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Program of the 45th annual meeting: sponsored by Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-22, 2006.


Welcome to Atlanta and the 45th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. This year's meeting of SECAAS is hosted by Georgia State University, with support from Emory University and from GEARS (Georgia East Asian Research Schools), a consortium of Atlanta-area colleges and universities. Our SECAAS meeting is also held in conjunction with the fall meeting of the Southern Japan Seminar, a regional association of Japan specialists entering its 19th year. Monks from Drepung Loseling are creating a sand mandala in Alumni Hall on midday Saturday, so you are invited to observe their work at that time.

Our program this year has two new features: core theme panels and special topics panels. Our theme for this meeting is "What's Asian about Asia?" Is Asian Studies a valuable framework for research and teaching? Is Asia a productive framework for discussing politics, history, literature, society, and culture? Panels that engage this question are labeled as "core theme panels" in the program. Our meeting also features special topic panels on Saturday from 4:15 to 5:15. These sessions are designed to allow for focused discussion on a single question or topic. Please let us know what you think of these new panel formats.

Finally, we would like to thank the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta for their generous support of our closing reception on Sunday. Please join us before you depart for food, drink, and conversation.


Susan Walcott, Georgia State University (local arrangements chair)

Mark Ravina, Emory University (program chair)

Friday 20 January

4:00 PM           Executive Council Meeting, Sheraton Augusta Room

4:00 PM           Book Display, GSU Student Center Lobby,
                  Prefunction Area

4:00-7:00 PM      Registration, Sheraton Upper Lobby

6:00-7:00 PM      Welcome Reception, Sheraton Hospitality Suite

7:00-9:00 PM      Tabla and Sarode Performance, GSU Student Center,
                  GSU Speaker's Auditorium
                  Jeffrey Lidke, Berry College, and Megan Yalkut

Saturday 21 January

8:00 AM-5:00 PM   Registration, GSU Student Center Lobby,
                  Prefunction Area

8:00 AM-5:00 PM   Book Display, GSU Student Center Lobby,
                  Prefunction Area

Saturday, 8:30-10:15 AM

Hands On Workshop on Japanese Digital Library Resources--3rd floor, Sparks Hall, Anthropology and Geography Department

Alison Raab, Lilly Library at Duke University

Teacher Workshop: "Introduction to Asian Cultures through Music"--3rd floor, 460 University Center

Prof. K. H. Han, University of Kentucky Asia Center and School of Music, "Chinese Luogu"

Social Change in Contemporary China--Capital Suite Douglas Reynolds, Georgia State University, Chair

Erping Zhang, Association for Asian Research, "Beijing's Cyber War"

Art and Its Socio-Political Function in China Across Time--Lucerne Suite

Ari Levine, University of Georgia, Chair

Yu Jiang, Florida Atlantic University, "Art and Political Function in Western Zhou China: Yu Funerary Objects"

Bo Liu, University of Michigan, "Silent Political Comments: A Study of the Ox-Herding Theme on Two Painted Fans from the Song Dynasty"

Wen-chien Cheng, University of Michigan, Museum of Art, "Cultural Memories vs. Picture-Maps: Views of Jinling in Paintings and in Prints by Gao Cen (active 1632-1679)"

Nineteenth-Century Missionary Publications In and About China--Lanier Suite

Shu--chin Wu, Agnes Scott College, Chair

Ryan Dunch, University of Alberta, "Missionaries as Collectors, Consumers and Producers of Chinese Print Culture"

Eric Reinders, Emory University, "Church Missionary Society Publications as Humanizing Media"

Joachim Kurtz, Emory University, "Useful News for All: Jesuit Missionary Journalism in Late--Qing Shanghai"

Crisis and Continuity: Contemporary Asian Politics--Golden Key (Core Theme Panel)

Daniel Metraux, Mary Baldwin College, Chair

Jeffrey E. Key, Sweet Briar College, "No Peace in the Kingdom: Nepal's Political Crisis and Its Implications"

Carol Walker, Georgia State University, "Japan and Terrorism"

Cecily Hurst, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, "International Legal Regimes and Perceptions of Equity: WTO Accession and China's Changing Legal Norms"

The Culture and Politics of Asian Cinema--Sinclair (Core Theme Panel)

Bina Gupta, University of Missouri, Chair

Harry Kuoshu, Furman University, "The Missing Gun: Urban Mobility and Otherness in Today's China"

