With the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Toronto just around the corner, the Fairbank Center has a handy guide for how to decide which of the myriad of panels you could attend. Below, we take a look at our faculty, associates, graduate students and alumnae and alumni who are presenting this year, and check out the full line up of panels here.

THURSDAY MARCH 16, 2017

 

Panel 26. C 7:30PM-9:30PM Provincial Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

Materia Manhuanica: Reading Chinese Cartoons – Sponsored by The Huang Yao Foundation

Chaired by/Discussant: Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, Duke University (Alum)

Panelists: John A. Crespi, Colgate University; Madeline L. Gent, University of Maryland, College Park; R. Orion Martin, Independent Scholar; Nick Stember, Translator

 

Panel 28. C 7:30PM-9:30PM Forest Hill, 4th Floor

Taking Care of the Rich and Poor in Contemporary China

Chaired by Jean C. Oi, Stanford University

Panelists: Shuang Lu Frost, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Anti-Communities: Precarious Living in Shanghai’s Hidden Slums); Hao Chen, Boston University; Adam K. Frost, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Pauper Economics: The Economy of Begging in Northwest China); Yujeong Yang, University of Michigan; Lianrui Jia, York University

 

Panel 29. C 7:30PM-9:30PM Civic Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

Powers of Persuasion: Representing China to Western Audiences in the Nineteenth Century

Chaired by Caroline Reeves, Harvard University (Fairbank Associate in Research)

Panelists: John M. Carroll, University of Hong Kong; Rosalien van der Poel, Museum Volkenkunde/National Museum of World Cultures; Richard S. Horowitz, California State University, Northridge

 

Panel 32. C 7:30PM-9:30PM Norfolk, Mezzanine

Broken Bodies and Destroyed Lands: Practices of Care in Precarious Times

Chaired by Cara M. Healey, University of California, Santa Barbara; Discussant: Robin Visser, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Panelists: Karen S. Kingsbury, Chatham University; Corey Byrnes, Northwestern University (Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow) (When a Landscape is Like a Body); Cara M. Healey, University of California, Santa Barbara; Hangping Xu, Stanford University

 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017

 

Panel 36. BC 10:30AM-12:30PM Norfolk, Mezzanine

Revisiting New Womanhood in East Asia and Its Ties to Missionary Initiatives

Chair: Hyaeweol Choi, Australian National University; Discussant: Laura R. Prieto, Simmons College

Panelists: Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College (Fairbank Associate), (Friendship and Christianity in the Life of Zhang Zhujun); Hyaeweol Choi, Australian National University; Noriko K. Ishii, Sophia University

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE Panel 34. BC ROUNDTABLE 10:30AM-12:30PM Willow Centre, Mezzanine

Economic History and the Past and Future of Asian Studies

Chaired by Madeleine Zelin, Columbia University; Discussants: Anand V. Swamy, Williams College Janet E. Hunter, London School of Economics

Panelists: Thomas G. Rawski, University of Pittsburgh; Ethan Segal, Michigan State University; Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University; Elisabeth Koll, University of Notre Dame (Fairbank Associate in Research)

 

Panel 66. C 10:30AM-12:30PM Chestnut East, Mezzanine

Hidden Traces of the Repertoire: Reconstructing Chinese Theatre Practice in the Maoist Period

Chaired by/Discussant Xiaomei Chen, University of California, Davis

Panelists: Siyuan Liu, University of British Columbia; Anne Rebull, University of Chicago; Maggie Greene, Montana State University; Tarryn Li-Min Chun, University of Michigan (Alum) (Sent-Down Plays: Yangbanxi and Rural Performance in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

 

Panel 68. C 10:30AM-12:30PM Provincial Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

Unruly Women and an Unruled Republic: State and Individual Survival through Female Unruliness

