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16th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program.

June 29-July 1, 2010

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Host Institution: Kapi'olani Community College


Arrival and Check-In at Aqua Waikiki Wave conference hotel, 2299 Kuhio Avenue

12pm-3pm ARCAS Board Meeting, The Pacific Club (van pick-up at hotel, 11:30am)


8:00 Bus pick-up at Aqua Waikiki Wave conference hotel for trip to EWC

8:30-3:00 Registration and copies of the Program. Keoni Auditorium, Imin Center

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast, Keoni Auditorium, Imin Center

9:00-9:20 am Keoni Auditorium, Imin Center

Traditional Hawaiian Blessing

Opening Remarks: Charles Morrison, President, EWC Leon Richards, Chancellor, Kapiolani Community College

9:30-10:30 Keoni Auditorium

Plenary Session: The Future of Asian Studies: Building on Accomplishments, Moderator: Betty Buck, Co-Director ASDP

Leon Richards, Chancellor Kapi'olani Community College

Roger Ames, Co-Director ASDP, Professor of Comparative Philosophy, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Ned Shultz, Dean, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break, Keoni Auditorium

All Panels Will Be On The 2nd Floor Of Imin Center

10:45-12:00 Session One

Kamehameha Room

Studies and Teaching of the Silk Road, Chair: Andrew Colvin, Slippery Rock University

"Suma"--A Possible Chinese Version of Some/Haoma-A Study of Early Contact between Indo-Iranians and Chinese

He Zhang, William Paterson University

The "Classics of Go" as Evidence of Past and Present Globalization

Robert W. Foster, Brea College

Playing Telephone: Translating the Silk Road both Literally and Figuratively to Undergraduates

Jacqueline Moore, Austin College

Sarimanok Room

Building and Developing Asian Studies, Chair: James Deitrick,

University of Central Arkansas

Working to Develop Democracy Skills: A Collaborative Approach

Sheri Moore, University of Louisville

Working to Develop Democracy Skills: A Collaborative Approach

Janet Tan, Taiwan, China

Building Asian Studies at PCC

Sylvia Gray, Portland Community College

Can China's Prosperity Continue? Reporting From a Title V1B Project

Fay Beauchamp, Community College of Philadelphia

Tagore Room

Asian Environmental Issues, Chair: George Brown, Slippery Rock University

Yarkand, Where Silk Roads Intersect

Lawrence Butler, George Mason University

Shock Sensitivity and Resilience: Lessons Learned from the Ocean Tsunami Victims in Tamil Nadu, India

Thamana Lekprichakul, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Home is where the Heart Is--The Earthen Buildings of Fujian

Howard Bodner, Houston Community College

12:15-1:30 Lunch Student Union Ballroom A

Guest Speaker: James Castle, Founder of CastleAsia

Indonesia: Economic Development, Democracy, and the Role of Asian Studies for America-A View from the Field

1:45-3:00 Session Two

Kamehameha Room

Creating a Shared Discourse for Tibet-China Problem Solving Through ADR, Chair: Howard Bodner, Houston Community College

Between Conflict and Unknown Potentials: ADR for Tibet China Truce

Maorong Jiang, Creighton University

The Use and Potential Misuse of Western ADR Approaches in the Tibet-China Context

Arthur Pearlstein, Creighton University

Tolerance: Hope from Both Sides for Tibet-China Peaceful Settlement

Jinmei Yuan, Creighton University

Sarimanok Room

Issues in Modern Asian History, Chair: Jacqueline Moore, Austin College

Writing the Asian Diaspora into a History of Overlapping Diasporas

Annette Palmer, Morgan State University

Becoming Writers: The High School Literary Magazine in Japanese American Internment Camps

Stacia Bensyl, Missouri Western State University

An Expensive Lesson: Thoughts on Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918-1920

Paul Dunscomb, University of Alaska

The Human Security and Development Impact of Japanese Strategic Aid Assistance

Brendan Howe, Ewha Woman's University

Tagore Room

Sex and Gender in an Asian Context, Chair: Yu Liu, Niagara County Community College

Confucianism and Feminism: Possibilities for the 21st Century

Joanna Crosby, Morgan State University

On the Threshold of the Dao: Liminality and the Lives of Daoist Women

Jeffrey Dippmann, Central Washington University

Re-envisioning Homosexuality within Daoism--Expanding the Sexual Dimensions of Yin and Yang

