2019 Program (Tentative)

The Executive Committee will post updates to the 2019 Conference schedule as planning proceeds. As of January 21, 2019 the tentative panel schedule is as follows. (Individual paper panels will be set in May.)

June 29, 2019
Saturday 1
1.   Kolodziej, Magdalena, Duke University: Modern Art History of East Asia in the Digital Age: Collaborations beyond National Borders
2.   Mirsalis, Dana, Harvard University: Listening in Good Faith: Ethnography of Contemporary Japanese Religions
3.   Suzuki, Wakako, Bard College: Intersectionality and Beyond: The Politics of the Gendered Body in Imperial Japan
4.   Biontino, Juljan, Chiba University: Transforming Taboos: Challenging Hegemonic Prohibitions in Japan’s Past and Present
5.   Eteve, Riza Manalo, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University: Faith, Public Space, and Technology: Strategies of Filipino Migrants towards Social Inclusion and Belonging
6.   Chong, Ki-In, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: The Imagined others: The Representations of China and Japan in Korean Writings from the Early Modern to the Contemporary

Saturday 2
1. Saaler, Sven, Sophia University: Social Memory and War Commemoration During the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952
2. Chun, Jayson M, University of Hawaii – West Oahu: Popular Culture and Transnational Fandoms in East Asia
3. Kubo, Mariko, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: The Transmission of Information and the Space of Speech in Modern China: The Historical Meaning of the Official Bulletins and the Journals published in the late Qing and the Republican China
4. Guarini, Letizia, Ochanomizu University: Reading Resistance: Japanese Women Writers and the Reproduction of the Hetero-normative Nation-State
5. Hoo, Chiew-Ping, National University of Malaysia: Mitigating risks and threats in Northeast Asia: the role of Japan and Korea
6. Knott, Jeffrey, Stanford University: Moto no mi ni shite: The Anti-Symbolism of Japanese Poetics

Saturday 3
1. Winstanley-Chesters, Robert, University of Leeds: Imagined Futures: Spaces, Places, Architectures of Pyongyang & North Korea (Roundtable)
2. Spang, Christian W., Daito Bunka University: Shanghai Exile in History and Story
3. Yang, Xin, Macalester College: Chinese Masculinity and Femininity Re-imagined: Transnationality, Technology and State Control
4. Shimizu, Akira, Wilkes University: The Possibilities of Commoners: The Role and Significance of “People” in Japanese History
5. Gordon, Kim Hunter, Duke Kunshan University: Defining Space in East Asian Ritual and Performance
6. Lai, Huang-wen, Wake Forest University: Making Landscapes: Refiguring Subjectivity, Nationality, and Narrativity in (Post-) Colonial Spaces

June 30, 2019
Sunday 1
1. Kawamura, Noriko, Washington State University: Preservation of the National Polity in Prewar, Wartime, and Postwar Japan
2. Domier, Sharon H., University of Massachusetts Amherst: Tossing Out Tired Stereotypes: Picture Books, Graphic Novels and a New Way of Looking at Japan in the Undergraduate Classroom
3. Berndt, Jaqueline, Stockholm University: Approaching Anime: Mediating Disciplines and Region
4. Strippoli, Roberta, Binghamton University (SUNY): Reinterpreting, Retelling, Reimagining the Heike monogatari
5. Gong, Lina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: China-ASEAN cooperation in non-traditional security issues
6. Truscott, Danica, University of California, Los Angeles: Female Authorship, Readership, and Reception of Premodern Japanese Literature

Sunday 2
1. Mitchell, Matthew, Allegheny College: A Place to Practice: Space and Place in Japanese Religions
2. Baudinette, Thomas, Macquarie University: Pornography as sexual education in Japan: Case studies of men’s consumption of pornographic texts
3. Nishino, Ryota, The University of the South Pacific: Re-engaging with Papua New Guinea during the Asia-Pacific War: Views from Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea
4. Bjoerk, Tove, Saitama University: Asian Heroes – Transmitting the Narratives of the Three Kingdoms
5. Lavelle, Isabelle, Waseda University: Shaping Literatures. Translation and Circulation Between Japan and the West in the First Half of the Twentieth-Century
6. Browne, Jyana S., University of Maryland: Embodying Performance, Performing Embodiment: Corporealities of Japanese Cultural Production
7. Introducing Performing Arts to Teaching Histories and Conflict Resolution in Asia: Pedagogical notes (Roundtable)

Sunday 3
1.   Busbarat, Pongphisoot, Chulalongkorn University:Under the Dragon’s Shadow: China’s Influence in the Asia-Pacific and Regional Responses
2.   Kang, Inhye, Wonkwang University: Subalterns in the Colonial Korean and Migration
3.   Qiao, Mina, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: Isn’t That Spatial? Imaginative Uses of Space in Japanese Narrative and Visual Arts
4.   McDowell, Kevin, University of Oregon: Religion and Recreation in Greater Taishō Japan
5.   Sala, Emanuela, SOAS, University of London: What do we talk about when we talk about kami? Medieval formations of kami identities
6.   Tombari, Federico, Kobe University: An Alternative Arena: Creation, Change and Diffusion of Norms in the Sino-Japanese Rivalry