54th Annual Meeting
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
January 16-18, 2015

Previous programs can be found on the Conference History page.

Conference Program
[as of December 8, 2014]

January 16 (Friday)

4:00-6:00 pm

Registration

Harrison Institute Small Auditorium

2:00-4:00 pm

Library Databases Workshop

(tentative) Alderman Library

3:00-5:30 pm

Executive Committee Meeting

Monroe Hall, room TBA

4:00-6:00 pm

Reception

Harrison Institute Small Auditorium

7:00 pm

Carma Hinton presents: This Old Chinese House: Traditional Village Architecture and its Fate Through Revolution and Reform (four films about the reconstructed courtyard house at the Peabody Essex Museum)

Harrison Institute, Small Auditorium

January 17 (Saturday)

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration and Book Exhibits

Monroe Hall North Hallway

8:30-10:15 am

Session 1

Monroe Hall


1/1. “Screening the Beast and the Beauty”

Seeing is Believing: the Horror Cinema in Post-Socialist China.”
Qin Chen, The Ohio State University

Fengkuang: Post-Modern Masquerade of Chinese Cinematic Discourses in the Age of Big Data.”
Harry Kuoshu, Furman University

What Rough Beast?: Denunciation and Annunciation in Jo Sung-Hee's End of Animal.
David Ross,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Moderator Aynne Kokas, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 111


1/2. “Where Spirituality, Philosophy, Politics, and Engineering Meet”

Keshi Ghat: the Transformation of Sacred Place.”
Gerald Carney,
Hampden-Sydney College

Gandhi on the Self.”
Roderic Owen,
Mary Baldwin College

The Grooming of a Colonial Civil Engineer: The Early life and career of Arthur Cotton in Great Britain and India, 1803-26”
Peter Schmitthenner, Virginia Tech

Ideas of Justice and Unity in Indian Higher Education, 1940-1980.”
Neeti Nair, University of Virginia

Moderator: Uma Ganesan, Independent Scholar

Monroe Hall 114


1/3. “Reporting and Experiencing Wars”

George Kennan’s Influential Reporting on The Russo-Japanese War and the Japanese Seizure of Korea.”
Daniel Métraux, Mary Baldwin College

Following the Army: A War Correspondent’s Assessment of East Asia, 1894-1905.”
Catherine Phipps, University of Memphis

Vulnerable Heroes: Combat Stories in Qiu Dongping’s Battlefield Reportage during the Second Sino-Japanese War.”
Yan Xu, Spelman College

Locals in the War: Fashioning Anti-Japanese Base Areas in the 1930s and 1940s”
Di Luo, Washington and Lee University

Moderator: Thomas Breslin, Florida International University

Monroe Hall 116


1/4. “Controlling Dialogue between the Authorities and Society”

People’s Histories in Peoples China: Old Photos Approaches Two Decades.”
Edward Krebs, Independent Scholar

“’Tear Down the Great Firewall!’: Chinese Enactment of Global Citizenship and the Changing Role of the U.S. Presidency”
Zoe Carney, Georgia State University

Taking Back Space – Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Emergence of Democracy in Taiwan
Charles Musgrove,
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Legal Control of Sunflower Student Movement in Taiwan.”
Chin-shou Wang,
National Cheng Kung University

Moderator: David Crowe, Elon University

Monroe Hall 118


1/5. “Pottery, Power, and Punishment”

Neolithic Pottery and Identity Studies in Korean Archaeology.”
Jaehoon Lee,
Korean School of Southern New Jersey

The Economy of Leftovers: Feasting and the Dietary Condition of Convicted Criminals of Early Imperial China.”
Moonsil Lee Kim, Smithsonian Institution

The Most Spectacular Demonstration of The Power: Framing the Battle of Nagashino (1575) in Popular Narrative.”
Nathan Ledbetter, Independent Scholar

Monarchs, Monks, and Scholars: Religion and State Power in Tudor England and Chosŏn Korea.”
Christopher Lovins, Oberlin College

Moderator: Cong Zhang, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 122


1/6. Identity in Twenty-Century Asian Literature

An Economy of First Person Narrative: a Divide between May Fourth and Popular Literature’
Makiko Mori, Auburn University

Exploration of ‘Women Question’ in Chen Hengzhe’s Writings.”
Tieniu Cheng, Savannah State University

Revolutionary Journeys to Yan’an: From Passion to Patience.”
Yu Zhang, Randolph Macon College

