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Texas Asia Conference 2013: November 1st - 2nd

Wed, October 30, 2013
Texas Asia Conference 2013: November 1st - 2nd

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The Texas Asia Conference provides a dynamic forum to inspire transregional, transtemporal, and interdisciplinary dialogues in the study of Asia. Our them this year, Tradition and Transition, explores various definitions of and approaches to the term "tradition" as well as the ways in which change has been enacted and negotiated within and across traditions. This year's conference draws thirty graduate student participants from three continents worldwide. 

Texas Asia Conference Schedule


Friday, Nov 1st – Legislative Assembly Room (Student Activity Center 2.302)

8:30 to 9:30 AM – Welcome Breakfast and Registration

9:30 to 9:45 AM – Welcome Address: Professor Martha Selby, UT Dept. of Asian Studies Chair

9:45 to 11:00 AM – Panel I: Transitioning Identities in Diaspora (SAC 2.302)

11:00 to 11:30 AM – Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 to 1:00 PM – Panel II: Shifting Ideologies: Colonialism, Capitalism, & the Nation-State (SAC 2.302)

1:00 to 2:00 PM – Lunch (SAC 3.112 – 3rd Floor Balcony Room)

2:00 to 3:00PM – Panel III: Art, Broadcast Media, Film, & the Self: Innovations of Representation in National Culture(Part I) (SAC 2.302)

3:00 to 4:15 PM – Panel IV: Transformations of Style in Poetic Texts (SAC 2.302)

4:15 to 5:15 PM – Keynote Address 1: Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Professor of Chinese Buddhism & Chair of the Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence – “The Essentials of the Eight Sects (Hasshū kōyō八宗綱要) of the Japanese Monk Gyōnen (1240-1321) and Modernist Chinese Remappings of Buddhism as a ‘World Religion,’”(Legislative Assembly Room, SAC 2.302)


Saturday, Nov. 2nd – Student Activity Center 2nd Floor Meeting Room (2.120)

10:00 to 10:30 AM – Breakfast

10:30 to 11:30 AM – Panel V: Hindu Traditions in History and Context: Upaniads, Tantra, and Hahayoga 

(SAC 2.120)

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Panel VI: Art, Broadcast Media, Film, & the Self: Innovations of Representation in National Culture(Part II) (SAC 2.120)

12:30 to 1:30 PM – Lunch (SAC 3.112 – 3rd Floor Balcony Room)

1:30 to 2:45 PM – Panel VII: Crossing Borders and Navigating Modernity: The Movement of Tradition (2nd Floor Meeting Room, SAC 2.120) 

2:45 to 4:00 PM – Panel VIII:Plurality & Hybridization: Changing Conceptions of Practice in Religion & Medicine (2nd Floor Meeting Room, SAC 2.120)

4:00 to 4:15 PM – Coffee/Tea Break (Legislative Assembly Room, SAC 2.302)

4:15 to 5:15 PM – Keynote Address II: Prof. Patrick OlivelleProfessor Emeritus of Sanskrit and Indian Religions, Dept. of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin – "On Fakes and Forgeries: Grafting New Scions onto Old Stock” (Legislative Assembly Room, SAC 2.302)

Sponsored by the South Asia Institute, Department of Asian Studies, and Center for East Asia Studies

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