Asia Intertwined: The 16th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference

Date: 

Friday, February 22, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, February 24, 2013 (All day)

Location: 

Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse CGIS South Bldg, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States

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Conference Schedule

 

DAY 1: FEBRUARY 22nd (FRIDAY)

 

5.00 – 6.30pm          Registration

Venue: Concourse

 

6.30 – 6.45pm          Opening Address by Professor Michael Szonyi

Venue: Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Please be seated by 6.30pm

 

6.45 – 7.30pm           Keynote Address

James Fallows, National correspondent for The Atlantic

and author of China Airborne (2012).

Venue: Tsai Auditorium (S010)

 

7.45 – 8.30pm          Reception

Venue: Concourse

 

DAY 2: FEBRUARY 25th (SATURDAY)

 

09.30 – 10.30am     Breakfast

Venue: Concourse

 

10.30 – 12.00pm      PANEL SESSION I

 

PANEL 1

GEOPOLITICS AND CARTOGRAPHY

DISCUSSANT: MICHAEL SZONYI

VENUE: S050

 

Border and Borderless: Power Collision and Identity Creation in the Sixteenth to Seventeenth Century South China Sea—Bo-yi Chen, Washington University in St. Louis

 

The Invention of Pre-modern Knowledge in the Contact between Eastern and Western Culture: A Case Study from Cartographic Perspective—Nan Ouyang, University of Arizona

 

Map and the Image of the "Foreign Lands": A Cross-cultural Analysis of Matteo Ricci's World Map—Jing Zhao, Washington University in St. Louis

 

PANEL 2

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

DISCUSSANT: DAVID WANG

VENUE: S030

 

The Colonization of Sexuality and the Emerging Sexual Subjects: Governmentality of Sex in 1920-30s’ Taiwan and Korea—Pei Jean Chen, Cornell University 

 

Margaret Sanger’s Visit to China and the Eugenic Underpinnings of the Debates on Birth Control and Overpopulation in 1920s-1930s China—Mirela David, New York University

 

Online Comrade Literature from Mainland China Contesting Hegemonic Norms of Gender and Sexuality—Rachel Leng, Duke University

 

Doubled Men in Asian Courtly Literature: A Comparison of the Doublings of Male Protagonists in The Tale of Genji and Dream of the Red Chamber—Bao-li Yang, Dartmouth College

 

12.00 – 1.30pm        Lunch break 

 

1.30 – 2.30pm          Conference Lecture

‘Stirred, not Shaken: Mixing History and Politics in East Asia’

Professor Mark Elliott

Venue: Tsai Auditorium (S010)

 

2.30 – 4.00pm          PANEL SESSION II

 

PANEL 3

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

DISCUSSANT: SHINJU FUJIHIRA

VENUE: S050

 

The U.S. Trade Dollar and Imperialism in East Asian History—Austin Dean, Ohio State University

 

Non-Frontier States: Historical Threats' Influence on Japan, South Korea and Taiwan's Legal Response to 9/11—Natalie Kim, Harvard University

 

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Security and Intelligence Growth is Changing the Landscape of East and Central Asia—Dan Miller, University of Washington

 

Sino-Japanese Relations and the Question of Energy Competition— Jeremy Taylor, University of London

 

PANEL 4

LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION

DISCUSSANT: PU WANG

VENUE: S030

 

Animal-Human Analogy as an Expression of Nationalist Sentiments in Late-Qing Chinese Poetry: The Cross-Cultural Interaction of Darwinism with Chinese Philosophy and Classical Chinese Poetics— Kuan-yen Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Yi Sang’s Troubled Singularity and Linguistic Hybridity—Yoon Jeong Oh, Cornell University

 

Between and Beyond the Boundaries of Translation, Adaptation, and Re-creation: Examining Originality in Oshikawa Shunrō’s Shin Arabian Naito—Wakako Suzuki, University of California, Los Angeles

 

The Influence of Japanese in Translated Fiction and the Modernization of Literary Concepts in Early 20th Century—Yan Zhang, Nanjing University

 

4.00 – 4.30pm          Tea Break

Venue: Concourse

 

4.30 – 6.00pm          PANEL SESSION III

 

PANEL 5

JAPANESE MODERNITIES

DISCUSSANT: TOMIKO YODA

VENUE: S050

 

Spatiality of Ero, Guro, Nansensu: the Expansion of Representationa Space from Japan to Manchuria—Yu-ting Dong, Harvard University

 

