Every year, Fairbank Center affiliates present their research at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference on a wide variety of topics. This year is no exception, with Fairbank Center faculty, associates, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students presenting their latest research in Denver. Below is our handy guide to select panels featuring our affiliates:


DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES EXPO

Friday

9:00am

Cyberinfrastructure and Platforms

General Theory and Basic Requirements Donald Sturgeon, Harvard University

1:30pm

Tools for Text Analysis

Exploring Bibliographic Data: Interactive Data Visualization for Historical Chinese Datasets Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University (Fairbank Center alum)

Accessible Text Mining with Text Tools and the Chinese Text Project Donald Sturgeon, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

4:00pm

Database Building

China Biographical Database Peter K. Bol, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

Saturday

2:30pm

GIS and Spatial Analysis

QGIS Software and Online GIS Peter K. Bol, Harvard University

3pm

China Historical GIS Peter K. Bol, Harvard University


THURSDAY

Left-Wing Melancholia in Asian History, Culture, and Literature

Tower Court B, Tower Building 7:30PM-9:15PM

Chaired by Paul Pickowicz, University of California, San Diego

A Disrupted Telos: Temporalizing the Origin of Melancholia in Taiwanese Leftist Literature Po-Hsi Chen, Yale University

Left Melancholia: Wang Anyi’s Literary Productions in the 1990s Hang Tu, Harvard University (Fairbank Center Graduate Student)

The Burden of Revolutionary Darkness: Lu Xun’s Translation of Writing by Russian “Fellow Travelers” Xiaolu Ma, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Nonmonumental Revolutions: The Visual Archives of Left Melancholia in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia Ping Yao, California State University, Los Angeles

Discussant: Paola Iovene, University of Chicago

Making Scholarship Work in the Digital No-Man’s Land: Strategies for Research in the Partially Digital Age

Sponsored by Society for Qing Studies

Savoy, Tower Building 7:30PM-9:15PM

Chaired by Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Discussants: Maura D. Dykstra, California Institute of Technology (Fairbank Center alum)

Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University

Ian Miller, St. John’s University (Fairbank Center alum)

Janet Theiss, University of Utah

Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University (Fairbank Center alum)


FRIDAY

Merchants, Empires, and Identities in Asia’s Highland and Maritime Trade Marts, 1850-1950

Denver, Tower Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

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

Between Empires: Merchants and Identity in Fuzhou in the 1860s Richard S. Horowitz, California State University,

Northridge Negotiating Identity in Batang: Han Merchants in the High Sino-Tibetan Borderlands Tsomu Yudru, Sichuan University

Transnational Yunnanese Merchants and Chinese Identity in the Early Twentieth Century C. Patterson Giersch, Wellesley College

Eurasian Entrepreneurs in the Treaty Ports: Nationality, Ethnicity and China-Coast Networks Catherine Ladds, Hong Kong Baptist University

Studying the World to Modernize China: New Perspectives on China’s 1980s-1990s

Beverly, Tower Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

The Futurists of Beijing: Alvin Toffler, Zhao Ziyang, and China’s “New Technological Revolution,” 1979-1991 Julian Baird Gewirtz, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

East Asian Enterprise Groups and the International Origins of China’s National Champions Wendy Leutert, Columbia University/Harvard University (Fairbank Center An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow)

Beyond the Soviet Model: Eastern Europe as Chinese Reformers’ Mirror Fan Shitao, Beijing Normal University (Fairbank Center alum)

Writing the Sick Self: Selfhood, Public 70 Persona, and Illness in Early Medieval China

Columbine, Tower Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University (Fairbank Center Faculty)

Huangfu Mi (215-282): Withdrawal Due to Illness

Monique Nagel-Angermann, University of Muenster The Salubrious Retreat of Xie Zhuang (421-466)

Cynthia L. Chennault, University of Florida To Live and Die in Luoyang: Illness Anecdotes in the Luoyang qielan ji

Sarah Zanolini, Johns Hopkins University Illness in the Paratext: Early Autobiographical Prefaces

