter, Florida Gulf Coast University
    Celebrate Students' Learning of Chinese Language and Culture: A Case Study of the Application of the 5 Cs in Foreign Language Learning
      Phebe Gray, Lee Univeristy
    Politeness as a Social Strategy in Japanese Culture
      Xuexin Liu, Spelman College
    Communicating the South Asian Identity Through Language
      Tamara Valentine, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg
    Toward a Social History of Vietnamese Music in the Twentieth Century
      Eric Henry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Panel 16 NATIONALISM AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN ASIA [Live Oak]
      Chair: Savita Nair, Furman University
    Chen Renbing 1919-1990: Outspoken Intellectual
      Jeannette Ford, Bethune-Cookman College
    The Invisible Kampung (Village): The Developing National Consciousness Among Malays on the Malay Peninsula Before 1940
      Ingelise Lanman, Indian River Community College
    Benevolent Autocracy or Panchiati Raj? The Royal Commission on Decentralization and Indian Opinion, 1907-1909
      Heather Frazer, Florida Atlantic University
  Panel 17 PRESIDENTIAL PANEL: NARRATIVES OF PEACE [Birch]
      Chair: Tom Pynn, Kennesaw State University
    The Power of Narrative: Introductory Remarks
      Tom Pynn, Kennesaw State University
    The House of Being Still Stands: Nuclear Holocaust and Human Meeting
      Alan Pope, University of West Georgia
    A Day, Just Like Any Other Day: August 6, 1945
      David Jones, Kennesaw State Univeristy
  Panel 18 ASIAN ART HISTORY [Hickory]
      Chair: Suzanne Wright, University of Tennessee -Knoxville
    Jesuits and the Arts in Mughal India
      Punam Madhok, East Carolina University
    Stein and Trinkler on Rawak: A Mandal Style Moves East
      Fred Martinson, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Meanings and Functions of the Beautiful Courtesan in Edo Japan
      Susan Lee, Florida State University
6:00-8:00   Dinner [Century Ballroom A]
8:00-9:00   Musical Entertainment [Century Ballroom A]

Sunday, January 18

7:30am   Executive Committee Meeting [Boardroom]
8:00-10:00am   Registration [Conference Registration Desk]
8:30-10:00   Session IV Panels
  Panel 19 ASIAN AESTHETICS [Hickory]
      Chair: Yanmin An, Clemson University
    The Aesthetics of Emptiness
      John C. Maraldo, University of North Florida
    Violence and Sensibility: Rasa and the Reclamation of Feeling Through Art
      Harriette Grissom, Atlanta College of Art
    Silent Thunder and the Texture of the Earth: An Introduction to Japanese Ceramics
      Jason Wirth, Oglethorpe University
    From Cosmology to Poetry: Taoist Themes in Poetry of Su T'unt-p'o
      Tom Pynn, Kennesaw State University
  Panel 20 POLITICAL ISSUES IN INDIA AND INDONESIA [Cypress]
      Chair: Marc Gilbert, North Georgia College & State University
    The Prospects for the B.J.P. in the Indian General Election of 2004
      Lewis Fickett, Jr., Mary Washington College
    Caring for the Masses: The Successes and Failures of the Famine Policy of the Government of Bombay
      Sandra L. Norman, Florida Atlantic University
    The Political Thought of M. Amien Rais and Democracy in Indonesia
      Paige Johnson Tan, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
    A Vaisnava is Automically a Brahmana
      Michael James Gressett, University of Florida
  Panel 21 CASE STUDIES IN ASIAN RELIGION [Live Oak]
      Chair: J. Edward Kidder, Jr., International Christian University
    Walking through the Indigenous Religious Field in Malaysian Borneo: A Field Report
      Wei Zhang, University of South Florida
    Globalizing Japanese Religion: The Soka Gakkai in Australia and Quebec
      Daniel Metraux, Mary Baldwin College
    Shinto: A Japanese Brand of Taoism
      E. Leslie Williams, Clemson University
  Panel 22 CHINA'S LITERARY HISTORY [Azalea]
      Chair: Tamara Valentine, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg
    Ah Q Progeny: Post-1949 Creative Intersections with the Ah Q Discourse
      Paul B. Foster, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Putting Into Words What Can't be Put into Words": Garcia Marques's "Tales for Children" as Koan
      Donna Gessell, North Georgia College & State University
    East-West: The Cultural Interpretation of Literature and Art
      Barbara Tucker, Trident Technical College
  Panel 23 ENSURING THE FUTURE [Cedar]
      Chair: Phebe Gray, Lee University
    Learning English the Hard Way: Constraints in China's Approach to English Education
      William Donnelly, Grove City College
    Analysis of the Errors Identified among Second/foreign Learners of Japanese in Narrative Discourse
      Misa Yamamoto, Appalachian State University