The Genesis of A-symmetrical Aesthetics within Japanese Culture: from Music to its Incarnation in Manga—Chia-wei Ko, National Taiwan University

 

Fukuoka: The Making of an “Asian” City—Hannah Shepherd, Harvard University

 

The Girl in the Red Shoes: Themes of Longing through a Keychain—Alexis Agliano Sanborn, Harvard University

 

PANEL 10

ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY

DISCUSSANT: SHI-LIN LOH

S030

 

Looking less/more Sinicized by choice: Comparing ethnic-boundarymaking among Uyghurs and (Southern) Mongolians—Sansaar Tsakhirmaa, Johns Hopkins University

 

What’s trust got to do with it? Trust Networks among Diasporic Chinese Communities in Colonial Singapore—Daniel Murray, McGill University

 

Donning Culture: Standardization of Dress and Manipulation of the Mind in the Empire of Japan—A. Carly Buxton, University of Chicago

 

Wiping out Imperial Remnants: Decolonization and Subjectivity in Postwar Korea and Japan—Jonathan Glade, University of Chicago

 

6.30 – 8.30pm          Conference Banquet

Venue: Charles Hotel, Brattle Room (1 Bennett St, Cambridge)

Dress Code: Smart/Business Casual

Entrance by invitation only (please bring your invitation card)

 

DAY 3: FEBRUARY 24th (SUNDAY)

 

9.00 – 9.30am          Breakfast

Venue: Concourse

 

9.30 – 11.00am        PANEL SESSION IV

 

PANEL 7

AESTHETIC TRANSMISSIONS

DISCUSSANT: EUGENE WANG

VENUE: S050

 

First Visual and Technical Study of Central Asian Textile Aesthetics in Europe—Mariachiara Gasparini, University of Heidelberg

 

A Portrait of King T’aejo of the Chosŏn Dynasty and Its Chinese Counterparts—Ka-yi Ho, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Self-Fashioning as Modern Sovereign: portrait of the Emperor Kojong sent to the heads of the U.S.—Soojin Kim, Seoul National University

 

Small Shadow in Slushy Snow: Kou Mei’s Portrait and Cultural Memory—Ying-zhi Zhao, Harvard University

 

PANEL 8

EMPIRE AND COLONIZATION

DISCUSSANT: MAX OIDTMANN

VENUE: S030

 

Qing China’s representation of the British Mission to Tibet in 1904: A Historical Perspective—Lei Lin, Harvard University 

 

Silks Fit for an Emperor: the Role of Textiles in the Expression of Political Power in the Yuan Dynasty—Eiren Shea, University of Pennsylvannia

 

Colonial Taiwan in the 'Scramble for Fujian': Cooperation and Contestation in Japan's Southern Advance, 1895-1914—Seiji Shirane, Princeton University

 

Leave Mine to Me: Power, National-Cultural Identity, and Independence Movements in Korea and Ireland—Brigit Stadler, University of Washington

 

11.00 – 11.30am       Tea Break

 

11.30 – 1.00pm         PANEL SESSION V

 

PANEL 9

LAW AND SOCIETY

DISCUSSANT: ERIC SCHLUESSEL

VENUE: S050

 

Betting Beyond Empire: Recontextualizing Gambling and Social Leisure across National Boundaries in late-Qing China—En Li, Washington University in St. Louis

 

“Civilian” and “Military” Legal Categories in Qing Space over Time: the Case of Zhu Tianzhao—John Gregory, Georgetown University

 

Arming the Chinese: Foreign Guns and Chinese Society (1860-1920)

Lei Duan, Syracuse University

 

A Carl Schmittian Vindication of the 1962 Constitution of the Park Chung Hee Regime: the Political and Legal Thought of Han Tae Yeon (1916-2010)—Kyung Min Yi, University of Cambridge

 

PANEL 6

CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AND EXCHANGES

DISCUSSANT: DEVIN FITZGERALD

VENUE: S030

 

What's in a number? (Mis)recognizing the seventh Dalai Lama—Ian MacCormack, Harvard University

 

In an Antique Land: Chinese Travel Writings on India from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries—Chao Ren, Harvard University

 

Beyond Borders: the Concept of Re-use in Buddhist Caves—Martha

Schulz, University of Bonn

 

Ridiculous Tales of Heaven and Hell: Literary Tradition and the Reception of Journey to the West—Yuan-fei Wang, University of Pennsylvania

 

1.00 – 1.30pm           Closing Reception and Address

VENUE: S030

See also: Spring 2013