Workshop

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary

Workshop Directors Alice Jim Associate Professor of Contemporary Art Concordia University alice.jim@concordia.ca Henry Tsang Associate Professor, Faculty of Culture + Community emily carr university of art + design htsang@ecuad.ca Workshop Participants Rachel Amtzis, Research Division, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore “Canvassing the City: Street Art, Protest, and Counter-Politics in Kathmandu” Jacqueline Armijo, Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs, Qatar University “Qatar, Cai Guo-qiang and Reimagining Historical and Cultural Transmissions” Gay Breyley, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2013-15), Faculty of Arts, Monash University “Uninvited Artistic Connections: From Iranian to Inter-Asian Imaginaries” Manuela Ciotti, Assistant Professor, Global …

Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul

Workshop Directors John Friedmann Honorary Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy and Social Research University of California Los Angeles jrpf@exchange.ubc.ca Erik Harms Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International & Area Studies Yale University erik.harms@yale.edu Workshop Participants Lisa Björkman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity “Watering the World Class City: ‘Islands of luxury’ and networked infrastructures in Mumbai” Ryan Centner, Lecturer, Urban Geography, London School of Economics “Neo-Ottomanism Out of the Ashes: Contentions of Cosmopolitan Rebuilding in Beirut & Beyond” Gökçe Günel, …

Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows

Workshop Directors Krishnendu Ray Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health New York University krishnendu.ray@nyu.edu Cecilia Leong-Salobir Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Wollongong cecilias@uow.edu.au Workshop Participants Virginia Brown Keyder, Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton “Olive Oil, Law and Asia” Melissa Caldwell, Professor, Anthropology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz “From Kimchi to Sushi: Training the Russian Palate as a Form of Colonial and Post-Colonial State-Making” May-bo Ching, Professor, History, Sun Yat-sen University “The Flow of Turtle Soup: From the Caribbean via Europe to Canton” Jean Duruz, Adjunct Senior Research …

The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion

Workshop Directors Jing Tsu Professor of Modern Chinese Literature & Culture Yale University jing.tsu@yale.edu Ronit Ricci Senior Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia-Pacific The Australian National University ronit.ricci@anu.edu.au Workshop Participants Raja Adal, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati “The Law of the Land: What does it Look Like? An Epigraphic Study of Laws Signed by Heads of State in Japan, Lebanon, and Turkey, 1923-1928” Attiya Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University “Difference and Repetition: Plural Languages, Islamic Da’wa and Cosmpolitan Muslim Belongings in Kuwait” Rebecca Gould (in absentia), Assistant Professor, Literature …

Anatomies of Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia

Workshop Directors Angela Ki Che Leung Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong kcleung7@hku.hk Izumi Nakayama The University of Hong Kong nakayama@hku.hk Workshop Participants Anthony Cerulli, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Asian Studies, Hobart & William Smith Colleges “Curriculum Samskrtam: Tradition(s) in the Gurukula and Ayurvedic College” Jung-Ok Ha, Senior Researcher, Institute for Gender Research, Seoul National University “Global Disparity on the ‘Risks’ of Technology: ART in Asia” Sandra Khor Manickam, Junior Professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University at Frankfurt Am Main, Germany “Practices of Science and Knowledge of the Indigenous …

Asian Crossings, 1789–1914

Workshop Directors Ross Forman National University of Singapore ellrgf@nus.edu.sg Julia Kuehn The University of Hong Kong jkuehn@hku.hk Workshop Participant Elizabeth Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Missouri “On Empire’s Frontier: Personal Narrative from the Asian Borderlands” Lawrence Chua, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian Studies, History of Art Department, Hamilton College “Chinks in the Works: Race, Architecture, and Nationalism In Early 20th Century Bangkok” James Cook, Associate Director, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh “Concrete Transnationalism: Urban Development and Identity within Hokkien China” Suzanne Daly, Associate Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Amherst “Beggary and Philanthropy in South Asia, 1800-1913: …

Just Society at Last? Ideals and Projects of the Common Good across Asia

Workshop Directors Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied National University of Singapore mlsasmk@nus.edu.sg Morgan Y. Liu The Ohio State University liu.737@osu.edu Workshop Participants Rachana Bhangaokar, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Dulari Mehta (in absentia), project fellow at the UGC – Center for Advanced Study (CAS) program (Phase II) at Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda “Journeys of Civically Engaged Indian Youth: Shifts in Moral Perspectives From Self to Just Society” Jenny Chao, Associate Research Scholar, Law Department, Columbia University (Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International …

Networks of Religious Learning and the Dissemination of Religious Knowledge across Asia

Workshop Directors Christophe Jaffrelot Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po jaffrelot@ceri-sciences-po.org Mirjam Künkler Princeton University kuenkler@princeton.edu Workshop Participants Anya Bernstein, (in absentia) Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows, and as of fall 2012, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University “Gendered Cosmopolitanisms: Networks Of Buddhist Learning In Postsocialist Eurasia” Thomas Borchert, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, University of Vermont “Transnational Monastic Education and Buddhist Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Asia” Elvire Corboz, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University “Localising Transnational Connections of …

Shifting Geopolitical Ecologies and New Spatial Imaginaries

Workshop Directors Çağlar Keyder Boğaziçi University keyder@boun.edu.tr Ravi Arvind Palat State University of New York at Binghamton palat@binghamton.edu Workshop Participants Michelle Antoinette, Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Cultural Inquiry, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University “Asian Art and its Shifting Topologies: Creating New Identities for Asia through Contemporary Art Networks: The Asia Art Archive” Ainur Begim, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Yale University “Oil, Geopolitics, and the State in Postsocialist Kazakhstan” Ana Maria Candela, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Santa Cruz “Qiaoxiang on the Silk …

Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities

Workshop Directors Anne M. Rademacher New York University ar131@nyu.edu K. Sivaramakrishnan Yale University k.sivaramakrishnan@yale.edu Billy Kee-long So Hong Kong University of Science and Technology billyso@ust.hk Workshop Participants Nikhil Anand, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Haverford College “Leaky States: On Ignorance and Absence in Mumbai’s Water Supply” Debjani Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. Candidate, History, Emory University “From the Maidan to the Wetlands of Kolkata: Reappraising the Aesthetics of Nature and Ideologies of Urban Environmental Sustainability” Cari An Coe, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Lewis & Clark College “‘Civilized City:’ State-Society Relations and the Emergence of Notions of Environmental Sustainability in Hanoi, Vietnam” Rajib Dasgupta, Associate …

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