South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

SAI Co-sponsored Event: Asian Studies Southern Consortium 2nd Annual Workshop

Two days for sharing research and building links.

Sat, January 28, 2012 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SAI Co-sponsored Event: Asian Studies Southern Consortium 2nd Annual Workshop

Friday, January 27-Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sponsors and Organizers:

Rice University Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies

Center for East Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Center for Asian American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin


Meyerson Conference Room, University of Texas at Austin (W.C. Hogg Building [WCH] Room 4.118)



Friday, January 27, 2012

2:30-3:00 Reception

3:00-5:00 Discussion: Building Collaborations

6:00 Dinner at Dinh Ho

Saturday, January 28, 2012

9:00 Bagels/coffee

9:30-11:30 Panel: Visibilities and Hybridities

Yun Sena (UT): “The Changing View of Antiquity in Song China”

Lisa Balabanlilar (Rice): “Imagining Kingship: The Timurid Rulers of India”

Azfar Moin (SMU): “War in the Age of Saints: The Politics of Shrine Desecration in Early Modern Central Asia, Iran, and India”

Nhi Lieu (UT): “Transnational Beauty Practices for the Modern Asian American Couple:  Performances of Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Bridal Photography”

11:30-12:30 Lunch (catered)

12:30-2:30 Panel: Situating Culture and Politics

Anne S. Chao (Rice): “Network Analysis and Visualization of Early Republican China: Chen Duxiu and the Landscape of Social and Political Associations, 1890s to 1920”

Snehal Shingavi (UT): “Feeling Rich, Seeing Slums: The Aesthetics of Poverty in Contemporary Indian Fiction”

Madeline Hsu (UT): “The Political Symbolism of Refugees: Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. and US State Department Outreach to Overseas Chinese”

Kirsten Cather (UT): “Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan”

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Roundtable: Frontiers of Language Pedagogy

Rupert Snell (UT – HUF): “The Hindi-Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas”

Sarita Mehta (Rice): “Learning Second Language Through Scribbling to Perfection”

3:45-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 Concluding discussion and summary of action items

Sponsored by: various

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