Antje Richter, University of Colorado Boulder

Discussant: Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

North Korean Migrants’ Transnational Experiences and Identity

Director’s Row I, Plaza Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Young-a Park, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Multicultural or Cosmopolitan? New Frameworks of Belonging among North Korean Migrants in South Korea, Young-a Park, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Sending Family Remittances, Making Moral Boundaries: North Korean Women Migrants’ Struggle for Citizenship in South Korea, Jiyeon Lee, Yonsei University

Mobile North Korean Women and Their Long-Distance Motherhood: The (Re)construction of Intimacy and Alternative Family, Sung Kyung Kim, University of North Korean Studies

Transnational Migration and Religious Conversion among North Korean Refugees across Continents in Comparative Perspectives Jin-Heon Jung, Freie Universitat Berlin

Discussant: Nicole Newendorp, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

Smuggling, Violence, and State in East Asian Maritime World

Plaza Court 7, Plaza Building 1:30PM-3:15PM

Chaired by Philip Thai, Northeastern University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Evaders, Castaways, and Pirates: Chinese-Korean Maritime Security in the Sixteenth Century, Jing Liu, Syracuse University

Jiangnan’s View of Pirate Traders in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century China, Sunkyu Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

The Assembling of Pro-Qing Maritime Groups: A Study on the Establishment of the Taiwan Expeditionary Army and its State after the Expedition, Kyungsoo Chae, Seoul National University

“A Sort of Underhand Business”: Smuggling and AngloAmerican Cooperation in Pre-Opium War Guangzhou, Laurie Dickmeyer, Angelo State University

Discussant: Philip Thai, Northeastern University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Globalizing China’s War of Resistance (1931-1945)

Plaza Court 2, Plaza Building 3:45PM-5:30PM

Chaired by Micah S. Muscolino, University of California, San Diego

National Salvation from Abroad: Jiuguo shibao and the Emergence of a Transnational United Front in the SinoJapanese War, Ke Ren, College of the Holy Cross (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

In-Between Belligerents: The Struggle for Control of Cable Telegraph in China during the Sino-Japanese War, Shuge Wei, Australian National University

“Making Our Friends at Home”: The Chinese War Area Service Corps’ (WASC) Hostel Program for the U.S. Military in China, 1941-45, Zach Fredman, Duke Kunshan University

A Golden Era in Dark Times: The Relocation of Schools to Macau during the Second World War, 1937-45, Helena F.S. Lopes, University of Oxford

Discussant: Micah S. Muscolino, University of California, San Diego

Rock Formations: Stone as Material, Medium, and Metaphor in China

Plaza Court 3, Plaza Building 3:45PM-5:30PM

Chaired by Jeffrey Moser, Brown University

Crystalline Visions in Medieval China, Anne Feng, Harvard University

“Thousands of Images All Came Forth from There within the Stone”: Song Dynasty Stone Screens and the Aesthetics of Naturalness, Julia Orell, University of British Columbia

He Zhen’s Corpse: Inventing the “Soft Stone Seal” in Late Ming China, Thomas Kelly, University of Michigan

Medium and Materiality in Wu Bin’s Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone, Phillip Bloom, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Discussant: Jeffrey Moser, Brown University


SATURDAY

Landscapes in Motion: Coastal and Mountain Dynamics in China and Indonesia

Director’s Row J, Plaza Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Minghui Hu, University of California, Santa Cruz

Contested Coasts: Aquaculture and Rural Industrialization in Socialist China, 1958-78 Xiaofei Gao, Harvard University

Borderlands, Marginalized People, and the Resurgence of Rice-Fish System in Twentieth-Century China, Lijing Jiang, Colby College

Environmental Refugees in the Colonial World: Race and Hegemony in Colonial Indonesia’s Mountain Resorts, Arnout H.C. van der Meer, Colby College

Intensification, Expansion, and Transformation in Indonesia’s Saltscapes

Discussant: Michitake Aso, University at Albany, State University of New York

Trans-regional Thought and Practice: Political Interactions between Qing China and Colonial South Asia

Terrace, Tower Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Lei Lin, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

