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2008 AAS Annual Meeting

The Association for Asian Studies is the largest society of its kind, with approximately 7,000 members worldwide. It is a scholarly, non-political, and non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.

April 3, 2008 12:00am to April 6, 2008 12:00am

2008 AAS Annual Meeting: Listing of Panels

The AAS Program Committee has prepared the following list of panels and roundtables for the 2008 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Titles may change slightly, but the hourly schedule will remain constant. We have included only which include China or Taiwan.

The program schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 3, 2008: Panels 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Friday: Panels 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony, Friday 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Panels 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.; 2:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Sunday: Panels 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

The exhibit hall will be open 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until noon on Sunday.

“Border Crossing” and special Social Science panels are highlighted in bold type.

THURSDAY, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

4. Roundtable: Multiple Histories and Changing Memories of Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War. Sponsored by Committee on Teaching About Asia (Namji Steinemann, East-West Center)

5. Constructing Gender in Asian Performing Arts (Ricardo D. Trimillos, University of Hawaii, Manoa)

14. Roundtable: New Dimensions in China Watching: Internet Forums and the Study of Contemporary China (Richard Baum, University of California, Los Angeles)

15. Opportunities and Obstacles: Lives of Tibetan Women (Elisabeth Benard, University of Puget Sound)

16. Global Capitalism, Nationalist Modernity, and Intellectuals in Transition: China’s Literati after Empire (Robert J. Culp, Bard College)

17. Shadows of Revolution: Reminiscences and Critiques of the Maoist Legacy (Jie Li, Harvard University)

18. From the Dynastic to the Local: Anthologies of Women’s Writings during the Qing and Republican Periods (Xiaorong Li, Swarthmore College)

19. Bringing Chinese Art to the West: Duanfang and an Early 20th-Century Network of Dealers, Collectors, and Scholars (Lara Netting, Princeton University)

20. Of Use to Whom? New Conceptions and Constructions of Disability in Transnational China (Steven L. Riep, Brigham Young University)

FRIDAY, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

24. Roundtable: High School to College Articulation in Language Courses: What We Can Learn from the New Advanced Placement Courses in Chinese and Japanese. Sponsored by ATJ (Laurel Rasplica Rodd, University of Colorado, Boulder)

25. Challenging Borders in East Asian Literatures (Karen Thornber, Harvard University)

36. Who’s Afraid of China’s Tibet? Imagining Tibet’s Future in a Changing World (Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster)

37. Sanctioning “Magic” in Imperial China. Sponsored by SSRC (M.A. Butler, Case Western Reserve University)

38. Environmental Governance in China (Kenneth W. Foster, Concordia College)

39. Paratexts in Late Imperial Chinese Book Culture (Rui P. Magone, University of Lisboa)

40. Roundtable: Chinese Women and Gender Studies from Multidisciplinary and Global Perspectives: Where Are We Going? (Harriet Zurndorfer, Leiden University)

FRIDAY, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

42. “Modernity and Medicine”: Transforming Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial East Asia (John P. DiMoia, Princeton University)

55. Material and Political Cultures of the High Qing Court: Three Cases from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Sponsored by Qing Studies (Michael G. Chang, George Mason University)

56. Cultivating Law-abiding Citizens: Legal Reform and Media Change in China (Mary E. Gallagher, Cornell University)

57. Patronage and Community Building in Early Medieval China. Sponsored by the Early Medieval China Group (Kate A. Lingley, University of Hawaii, Manoa)

58. The Contours of Tibetan Auto/biography (Kurtis R. Schaeffer, University of Virginia)

59. Remainders and Reminders: Figures of History in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (Chien-Hsin Tsai, Harvard University)

60. Marriage, Familial Relations, and Status in Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) China (Cong Zhang, University of Virginia)

61. Individual Papers - China (Keith McMahon, University of Kansas)

FRIDAY, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

62. Cultures Meet Technology: New Approaches to Innovation and Economic Development in Asia and the West (Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens, DePaul University)

63. Odd Bodies: Depictions of Alternative Corporeality in East Asian Narratives (Julia C. Bullock, Emory University)

65. The Triumph of the Vernacular in Asia (Gang Zhou, Louisiana State University)

77. Society and Economy in Early Imperial China: New Insights from Recently Excavated Qin and Han Legal Manuscripts (Anthony J. Barbieri-Low, University of California, Santa Barbara)

78. Displacement and Belonging: Experiences of War in China, 1937-1949 (Janet Y. Chen, Princeton University)

79. Roundtable: Integrating Chinese Historical Databases: Issues, Challenges, and Directions (Grace S. Fong, McGill University)

80. Roundtable: Tibetan Studies in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Programs, Resources, and Requirements (Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago)

