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2021 Southeast Regional Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
January 16, 2021 @ 8:30 am - January 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until January 16, 2021
|7:00PM – 9:00PM||
Welcoming remarks from the Institutional Hosts Profs. Ji-Yeon Jo and Morgan Pitelka
Address by the President of SEC-AAS Prof. Joshua Howard
Report by the Representative to Council of Conferences Prof. Catherine Phipps
Overview of Education about Asia and Key Issues in Asian Studies Prof. Lucien Ellington
Performance Haoli Lin, Violinist, followed by Q&A
Keynote Address by the President of the Association for Asian Studies “Global Asias: Moving Beyond Spatialized Identities” Prof. Christine R. Yano
Announcements about the conference format by the Institutional Hosts
|Time||Session A||Session B||Session C||Session D||Session E||Session F|
|8:30AM – 10:00AM|
|Gavin James Campbell Doshisha University Jan Bardsley University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jennifer Prough Valparaiso University Rebecca Copeland Washington University in St. Louis||Norman Rothschild University of North Florida Xiaolin Duan North Carolina State University Xiaofei Li Beijing Institute of Graphic||Helen Kaibara Jacksonville State University Jarrod Brown Berea College Jerski Jarzen Duria Central Luzon State University||Jera Lego Independent Scholar Minjee Lee Yonsei University Yanghee Kim Kennesaw State University||Ekaterina Serbina Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Science Fangyuan Liu University of Cambridge James Masterson and Jingwen Wu Morehead State University||Eric Henry University of North at Chapel Hill Huaiyu Wang Georgia College & State University Stephan Kory University of Florida|
|10:15AM – 11:45AM||K-12 Outreach Panel on Migration in/from/around Asia: Expert Panel||Education, Press, and Poets: Chinese-Western Cultural Interactions in the 19th and 20th Centuries||Transnational China||Issues in Modern and Contemporary Korea||Rethinking Traditional Art Forms||Chinese Genre Fiction|
|Venkat Dhulipala University of North Carolina at Wilmington Xue Lan Rong University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cindy Ring Ruble CBF||Dan Du University of North Carolina at Charlotte Guolin Yi Arkansas Tech Univeristy Shuhua Fan University of Scranton Yunxiang Gao Ryerson University||Cancelled due to speaker withdrawals; Chengwei Chen (Duke University) has been moved to “Cross-Border Economic Connections” on Sunday at 10:15″||Marcy Tanter Tarleton State University Michael Seth James Madison University Young Jung George Mason University||Afroz Taj University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Madeline Kujabi Berea College Paulo Brito University of Toronto||Min Wang Washington University in St.Louis Paul Foster Georgia Tech Yan Dong University of Arizona|
|12:45PM – 2:15PM||K-12 Outreach Panel on Migration in/from/around Asia: Teaching Resources||Markets and Food in Contemporary China||China on Stage||Imperial Japan and East Asia||Party, Press and Petitions: Redefining Worker Rights and Revolution in Mauritius, India, and China|
|Kevin W. Fogg University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Megan Tracy James Madison University Tiffany Y. Tsai The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Yuchen Yan Duke University||Karin Myhre University of Georgia Kin-Yan Szeto Appalachian State University Liang Luo University of Kentucky||Annika A. Culver Florida State University Camelia Nakagawara Independent Scholar Min Koo Choi Georgetown University||Andrew Sartori New York University Yoshina Hurgobin Kennesaw State University William F. Kuracina Texas A&M University-Commerce Joshua Howard University of Mississippi|
|2:30PM – 4:00PM||Spaces in Between: Methodological Approaches to the Sino-Viet Borderlands||Issues in Contemporary Japan||The State and Contested Identity in South Asia||Work Cultures in Asia|
|Christian Lentz University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill James Anderson University of North Carolina at Greensboro Kate Baldanza Penn State University||Anri Yasuda University of Virginia Elizabeth Miles Kennesaw State University Joel Campbell Troy University||Deepa Nair Carnegie Mellon University John Caldwell University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Swakshadip Sarkar University of Bristol||Dongling Zhang Webster University Yang Cao University of North Carolina at Charlotte Yuxin Ma University of Louisville|
|Time||Session A||Session B||Session C||Session D||Session E||Session F|
|8:30AM – 10:00AM||China’s Early Communist Period||Applying Patchwork Ethnography to Research in Contemporary Japan – A Roundtable on Positionality, Networks, and “Piecing Together” One’s Field||This Land Is Ours: Grassroots Activism and Local Stewardship in the Historic Preservation and Cultural Rejuvenation of Contemporary China||China: The Evolving Relationship between the Party State and Society||Situating Asian Art in Time and Place||Reimagining Sovereignty in the Shadow of China|
|Elizabeth Littell-Lamb University of Tampa Yingchuan Yang Columbia University Zhaojin Zeng Duke Kunshan University||Dana Mirsalis Harvard University Hannah Gould University of Melbourne Kaitlyn Ugoretz University of California, Santa Barbara Naohito Miura Harvard University Timothy Smith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Lixin Wang Meishi Film Academy and Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries, Chongqing University Qiong Zhang Wake Forest University Shawn Foster Independent Scholar Haijing Li Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power||Guangqiu Xu Jinan University Peng Deng High Point University Yanmin Yu University of Bridgeport Yidi Wu Elon University||Punam Madhok East Carolina University Yookyoung Choi SUNY FIT Zhan (Sharon) Zhang University of Pittsburgh||Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay Ateneo de Manila University Khanh Linh Trinh University of Michigan Ray Chandrasekara Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences|
|10:15AM – 11:45AM||Mid-Century Print Cultures||Traditions of Nōgaku Theater in Western Art Music||Cross-border Economic Connections||Intercultural Religious Interactions Around Asia||Gender on Screen||Music in Contemporary China|