Warren Hastings and the Qing Empire: The Establishment of New Networks of India-China Connections, Tansen Sen, New York University

Shanghai Trans-Himalayan Allies: Qing China’s Diplomatic Attempts in South Asia during the Qing-Gurkha War (1788-1793), Lei Lin, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

British Indian Expeditions and Imperial Chinese Espionage in the Late Nineteenth Century along the Sino-Burmese Border, Yi Li, Aberystwyth University

Bombs in Beijing and Delhi: The Origins of Political Terrorism in Modern China and India, Yin Cao, Tsinghua University

Discussant: Anand Yang, University of Washington

De-Centering Buddhist Kingship, Sponsored by T’ang Studies Society

Tower Court D, Tower Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by April D. Hughes, Boston University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Ideal Ruler: The Wheel-Turning King in the Maitreya Buddha Murals at Dunhuang, April D. Hughes, Boston University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Mahāmayūrī and Buddhist Statesmanship on the Silk Road,Michelle C. Wang, Georgetown University

Recentering Buddhist Kingship: The Scripture for Humane Kings in Dali-Kingdom Images and Texts, Megan Bryson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Discussant: Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University

Inter-Asian Responses to Decolonization, 1950s-1960s

Vail, Tower Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Andrew Mertha, Cornell University

“As Deep as the Sea“ and “Forever in Bloom“: Phouk Chhay, the Khmer-Chinese Friendship Association, and the Birth of Cambodian Maoism, 1960-1967, Matthew Davies Galway, University of Melbourne

Bellicose Peace: China’s Peace Signature Campaign and Discourses about “Peace“ in the Early 1950s, Elisabeth Forster, University of Southampton

There Never was a Third World: China and the Afro-Asia Movement, Nick Zeller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Goals of Women, the Goals of the Country: Gender and Transnationalism in Cambodia, 1948-1970, Catriona Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Discussant: Malcolm Thompson, Harvard University (Fairbank CenterAn Wang Postdoctoral Fellow)

The Impact of Trade on Daily Life in East Asia, 960-1600 Sponsored by The Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies

Director’s Row H, Plaza Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Ezra F. Vogel, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

Chinese and Japanese Consumption of Incense circa 1000, Valerie Hansen, Yale University

Wind from Foreign Lands: Japanese Folding Fans in China, 1000-1410, Yiwen Li, City University of Hong Kong

Dressing like a Pirate: Clothing as Symbolic Marker in the East Asian Maritime World c. 1350-1600, Peter D. Shapinsky, University of Illinois, Springfield

Discussant: Richard von Glahn, University of California, Los Angeles

A Century Later: New Readings of May Fourth Sponsored by Historical Society of Twentieth Century China

Governor’s Square 14, Plaza Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Kristin Stapleton, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Discussants: Ya-pei Kuo, University of Groningen, Xuduo Zhao, University of York, Bridie Andrews, Bentley University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Histories of Literary Information in China, Part 1: Search and Retrieval Sponsored by AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)

Grand Ballroom 1, Tower Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Bruce Rusk, University of British Columbia

On Indexing Systems in Twentieth-Century China, Ulug Kuzuoglu, Columbia University

On Chan Literary Anthologies Natasha Heller, University of Virginia

Qing Dynasty Imperial Collections: The Case of the Complete Writings of the Four Repositories, Stefano Gandolfo, Oxford University

National Literature and Local Identities: Literature Museums and Archives in the PRC and Taiwan, Kirk Denton, Ohio State

University Digital Infrastructures for Thematic Research Collections, Donald Sturgeon, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

Discussant: Xiao Liu, McGill University

Paper Power and Information Flows in Twentieth-Century China, Part I: Public Opinion: New Sources and Approaches

Savoy, Tower Building 11:15AM-1:00PM

Chaired by Maggie Greene, Montana State University

Public Opinion in Republican Xinjiang: Liberal Experiments and Letters to the Editor, Joshua Freeman, Harvard University (Fairbank Center Graduate Student Associate)

Xuanjiao Dongtai and Internal Information Circuits in the Early People’s Republic of China, Daniel Leese, University of Freiburg