Chaired by/Discussant Gail Hershatter, University of California, Santa Cruz

Panelists: Philip Thai, Northeastern University (Fairbank Associate in Research) (Gendered Dimensions of Smuggling on the China Coast, 1928–37); Weiting Guo, Simon Fraser University; Shu Yang, University of the South; Yunxiang Gao, Ryerson University

 

Panel 71. C 10:30AM-12:30PM Chestnut West, Mezzanine

Chinese (Post-) Socialism and the Global Imaginary

Chaired by Laurence Coderre, New York University; Discussant: Ban Wang, Stanford University

Panelists: Roy B. Chan, University of Oregon (Alum) (Bodies in Motion: Realism and the Poetics of Popular Sovereignty in China and Russia); Laurence Coderre, New York University; Erin Y. Huang, Princeton University; Yun-Chu Tsai, University of California, Irvine

 

Panel 79. BC ROUNDTABLE 12:45PM-2:45PM Dominion Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

JAS at AAS: The Flow of Migration beyond the Nation – Sponsored by the Journal of Asian Studies

Discussants: Engseng Ho, Duke University/NUS; Rian Thum, Loyola University, New Orleans(Alum); Jaeeun Kim, University of Michigan; Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fairbank Associate in Research)

 

Panel 99. SEA 12:45PM-2:45PM Grand Ballroom East, Lower Concourse

Periods and Patterns in the Vietnamese Past

Chair: Charles P. Keith, Michigan State University; Discussant: Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Harvard University

Panelists: Liam C. Kelley, University of Hawaii at Mānoa; Charles P. Keith, Michigan State University; Haydon L. Cherry, Northwestern University; Brett M. Reilly, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 

Panel 101. C 12:45PM-2:45PM Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

Beyond the Tang-Song Transition: New Visions of Tenth-Century China

Discussant: Nicolas Tackett, University of California, Berkeley

Panelists: Megan Bryson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Xin Wen, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Student Associate) (Remembering the “Great Disunity”: The Political Legitimation of Fragmentation in Tenth-Century China); Bo Liu, John Carroll University; Thomas J. Mazanec, Princeton University

 

Panel 103. C 12:45PM-2:45PM Yorkville West, 4th Floor

Sino-Russian/Soviet Encounter

Chaired by Elizabeth McGuire, California State University, East Bay; Discussant: Austin T. Jersild, Old Dominion University

Panelists: Xiaolu Ma, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Humanism or Individualism: Tolstoy’s Religious Humanism and the Divergence between the Zhou Brothers); Kui Hao, Henan Polytechnic University; Yan Li, Oakland University; Jessica Ka Yee Chan, University of Richmond

 

Panel 104. C 12:45PM-2:45PM Birchwood Ballroom, Mezzanine

The Anthropocene Viewed from China and Inner Asia – Sponsored by the AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)

Chaired by/Discussant Ralph A. Litzinger, Duke University

Panelists: Mark Aldenderfer, University of California, Merced; Ling Zhang, Boston College (Fairbank Associate in Research) (So, It’s about the “Anthropos” Again?); Jerry Zee, University of California, Santa Cruz; Emily T. Yeh, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Panel 108. C ROUNDTABLE 12:45PM-2:45PM Linden, Mezzanine

The Crackdown on Yanhuang Chunqiu: History, Memory, and Nationalism

Chaired by Vera Schwarcz, Wesleyan University

Discussants: Rowena Xiaoqing He, Saint Michael’s College (Fairbank Associate in Research/Alum); Youyu Xu, The New School; Jian Guo, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

Panel 118. BC 3:00PM-5:00PM Peel, Mezzanine

Smugglers, Castaways and Sailors: Informal Diplomacy in Early Modern East Asia

Chaired by Hyeok Hweon “H.H.” Kang, Harvard University (Ph.D. Student); Discussant: Robert I. Hellyer, Wake Forest University