Bruce LeBlanc, Black Hawk College

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break, Keoni Auditorium

3:15-4:20 ASDP Alumni Chapter Business Meeting, Keoni Auditorium, David Jones Presiding

4:30 Reception at the Doris Duke Estate, Shangri-La, A Center for Islamic Arts and Culture


8:00 Bus pick-up at Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast, Keoni Auditorium

9:15-10:30 Session Three

Kamehameha Room

Water, Environment, and Minority Peoples across Northwest China, Chair: Lawrence Butler, George Mason University

China's Wild, Wild West, Controlling the Last Economic Frontier

Richard Mack, Central Washington University

Water Resource Management Issues in Northwest China from an Environmental, Historical, and Sociological Perspective

Roberta Soltz, Bloomsburg University

Redrawing Pastoral-Agricultural Boundaries: PRC Agricultural and Development Policies in Qinghai

James Cook, Central Washington University

Tagore Room

Cultural Interactions-Globalization, Chair: Maorong Jiang, Creighton University

Confucius Copyright in China: Is Stealing Books an Elegant Offense?

David Moser, Belmont University

Chinggis Khan on Film: Globalization, Nationalism and Historical Revisionism

Robert Eng, University of Redlands

Resistance, Adaptation and Transformation: How Global Forces Shaped Religion and Literature in South Asia

Koushik Ghosh, Central Washington University

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Session Four

Kamehameha Room

Discovery and Praxis: Essays in Asian Studies, Chair: David Jones, Kennesaw State University

Working for Choice: Women and Islam in Malaysia

Michele Marion, Paradise Valley Community College

First Contact: the Earliest Western Views of Daoism in Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Mission

Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University

16th Century Jesuit Attempt at forming a Bridge between Confucian and Christian Thought on the Subject of Lord on High (Shangdi)

Joe McKeon, Central Connecticut State University

Sarimanok Room

Reflections Integrating Religious Philosophies Chair: Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College

Buddhist Interdependence as an Explanation of Cosmic Fine-Tuning

Matthew Rogers, North Central College

Meditation within Activity: Mindfulness and the Unconscious

Robert Feleppa, Wichita State University

The Integration of Asian Religious and Philosophical Traditions into American Popular Discourse through Children's Television Programming

Jim Deitrick, University of Central Arkansas

Tagore Room

Representations of Asia, Chair: Nancy Janus, Eckerd College

The Chinoiserie Garden Pavilion and the Chinese Bridge, Part II

Susan Clare Scott, McDaniel College

Beyond the "Other": A More Hospitable Approach to Intercultural Understanding

Michael Hembree, Johnson County Community College

Representations of Infanticide in China and Japan in Early Modern European Travelogues

Rachana Sachdev, Susquehanna University

12:15-1:00 Lunch Student Union Ballroom A

1:00-1:30 Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble Student Union Ballroom A

1:45-3:00 Session Five

Kamehameha Room

Asia Expressed Through the Arts, Chair: Robert Eng, University of Redlands

Creating Portland's Classical Chinese Scholars' Garden

Ray Olson, College of DuPage, Emeritus

13 Bridges: Connecting Music and Cultures in Asia through Compatible Hardware (Japanese koto) and Software (Indian raga).

Timothy M. Hoffman, Keio University

Sarimanok Room

Intersections of Asia and Christianity, Chair: Robert Feleppa, Wichita State University

The Complexities of a New Faith, Xu Guanggi's Acceptance of Christianity in the Late Ming Dynasty

Yu Liu, Niagara County Community College

Is There a Christian/Catholic Contribution to Contemplative Science?

Stephen Laumakis, University of St. Thomas

Till Death Do Us Part?: Buddhist-Christian Discourse on Marriage

Violeta Polinska, North Central College

The Problem of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism

Robert Lehe, North Central College

Tagore Room

Issues with Teaching and Learning, Chair: Fay Beauchamp, Community College of Philadelphia

Mental Health Services in Cambodia

Nancy Janus, Eckerd College

Taiwan's Physical Education and Its Challenge

Chi Liu, Taiwan Chienkuo Technology University

Service Learning in Asia

Nancy Janus, Eckerd College

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:30 Session Six

Kamehameha Room

The Japanese Invasion of China in Documentary and Feature Films, Chair: Susan Claire Scott, McDaniel College