Reading between the Lines and across the Border: A History of Maoist Xinjiang through Transnational Kazakh Literature, Guldana Salimjan, University of British Columbia

Discussant: Robert Culp, Bard College

Blood and Being across Chinese and Indian Medicines

Plaza Court 8, Plaza Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Lan Li, Columbia University

Outside Blood, Inside Blood: Bleeding, Bloodletting, and the Body in Ming-Qing Trauma Medicine, Yi-Li Wu, University of Michigan

On the Relationship between Blood and Phlegm in Chinese Medicine, Natalie Köhle, Australian National University

Sensing Blood in Classical Āyurveda: Dogs, Crows, Leeches, and Human Beings, Lisa A. Brooks, University of California, Berkeley

Tracking White Blood in Indian Punjab: Masculinities and Sexualities between Medicine and Religion, Mauricio Najarro, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant: Janet Gyatso, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

Cold War Circuits and Crossings: Literature, Film, and Dance Networks in East Asia

Silver, Tower Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Poshek Fu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Convergent Transnationalisms: Leftist Dance Networks in Cold War East Asia, Emily Wilcox, University of Michigan

Translational Provocations: Balzac, Fu Lei, and Literary Realism in Cold War China, Nicolai Volland, Pennsylvania State University

From Shanghai Modern to Cold War Hong Kong: Gendered Movements and Modernity in MP&GI Films, Jessica Tan, Harvard University

Liminal Space and Bodies: Cold War Hong Kong and Refugee Literature in Today’s World, Mung Ting Chung, University of Texas at Austin

Discussant: Christina Klein, Boston College

State Authority and Economic Change in Asia: New Perspectives on Regulation, Corruption, and Power

Gold, Tower Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Reclaiming Executive Dominance: Business and Regime in Post- (and Pre-) Mahathir Malaysia, Meg E. Rithmire, Harvard Business School (Fairbank Center faculty)

Is China Creating a New World Bank? Understanding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Yue Hou, University of Pennsylvania

Saving Meritocracy? China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign, Peter Lorentzen, University of San Francisco

The Substantive Change and Spillover Effects of Participation by Firms in Government’s Regulatory Design Process: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Vietnam, Edmund Malesky, Duke University

Spatial Approaches to Japanese History: Technological Shifts and Regional Flows

Governor’s Square 14, Plaza Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Amy Stanley, Northwestern University

The Environmental Politics of Iron Mining in Tokugawa Japan, Joanna Linzer, Yale University

Tobacco, Technology, and Social Relations in Highland Japan: The Case of Seinaiji Village, Masato Takenouchi, Yale University

Push-Car Railways in the Japanese Empire: Colonialism, Technology, and Spatial Construction in Colonial Taiwan, Youjia Li, Northwestern University

Gateways of Empire: Pusan and Fukuoka in the Age of Air, Hannah Shepherd, University of Cambridge

Discussant: Sakura Christmas, Bowdoin College (Fairbank Center alum)

Histories of Literary Information in China, Part 2: Complexity and Overload Sponsored by AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)

Grand Ballroom 1, Tower Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Christopher Nugent, Williams College

Theories of Textual Order in the Suishu Bibliographic Treatise, Evan Nicoll-Johnson, University of Alberta

On Later Imperial Histories, Devin Fitzgerald, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

Literary Collectanea: Market, Network, and Contemporaniety, Suyoung Son, Cornell University

On Reader’s Guides in Late Qing and Early Republican China, Maria Sibau, Emory University

Officiating the Cold War: Serial Publication as a Complex System, Shuang Shen, Pennsylvania State University

Discussant: Anatoly Detwyler, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paper Power and Information Flows in Twentieth-Century China, Part II: State Knowledge: Archive as Source and Subject

Savoy, Tower Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Matthew Hull, University of Michigan

Paper Purge: Republican Archives in Mao’s China, Yi Lu, Harvard University

The Cadre Dossier: Archive as Human Resources, Chris Chang, Columbia University

Leader’s Digest: Chinese Archive as Source of Intelligence

The First Rule of PRC History: Propaganda, Classified Documents, and the Narratives of Chinese Communism, Aminda Smith, Michigan State University