Moderator: Yu-min (Claire) Chen, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Monroe Hall 124


1/7. Tibetan Topics Added, Narrated, Remembered, and Written

Women in Tibetan Religious Memory.”
Kali Cape and Jue Liang, University of Virginia

The Changing Shape of Tibetan Epistolarium, 17th-18th c.’
Christina Kilby, University of Virginia

Narrative Integration and Innovation in the Great Perfection Anthology of Rindzin Gödem.”
Katarina Turpeinen, University of Virginia

Dharmatāla and Hwa-shang: Tibetan Addition to the Chinese List of Sixteen Arhats.”
Linghui Zhang, University of Virginia

Moderator: Amy Miller, Mary Baldwin College

Monroe Hall 130


1/8. “How Communicative Forms Communicate: Comparative approaches to meaning systems in Asian contexts”

踊ってる犬の動画   vs.  犬踊ってる動画 
[dancing dog’s video] vs. [dog’s dancing video]: Mismatched prenominal participial phrases in Japanese.”
Peter E Hook, National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics

Botanical Imagery And Meaning Across The East Asian/Austronesian Divide.”
Frederick H. Damon, University of Virginia

Speaking directly, Undermining Intimacy in Shanghai: Problems with 'clear communication' during fieldwork.”
Julie Starr, University of Virginia

Moderator: Frederick Damon, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 134

10:15-10:30 am

Coffee Break


10:30-12:15 am

Session 2

Monroe Hall


2/1. Asian Migrants Educated, Represented, and Moved

"The Forgotten Outrage: Chinese Resistance to Xenophobia in Mexican Revolution.”
Yuxiu Wu, Appalachian State University

Media Representation of Immigrants and Public Perception: A Political Communications Approach.”
Peng Wang, Tsinghua University

Virginia's Community Colleges: A ‘Stepping Stone’ for Asian/Asian-American Women
Suchitra Samanta, Virginia Tech

Moderator: Yun Zhu, Temple University

Monroe Hall 111


2/2. Public, Private, and Partisan Realms in Republican China

Beyond Public and Private: Family and Familialism in Republican China.”
Catherine Chang, Winthrop University

Branding China’s Internationalism: Displaying Art and International Cooperation in the Interwar Period.”
Ilaria Scaglia, Columbus State University

Entrepreneurs in the Rural Yangzi delta China in 1930s.
Xiaochun Wang, St. John’s University

Creating ‘Masses’ from ‘People’: Institutions and Socio-Economic Cleavages in the Chinese Soviet Republic, 1931-1934.”
Marc Opper, University of Virginia

Moderator: Helen Schneider, Virginia Tech

Monroe Hall 114


2/3. Old Enemies and New Partners in the Cold War

Birds of a Feather on an Eagle’s Perch: An American Ornithologist’s View of the US Occupation, 1946-50
Annika Culver, Florida State University

Korean Voices on Asymmetrical ROK-US Relationship Forming during the Korean War.”
Boram Yi, University of Baltimore

Bring Cold War to the Frontier: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Transformation of China’s Guangxi Border Area, 1950-1965.”
Qingfei Yin, The George Washington University

Rhetoric of Imperialism: The US Occupation’s Politics of Censorship towards ‘Working Women,’ 1946-49.”
Yumi Soeshima, West Virginia University

Moderator: Charles Musgrove, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Monroe Hall 116


2/4. Adapting, Learning, and Understanding Across Cultures and Times

Cultural Appreciation through Translation: An Approach to Asian Studies.”
Xuexin Liu, Spelman College

Read Chinese Short-short Stories for Self Knowledge.”
Aili Mu, Iowa State University

From Fighter to Lover: Translation, Body and Sexuality in A Chinese Odyssey.”
Hongmei Sun, George Mason University

Learners’ Oral Proficiency Development in CFL Based on the Theory of Lexical Chunk.”
Meiqing Sun, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Moderator: Makiko Mori, Auburn University

Monroe Hall 118


2/5. Between Erotic Monsters and Monstrous Selves

Erotic Monsters and Androgyny: Rereading a Korean Creation Myth in Kim Sŭng-hŭi’s Poetry.”
Jung Ja Choi, Dartmouth College

The Road from the Object of Denunciation to the Modern Subject.”
Min Koo Choi, Georgetown University

Sound of the Sea: The Haikai Poetry of Courtesan Toyodaya Kasen (1716-1776).”
Cheryl Crowley, Emory University