Lindsay McCune, Florida State University, "Dinner with Mira: The Legacy of Colonialism and Globalization in Mississippi Masala and Monsoon Wedding"

Hyangsoon Yi, University of Georgia, "Korean Buddhist Films and Zen Ethnography"

Sean Graham, Rollins College, "Movie-Going and Movie-Going Genres Among American and Chinese College Students: A Perspective of American Versus Chinese"

J. N. Mohanty, Temple University, Discussant

Saturday, 10:30 AM-12:15 PM

Hands-on Workshop on Chinese Digital Library Resources--Sparks Hall, Anthropology and Geography Department

Hsi--chu Bolick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teacher Workshop: "Introduction to Asian Cultures through Music"--3rd floor, 460 University Center

Prof. K. H. Han, University of Kentucky Asia Center and School of Music, "Southeast Asia Bamboo Angklung"

Contemporary Issues in China's Political Economy--Lanier

Penelope Prime, Kennesaw State University, Chair

John Garver, Georgia Institute of Technology, "China, Iran, and the IAEA"

Clifton Pannell, University of Georgia, "Regional Disparities and Structural Change in Xinjiang China"

Li Qi, Agnes Scott College, "Capital Flows and Domestic Market Integration in China"

Penelope B. Prime, Kennesaw State University, "Openness, Trade Patterns, and Domestic Market Development in Large Country Settings: The Cases of India and China"

Mike Rider, Georgia State University, Discussant

Fashioning Writing: Contemporary Asian Women Authors Crossing Borders in Literary Space--Capital Suite (Core Theme Panel)

Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chair

Rachel DiNitto, College of William and Mary, "Marketing Elite Fiction: Kanehara Hitomi's Snake and Earrings"

Xin Yang, College of William and Mary, "Cyber writing as Urban Fashion: The Case of Anni Baobei"

Haomin Gong, University of California, Davis, "A Sigh in Chaos--On Chi Li's Wuhan Complex"

Historicism and Japanese Culture--Sinclair

Mark Ravina, Emory University, Chair

Michael Rich, Georgetown College, "Revitalizing Noh Theatre"

Mohammad Gharipour, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Historicism in Japanese Modern Architecture"

Masaki Mori, University of Georgia, "Yin--Yang and Kawabata" Teaching the Japanese Language Then and Now--Lucerne

Noriko Takeda, Emory University, Chair

Yuki Takatori, Georgia State University, "How Military Necessity Influenced the Japanese Writing System"

Chiaki Kajiro Johnson, Georgia State University, "Corpus Linguistics and the Japanese Language"

Orlando Vanin, Georgia State University, "Japanese for Special Purposes"

Asian Political History--Golden Key

Paul Winther, Eastern Kentucky University, Chair

Daniel Metraux, Mary Baldwin College, "The Significance of General Grant's 1879 Visit to China and Japan"

James R. Holmes, University of Georgia, "Chinese Sea Power: Zheng He or Alfred Thayer Mahan?"

Steven D. MacIsaac, Jacksonville University, "Reversing the Course: The Philippine--American Trade Agreement of 1946 Revisited"

Saturday, 12:15-1:30 PM

Lunch and Business Meeting--Court & House Salon Welcome remarks by Lauren Adamson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University

Saturday, 2:15-4:00 PM

Yoga Philosophy--Lucerne

Thomas Pynn, Kennesaw State University, Chair

Jeffrey Ruff, Marshall University, "What Is Yogic about Yoga? The Formation of an Intellectual Category"

Jeff Lidke, Berry College, "Nepala-Mandala: Yoga, Politics, and Culture in the Kathmandu Valley"

Sthaneshwar Timalsina, San Diego State University, "The Yoga of the Body and the Knower of the Body: Dynamics of Body and Self in Bhagavadgita"

John Nemec, University of Virginia, Discussant

Shanghai Neighborhoods in the Midst of Modernization-

Lanier Hanchao Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

Jean Anne Babin, The University of the South, "Building New On Top of Old: Modernization and Contrasts on Fuzhou Street"

Scott Wilson, The University of the South, "Stratification and Changing Values in Shanghai"

Adam Moran, The University of the South, "Graceful Mao Ming Lu,"

Marcus Murphy, The University of the South, "Video Presentation: The Changing Face of Daily Life in Shanghai"

Locating the South in Asian Studies: Historical Perspectives From The Subcontinent--Golden Key

Jeffrey M. Diamond, College of Charleston, Chair

Jenny Kaemmerlen, College of Charleston, "A Nation's Embodiment of Honor and Shame"