Discussant: Matthew Hull, University of Michigan

Sense and Sensuality from the Late Imperial to Early Republican China

Director’s Row J, Plaza Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College (Fairbank Center Associate)

Blind and Deaf in Honglou meng Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College (Fairbank Center Associate)

Aromas of the Red Chamber: The Material Culture of Perfume and Olfactory/Literary Imagination in EighteenthCentury China, Xuelei Huang, University of Edinburgh

Aestheticizing Development in Dianshizhai huabao, Nathaniel Isaacson, North Carolina State University

Touch, Intimacy and Corporeal Mimesis in Modern Chinese Culture, Shengqing Wu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Discussant: Theodore Huters, University of California, Los Angeles

The Future of Chinese History: The Work of Dai Jinhua Sponsored by AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)

Majestic Ballroom, Tower Building 3:00PM-4:45PM

Chaired by Lisa B. Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dai Jinhua and the Future of Radical Critical Thought in China Multiple Dis-Locations: Dai Jinhua, Translated Yajun Mo, Boston College (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

The Future of Chinese History in Dai Jinhua’s Writings, Lisa B. Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz

Discussant: Jinhua Dai, Beijing University

Thriving between a Rock and a Hard Place: Identity and Agency in Liminal Spaces in Imperial China

Plaza Court 8, Plaza Building 5:15PM-7:00PM

Adaptive Preferences vs. Adaptive Agency: Theoretical Perspectives on Dealing with Constraints, Mercedes Valmisa, Gettysburg College

When in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do: Travel in Southeast Asia in the 19th Century

The Art of Living in the Borderland: Religious Ritual, Resource War and Literati Network in 17th-Century Southwest China, Xiaobai Hu, University of Pennsylvania

You Are What You Eat? Food and Identity Negotiation in Northern Wei Society, Wen-Yi Huang, Harvard University (Fairbank Center An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow)

Conceptualizing the “Other” in Premodern China: Center-Periphery Dynamics Reconfigured

Governor’s Square 12, Plaza Building 5:15PM-7:00PM

Chaired by Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania

Beasts Made of Gold: The Elite Burials of Majiayuan and Their Eurasian Context, Petya V. Andreeva, Oakland University

Periphery as Center: Cultural Synthesis at the Yihe’nur Cemetery in Inner Mongolia, Fan Zhang, NYU Shanghai

Reviving a Genre: Rhetorical Innovation and Cultural Authority in Late Yuan China, Xiuyuan Mi, University of Pennsylvania

Mapping the Steppe: The Production and Circulation of Geographical Knowledge in 19th-Century Qing Mongolia, Anne-Sophie Pratte, Harvard University

Discussant: Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania

Made in China: Technology, Labor, and the Productive Life

Governor’s Square 11, Plaza Building 5:15PM-7:00PM

Chaired by Eugenia Lean, Columbia University

Machines of Market Reform: Technology in the Making of the World’s Factory, Victor Seow, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

The Promise of Making: Prototyping Alternative Futures in Shenzhen, China, Silvia Lindtner, University of Michigan

Dilemmas of the Foxconn Moms: The Changing Politics of Labor Reproduction when Manufacturing Heads to Inland China, Yige Dong, Johns Hopkins University

A “Race to the Bottom“ or Variegated Labor Regimes? Capital Mobility and the Making of Labor Politics in the Electronics Industry in West China, Lu Zhang, Temple University

Discussant: Eugenia Lean, Columbia University


SUNDAY

Forging Classical Chinese Literary Studies in Modern China

Plaza Court 6, Plaza Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Joseph R. Allen, University of Minnesota

Xingling (Innate Sensibility): A Reinvented Literary Tradition, Feiran Du, Harvard University

The Making of a “Patriotic Poet”: Reexamining Xin Qiji’s Modern Hagiography, Zhiyi Yang, Goethe University Frankfurt

Lyric, Shuqing, and the Reification of Names in Modern Poetics, Thomas J. Mazanec, University of California, Santa Barbara