Megafauna: Nihei Tsutomu’s Biopolitics.”
Keith Johnson, College of William and Mary

Moderator: John Tucker, East Carolina University

Monroe Hall 122


2/6. Buddhism: Consoling, Healing, and Killing

The Wildly Popular ‘Conversations’ with Korean Buddhist Monk Pomnyun: The Background and Influence of Pomnyun’s Talks in Korean society.”
Hyekyung Jee, University of Virginia/Yonsei University

Buddha and the Bandit: A Parabolic Reading of the Angulimāla Sutta
John Thompson, Christopher Newport University

Why All God’s Children Dance: Religion, Spirituality, and Healing in Haruki Murakami’s After the Quake
Chiai Takagi,
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Temple Bodies at Eiheiji Monastery, Japan.”
Pamela Winfield, Elon University

Moderator: Benedetta Lomi, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 124


2/7. Intellectual Transformation in Late Nineteenth Century China: Commitments to the Past, New Understandings of the Future

Han Learning, Local Knowledge, and Western Learning: The Rise of the Shatan Intellectual Community州沙滩 in Late Qing Northern Guizhou.”
Guo WU, Allegheny College

"A Confucian Diplomat's Proponent of China's Future: Guo Songtao (1818-1891) and His Experiences with the West"
Young-tsu Wong, National Central University (Taiwan) and Virginia Tech

Chinese Literati Diplomats in Japan, 1877-1894: Masters of the Past, Pioneers of a New Future.”
Douglas R. Reynolds, Georgia State University

Moderator: Edward S. Krebs, Independent Scholar

Monroe Hall 130


2/8. The Sword and the Stage: Interweaving Theatre and Premodern Japanese History in the Classroom [Outreach Session]

Topic: The session will include demonstrations of using warrior nō plays such as Yashima or Atsumori to teach medieval Japanese religion and warrior aesthetics, or using kabuki plays such as Sukeroku: Flower of Edo to illustrate transformations of samurai status in early modern Japan. It will also offer strategies for “staging” historical texts, such as role-playing in a mock debate about the Forty-Seven Rōnin, or mapping pivotal events in the Tale of the Heike.

Panelists: Eric G. Dinmore (Hampden-Sydney College), Matthew R. Dubroff (Hampden-Sydney College), Tim E. Cooper III (Siena College)

Monroe Hall 134

12:15-1:45 pm

SEC/AAS Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting

Newcomb Hall Ballroom

1:45-3:00 pm

SEC/AAS President’s Address
"Indenture, Abolition, and the Nation-State Form" Mrinalini Sinha, University of Michigan

Minor Hall 125

3:15-5:00 pm

Session 3

Monroe Hall


3/1. Images and Shapes that Transcend

Vibratos in Pines: Picturing Qin Music in the Picture of Listening to Zither by Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty.”
Li-ling Hsiao,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Concept of ‘Tomb’ under the Nomadic Traditions: The Tombs of Khitan Nobles in the Liao Empire (907-1125 CE).”
Qi Lu,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Avalokiteshvara, the All-Inclusive One: Amalgamation of Imagery and Attributes.”
Punam Madhok, East Carolina University

The Transformation of the Images of the Buddha Dīpaṃkara from the India to East Asia
Jinchao Zhao, University of Virginia

Pingcheng Archaeology and Yungang”
Joy (Lidu) Yi, Florida International University

Moderator: Dorothy Wong, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 111


3/2. Occupied History

Ch’oe Namsŏn at Kenkoku University in Japanese Occupied Manchuria, 1938–1943.”
Yuka Hiruma Kishida, Bridgewater College

Not Puppets: Actresses at the Manchuria Motion Picture Production and Distribution Corporation.”
Yuxin Ma, University of Louisville

Yazaki Kanjū: A Special “China Expert” in Occupied Guangdong, Hong Kong and Nanjing, 1940-1945,”
Joseph Yick, Texas State University

The United States Leper Segregation Policy, 1906-1935.”
Antonio C. Galang, Jr.,
University of the Philippines Visayas

Moderator: Daniel Métraux, Mary Baldwin College

Monroe Hall 114


3/3. Women in Modern India

The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Indian Women.”
Shekira Ramdass, Mary Baldwin College

Caste, Tamil Nationalism, and the ‘Women’s Question’ in Modern India.”
Uma Ganesan, Independent Scholar