81. Cultures of Reconstruction: Loss and Recovery after the Taiping Rebellion (Tobie Meyer-Fong, Johns Hopkins University)

82. The Legacy of Lu Xun and the Conundrums of Chinese Modernity (Viren Murthy, Leiden University)

FRIDAY, 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

84. Multimedia Chinggis Khan (Christopher P. Atwood, Indiana University)

85. Enriching the Asian Experience: An Integrated Approach to Maximize Linguistic and Cultural Gain through Experiential Learning (Hiroaki Kawamura, University of Findlay)

95. Japan and the Future of East Asia (Saadia M. Pekkanen, University of Washington)

96. Writing Emotions: Loving Parents, Spouses and Lovers in Qing and Republican China (Maram Epstein, University of Oregon)

97. Challenges to Civic Responsibility and Community Engagement for Rural and Minority Secondary School Students and their Schools in China (Jingjing Lou, Indiana University, Bloomington)

98. Representing and Practicing Class: Mao’s China and Beyond (Stephen Philion, St. Cloud State University)

99. War of Words: Ideas, Media, and China’s Struggles in the Korean War (Fang Qin, University of Minnesota)

100. The Interpretation and Use of the Shijing in the Han Dynasty (David Zeb Raft, Harvard University)

101. Roundtable: China’s Move into the Global Spotlight: Implications for Scholars (Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine)

102. Reality Check: What Holds for NGOs and Civil Society Development in China? (Hong Zhang, Colby College)

SATURDAY, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

104. Insiders and Outsiders? Regionalism, Nationalism, and Transnationalism in the Chinese Diaspora, 1860s-1950s (Chunmei Du, Princeton University)

105. Intercultural Business Communication and Strategy in Asia (Penelope B. Prime, Mercer University)

106. Borders in Northeast Asia: Perceptions and Experiences (Nicolas Tackett, University of Northern Colorado)

107. Romanization in the Sino-Xenic Sphere: Past, Present, and Future (J. Marshall Unger, Ohio State University)

117. Circumstantial Evidence: “Living Law” in Ming and Early Qing China (C.D. Alison Bailey, University of British Columbia)

118. Who Goes There? Stories and Studies of Travel in the People’s Republic of China (Jenny Chio, University of California, Berkeley)

119. Novel Maladies: Ethnographies of Emerging Diseases in Asia (Emilio Dirlikov, McGill University)

120. Chiang Kai-shek: The Unknown Story (Grace C. Huang, St. Lawrence University)

121. Was Ming China Multi-ethnic? Sponsored by the Society for Ming Studies (Yonglin Jiang, Oklahoma State University)

122. Roundtable: Public Intellectuals: Old Hands and the New Generation in China Studies (Kristin Eileen Stapleton, State University of New York, Buffalo)

SATURDAY, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

125. Modernities of Ancient Cities in East Asia (Eiko Ikegami, New School for Social Research)

126. Transnational Activism in Asia: Identity, Discourse, and Networks (Megan Sinnott, Georgia State University)

128. Comparing Socialist China and the Soviet Union: Rethinking the State-Peasant Relationships (Felix Wemheuer, University of Vienna)

132. Korea and the Han Commanderies: Space, Interaction and the Emergence of States (Mark E. Byington, Harvard University)

135. Monks, Maps, Medicine, and Hell: Visualizing Japanese Interactions in Northeast Asia, 1200-1500 (Haruko Wakabayashi, University of Tokyo)

136. Connected: The New Media and Cultural Politics in Contemporary China (Rong Cai, Emory University)

137. The Official and the Private: The Uses of Anomalies and Marvels in Classical Chinese Literature (Alister David Inglis, Simmons College)

138. When the Ethnic Goes Popular: Celebrity, Authenticity, and Visions of Ethnicity from Yunnan (Jing Li, Gettysburg College)

139. Redefining the Individual Body in Republican China (Wennan Liu, University of California, Berkeley)

140. Spaces of Hope: Culture, Economy, and Politics in Post-democracy Taiwan (Hsin-yi Lu, National Chiao Tung University)

141. Inventing National Childhoods: Children and Childhood in Republican China (Helen Schneider, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

142. Chinese Monetary History and the Perils of Conventional Monetary Theory (Richard von Glahn, University of California, Los Angeles)

143. Poster Session (Cynthia J. Brokaw, Ohio State University)

SATURDAY, 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

144. AAS PRESIDENTIAL ROUNDTABLE: Reforming the Giants: China and India Compared (Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University)

145. Apprehending the Americas: East Asian Conceptions of the Nineteenth-Century New World (Charles A. Desnoyers, La Salle University)