Xiuci, Leituo leike, and Rhetoric: Establishing the Discipline of Rhetoric (Xiuci xue) in Early Twentieth-Century China, Lu Kou, Williams College (Fairbank Center alum)

Discussant: Stephen Owen, Harvard University (Fairbank Center faculty)

From Mr. Science to Science Fiction: A Reprise and Reappraisal on the 100th Anniversary of May Fourth

Plaza Court 5, Plaza Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Charles Laughlin, University of Virginia

A/B/O in Chinese Media Fandoms: Queering and Othering Intimacy through Speculative Horror, Casey Lee, Harvard University

Un/folding Time, Archiving Garbage: Chinese Literary Realism in the Post-Evolutionist Era, Jingling Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Fairbank Center alum)

Lu Xun’s Deep Time: Modern Geology and Critical Consciousness in Chinese Modernity,Bo An, Yale University

The Ghost of the May Fourth Intellectuals: Scientific Discourse in the New Youth, Yizhi Xiao, Shanghai International Studies University

This Land of Ours: Property Rights, Territoriality, and Imperial Rivalries in Northeast Asia, 1880-1945

Plaza Court 4, Plaza Building 9:00AM-10:45AM

Chaired by Yuanyuan Qiu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The Empire Effect: Indigenous Legal Activism and the Sino-Russo-Japanese Rivalry for Manchuria, 1900-1929, Rui Hua, Harvard University (Fairbank Center alum)

Redefining Property Rights on the Northeastern Frontier, 1890-1931, Shuang Chen, University of Iowa

The Fate of Banner Land in Hunchun, 1880-1945, Wook Yoon, Pusan National University

Drawing the Boundary in Manchuria: How the Management of Property and Land Changed the Urban Boundaries? (1905-1945), Yuting Dong, Harvard University

Discussant: Louise Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Rise of Conservative Counter-Movements in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

Director’s Row J, Plaza Building 11:00AM-12:45PM

Chaired by Yoonkyung Lee, University of Toronto

Varieties of Counter-Movements in East Asian Democracies, Yoonkyung Lee, University of Toronto

The Religion-Based Conservative Movement in Taiwan: The Origin, Tactics, and Impacts, Ming-sho Ho, National Taiwan University (Harvard-Yenching Institute)

The Specter of the Past: Reconstructing Conservative Historical Memory in South Korea Myung, Ji Yang, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Harnessing Social Media Activism within the Ethnic Enclave: The Success of Anti-Hate Speech Protests in Osaka’s Korean Ghetto, Sharon Yoon, Ewha Womans University

Discussant: Ming-sho Ho, National Taiwan University (Harvard-Yenching Institute)

Reconceptualizing State-Bureaucracy Relations in China

Plaza Court 5, Plaza Building 11:00AM-12:45PM

Governance by Uncertainty: Bureaucratic Control and Irregular Policy Implementation in China Iza (Yue) Ding, University of Pittsburgh (Fairbank Center alum)

Denise van der Kamp, City University of Hong Kong

Performativity and Innovation: Policy Entrepreneurs in China’s Search for the Urban Community, Yifei Li, New York University Shanghai

Urbanizing China’s People: Strategies, Their Determinants, and Their Consequences, Samantha Vortherms, University of California, Irvine

Policing Public Opinion in China Suzanne Scoggins, Clark University (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Social Identities and Local Politics in Taiwan and Mainland China

Plaza Court 4, Plaza Building 11:00AM-12:45PM

Chaired by Steven Goldstein, Harvard University (Fairbank Center Associate)

Bringing Women and Youth into Local Politics? Taiwan’s Neighborhood and Village Elections, Benjamin Read, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dai Lin Hsi, Ming Chuan University

Direct Election, Bureaucratic Appointment, and Government Responsiveness in Taiwan, Sara A. Newland, Smith College (Fairbank Center Associate in Research)

Revitalizing Traditional Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of a Rural Village in the Pearl-Bay Area, China Ching-Ping Tang, National Chengchi University

Discussant: Steven Goldstein, Harvard University (Fairbank Center Associate)

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