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Fifth Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies Symposium

Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

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The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is pleased to present the 

Fifth Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies Symposium

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 

 "Asia and Africa across Disciplinary and National Lines" 

OCTOBER 3, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PANEL: Narrating Nation, Ethnicity, Identity

Moderator: Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures, Department of History and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Chair, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Publications Program 
Discussant: Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Department of History, Columbia University 

• Jeong PARK, HUFS, "To Be Accepted as a Tribe: Nubians' Struggle for Nationality in Post-independence Kenya" 
• Andrea ROSENGARTEN, London School of Economics, Columbia, “Other ‘Coloureds’: Constructions of a Socio-Racial Category in Colonial Namibia under South African Rule, 1915-1939” 
• Kristin ROEBUCK, Columbia University, “Provincializing Eugenics: The Persistence of ‘Race Hygiene’ in Japan after Its Decline in the West” 
• Jasur KHIKMATULLAEV, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, “Questions of nationality and educational reform in Russian Turkestan”

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PANEL: Environmental and Ecological Histories

Moderator: Marie Sybille de Vienne, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
Discussant: Abosede George, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies, Barnard College

• Brian LANDER, Columbia University, “Rethinking the Environmental History of the Central Yangzi Wetlands”
• Belinda ARCHIBONG, Columbia University, “Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria”
• John DOYLE-RASO, Columbia University, “’We are not making a mountain out of a molehill’: British development experts, Lake Victoria, and the Owen Falls Dam, 1953-55”

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. PANEL: Language, Politics, and History

Moderator: Nobuaki Kondo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 
Discussant: Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

• Karima LAACHIR, University of London, “The Politics of Language and Culture in the ‘Reading together’ of the Moroccan Novel in Arabic and French”
• Andrew OLLETT, Columbia University, “The Languages of Literature: Comparative perspectives from South Asia and Europe”
• Alain DÉSOULIÈRES, Centre d'étude et de Recherche sur les Littératures, and Marie-Sybille DE VIENNE, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, “Comparing mid 16th Cent. Portuguese Historiography with local South / South East Historiography: about Asian navigation”

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. BREAK

4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. PANEL: Strategies of Economic and Political Development

Moderator: Robert J. Barnett, Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies
Discussant:  Robert J. Barnett, Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies

• Oyebanke OYELARAN-OYEYINKA, Columbia University, “Informal Sector Employment, Industrial Clusters and Urban Poverty in Africa: A Lagos Case study”
• Kyu-Deug HWANG, HUFS, “Developmental State in South Korea and Botswana Compared: Some Critiques”
• Clay EATON, Columbia University, “Ethnic Welfare Associations and the ‘Collective Farms’ of Wartime Singapore”
• Ali GOLMOHAMMADI, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, “The petition box: Its efficiency and transition to modernization in Qajar Iran and Edo Japan” Please note: 
Ali Golmohammadi is unable to attend CAAS due to last minute visa issues; however, he welcomes feedback on his paper.

OCTOBER 4, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PANEL: Migration, Expulsion, and Exile

Moderator:Robert J. Barnett, Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies
Discussant:  Jose C. Moya, Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

• John STRAUSSBERGER, Columbia University, “The Many Uses of Exile: Espionage, Political Opposition, and Debating ‘the Nation’ during Guinea’s First Republic, 1958-1984”
• Sara COSEMANS, Columbia University, “The Politics of Dispersal: East African, British, and Indian approaches towards the Asian diaspora in the aftermath of British imperialism, 1967-1974”
• Aiko NISHIKIDA, Tokyo University, Shingo HAMANAKA, Yamagata University, Yutaka TAKAOKAMiddle East Research Institute of Japan, and Masaki MIZOBUCHI, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, “Multidisciplinary Research on Cross-Border Arab Migration: A Comparison between Sweden and Jordan”

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 a.m. PANEL: Social Networks Then and Now

Moderator: Nobuaki Kondo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Discussant: Duncan McCargo, Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds

• Nathanael MANNONE, University of London, “From the Lived Experience to the Theoretical: interdisciplinarity and cultural production in revolutionary Tunisia”
• You Kyung KIM, Hyo-Bok LEE, Ah Ram LEE, HUFS, “Exploring Antecedents of Intimacy and Attitudes toward Nation Brand”

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PANEL: Colonial/Postcolonial Experience

Moderator: Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures, Department of History and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Chair, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Publications Program
Discussant: Charles K. Armstrong, The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History, Columbia University

• Hiroaki YAMANISHI, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, “Japanese New Religions in postcolonial South Korea and Taiwan: the case of Tenrikyo”
• Isabel Kim DZITAC, London School of Economics, Columbia University, “Excluding by Inclusion: Liminal Colonialism and Malleable Identities in Rural Colonial Korea during the Asia ¬Pacific War, 1937 to 1945” 

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. BREAK 

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PANEL: Transgressive Personhood in Modern Japan and Korea

Moderator: Marie-Sybille Vienne, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
Discussant: Theodore Hughes, The Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director, Center for Korean Research

• Pau Pitarch FERNANDEZ, Columbia University, “The Artist as Criminal in the Taishō-era Fiction of Tanizaki Jun’ichirō
• Hayang “Yumi” KIM, Columbia University, “A Market for Hysteria in Japan, 1890s-1910s
• Jonathan KIEF, Columbia University, “Eom Hoseok's 'Proletarian Humanism' and the Re-population of the Literary Canon in 1950s-1960s North Korea"

5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. SUMMARY SESSION

6:15 p.m. Reception

CAAS Symposium 2014 is generously made possible by the following sponsors:

Center for International History
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Department of History, Columbia University
Harriman Institute
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Institute for African Studies
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University 

Have questions about Fifth Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies Symposium? Contact Weatherhead East Asian Institute

When & Where


Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 918
420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10026

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM (EDT)


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