146. Re-centering the Nation on the Peripheries of East Asia: Music and Cultural Renaissance. Sponsored by the Mongolia Society (Peter K. Marsh, California State University, East Bay)

157. Crime, Law and Global Integration in Nineteenth-Century China (Par K. Cassel, University of Michigan)

158. China’s New Rural Reconstruction Movement: Global Networks, Chinese Roots (Charles W. Hayford, Northwestern University)

160. State-Muslim Relations in China: Three Case Studies (Yufeng Mao, Washington University, St. Louis)

161. Words Changing Hands: Translation and Cultural Circulation in Late Qing and Republican China (Christopher G. Rea, Columbia University)

162. The Material of The Stone: New Approaches to Honglou Meng (I-Hsien Wu, New School University)

163. Individual Papers: The Marginal, the Vanishing, and the Lyrical: Perspectives on Modern Chinese Culture (Haiyan Lee, University of Colorado, Boulder)

SATURDAY, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

164. China’s Modernized Propaganda (Anne-Marie Brady, University of Canterbury)

165. Blurring Boundaries: Migrants, Soldiers and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Northeast Asia (Christopher S. Agnew, University of Dayton)

166. Learning to Read across Borders: Secular and Religious Education in Laos, China, and Diaspora from 1920 to the Present (Carol J. Compton, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

167. Performing Real on Procrustean Beds: Re/presentation of Realities in and about East Asian Cultures (Maki Isaka, University of Minnesota)

168. Varieties of Financial Reforms in East Asia (Myung-koo Kang, Stanford University)

178. Roundtable: Reconsidering Christianity in China: The China Inland Mission (CIM) and the Mission Enterprise (Alvyn Austin, Brock University)

179. Cyberspace, Consumerism and Cultural Creativity in Twenty-First Century China (Daria Berg, University of Nottingham)

180. Historical, Rhetorical, and Linguistic Constructions of Identity along China’s Early Frontiers (Erica Brindley, Pennsylvania State University)

181. Reinventing Places: Contesting Images of Tradition and Modernity in China and Taiwan (Wei-ping Lin, National Taiwan University)

182. The Multifarious Chinese Modern Girl (Tze-lan D. Sang, University of Oregon)

183. Individual Papers: Zones, Spaces, Structures and Shadows: Architectural and Visual Approaches to China (James Millward, Georgetown University)

SUNDAY, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

186. East Asia: Ten Years after the Crisis (T.J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley)

187. Technology beyond the Nation-State in East Asia (Dan J. Plafcan, University of Michigan)

188. Individual Papers: Comparative Studies in Contemporary Asia (Cynthia J. Brokaw, Ohio State University)

192. Mt. Baekdu: Cultural Understanding of an East Asian Border (Yoong-hee Jo, Academy of Korean Studies)

198. Early Modern Chinese Encyclopaedia (1870s-1920s): Changing Chinese Ways of Thought (Milena Dolezelova-Velingerova, University of Heidelberg)

199. New Directions in Fieldwork on Chinese Buddhism: Comparing Approaches from Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology (Gareth Fisher, University of Richmond)

200. Rich, (un)Healthy, and Immortal: Habit, Morality, and the Affect of Power in Contemporary China (Adam D. Frank, University of Central Arkansas)

201. Rural Politics in Transitional China. Sponsored by United Societies of China Studies (Shiping Hua, University of Louisville)

202. The Sensuous Realms of Chinese Erotic Writing from the Ming (Joseph S.C. Lam, University of Michigan)

203. Images of Rowdy Gods: Interpreting Daoist Martial Deities since the Song Dynasty (David Mozina, University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

SUNDAY, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

205. Commodity, Art and Politics in the Production of East and Southeast Asian Cinemas (Kaiman Chang, University of Texas, Austin)

206. Religious NGOs in Authoritarian States (Miwa Hirono, Australian National University)

207. The End of the Individual? Relationships between Human and Machine in 20th-Century China, Japan, and Soviet Russia (Aaron William Moore, University of Virginia)

218. Building, Greening, and Beautifying Beijing: Beyond the Olympic Image (Caroline Chen, University of California, Berkeley)

219. Familial and Cultural Circuits of Chinese Literary Identities (Alexander Huang, Pennsylvania State University)

220. Thinking in/Thinking from Modern China: Local Discourses, Global Theories (Leigh K. Jenco, Brown University)

221. Telling War Stories: Reclaiming the Study of Rebellion and Revolution in East Asia (Cecily McCaffrey, Willamette University)

222. Screening Pathology: Uncanny Modernity, Body Politics and New Chinese Cinema (Jiayan Mi, College of New Jersey)

223. Financing China’s Unequal Growth: Fiscal Capacities and Capital Markets (Lynette H. Ong, University of Toronto)