Alex Barkley, College of Charleston, "History and a Woman's Body: India's Partition and the Abduction of Women"

Jeffrey M. Diamond, College of Charleston, "A Negotiated 'Modernity'? The Indian Literati and the British Colonial Encounter in Nineteenth Century North India"

Tabassam Shah, School of Oriental and African Studies, Discussant

Human Rights and Minority Peoples--Capital Suite (Core Theme Panel)

Charlotte Beahan, Murray State, Chair

Richard Rice, University of Tennessee, "Ainu Submergence and Emergence: Human Rights Discourse and the Expression of Ethnicity in Modern Japan"

Katherine Palmer Kaup, Furman University, "Promoting Human

Rights in Xinjiang: Discovering New Paths for the New Territory"

Wan--li Ho, Emory University, "Aboriginal Taiwanese Women and the Environmental Protection Movement"

Engendering Migration Experiences under Japanese Imperialism--460 University Center

Joshua Howard, University of Mississippi, Chair

Norman Smith, University of Guelph, "Triangulating a Colonial Career: Mei Niang in Beijing, Japan, and Manchukuo"

Lu Liu, University of Tennessee, "Journey to the West: The State Relief System and the Forming of Chinese Nationalism during the Great Retreat, 1937-1940"

Noriko J. Horiguchi, University of Tennessee, "Media and Migration: Naruse Mikio's Film Adaptations of Hayashi Fumiko's Novels"

Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Discussant

Readings from Contemporary Korean and Chinese Literature--Sinclair

Bruce Fulton, The University of British Columbia, Reading from his new book, Modern Korean Fiction

Jeanne Larsen, Hollins University, Reading from her new book, Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems From Tang China"

Please join these authors as they read from and discuss their new publications.

Saturday, 4:15-5:15 PM

Special Topic Panels: These small panels, without a chair, are designed to allow focused discussion of a special topic.

Filipino-Americans: Searching for Home in a Global World--Capital

Belen D. Calingacion, University of the Philippines, "Pageants and Rituals: Re-creating Home in the American South"

Nanette G. Dungo, University of the Philippines, "Coming Home in Search of 'Home'"

Modernity in South Asia--Golden Key

George Pati, Boston University, "New Wineskins, Old Wine: Tradition versus Modernity in Colonial Kerala, South India"

Kailash Khandke, Furman University, and Veena Khandke, University of South Carolina, Upstate, "The Asianization of Asia: The Case for India"

Teaching In and About Asia--3rd floor, 460 University Center

Steven Gump, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Teacher Socialization and Problem-Solving in Japanese Junior High Schools"

Rose Bundy, Kalamazoo College, "Asian and Asian American Studies in the Liberal Arts Context"

Vietnam and Nam Viet: Writing and Remembering--Lanier

James Gillam, Spelman College, "Life and Death in the Central Highlands (Vietnam)"

Dan Duffy, University of North Carolina, "Viet Nam Literature Project"

Issues in Japanese Language and Education--Sinclair

Xuexin Liu, Spelman College, "Cultural Aspects of Japanese Family Addressing Forms as Part of Language Learning"

Kiyoshi Kawahito, Middle Tennessee State University, "Challenges and Opportunities: U.S.-Japan Collegiate Student Exchange"

Bringing Begum Barve to Georgia--Lucerne

Linda White Chastain, University of Georgia

Michelle Dodson, University of Georgia

Saturday, 5:00-5:30 PM

Refreshment Break--Student Center Lobby, Prefunction Area

Saturday, 5:30-6:30 PM

Presidential Address--Senate Salon

Barbara Adaya, University of Hawai'i, "Teaching Southeast Asia: Artists as Social Commentators"

Sunday 22 January

7:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting--Augusta Room

Sunday, 8:30-10:15 AM

Political and Economic Change in Asia: Problems, Processes, and Institutionalization-Sinclair (Core Theme Panel)

Brian Woodall, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

Baogang Guo, Dalton State College, "Political Modernization and the Chinese Traditional System of Legitimation"

Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State University, "Managing Economic Relations between Taiwan and China: Bilateral and Multilateral Frameworks"

Kim Reimann, Georgia State University, "International Norms and Institutional Change at the Regional Level: The Case of the Asian Development Bank and Participatory Development"

Brian Woodall, Georgia Institute of Technology, "The Institutionalization of Parliamentary Democracy in Japan: The Case of the Cabinet System"

