Programme (Live-Stream)

Important Notice

In response to the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic, and following extensive consultation with different stakeholders, the Boards of the AAS and IAFOR have jointly decided to hold the AAS-in-Asia 2020 conference online and extend the conference period to Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4, 2020


Preliminary Schedule Overview*

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Schedule Overview

August 31 (Mon)September 1 (Tue)September 2 (Wed)September 3 (Thu)September 4 (Fri)
08:00-08:15: Opening Ceremony
08:15-09:00: Keynote Presentation | Barbara Andaya
09:00-10:30: Late-breaking Panel | The Social and Cultural Impact of COVID-19
10:30-10:45: Break
10:45-12:15: Parallel Panel Session 1
12:15-12:30: Break
12:30-14:00: Parallel Panel Session 2
14:00-14:15: Break
14:15-15:00: Keynote Presentation | Masashi Nishihara
15:00-16:30: Special Panel | Korea Foundation
08:00-09:30: Special Panel | Reports from CULCON
09:30-09:45: Break
09:45-11:15: Parallel Panel Session 1
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-13:00: Parallel Panel Session 2
13:00-13:15: Break
13:15-14:45: Parallel Panel Session 3
14:45-15:00: Break
15:00-16:30: Parallel Panel Session 4
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:15: Parallel Panel Session 5
08:00-09:30: Parallel Panel Session 1
09:30-09:45: Break
09:45-11:15: Parallel Panel Session 2
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Haiku Workshop in Association with the Haiku International Association
12:30-12:45: Break
12:45-14:15: Parallel Panel Session 3
14:15-14:30: Break
14:30-16:00: Parallel Panel Session 4
16:00-16:15: Break
16:15-17:45: Parallel Panel Session 5
08:00-09:30: Parallel Panel Session 1
09:30-09:45: Break
09:45-11:15: Parallel Panel Session 2
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Virtual Tour of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art & Conversation with Dr Yutaka Mino
12:30-12:45: Break
12:45-14:15: Parallel Panel Session 3
14:15-14:30: Break
14:30-16:00: Parallel Panel Session 4
16:00-16:15: Break
16:15-17:45: Parallel Panel Session 5
08:00-09:30: Parallel Panel Session 1
09:30-09:45: Break
09:45-11:15: Parallel Panel Session 2
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-13:00: Late-breaking News Roundtable | New Threats to Academic Freedom
13:00-13:30: Closing Ceremony & Japanese Taiko Drum Performance

*The above schedule may be subject to change.


A full and detailed schedule that includes abstracts and panellists will be added after July 28, 2020.
*Session placement and session times are subject to change.

Conference Preliminary Schedule

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Session
Monday
Monday
Main Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Start End Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area South / Southeast Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia Northeast Asia Northeast Asia
08:00 08:15 Opening Ceremony
08:15 09:00 Keynote Presentation | Barbara Andaya
09:00 10:30 Late-breaking Panel The Social and Cultural Impact of COVID-19
Break Break Break Break Break Break Break Break Break
01 10:45 12:15 (Literature) 1073: Eco-Criticism from the Periphery: Japanese Fiction in Asian Landscapes (Anthropology) 1170: Academic Indigenization in Asia at Its Crossroads (History) 1137: Cold War Asia: History, Knowledge, and Perception (Political Sciences) 1300: Knowledge – The State and Resistance in Thailand (Gender & Sexuality) 1296: Contested Belongings: (Un)Imagining National Subjects in Chinese Political Cultures (Sociology) 1239: China’s Modernity at the Crossroads: Heritage and Society in Dialogue with the Past and With the World (Urban Studies) 1220: Place, Power, and Publics in Metropolitan China: Toward Burgeoning Social-Economic Orders (Anthropology) 1366: Healthcare Systems and Medical Ethics in East Asia
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02 12:30 14:00 (Literature) 1143: Projecting the Ideas, the Voice and the Space: Translingual and Transmedial Cultural Practises in Modern China (Anthropology) 1263: Anthropological and Historical Investigations of Asian Modernities at the Crossroads of Political Economy, Religion, and Gender (History) 1224: Rethinking Women in Asia Under the Aggression of the Japanese Empire, 1931-1945 (Political Sciences) 1100: Thailand Update: One year After 2019 Election (Gender & Sexuality) 1050: Creating Gendered Spaces: Women’s Choices, Strategies and Rationales in the Contemporary China (Sociology) 1279: Family and Social Inequalities in Chinese Societies (History) 1184: Tradition and Transformation of Legal Culture in the Mongol Empire (Anthropology) 1353: Counter-Narratives and Issues of Indigenous Engagement in Representation of Ainu History and Culture in Contemporary Japan
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14:15 15:00 Keynote Presentation | Masashi Nishihara
15:00 16:30 Special Panel | Korea Foundation

