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New Directions in Asian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference for the UNC System

February 26, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

This conference is FREE and open to the public! If you plan to attend lunch, please RSVP by February 19.


9:30-10:00 a.m. – Registration & Coffee

10:05-10:30 a.m. – Welcome Remarks by Morgan Pitelka, Director of the Carolina Asia Center & Leslie Boney, Vice President for International, Community, and Economic Engagement, UNC General Administration

10:30-11:15 a.m. – Panel 1: Urbanizations in India, Japan and China

  1. Exploring Urban Development Policy in India through an examination of ‘Planned’ Cities and ‘Smart’ Cities Programs by Russell Smith, Winston-Salem State University
  2. Toward an Asian Sustainable Urbanism: A Comparative Study of Model Eco-city Projects in Japan and China by Zhongjie Lin, UNC-Charlotte

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Panel 2: Identity and Culture

  1. Africans in Asia: Language, Identity and Culture by Rose Sackeyfio & Wen Xiong, Winston-Salem State University
  2. Non Profit Organizations Serving Domestic Violence Survivor s: Addressing Intersectional Needs of Asian Indians by Sonia Kapur, UNC-Asheville
  3. Rewriting Missionaries in Anchee Min’s Pearl of China by Jeanne Moskal, UNC-Chapel Hill
  4. A Comparison of Bunong Dialects through the Creation of an Audio-Visual Corpus by Becky Butler, UNC-Chapel Hill

12:30-1:00 p.m. – Panel 3: UNC Library Resources on Asia

  • Library Resources and Services for Asian Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, by Hsi-chu Bolick & Mohamed Hamed & Edward Proctor, UNC-Chapel Hill

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Lunch

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Panel 4: New Directions in Chinese Studies

  1. The Fan Sheng vs. Chen Yuan Debates: Microcosms of the Unsettled Academic Field at the Founding of the Eastern Han by Pauli Wai Tashima, UNC-Greensboro
  2. Kang You Wei’s Philosophy of Da Tong: Liberation of Women’s Right by Han Lheem, Fayetteville State University
  3. Environmental Exploration and Conservation in Southwest China by Julia Haslett, UNC-Chapel Hill

2:45-4:15 p.m. – Panel 5: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in the Study of Muslims and Pakistan

  1. Mobilities & Minorities: Seeking New Orders in Partition Fiction from Pakistan by Cara Cilano, UNC-Wilmington
  2. Colonialism and Script Politics: An Interdisciplinary Case Study from Sindh, Pakistan by Matt Cook, N.C. Central University
  3. Sufi Shrines and Built Environments in Visual Culture: Understanding the past through ‘visual-history’ interdisciplinary by Sandria Freitag, N.C. State University
  4. Heroes, Rebels and the Valor of Punjab: Qissahs, Ballads and Collective Representation in Pakistan by Iqbal Sevea, UNC-Chapel Hill

4:15-4:30 p.m. – Closing remarks


February 26, 2016
9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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