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Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

The 8th annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities focuses on modern Chinese cultural production.

April 13, 2018 1:00pm to April 14, 2018 5:00pm
Friday, April 13, 2018
1:10 pm – 2:40 pm Panel 1 Sounding Subjectivity: Techniques of Mediation in Eras of Change 
Chuan XU (Columbia University), The Hooligan's Soundscapes: Politics of Cassette Tapes in Early 1980s China
Ling KANG (Washington University in St. Louis), The Rhythm of Revolution: The Poetic "Voice" in the 1930s Chinese Leftist Lyricism
Zihao LIN (Free University of Berlin), Writing Down Our Happiness and Dream. State, Narrative, and Chinese Deaf Identity in the Making  
Discussant (Faculty): Andrew JONES, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant (Student): Paulina HARTONO, University of California, Berkeley
2:40 pm – 4:10 pm Panel 2 Writing Technologies: The Secret Life of Communication 
Chloe ESTEP (Columbia University) Manuscript Modernity: The Ballpoint Pen in Maoist China
Dongchen HOU (University of Arizona), Uncovering "Transparent" Bodies: Stenographers in the Rhetoric of Chinese Modernity, 1890s
Renren YANG (Stanford University), Paranoid Youth: Han Han's Brand of Cynicism and Mobile Screen Culture in China
Discussant (Faculty): Frederik GREEN, San Francisco State University
Discussant (Student): Xiaoyu XIA, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 – Keynote Speech: “Global China” as Event, Method and Theory
Ching Kwan LEE, Sociology, UCLA
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am Panel 3 “Codifying” the Nation: Institutions and Pedagogies 
Yinyin XUE (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Popularizing Socialism through Science: Investigating "Hundred Thousand Whys" during the Cultural Revolution
Fanghao CHEN (Washington University in St. Louis), Imagined Subjects' Traveling Experience and Geographical Education: Children's Domestic Travel in Republican China
Meichun LEE (University of California, Davis), Coding for An Open Government: The Uprising of Hackers in Post-Authoritarian Taiwan
Danni CAI (McGill University), Communicating Patriotism in the Everyday Correspondence: A Study of Epistolary Knowledge in Late Qing and Republican China
Discussant (Faculty): Haiyan LEE, Stanford University
Discussant (Student): Melissa HOSEK, Stanford University
11:30 – 12:30 Alumni Keynote Speech Claiming Authorship: Red Classics and Copyright Contentions in Postsocialist China
Xiao LIU, East Asian Studies, McGill University
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Panel 4 The State (in/of) Contemporary Art
Mengyao LIU (University of Washington), The Gender of Ghosts: Household Objects in the Work of Three Chinese Artists
Di WANG (University of Oxford), A Handful of World: The Aesthetics of Hand in Modern Chinese Art and Visual Culture, 1919-49
Junting HUANG (Cornell University), Chinoise, Chi-noise? (中噪): The Sonic Avant-Garde in China
Discussant (Faculty): Winnie WONG, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant (Student): Annie MALCOLM, University of California, Berkeley
3:00 pm Break
3:15 – 4:45 pm Panel 5 Conceptual Apparatuses: Ethnicity, Land, and Population
Yanshuo ZHANG (Stanford University), A Village's Affair with the Nation: Visuality, Ethnicity, and Representing the Minority Native Village in China
Tiffany YANG (Columbia University), Soil and Celluloid: Cinema, Land Expropriation, and Aboriginal Dispossession during the Japanese Colonial Occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945)
Yifan WANG (Rice University), Conceptualizing Population in China: From "400 Million" to the Aging Society
Discussant (Faculty): Andrew JONES, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant (Student): Shan HUANG, Stanford University