Grass Roots Lessons: Implementation of Pension Schemes for Single Women and the Elderly in Jharkhand, India.”
Pallavi Raonka, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Moderator: Neeti Nair, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 116


3/4. Frontier Ethnicity and Identity

Hybridity and Cultural Production in Xinjiang, 1966-1976.”
Sandrine Catris, Georgia Regents University

Protests in Inner Mongolia: Land Grabbing, Cultural Anxiety, and the Question of Identity.”
Jamie Sanchez, Virginia Tech

On Chinese Border Novels: Spatial Production and the Representative Anxieties of National Culture—on Fan Wen’s Novels.”
Jing Sun, University of Virginia/Nankai University

Moderator: Xiaoyuan Liu, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 118


3/5. Politics, Protests and Economic Development

The Impact of Decentralized Governance on the Chinese Steel Industry.”
Adoree Kim, University of Chicago

Pollution, Institution and Street Protest in Urban China.”
Yang Zhong, University of Tennessee/Shanghai Jiaotong University

Nationalist State Building and Urban Development in the Greater Shanghai Project.”
Fang Zhou, Georgia Gwinnett College

Abenomics, Womenomics, Should-have-nomics”: Examining the Efficacy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ Policies.”
Kristen L. Luck, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderator: Ilaria Scaglia, Columbia State University

Monroe Hall 122


3/6. Marginal Sites of Struggle in Asian Documentaries

Made in China: The Woman Migrant Worker in a Global Workplace”
Calvin Hui, College of William and Mary

The ‘Sentimental’ Trend in Taiwan Documentary: The Aesthetic Politics of Aging.”
Charles Laughlin, University of Virginia

Mind the Gap: Exploring Continuity, Catachresis and Culture through Filipino-American Amateur Video”
Daphne Canlas, Clemson University

Screening the Revolution Across the Mekong Delta: Guerilla Cinema and Vietnam’s Cultural Policy
Thong Win, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator: Susie Kim, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 124


3/7. Divide and Learn: Education and Politics in South Korea

Political Attitudes in South Korea: A Follow-up Investigation into Pro-North Korean Sentiment.”
David Owen, Millersville University

Localizing North Korean Subjectivities in South Korea: Social Institutions and Local Politics in Two different Locales of South Korea.” 
Seo Yeon Park, University of South Carolina

Preschool Education in Korea: Traditions and Challenges.”
Mee-Ryoung Shon, Morehead State University

Moderator: Boram Yi, University of Baltimore

Monroe Hall 130


3/8. Biographical Components of Collected Works (gsung ‘bum) in Tibetan Buddhism

Reading Tokmé Zangpo’s Collected Works and His Presentation of the Lojong Teaching.”
Gloria I-Ling Chien, University of Virginia

The Mind of an Editor: Assessing the Structure of gsung ‘bum Formation.”
Natasha L. Mikles, University of Virginia

Butön's Collected Works and Character Development in Shalu Monastery's Abbatial History.”
Benjamin Wood, St. Francis College

Moderator: Kevin Vose, College of William and Mary

Monroe Hall 134

5:00-5:15 pm

Coffee Break


6:00 – 9:00 pm

Keynote Speech by Prof. Michel Hockx: The Internet and Contemporary Chinese Culture, followed by Reception.

Minor Hall 125

January 18 (Sunday)

7:30-8:30 am

Executive Committee Meeting

Monroe Hall room TBA

8:00-12:00 am

Book Exhibits

Monroe Hall North Hallway

8:30-10:15 am

Session 4

Monroe Hall


4/1. Territorial Strategy and Military Indoctrination

Oil, Rocks, and Sushi — Domestic and International Constraints on Japan’s Strategy: A Rational Choice Approach.”
David Adebahr, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Law

The South China Sea: Cauldron of War, Neighborhood Hot Pot, or Academic Exercise?
Thomas Breslin, Florida International University

China in Antarctica: a History.”
Jonathan Harrington, Troy University

Taiwan Professional Military Ethics, ‘Whampoa,’ ‘Anchor,’ and ‘Jianqiao’; Does it Matter?”
Alexis Littlefield, Feng Chia University

Moderator: Annika Culver, Florida State University

Monroe Hall 111


4/2. From Great Divergence to Grand Convergence

An Institutionalist Perspective on the Great Divergence of China and the West.”
Mingyong Ye, Institute of Contemporary China Studies

China’s Progress in Intellectual Property Law Compliance.”
Jessica Gisclair, Elon University