Session
Tuesday
Tuesday
Main Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Start End Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area South / Southeast Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia Northeast Asia Northeast Asia
08:00 09:30 Special Panel | Reports from CULCON
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01 09:45 11:15 (Literature) 1365: Negotiating “Japan”: Transnational Assemblages in Text and Media (Anthropology) 1208: Comparing Cultures of Education in Asia: Anthropological and Ethnographic Perspectives (History) 1319: From Bamboo Slips to Screens: The Reading of Confucian Classics in East Asia, from the Warring States to the Twenty-First Century (Anthropology) 1049: Shifting Technologies, Mines, & Rituals of Relatedness: A Multimedia Montage of Post-war Cambodia and Laos (Cinema Studies/Film) 1183: Performing Warfare “For the People”: Chinese Imaginaries of the Enemy through Spectacle, Sound, and Poetry (Literature) 1122: Elite and Non-Elite Urban Cosmopolitanism in the Early Twentieth-Century China: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (History) 1057: Managing the Frontiers: Knowledge Production of Law and Ethnicity on China’s Coastal and Internal Frontiers (Gender & Sexuality) 1129: Exploring the Intersections of Gender and Food in East Asia: From Material Culture to Symbolic Practices (Literature) 1234: A Journey of Life Towards the Dream Land: Space and Identity for Women on Cheju Island
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02 11:30 13:00 (Literature) 1238: German-speaking Jews and the Chinese in Wartime Shanghai: Transnational Encounters through Comics, Memoirs, Films (Anthropology) 1127: Demons and Gods on Display: The Pageantry of Popular Religion as Crossroads Encounters (History) 1264: Jesuit Cartography and the Translation of Knowledge in Early Modern Global Asia (Anthropology) 1298: Threatening Discourses and State Anxieties in Southeast Asia, Past and Present (Cinema Studies/Film) 1150: Representing History through the Personal and the Familial: Cinema and TV Production in Postsocialist China (Literature) 1161: Reclusion as Socio-cultural Engagement in Pre-modern China and Japan (History) 1038: Mapping a Local/Global Socialist Lifestyle: Practice and Perception of Life in Maoist China (Gender & Sexuality) 1272: Making the Body Visible in Contemporary Japan: Femininity, Beauty, and the Female Form in Popular Culture (Literature) 1356: History Made Flesh: Visual and Narrative Representations of the Uncanny as Memory and Identity
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03 13:15 14:45 (Translation) 1295: Trans-cultural Mobility and the Changing Notion of “Universality”: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Finding ‘Universality’ (Anthropology) 1299: Alternative Ethics in the Politics of Knowledge and Authority: Focusing on Human-Environment Relations in China, Tibet and South Korea (History) 1245: Armenians in Japan: Historical Perspectives (Sociology) 1225: Dissent, Public Space and Politics of Citizenship in Pakistan (Anthropology) 1384: Critical Perspectives on Chinese Infrastructures (History) 1193: Everyday Politics in Maoist China (Literature) 1094: The Body and Modes of Embodiment in Japanese Literature of the Modern and Contemporary Era
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04 15:00 16:30 (Translation) 1350: Translation Transforms: New Faces of Asia Through Translation Activities (Anthropology) 1212: Creating Communal Narratives in Later Life: Old Age, Meaning and Memory in Asia (History) 1216: Roundtable for Aaron S Moore: Exploring Networks in EA and SEA (Sociology) 1158: Transnational Migration to and from Southeast Asia (Anthropology) 1082: NGO, Network and Activism in China (History) 1255: Agents Remolded: Everyday Practices of Socialistic Workers in Maoist China
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05 16:45 108:15 (Religion) 1331: Sacredness and Materiality in East and Southeast Asia (Anthropology) 1213: Religious Gifts and Social Transaction in Modern Asia (Political Sciences) 1051: Affective Politics on the Rise: The Emotional Turn in Studying Politics in Asia – The Case of China and India (Translation) 1398: Religion in Translation and the Acculturation Patterns in South and Central Asia (Urban Studies) 1364: Heritagization in Chinese Cities: Practices and Debates (Political Sciences) 1206: New Implications of Land Commodification in China’s Local Development (History) 1280: Writing the Frontier: The State’s Creation and Deployment of Qing Frontier Knowledge

