Schedule for the 2014 UBC Asian Studies Graduate Conference

The schedule for the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Conference on April 5, 2014, will be as follows:

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There will also be a private dinner event in the evening for presenters and discussants.

The six panels will include the following presentations:

Panel 1. Shaping the Modern Paradigm

Discussant: Donald Baker

Tanks N’ Roses: Towards a Holistic Understanding of 1989
Baris Yorumez, PhD, Department of History, The University of British Columbia

Developments in Labour Migration in Southeast Asia
Kilim Park, PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, The University of British Columbia

Panel 2. Memory, Gender and Trauma

Discussant: Sharalyn Orbaugh

The Un-sung Heroines of the Partition of India : Social Workers in the Path of Service
Sheila Sengupta, PhD, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, The University of British Columbia

A Journey through Time: the Temporal Theme in Mu Xin’s Short Stories
Meng Wu, PhD, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia

The Impact of Globalization on Collective Memory: A Comparative Analysis of the South Korean “Comfort Women” and Vancouver Chinese Canadians
Carly Teng, MA, Asia Pacific Policy Studies Program, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia

Panel 3. Perspectives on Religion

Disccusant: Bruce Rusk

Taking Ritual Seriously: The Application of Ritual Theory to Early Chinese Political History
Clayton Ashton, PhD, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia

Rebels or Conformists: Chinese Eccentric Monks as Tricksters
Mengdie Zhao, MA, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University

Panel 4. Chinese Literature Past and Present

Discussant: Shuyu Kong

Seeing Hauntings Through Chinese Cinema: Critically Engaging Tai Chi Zero, The Last Supper, Period Costume Epics, and Transnational Memory Production in the Ethnic Chinese Diaspora
Nathan To, Phd, Department of Media and Communications, The University of London

Border crossings: Transnational Flows in Contemporary Chinese Comics
Nick Stember, MA, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia

Panel 5. Art as Social Practice

Discussant:  Ajay Bhardwaj

“Extinct?” – A Public Art Intervention at Delhi’s 48 Degrees Centigrade Public.Art.Ecology Exhibition
Russell Stephens, PhD, Department of Art History, The University of British Columbia

Panel 6. Pre-modern Literature and Material Culture in East Asia

Discussant: Joshua Mostow

Plants as Lovers: Kazashi No Himegimi and Sakuraume No Sōshi
Haley Blum, PhD, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia

An Observation of Korean Literati Painting’s Impacts on Japanese Hizen Ceramics Through the Envoys: Focuses on Nabeshima Ware and Kakiemon Ware
Hyun Mi Kim, MA, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia

Interview with Daisuke Miyao

On January 28th, 2014, the ever productive Carla Nappi from the Department of History at UBC interviewed Daisuke Miyao about his latest book, The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2013), for the New Books in East Asia Podcast. If you are interested in learning more about Professor Miyao’s work before he visits UBC in April, this podcast provides an illuminating overview of both his career and his most recent research.

Also, a quick reminder that the deadline for abstracts will be tomorrow, so if you haven’t sent your abstract yet please do!

Deadline for Call for Papers Extended to February 15th

In order to give more students an opportunity to participate in the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the deadline to submit an abstract (250 words maximum) along with brief biographical information (150 words max) has been extended to February 15th.  Successful applicants will be notified by March 1st.  Presentation papers should be about 1500-2000 words long, and must be submitted by March 15th for review by discussants.

Keynote Speaker: Daisuke Miyao

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We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference will be Daisuke Miyao, associate professor of Japanese film and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon.

Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Please join us for the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Conference on April 5th, 2014 in the UBC Asian Centre!

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Please click here to see the Call for Papers. We will be accepting submissions until December 31st, 2013.

2nd Annual UBC Graduate Student Conference

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We have a date!

The date has been finalized. Please join us for the Second Annual UBC Asian Studies Conference on March 9th, 2013 in the UBC Asian Centre!

Click above to see the Call for Papers. We will be accepting submissions until December 31st, 2012.

Second Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

The second annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference is coming up in spring 2013!

Please check back for more information.

Conference Countdown!

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