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GLOBAL ASIAS 5 CONFERENCE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Hyatt Place Hotel
APRIL 5-6, 2019

Friday, April 5
6:30-8:30 BREAKFAST will be available for hotel guests in the lobby dining area 8:00-8:3o REGISTRATION
8:30 WELCOME, Tina Chen

Opening Remarks by Ernie Janssen,
introduced by On-cho Ng, Head of Asian Studies

8:45 Introducing the Global Asias Initiative

9:00-10:30
Roundtable 1:
IMAGING INFRASTRUCTURE
Jessamyn Abel (jua14@psu.edu) and Leo Coleman (lc1049@hunter.cuny.edu)
Corey Byrnes (corey.byrnes@northwestern.edu)
Modern Chinese Culture, Northwestern University
“Coral Colonies and Colonial Infrastructures inside China's 'Nine Dash Line'”
Michael Fisch (mfisch@uchicago.edu)
Anthropology, University of Chicago
“The Cultural Politics of Visibility and Disaster Infrastructure”
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda (lisahofmannkuroda@gmail.com) Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University “Isamu Noguchi’s Playscapes”
Mubbashir Rizvi (mubbashir.rizvi@gmail.com)
Anthropology, Georgetown University
“Colonial Infrastructure and the Politics of Partition of Punjab”
Stephanie Santos (sds11@rice.edu)
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University “Terminal Spaces in Metro Manila’s Global Cities”
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.
10:30 BREAK: Yogurt and granola parfait bar with fresh berries 11:00-12:30
Panels 1 and 2
Panel 1: MAIN/1&2
SITES OF INTERVENTION: ASIAN ART IN THE AGE OF ANTHROPOCENE Chang Tan (cut12@psu.edu)
Hai Ren (hren@email.arizona.edu)
East Asian Studies & Anthropology, University of Arizona “Art Intelligence: Art as Cosmotechnics in a Cosmopolis”
Marie Lo (mmlo@pdx.edu)
English, Portland State University
“Grounded Normativity and Resistance from Above”
Karen Siu (klsiu@uci.edu)
Arts and Humanities, University of Chicago
“Not at home” in the Anthropocene: Eco-Art and the Asian Diaspora in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being”
Terry K. Park (tkpark@umd.edu)
Asian American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
“Endangering the Korean DMZ: Michael Joo’s Migrated”
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

Panel 2: BREAKOUT/3
FLUID FRONTIERS, TRANSNATIONAL INTIMACIES
Charlotte Eubanks (cde13@psu.edu)
Heather Mellquist Lehto (heather.mellquist@gmail.com) Anthropology, University of Toronto
“Skinship: Communion and Contagion in South Korea”
Minh Tuan Dang (tuandangvnu@gmail.com)
Law, Vietnam National University School of Law, Hanoi
Visiting Scholar, Boston College Law School
“Constitutional Review in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China”
Yuan Ding (dingx237@umn.edu)
English, University of Minnesota
“The City and Its Refugees: The Geopolitics of Non-Places in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Exit West”
Joanne C. Leow (joanne.leow@usask.ca)
English, University of Saskatchewan
“‘this land was the sea’: The Intimacies of Transnational Sand in the Work of Charles Lim and Kalyanee Mam”
12:15-1:15 LUNCH
The Fiesta Buffet—Build Your Own Taco Bar
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

1:15-2:45 Panels 3 and 4
Panel 3: MAIN/1&2
GAMING AND GAMIFICATION IN ASIA
Jonathan E. Abel (jea17@psu.edu) and Joseph Jeon (jjjeon@uci.edu)
En Li (en.li@drake.edu)
History, Drake University
“Gaming’s Past and Present: Virtue Community, Risk Taking, and Extension of Rational Economy”
Se Young Kim (seyoung.kim@vanderbilt.edu)
Cinema and Media Arts, Vanderbilt University
“GG, Genius Game: Hong Jin-ho, Lim Yo-hwan, The Genius, and Korean Gamespace”
Tara Fickle (tfickle@uoregon.edu)
English, University of Oregon
“Mobile Frontiers: Pokémon after Pearl Harbor”
Keita Moore(kcmoore@ucsb.edu)
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC-Santa Barbara “Shifting Political Gears: The Medial Politics of Metal Gear Solid”
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

Panel 4: BREAKOUT/3
COLORED WATERS, FLUID GEOGRAPHIES: ON AFRO-ASIA CONNECTIONS Xiaoye You (xuy10@psu.edu)
Mingwei Huang (mingwei.huang@dartmouth.edu)
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dartmouth College
“21st Century Afro-Asia: Thinking China, Africa, and the Global South”
Eileen Vo (eileen.vo@gallaudet.edu)
History, Gallaudet University
“Vietnamese in Algeria During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”
Johanna von Pezold (jvpezold@hku.hk)
Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
“Power and Gender in Chinese-Mozambican Fashion Exchanges”
2:30 BREAK: Soft Homemade Pretzels with Beer Cheese Fondue
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

3:00-4:45 Roundtable 2
AGAINST WITNESS: NON-COMMEMORATION, COUNTER-MEMORIALIZATION, AND ANTI-MONUMENTALITY IN GLOBAL ASIAS
Tina Chen (tcg3@psu.edu)
Soibam Haripriya (priya.soibam@gmail.com) Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
“Memory Without Memorials”
Miki Kaneda (kaneda@bu.edu)
Music, Boston University
“Hong-Kai Wang’s Southern Clairaudience and the Decolonial Feminist Work of Anti-Monumental Listening “
Christopher Eng (ceng02@syr.edu)
English, Syracuse University
“Refugee Laughter: Perverse Re-visions in the Afterlives of the Vietnam War”
Shelby Oxenford (shelbyoxenford@rmc.edu
Japanese, Randolph Macon College
"The Work of Memory post-3.11"
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Michelle N. Huang (michelle.n.huang@northwestern.edu)
English and Asian American Studies, Northwestern University
“On Resisting Extinction”
5:30 DINNER
INDIA PAVILION
222 E. CALDER WAY
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