Panelists: Hyeok Hweon “H.H.” Kang, Harvard University (Ph.D. Student) (Gunrunning Diplomacy: Military Trade and Chosŏn-Tokugawa Relations, 1607-1671); Sigfrid S. Ostberg, University of Oxford; Jonas Manuel Ruegg, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Castaways on Hachijō, Or: Ad Hoc Diplomacy in the Periphery of the Tokugawa State); Viktor E. Shmagin, Fort Lewis College

 

Panel 135. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Yorkville West, 4th Floor

Intermediality in Chinese Cinema and Visual Culture

Chaired by Xiaowen Xu, Syracuse University

Panelists: Christopher K. Tong, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Dylan Suher, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (County “Getting Electrocuted”: The Television Aesthetic of Wang Shuo); Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta; Margaret Hillenbrand, University of Oxford

 

Panel 137. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Maple East, Mezzanine

Transformations under Xi: A Critical Perspective on Political Change in China

Chaired by Andrew H. Wedeman, Georgia State University; Discussant: Kecheng Fang, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists: Yuhua Wang, Harvard University (How Corruption Investigations Undermine Regime Support: Evidence from China); Sida Liu, University of Toronto; Suzanne E. Scoggins, Clark University; Maria Repnikova, Georgia State University

 

Panel 139. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Kent, 2nd Floor

Socialist Cultural Remnants in Post-Socialist China: Performance, Memory, and the Market

Chaired by/Discussant Brian J. DeMare, Tulane University

Panelists: Ka-ming Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Fei Ge, Harvard University; Nanjing University (Fairbank Visiting Scholar) (The Contradictory Functions and Overlapping Space of a CountyLevel Cultural Center); Man He, Williams College; I-Yi Hsieh, New York University Shanghai

 

Panel 141. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Simcoe, 2nd Floor

Urbanization and Governance in Contemporary China

Chaired by Dali Yang, University of Chicago; Discussant: Lynette H. Ong, University of Toronto

Panelists: Kyle A. Jaros, University of Oxford (Alum) (The State as Enabler: Provincial Policies and Land-Intensive Development); Christopher R. Heurlin, Bowdoin College; Meina Cai, University of Connecticut; Xin Sun, University of Oxford

 

 

SATURDAY MARCH 18, 2017

 

Panel 177. BC 8:30AM-10:30AM Maple West, Mezzanine

Statecraft and Forest Resources in Pre-Industrial China and Korea

Chaired by Adam C. Bohnet, King’s University College at UWO

Panelists: Brian G. Lander, Harvard University (Post-Doctoral Fellow) (State Exploitation of Forests in Qin); John S. Lee, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (An Imposition of Pines: The Beginnings of State Forestry in Early Chosŏn Korea, 1392-1494); Yuan Chen, Yale University; Moonyong Kim, Korea University

 

Panel 197. C ROUNDTABLE 8:30AM-10:30AM Dominion Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

60 Years Later: Reflecting the History and Scholarship of the Anti-Rightist Campaign

Chaired by Yidi Wu, University of California, Irvine

Discussants: Perry Link, Princeton University; Roderick MacFarquhar, Harvard University; Yongyi Song, California State University, Los Angeles; Peng Deng, High Point University

 

Panel 204. C 8:30AM-10:30AM Kenora, 2nd Floor

Two-Part Panel: Aesthetics and Political Cultures in the PRC, 1949-1966.

Part One: Constructing New Communist Culture: Aesthetics and Cultural Politics in 1950s China

Discussant: Denise Y. Ho, Yale University (Alum)

Panelists: Lex Jing Lu, Clark University (Fairbank Associate in Research) (Maoist Beauty Templates: Decodifying Leadership Images in the Early People’s Republic of China); Lin Jiao, SOAS, University of London; Kim Hunter Gordon, Royal Holloway, University of London; Yuyu (Lara) Yang, SOAS, University of London

 

Panel 210. BC 10:45AM-12:45PM Pine West, Mezzanine

Fantastic Literatures in Japan, Korea, and China

Chaired by/Discussant Mingwei Song, Wellesley College (Alum)

