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Conference Index

Frames of Taiwan: An International Workshop

April 28-29,2012

This two-day worshop includes participants from Penn State, University of Southern California, Oxford University, Tulane University, UCLA, Brown/Toronto, Northwestern University, UT-Austin, and SUNY-Stony Brook. Click here for more information.

Between Mission and Empire: Japanese and Korean Christianity in the Colonial Era, 1910-1945

February 17, 2012

This two-day workshop features Emily Anderson from Washington State University, Motokazu Matsutani from Waseda University in Japan, and Michael Shapiro from the University of Texas at Austin. Click here to watch videos of the workshop.

Asian Studies Southern Consortium

January 27-28, 2012

This year brought the second annual ASSC Workshop to UT-Austin. The sponsors and organizers included the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University; the Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for Asian American Studies at UT-Austin; and the South Asian Institute at UT-Austin

Cold War Cultures Conference

September 30-October 3, 2010

Cold War Cultures: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives was a four-day conference at the University of Texas at Austin planned as the culmination of a series of events held in Fall, 2010, on the campus.

These events included the conference, several keynote speeches by international and local scholars, and a film series.

Southwest Conference on Asian Studies

September 24-25, 2010

The 38th Annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies brought together Asian Studies from the southwest region of the United States to exchange ideas and present their most recent research.

East Asian Cinemas Series & Symposium

March 6-7, 2010

The East Asian Cinemas Symposium was a two-day symposium designed to bring together a group of scholars working in the national cinemas of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan to discuss the issues surrounding the notion of a "regional cinema." On the Fridays in the weeks leading up to the symposium, there were a series of public East Asian Film Screenings on campus.

Japan Anthropology Workshop

March 14-16, 2010

The conference, held on March 14-16, 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin, was centered around the theme "Religion, Ritual, and Identity in Japan."

The 15th Annual North American Taiwan Studies Conference

June 26-28, 2009

Locating Taiwan: Space, Culture and Society

In the past two decades, Taiwan has experienced major transformations in the remapping of space. This year's conference was defined under the rubric of "Locating Taiwan: Space, Culture and Society." While our attention was focused on Taiwan's physical localities, we also encouraged scholars to explore the evolving definition of space. In particular, global capital flows interface and destabilize familiar territorial demarcations and as a consequence, "interstitial spaces" emerge to accommodate new social groupings, the bloggers and Otaku.

Texas Asia Conference

October 10-11, 2008

The Texas Asia Conference, a University of Texas at Austin graduate student conference on Asia, collected a host of students from around the world to present their original research projects at a two-day conference held Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th, 2008. Our participants' research not only crossed disciplines and traditional academic divisions of Asia, but also provided graduate students with a dynamic forum in which to present their cutting edge work and benefit from a scholarly exchange of ideas.

Interrogating Soft Power

February 2006

This interdisciplinary workshop and conference, co-sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) featured leading scholars of Japan from the U.S. and Japan exploring historical and contemporary avenues of Japan's soft power.