Session
Wednesday
Wednesday
Main Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Start End Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area South / Southeast Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia Northeast Asia Northeast Asia
01 08:00 09:30 (Literature) 1290: Tensions Embodied: Reading and Staging Sensation in Premodern East Asia (Art/Art History) 1084: Politics of Landscape Photography in East Asia (History) 1292: Media, Communication Technologies, and the Promises of “Democratization” Across Asian Mediascapes (History) 1134: Identities, Cultural Practices and the Changing Political Landscape of Modern Southeast Asia (Literature) 1157: The Politics of The Everyday: Discursive and Communicative Negotiation between Control, Violence, and Resistance in Modern Chinese Literature and Media (Literature) 1282: Religious Practice and Material Culture in Medieval Chinese Literature (History) 1117: City Life in Nineteenth Century Beijing (Sociology) 1185: Women in Protest: Gender and Social Movements in East Asia
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02 09:45 11:15 (Literature) 1368: Japan and the Socialist Bloc During the Cold War: Translating Cultures (Art/Art History) 1324: Art and Diplomatic Gifts in Early Modern East Asia (History) 1248: Revisiting the Imagined Communities: Identities, Nationalism, and Social Activism (Cinema Studies/Film) 1283: Bollywood’s Regional Turn: Investigating Hindi Cinema’s Shift to Non-urbanity (Cinema Studies/Film) 1404: Female Film Directors and Screenwriters in East Asia and Beyond (Literature) 1197: Sinophone Writers’ Spiritual Choice at the Crossroads (History) 1180: Imam, Educator, Soldier, Modernist? Envisioning New Worlds in the Lives of Muslims From the Warlord Era in Northwest China and Xinjiang (Information Technology) 1215: OpenGLAM and Redevelopment of Japanese Studies (Sociology) 1320: Framing Disaster Resilience: The Role of Women in Disaster Response
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11:30 12:30 Haiku Workshop
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03 12:45 14:15 (Sociology) 1258: Constructing the Cultural Public Sphere of and Beyond Japan: Fluidity and Dynamics in East Asia (Economics) 1179: China-Japan Competition or Possibilities for Cooperation? Debates On Belt and Road Initiative and Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative (History) 1098: National Aspirations and Anxieties: Images of Ideal and Problematic Children and Youth in 20th-century Nation-building Projects in Asia (Anthropology) 1142: Narratives of Belonging in Borderlands Through Perspectives of Indigeneity and Visual Representations (Art/Art History) 1237: Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Manhua: Problematizing Exhibitions in Republican China (1912-49) (Literature) 1383: Body as Strategies in Contemporary China: The Multiplicity of the Body in Literature, Media, and Social Practice (History) 1222: The Fate of Locality in Modern China: Changes and Continuity (History) 1274: Pirates as Agents of Empires in the Maritime Environment of China and Japan from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century (Sociology) 1308: Regimes of Disaster Truth in the Aftermath of 3.11
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04 14:30 16:00 (Sociology) 1230: Rural Revitalization in Contemporary Korea and China (Art/Art History) 1048: Rethinking Collective: Mapping on the Development of Woodblock Printing Collectives in Inter-Asian Context (History) 1104: Beyond Colonial Intermediary: A New History of the Princely State of Hyderabad’s Relations with Japan (Art/Art History) 1325: Experiencing ‘China’ at the World’s Fairs (Literature) 1187: Aspects of the Female Intellectuals: Fictional Characters, Writers, Activists and Archivists (History) 1130: Mediating New Versions of Womanhood in Asia, 1880s–1950s (International Relations) 1061: East Asia at Crossroads – China and Japan as Historical Mirrors, and Contemporary Images in International Relations
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05 16:15 17:45 (Sociology) 1031: In and Out: China as a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination (History) 1192: At the Crossroads: Challenges and Solutions in Cross Cultural East Asia (Political Sciences) 1386: Keeping in Touch: Tools and Strategies for Chinese Local Cadres to Avoid Disconnection From Citizens (Literature) 1027: Women as Symbols: The Female Representation in East Asian Literature and Film of the 1930s and 1940s (History) 1391: Revolution and Justice at the Grassroots Level in 1950s China (Performing Arts) 1152: From Kata to Contemplative Practices: Transformations within Martial and Theatrical Arts in Contemporary China and Japan (Sociology) 1262: People at the Margins: Belonging and (Im)mobility in Superdiverse Asia