Raechel L. Dumas, San Diego State University; Ji Shouse, University of Colorado, Boulder; G. Andrew Stuckey, University of Colorado, Boulder Discussant: Mingwei Song, Wellesley College

 

Panel 239. C 10:45AM-12:45PM Dominion Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

China and the Global South: A Humanistic Perspective – Sponsored by the AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)

Chaired by Carlos Rojas, Duke University (Alum); Discussant: Lisa B. Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz

T. Tu Huynh, Jinan University; Nellie Chu, University of Goettingen; Megan M. Ferry, Union College; Carlos Rojas, Duke University (Alum) (Writing Sex in Southeast Asia)

 

Panel 256. BC 3:00PM-5:00PM Pine West, Mezzanine

Challenging Authoritarianism in East and Southeast Asia

Chaired by Nara Dillon, Harvard University; Discussants: Sheena Chestnut Greitens, University of Missouri (Fairbank Associate in Research); Nara Dillon, Harvard University

Panelists: Chih-Jou Jay Chen, Academia Sinica; Joan E. Cho, Wesleyan University; Erik M. Kuhonta, McGill University; Jiayun Elvin Ong, Emory University

 

Panel 273. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Provincial Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

Beyond “Commercial Warfare”: Rethinking International Business Interactions in Modern China

Chaired by Linda Grove, Sophia University; Discussant: Parks M. Coble, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Panelists: Bert Becker, The University of Hong Kong; Ghassan Moazzin, University of Cambridge; Fei-Hsien Wang, Indiana University-Bloomington

 

Panel 277. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Birchwood Ballroom, Mezzanine

Information, Texts, and Intermediaries in the Making of Global Knowledge about Late Imperial China

Chaired by/Discussant Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia

Panelists: Devin Fitzgerald, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Imperium Imperii: The Qing Empire in the Late-Seventeenth and Early-Eighteenth-Century World); Eugenio Menegon, Boston University (Fairbank Associate in Research) (Court Missionaries as Imperial Informants in Late Imperial China and Europe); Henrietta Harrison, Oxford University (Alum) (Chinese in London, 1792: The Puzzle of What was Not Known); Emily Mokros, Albion College

 

Panel 280. C 3:00PM-5:00PM Churchill, 2nd Floor

Identifying China’s Modern Intellectual-Political Transition: Debates over Intellectual Values in the Pursuit of Cultural and Political Agency, 1895-1911

Chaired by Peter K. Bol, Harvard University; Discussant: Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley

Panelists: Jean Tsui, The City University of New York, College of Staten Island; Tsuyoshi Ishii, University of Tokyo; Wen Yu, Harvard University (Graduate Student)

 

Panel 299. C 5:15PM-7:15PM Maple East, Mezzanine

Poetry and Empire

Chaired by Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Boulder; Discussant: Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia

Panelists: Martin Kern, Princeton University; Harrison Huang, Columbia University; Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University (Writing Empire, Writing Self in Early Medieval Poetry); Lucas R. Bender, Yale University

 

Panel 301. C 5:15PM-7:15PM Leaside, 4th Floor

If I Took Those Words Away: Moving Beyond Text-Centered “Readings” of Mao-Era Cultural Production

Chaired by Weihong Bao, University of California, Berkeley; Discussant: Nicole Huang, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Panelists: Marie Paulina Hartono, University of California, Berkeley; Eldon Pei, Stanford University; Max L. Bohnenkamp, Harvard University (Revolutionary Glamour in 3D: From Affective Spectatorship to Sensorial Spectacle in the Remediation of The White-Haired Girl)

 

 

 

SUNDAY MARCH 19, 2017

 

Panel 328. C 8:30AM-10:30AM, Provincial Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