|Donald Santacaterina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hong Zhang University of Central Florida Tenny Kristiana Independent Scholar||Hannah Lawrence University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Marc Callahan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||David Owen Millersville University Thotreingam Tungshangnao North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong Chengwei Chen Duke University||Aixin Yi Duke University Andrew Frankel University of Virginia Devin Creed Duke University||Azalia Muchransyah University of Buffalo Candice Wilson University of North Georgia Charlie Yi Zhang University of Kentucky||Gengsong Gao, Alexandre Bettancourt and Qian Wang University of Richmond Jin Liu Georgia Institute of Technology Li-ling Hsiao University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|12:45PM – 2:15PM||Integrating Asian Studies at the Community College: A Model for Institutional Collaboration||Chinese Modern Literature||World War II Across Asia||Body Regulation in Asia||Rethinking China with Linguistic Approaches|
|Shannon Hahn Durham Technical Community College Jason Moldoff Durham Technical Community College Sandra Peterson Durham Technical Community College||Edwin Michielsen University of Toronto Leihua Weng Kalamazoo College Yun Lee Reed College||Bei Gao University of North Carolina at Wilmington Christopher Hulshof University of Wisconsin-Madison Jing Li Duquesne University||Imelda Djatirman University of Wisconsin-Madison Sukshma Vedere George Washington University Wenqi Yang University of Illinois-Urban-Champaign||Hin Ming Frankie Chik Arizona State University Shuguang Wang UNC School of Education Uffe Bergeton University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|2:30PM – 4:00PM||Teaching about COVID-19 Racism to High School and College Students||Close Readings of Asia on Screen||Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Art||Historical Approaches to Expanding States in Asia||Negotiating Institutions in China and Beyond|
|Bonnie Wang Durham Academy Vicky Wang St. Paul’s Schools Yan Liu Duke University||Ryan Dong University of Georgia Quade Robinson Harvard University Su-ching Huang East Carolina University||Lu Huang Temple University Seojeong Shin American University Suiyun Pana Yale University||J. Travis Shutz Binghamton University Margherita Zanasi Louisiana State University Paul Gosselin Independent Scholar||Shibin Yan Rutgers University Yanping Ni Duke University Zhen Wang Middle Tennessee State University|
FRIDAY 7:00PM – 9:00PM:
- He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, “Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto”
- Chen Yi, “Fisherman’s Song” (1979)
- Ma Sicong, “Nostalgia”
- Li Zili, “Jinqing” from “The Taihang Mountain Caprice” (2019)
- “On the Banks of the Solo River” (Indonesian folk song)
- “Arirang” (Korean folk song)
- Mao Yuanyu, “New Year’s Happiness”
Christine R. Yano, “Global Asias: Moving Beyond Spatialized Identities
Professor, University of Hawaii and President, Association for Asian Studies
Asian Studies has been defined and structured geographically, each area within Asia given a certain amount of autonomy and conceptual berth. The Association for Asian Studies has adopted this approach since 1970, with the goal to give each of four areas input to the organization. The creation of four area councils (Northeast Asia, China and Inner Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia) developed out of an interest in equal representation; thus each area council has retained autonomy in its governance, from procedural matter to prizes. However, increasingly, our Asiatic worlds include intersections, crossings, mobilities, migrations, and diasporic communities that preclude a strict areal focus.
In 2021 I ask us to consider the conceptual moves that cross these regional foci, cross national spaces in a framework that I call Global Asias. In this talk I ask, what do we gain by focusing on the spaces of betweeness created by the trans-geographic? Based in and through mobilities that shape many people’s lives, identities, affiliations, and consumption practices, that betweeness creates its own dynamic friction. Embedded within that betweeness are elements that do not fit established models, that refuse to be “disciplined.” This is the dynamic lens of Globa Asias. The reframing includes not only the immigrant communities that have established lives outside of Asia (e.g. Asian America and Asian communities elsewhere) but also those diasporic Asian communities within Asia itself (e.g. Chinatowns in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Philippines, etc.). Reframing also includes some of the effects of new juxtapositions, including settler colonialism by which Asian immigrant groups may adopt the dominant practices of their new homes at the expense of disadvantaged indigenous populations.
- Shǐ existed only in the courts of Sinitic states. The courts of Wú and Yuè did not have shǐ.
- Though assumed to be uniquely knowledgeable with regard to past and future events, shǐ, in terms of function, weregeneralists. There was no political role that could not be assigned to a shǐ.
- Though shǐ do not appear to have personally performed divinations (diviners, bǔ ⼘, and other people did that), they were routinely called upon to interpret divinations, as well as other phenomena, such as dreams and portents.
- Shǐ were assumed to be capable of speaking directly to royal ancestors and to other numinous entities when participating in sacrificial rites; hence the Russian early-China scholar Mark Ulanov calls them “хрецы,” “priests.”
- A sinitic state could not exist without shǐ. They were as necessary to the existence of a state as were ancestral temples,bronze vessels and altars to the grain and soil.
- The term shǐ cannot adequately be represented by any word in another language. “Scribes” and “diviners” are terms often used in the field, but the spheres of activity suggested by these words are in each case too circumscribed. It appears to methat the “least bad” English term might be “archivist.”
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