Session
Thursday
Thursday
Main Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Start End Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area South / Southeast Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia Northeast Asia Northeast Asia
01 08:00 09:30 (History) 1271: Valuing Household Water in Nineteenth & Twentieth Century East Asia (Cinema Studies/Film) 1326: Rightward Bound: At the Crossroads of Nationalism and Gender in East and South Asian Cinema (History) 1025: Nation in Crisis and Empire-Building in Northeast Asia (Political Sciences) 1144: Resistance to Dictatorship and the Future of Human Rights in Thailand (Art/Art History) 1284: Buddhist Images Across Borders: the Transmission of Dunhuang Mural Imagery in the 6th-13th Century (Literature) 1112: Teaching Classical Chinese Literature Across a Globalized World: Challenges and Strategies (Philosophy) 1240: Concepts in Motion – Rethinking the Dynamics of Change and Changing Dynamics in Early Chinese Thought, Politics, and Intellectual Culture (Art/Art History) 1232: At the Crossroads – Verism & Artifice in Early Modern Japanese Art (History) 1214: Residues of Hiroshima 75 Years on: Nuclear Tests, Trauma, Identity, and the Ending of the War
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02 09:45 11:15 (Geography) 1164: The Everyday Experiences and Practices of Asian Migrants (Cinema Studies/Film) 1379: East Asian Popular Media: Maneuvering Between Discourses (History) 1235: New Currents in Maritime History: Multi-language Sources and Perspectives for East Asian Waters in Imperial and Global Contexts (Political Sciences) 1201: Governance Innovation and Policy Convergence (Art/Art History) 1218: Social movement, Crisis, and Circulations of Art in the Sinosphere (Literature) 1052: The Belt and Road of Banned Chinese Literature: The Global Receptions of Yan Lianke (Political Sciences) 1065: Localizing Contentious Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia and China (Art/Art History) 1323: Visualizing Contested Memories of Wars and Desire for Peace in East Asia (History) 1058: (De-)Colonial Desires and (De-)Cold War Imaginations in South Korea: The Past and the Present
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11:30 12:30 Virtual Tour of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
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03 12:45 14:15 (Music/Musicology) 1381: Changing Tradition: Diversity of Performance in the Contemporary Music Culture of China and its Diaspora Community (International Relations) 1342: Japan’s Foreign Relations at the Crossroads? Seeking New Directions Between Trade Disputes and Economic Cooperation With Neighbours and Allies (Art/Art History) 1042: Challenging and Mediating: Art and Society in the People’s Republic of China (Language) 1345: Cantonese Language and the Imagination of the Hongkonger Community (History) 1380: Medicine and Illness at the Crossroads: Negotiating the Modernity of Medical Knowledge and Practices in Modern China (Art/Art History) 1101: Representing a New Life: Visual Images and Cultural Reform in East Asia (History) 1260: Sino-Japanese Liberalism and Transnational Development in East Asia: Transformation Through World War II and the Cold War
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04 14:30 16:00 (Women’s Studies) 1369: Modernized Healing and Unhealed Modernity: Reflections on North Korean Cinematography, Chinese Women Physicians, and Chinese Buddhist-Confucian Cultivation Practices in the 20th Century (International Relations) 1340: A New Perspective to Understand Modern Japan from External Relationship (Translation) 1108: Constructing Images of Hong Kong (History) 1278: Educating New Generations for Republican China: Scholars, Western Ideologies and Political Conflicts (Art/Art History) 1370: Rethinking Modernity in Modern East Asia Art (History) 1244: Culinary Culture in East Asia: Aquatic Environment, Colonial Legacies and Regional Interaction
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05 16:15 17:45 (Sociology) 1203: The Minority Among the Minorities: Multifaceted Vulnerabilities at the Intersection of Migration and Citizenship (Sociology) 1348: Streaming Publicness: Emerging Conjunctions Across Digital Media Platforms in Contemporary China (2014-2019) (History) 1307: Bringing Puzzles Together: Revisiting the Records on the Relations of Tibet and the Neighbors in the 17-18th Century (Art/Art History) 1196: The Transmission and Translation of Japanese Arts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (History) 1269: Postwar Contestations of History in Northeast Asia