Disrupting Histories of War and Peace in China, 1839-1951

Chaired by/Discussant: Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago

Panelists: Xin Zhang, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; Stephen Halsey, University of Miami; Megan Greene, University of Kansas; Charles W. Hayford, Independent Scholar, Emeritus (Alum) (“Western Histories of Wars in East Asia, 1895-1951: Rhetoric, Tellability, and Believability”)

 

Panel 329. C 8:30AM-10:30AM Civic Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

Revisiting the Ladders of Success: New Approaches to Social Mobility in Qing and Republican China

Chaired by James Z. Lee, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; Discussant: Hilde De Weerdt, Leiden Institute of Area Studies (Alum)

Panelists: Shiuon Chu, Brown University; Yifei Huang, Microsoft Research; Chen Liang, Nanjing University; Lawrence L. Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; James Z. Lee, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

 

Panel 334. C 8:30AM-10:30AM Kenora, 2nd Floor

Ethnicity, Property, and State: Comparative Perspectives on the Relationship between Non-Han and Han Chinese at the Margins of Qing China

Chaired by Michael Szonyi, Harvard University; Discussants: Michael Szonyi, Harvard University; Jodi L. Weinstein, College of New Jersey

Panelists: Yuanyuan Qiu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Wei-chieh Tsai, Indiana University-Bloomington; Cheng-Heng Lu, Emory University; Li-wan Hung, Academia Sinica

 

Panel 339. C 8:30AM-10:30AM Dufferin, 2nd Floor

Chinese Financial History in Local and Global Contexts

Chaired by Emily M. Hill, Queen’s University; Discussant: Felix A. Boecking, University of Edinburgh (Alum)

Panelists: Luman Wang, Virginia Military Institute; Austin Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Matthew Lowenstein, University of Chicago; Robert Cole, New York University

 

Panel 346. BC 10:45AM-12:45PM Peel, Mezzanine

Intellectual History beyond the Nation-State: Trans-Border Ethnicities on the Chinese Periphery

Chaired by Khohchahar E. Chuluu, The University of Tokyo (Harvard Yenching Academy Alum); Discussant: Christopher P. Atwood, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists: Miya Qiong Xie, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Student Associate) (Border Crossing, Minority Writing, and “Linguistic Purity”); Makoto Tachibana, Shimonoseki City University; Hale Eroglu, Harvard University (Fairbank Visiting Scholar/Alum) (“Awakened Muslim”: Turkish Modernity in Chinese Muslim Reformist Thought); Joshua L. Freeman, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Exiled to Paradise: Uyghur Émigré Writers in the USSR, 1961- 1989)

 

Panel 361. C 10:45AM-12:45PM Mackenzie, 2nd Floor

Defining Fengshui: New Scholarly Approaches to Chinese Geomancy

Chaired by Ole Bruun, Roskilde University; Discussant: Robert P. Weller, Boston University (Fairbank Associate)

Panelists: Claire Yi Yang, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Ian Matthew Miller, St. John’s University (Alum); Tristan G. Brown, Columbia University; Christopher Reed Coggins, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

 

Panel 362. C 10:45AM-12:45PM Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Floor

Early Chinese Manuscript Culture

Chaired by/Discussant Sarah Allan, Dartmouth College (Associate in Research);

Panelists: Ondrej Skrabal, Charles University in Prague; Crispin Williams, University of Kansas; Adam D. Smith, University of Pennsylvania; Christopher John Foster, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate) (Textual Production in the Western Han: A Case Study of Character Variation in the “Cang Jie Pian 蒼頡篇” Opening Chapter)

 

Panel 368. C 10:45AM-12:45PM Kenora, 2nd Floor

Sacrificing for the Nation and Beyond: Recentering the Religious in the Modern Chinese Revolution

Chaired by/Discussant: Rudolf G. Wagner, University of Heidelberg (Fairbank Associate)

Panelists: Keren He, Stanford University; Ya-pei Kuo, University of Groningen; Lei Ying, Harvard University (Ph.D. Candidate)

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