The Sino-Japanese War and the Construction of Memory: an Analysis of Films on Japanese Wartime Atrocities

George Brown, Slippery Rock University

Analyzing Films on the Japanese War in China: Themes, Character, Images, and Stories

Renee Gerard, Slippery Rock University

Critical and Popular Reception in China of Films on the Anti-Japanese War

Li Pu, Slippery Rock University

Sarimanok Room

Contemplations on Philosophical Traditions, Chair: Lawrence Butler, George Mason University

Shame: Destructive Self-Loathing or Constructive Self-Regulation

Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College

Effortless Action (wuwei) and the Art of Blending: A Comparative Analysis

Andrew Colvin, Slippery Rock University

Aesthetic Immediacy and I: Uniqueness and Radical Individuation in the Zhongyong

David Brubaker, University of New Haven

Tagore Room

Educational and Pedagogical Issues, Chair: Annette Palmer, Morgan State University

The Reality of the Virtual

Dona Cady, Middlesex Community College

Asian Studies, the Liberal Arts, and the Wabash Gentleman

Chonghyun Christie Byun, Wabash College

Follow the Money, Infusing Asian Economics into the American Writing Curriculum

Margaret Cullen, Ohio Northern University

4:40pm-4:55pm Keoni Auditorium, Closing Remarks, Joe Overton and David Jones

5:00pm Bus leaves for Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel


Charles E. Morrison has been president of the East-West Center since 1998. He has been associated with the Center since 1980 in various capacities, including heading its former Institute of Economics and Politics. A U.S. Senate aide early in his career, he has also been a research associate at the Japan Center for International Exchange. Morrison has served as the international chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council since 2005, and is a member of other national and international bodies that promote trans-Pacific security and economic cooperation. His PhD is from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also once taught on Southeast Asia. He speaks and publishes widely on U.S. Asia policy issues and the countries of the region, and gives special emphasis to regional cooperation, particularly the APEC process. Publications in recent years include: Four Adjectives Become a Noun: APEC the Future of Asia-Pacific Cooperation; An APEC Trade Agenda? The Political Economy of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific; Leadership Succession and U.S. Foreign Policy: Implications for East Asia; Japan, ASEAN, and East Asia from an American Perspective; Community Building with Pacific Asia (report to the Trilateral Commission); ASEAN: Forum, Caucus & Community; Asia-Pacific Crossroads: Regime Creation and the Future of APEC; Development Cooperation in the 21st Century: Implications for APEC; Asia-Pacific Security Outlook (annual from 1997).

James Castle is the founder of CastleAsia, a business consultancy specializing in market entry strategies, economic and political analysis and public policy advocacy, in association with PT Jasa Cita. In over thirty years of work in Southeast Asia, Mr. Castle has advised in the establishment of numerous foreign direct investment projects. He has acted as a consultant to many of the world's largest corporations as well as many of Indonesia's and Southeast Asia's largest business groups. In addition to his experience with private sector clients, Mr. Castle has also been consultant to numerous projects for governments and international agencies including the World Bank, IFC, ADB, USAID and the Indonesian government. He was an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 2008.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners of motorcycle manufacturer, TVS Motor Indonesia, and of Jaring Data Interaktif which operates two satellite television channels in Indonesia. He is on the Advisory Board of Coca-Cola Indonesia and is the Indonesia Advisor to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Corp Beachheads Program that supports New Zealand trade and investment abroad. He was appointed by the Minister of Finance as the only non-Indonesian member of the Indonesian National Team to Review Tax Law Changes in 2005. He was one of two foreigners appointed to Indonesia's Tripartite Forum on Industrial Relations in 2001. He has convened numerous conferences and seminars on economic reform, sectoral opportunities and public policy issues. He appears frequently on CNBC, CNN and BBC as a commentator on Indonesian business and politics. Mr. Castle earned a Master's Degree from the University of Hawaii as an East-West Center student and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan. As a PhD candidate from Cornell University, he conducted research as a Fulbright Doctoral Research Scholar at Universitas Pajajaran (Bandung, Indonesia) and the Koninklijke Instituut (Leiden, The Netherlands). He was an East-West Center visiting scholar at Mindanao State University, Philippines, and Gajah Mada University, Indonesia. He was a USAID intern in Washington DC. He also studied in Tokyo at Sophia University. He has lived in Indonesia since 1977 and is fluent in Indonesian.
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