Rethinking Commercial Nationalism: the Chinese Dream in Neoliberal Globalization”
Fan Yang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Moderator: Wei Chen, Tianjin University

Monroe Hall 114


4/3. The Role of Historiography in Modern Chinese History

The Role of Japan in Scholars’ Understandings of Sino-American Relations, 1949-1986.”
Alyssa Wang, University of Virginia

The Historiography of the Effects of the First Sino-Japanese War.”
Emily Matson, University of Virginia

Imagining the Nation in Late Qing and Republican China.”
Yanqin Tan, University of Virginia

Moderator: Bradly W. Reed, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 116


4/4. Family Strategies and Public Responsibilities in India and China

Fathers and Sons: Kinship as Colonial Power in EighteenthCentury French India.”
Danna Agmon, Virginia Tech

How Long Did It Take to Plan a Burial? A Northern Song Case.”
Cong Zhang, University of Virginia

National Reconstruction and Chinese Family Management in the 1940s.”
Helen Schneider, Virginia Tech

Moderator: Fang Zhou, Georgia Gwinnett College

Monroe Hall 118


4/5. “A Place at the Table: Japanese Women in Cinema”

Wives, Virgins, and Other Strangers: Mid-Century Film Stars and the Directors Who Loved Them.”
Carole Cavanaugh, Middlebury College

The Makioka Sisters on Film.”
Michael P. Cronin, College of William and Mary

Insect Women in Postwar Japanese Film.”
Mary A. Knighton, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Chair: Hiroshi Kitamura, College of William and Mary

Discussant: Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monroe Hall 122


4/6. By Brush or Sword: Elements of Change in Pre-Revolutionary China

By Brush or By Sword: The Legacy of the ‘Tyrannical’ Poet Cao Cao.”
Nathan Love, Old Salem Museums and Gardens

"By Sword or Book: Strategies of Integration and Transformation on the Ming Dynasty's Northwest Frontier -- the Case of Ningxia through the Lens of the Jiajing Gazetteer."
Richard Jay
Reid, Appalachian State University

Lexicalization of War and Peace in pre-Qin China: Tracing the Origins of the Wen-Wu Dichotomy.”
Uffe Bergeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moderator: Benno Weiner, Appalachian State University

Monroe Hall 124


4/7. Theorizing and Contextualizing Transitions: Medieval to Modern in South Asian Literature and Painting

The Significance of Format in South Asian Painting.”
Daniel Ehnbom, University of Virginia

Divergences Between Contemporary and Traditional Miniature Painting Practice.”
Murad Khan Mumtaz, University of Virginia

Theorizing South Asian Medieval Continua: Aesthetics Beyond Cultural Boundaries."
Richard J. Cohen, University of Virginia

Moderator: Robert Hueckstedt, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 130


4/8. Representing Places: Topography and Korean Art

A Visual Memorandum of the Seven Jeweled Peaks During the Joseon Dynasty.” Seojeong Shin, Northern Virginia Community College

Modern Architecture as Visual Propaganda: Commercial Buildings in Colonial Seoul, 1930-1940.”
Suzie Kim,
Northern Virginia Community College

Mapping Seoul in Time: The Photographic Series by Ahn Sekwon.”
Yookyoung Choi, Montgomery College

Challenging Global Korea: Back Seung-Woo's Critical Photographs of AiinsWorld.”
Jungsil Lee, George Washington University

Moderator: David Ross,University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Monroe Hall 134

10:15-10:30 am

Coffee Break


10:30-12:15 am

Session 5

Monroe Hall


5/1. Problematizing Memories of World War II in Asia

China and the Question of Japanese War Crimes during the War of Resistance against Japan.”
David Crowe, Elon University

Nuclear Narratives and Public Memory: Space, Culture and Politics in Remembering the Atomic Bombings.”
Zach Kopin, American University

Unfulfilled Desire of Japan’s Diplomats: Obstacles Preventing Japan from Acquiring a Permanent UN Security Council Seat.”
Emil Jafarzade, Waseda University

Red Yangtze River: Explaining the Nanking Massacre.”
Zi Yang, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Moderator: Catherine Phipps, University of Memphis

Monroe Hall 111


5/2. Persuasive and Predatory Encounters

“’My Bandit Host’: Kidnapping Cases and the Sino-Foreign Negotiation in China during 1920s.”
Yaqin Li, Meredith College

Returning Chinese Students from America and Modernization.”
Wei Chen, Tianjin University