Asian Initiatives at the Two-Year College--Lanier

Eric Kendrick, Georgia Perimeter College, Chair

Frank Falcetta, Georgia Perimeter College

Will Simson, Georgia Perimeter College

Salli Vargis, Georgia Perimeter College

Thomas Graham, Georgia Perimeter College

Modern Creations of Gendered Selves: Asian and Asian American Examples--Capital (Core Theme Panel)

Donna Susan Mote, Emory University, Chair

William H. Leggett, University of the South, "Expatriate Ethnoscapes: Transnational Masculinity and Sexual Transgressions"

Ida Fadzillah, Middle Tennessee State University, "Teen Culture in Northern Thailand"

Angela Stroupe, Middle Tennessee State University, "Geigi: Western Notions of Servitude and the Japanese Geisha"

Local Knowledge and Chinese Culture--Lucerne

Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont College, Chair

"The Koguryan Connection: Quan Xiancheng and Quan Nanchan in the Establishment of Wu Zhao's Political Authority"

Yuzin Ma, Armstrong State University, "Imagining the Peripheries of the China Proper: Non-Han People in Jin Yong's Martial Arts Novels"

Seojeong Shin, University of Maryland, College Park, "A Printed Album of Landscapes, Illustrations of Taiping Prefecture (1648), by the Seventeenth-Century Chinese Scholar-Artist, Xiao Yuncong (1596-1673)"

Yuan Gao, University of Memphis, "The Consumption of History and the Futility of Chinese Provincial Identity"

Feminist Politics in Postwar Japan--Golden Key (Co-sponsored by The Southern Japan Seminar)

Mark Ravina, Emory University, Chair

Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Swimsuit Diplomacy: Japan's 1960 Miss Universe"

Sally Hastings, Purdue University, "Liberated Women, Occupied

Nation: Japanese Women in Elected Office"

Barbara Molony, Santa Clara University, "The Imperial Succession Issue as a Metaphor for Women's Rights"

Sunday 10:30 AM--12:15 PM

From Chinggis Kahn to Capitalism--Lucerne

John Endicott, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

Morris Rossabi, Columbia University, "Mongolian Women after Communism"

Timothy May, North Georgia College and State University, "To the Left of Chinggis Khan: Revolution in the Steppe"

George Kallander, Columbia University, "Reorienting the Mongols: Mongolia in Northeast Asia"

Helen Hundley, Wichita State University, "N. M. Iadrintsev and the Search for Kharkorin: Inner Asian Identity"

Canons and Contingency--Golden Key

Eric Reinders, Emory University, Chair

Anthony Clark, University of Alabama, "History or Hermeneutic: A Critical Analysis of the Early Chinese Impulse to Create a 'Chinese' History"

Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont College, "Kongzi in the Zhuangzi"

Yuan--ling Chao, Middle Tennessee State University, "Acupuncture and the Physical Body: Bronze Figures in the Song Dynasty (960-1279)"

Reshaping Identities in Multicultural Societies--Lanier (Core Theme Panel) Deepika Bahri, Emory University, Chair

Sita Anantha Raman, Santa Clara University, "A. Madhaviah: Tamil Humanist in the Colonial Landscape"

Cai Rong, Emory University, "The Mirror across the Border: Korean TV Drama in China"

Julia Bullock, Emory University, "Reconciling 'Femininity' with 'Feminism' in Modern Japan"

Barbara Molony, Santa Clara University, Discussant

War and Revolution in China--Sinclair

Dorothea A. L. Martin, Appalachian State University, Chair

Zhiyuan Chen, Appalachian State University, "Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China and Its Facts: Idealism or Pragmatism"

Joshua Howard, University of Mississippi, "Nie Er: Composing 'New Music' and Revolution in China"

Jan Kiely, Furman University, "Chinese Cartoon Commentary on the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945: Zhang Leping's San Mao Congjun Ji"

Guo Wu, University of Albany (SUNY), "Zheng Guanying and the Rise of Late Qing Nationalism"

Sunday, 12:30-1:30 PM

Farewell Reception--Student Center Lobby, Prefunction Area Co-sponsored by the generous support of the Consulate General of Japan of Atlanta and the Southern Japan Seminar

Please feel free to visit the ongoing construction of the Sand Mandala by Tibetan Monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet, Drepung Loseling Monastery, in Alumni Hall, at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer Street, directly across from the Student Center. The monks will be there between the hours of 11-3 on Saturday.
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