Saturday, April 6
7:00-9:00 BREAKFAST will be available for hotel guests in the lobby dining area
9:00-10:30 Panels 5 and 6
Panel 5: MAIN/1&2
DE-ESSENTIALIZING ASIAN MEDICINE
Ran Zwigenberg (ruz12@psu.edu)
Nathan Hopson (nathan.hopson@gmail.com)
Japanese History, Nagoya University
“(Inter)national Nutrition: Japan's Imperial Government Institute for Nutrition, 1920-1940”
Subhadeepta Ray (subhadeepta@gmail.com)
Sociology, Tezpur University
“Genomics, Disease and Ayurveda: The Making of Ayurgenomics”
John Hayashi (john_hayashi@g.harvard.edu)
History, Harvard University
“Surviving the Tropics: Malaria, Medicine, and Japanese Colonization in Brazil”
Yiyun Huang (yhuang54@vols.utk.edu)
History, University of Tennessee
“‘Panacea’ or ‘Pernicious Drug’? The Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Europeans’ Knowledge-making of Chinese Tea as Materia Medica”
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

Panel 6: BREAKOUT/3
BORDERING AND KNOWLEDGE MAKING IN ASIA
Shaung Shen (sxs1075@psu.edu)
Sunny Xiang (sunny.xiang@yale.edu) English, Yale University
“The Embroiders of Fashion”
Junting Huang (jh2358@cornell.edu)
Comparative Literature, Cornell University “‘Blazing Fire’: Chinese-Jamaican between Borders”
Catherine H. Nguyen (chnguyen@fas.harvard.edu)
History and Literature, Harvard University
“(Re)Imagined Cartographies: Vietnamese Diasporic Poetry and Mappings”
Megan Brankley Abbas (mabbas@colgate.edu)
Religion, Colgate University
“Policing the Border between Western Academia and Modern Islamic Thought: Reflections on an Indonesian Case”
10:30 BREAK: Fresh Seasonal Crudite with Ranch Dipping Sauce
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

11:00-12:45
Roundtable 3
OCEAN OF ARTISTRY:
RENDERING THE INDIAN OCEAN THROUGH ARTS AND LITERATURES Neelima Jeychandran (nuj47@psu.edu)
Marie Paillard (mjp430@psu.edu)
French and Francophone Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
“Creolizing, Exploring, Reinventing Space and Time in Amal Sewtohul’s Les Voyages et Aventures de Sanjay, Explorateur Mauricien des Anciens Mondes”
Pallavi Sriram (psriram@coloradocollege.edu)
Dance, Colorado College
“Choreographing Translocalities from East Africa to the Eastern Deccan”
May Joseph (mjoseph@pratt.edu)
Social Science, Pratt Institute
“Indian Ocean Ontologies: Dar es Salaam, Malabar Coast, and New York”
Nicole Ranganath (nranganath@ucdavis.edu)
Middle East/South Asia Studies, University of California, Davis
“Singing the Self: Music, Politics and Creative Expression among Punjabi Women in Diaspora, 1910-Present”
R. Benedito Ferrão (rbferrao@wm.edu)
English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies, College of William & Mary “Canvas Adrift: Vamona Navelcar and the Unframed Ocean”
LUNCH
The Deli Buffet—Build Your Own Sandwich Bar
12:45-1:45
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

2:00-3:30 Panels 7 & 8
Panel 7: MAIN/1&2
MOBILITY, HEALTH, AND FAMILY CHANGE Kathlene Baldanza (ktb3@psu.edu)
Mary Shenk ( mks74@psu.edu)
Anthropology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University
“How Does Labor Migration Affect the Health of Family Members ‘Left Behind’?”
Chun-Yi SUM (csum@ur.rochester.edu)
Anthropology, University of Rochester
“Migration and Gender Relations among Patrilineal Mosuo in Southwest China”
Siobhán Mary Mattison (smattison@unm.edu) Evolutionary Anthropology, University of New Mexico
and Katherine Wander (katherinewander@binghamton.edu) Anthropology, Binghamton University
“Does Community Health Predict Migration Behavior?”
Tami Blumenfield (tami.blumenfield@gmail.com)
Asian Studies, Furman University and Anthropology, University of New Mexico “Love, Marriage and Tourism: Changing Practices in Southwest China”
This conference has been generously funded by The Pennsylvania State University’s Asian Studies Department; School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and Mr. Ernie Janssen.

Panel 8: BREAKOUT/3
SINO-AFRICAN ENCOUNTERS: RE-SPATIALIZATION, CONSUMPTION, AND NEW MEDIA Erica Brindley (efb12@psu.edu)
Ibrahima Niang (xalilniang@yahoo.fr)
Social Science, University of Dakar
“Mobility, Space and Culture: Chinese Presence and the Reconfiguration of Urban Space in Dakar, Senegal”
Yu Xiang (yuxlovemayo@shu.edu.cn)
School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai University, China “Broadcasting Africa on Kwai: Chinese Diaspora in Africa in the Age of Short Video”
Elisa Gambino (elisa.gambino@ed.ac.uk)
African Studies and China-Africa Relations, University of Edinburgh
“Hidden Power-Geometries of Transport Infrastructure: the Case of Lamu Port”
3:30-4:00 BREAK: Roasted Garlic Hummus with Flatbread and Blue Corn Chips


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