Interacting with the Locals: the YWCA and Traditional Chinese Women in Early Twentieth-Century China.”
Xia Shi, New College of Florida

Women of All Lands and the Transnational Production of ‘Global’ Knowledge in Early Twentieth Century China.”
Yun Zhu, Temple University

Moderator: Fan Yang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monroe Hall 114


5/3. Ancient Meanings that Have Lasted

Emptiness and Solidity: New Sources of Contemporary Chinese Military Perspectives on the Sunzi.
Mark Metcalf, University of Virginia

Mind, Mirror, and Metaphor in Xiyou Bu.”
Shuxin Hong, Washington University in St. Louis

Appearance and Transcendence—Nuances of “shen” in Shishuo xinyu.”
Jiayao Wang, University of South Carolina

“The ‘Ideographic’ Need not Be a Myth: Revisiting the Chinese Character Debate….”
Hongyuan Dong, George Washington University

Moderator: Hongmei Sun, George Mason University

Monroe Hall 116


5/4. Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Strategies for Teaching Liberal Arts College Students about Asia

Blogging and Simulating Central Asian Politics.”
Brent Hierman, Virginia Military Institute

Teaching a Uniform(ed) Student Body about the Complexities of Identity Politics
Vera Heuer, Virginia Military Institute

Teaching Chinese Popular Culture in Liberal Arts Settings.”
Lunpeng Ma, Virginia Military Institute

Reflecting on East Asia: Process, Technology, and Lessons the Humanities Can Offer the Social Sciences.”
Howard Sanborn and Jenny Ramirez, Virginia Military Institute

Moderator: Mark Wilkinson, Virginia Military Institute

Monroe Hall 118


5/5. Revolutionary Culture and Politics in China in the 1920s and 30s

Reading Nie Er’s Diary: the Personal and the Political”
Joshua Howard, University of Mississippi

Universalizing Politics: Political Pluralism and Cultural Politics in May Fourth China.”
Soonyi Lee, Eckerd College

Education as a Continuation of Revolution: the Communist Education of Literate Urban Workers in 1930s China.”
Miao Feng
, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Moderator: Charles Laughlin, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 122


5/6. 3.11 Art and Public Discourse: Representing the Disaster in Manga, Film, and Literature

3.11 Manga and the Discourse of Authority.”
Terry Jackson, Adrian College

Disaster Panoramas in Post-3.11 Fiction Films.”
Ryan Cook, Emory University

Bodies, Affect, and the Documentary in 3.11 Fiction.”
Rachel DiNitto, College of William and Mary

Moderator: Michele Mason, University of Maryland

Monroe Hall 124


5/7. Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Contextualizing Indian Muslim Identities and Self-Determinations in Early Modern/Modern South Asia

Heroinism and its Weapons: Women Rulers and Power Brokers in Early Modern Bhopal.”
Richard Barnett, University of Virginia

The Dark Complected Beloved: Cultural Exuberance of Metaphor in Ghalib’s Imaginings in the Urdu Ghazal.”
Mehr Farooqi, University of Virginia

Tasawwuf and the ‘Indian madhhab’: Nizam al-Din Panipati’s Sufi Interpretation of ‘Hinduism’.”
Shankar Nair, University of Virginia

Moderator: Robert Hueckstedt, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 130


5/8. Movement, Modernity, and Pedagogical Innovation: The Reinvention of Religious Tradition in Four Asian Buddhist Societies

,“Both Refugees and ‘Immigrant Ambassadors’: Exile and the Reinvention of Tibetan Identity.”
Swati Chawla, University of Virginia

“Acting As A Lamp: How Political Instability Incites Doctrinal Re-interpretation.”
Marah Litchford,Independent Scholar

“Women’s Religious Education: One Historical Precedent.”
Alison Melnick, Visiting Professor, St. Lawrence University

“Modernization in Contemporary Bhutan: Impact on Youth.”
Michelle Walsh, University of Virginia

Moderator: Xiaoyuan Liu, University of Virginia

Monroe Hall 134

12:15-2:00 pm

Farewell Luncheon

Location TBA

PROGRAM CHAIR
Dr. Xiaoyuan Liu
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall-South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Tel: 404-924-6968
Email: xyliu.virginia@gmail.com

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

Dr. Charles A. Laughlin
Dept. of East Asian Languages, Literature, & Cultures (DEALLC)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 924-8950
Email: cal5m@eservices.virginia.edu














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