Session
Friday
Friday
Main Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Start End Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area Border Crossing and Inter-Area South / Southeast Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia China and Inner Asia Northeast Asia Northeast Asia
01 08:00 09:30 (History) 1321: Transpacific Evolution from Confrontation to Cooperation: US-East Asian Relations in the Ebb and Flow of the Cold War (Gender & Sexuality) 1285: Gender and Sexuality at the Crossroads: Queer Activism and Gender Politics in the Sinophone World (History) 1071: Through Contact to Construct: Translation of Texts, Images, and, Objects in Pre-Modern Asia (Literature) 1120: Constructing Tradition Together: Identity and Agency of Women and Men in the Literary Culture of Late Imperial China (Literature) 1310: Crossing the 1949 Divide: Rethinking Cultural Continuities in 1950s’ China (Part I) (History) 1259: Genealogies of Politics and Thought in Modern Japan (History) 1111: Contemporary Interpretations of the Manchu Conquest: Writing about China in the Seventeenth Century
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02 09:45 11:15 (History) 1188: Traversing Between Containment and Transboundariness: Cultural Strategies of Transnationalism in Cold War Asia (Economics) 1189: The Other AI: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia (History) 1393: The Politics and Portrayals of Voluntary Death in China and Korea – From Imperium to the Internet Age (Literature) 1329: Transmuting Wen: Writing Enterprises, Transcultural Encounters, and Transmedial Entanglements in the Chinese World Since the Late Imperial Era (Cinema Studies/Film) 1040: Crossing the 1949 Divide: Rethinking Cultural Continuities in 1950s’ China (Part II) (Gender & Sexuality) 1204: Past Loves and Future Sex: Gender, Sexuality, and Romance in Japanese Reality Television (History) 1354: Knowing Plants: Botanical Knowledge Practices in East Asia
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11:30 13:00 Late-breaking News Roundtable | New Threats to Academic Freedom
13:00 13:30 Closing Ceremony & Japanese Taiko Drum Performance

Final Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates who attend AAS-in-Asia 2020 will receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme.

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available on July 28, 2020. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email. The final Conference Programme will be available on August 07, 2020.