China Undisciplined, Day One
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference celebrating the creative spaces that arise in the (de)construction of "China", May 30-31, 2008.
Friday, May 30, 20081:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
1:00-1:15 – Opening Remarks
Maura Dykstra and Matthew Cochran
1:15-2:15 – PANEL ONE Formation and Defense of National Identity
Discussant: Ted Huters
In this panel, we juxtapose presentations related to the formation of national identity in the past and present, in a context of military tension. How does the imagination of a military or political threat encourage new strategies of self-portrayal at home?
- Dewen Zhang [firstname.lastname@example.org] (State University of New York at Stony Brook) “Mobilizing Women for the War: CCP Propaganda, Peasant Women and the Nation, 1937-1945”
- Nancy Wei [email@example.com] (Claremont Graduate University)
“China’s Anti-Secession Law and the Imagination of National Unity”
2:15-2:30 Coffee Break
2:30-4:15 – PANEL TWO Globalizing China
Discussant: Andrea Goldman
How have different institutions and customs changed to accommodate new visions of China’s place in a global community? What can we learn from tensions or changes produced (or not produced) in the process of contact with new or different modes of social organization? Is China’s uniqueness or strangeness more imagined than real? Can we learn something in particular about widespread or global trends through their manifestations in China?
- Lily Wong [firstname.lastname@example.org] (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Skins for Emergence: the Death of a Prostitute in a Time of Globalism"
- Hui Zhang [email@example.com] (University of California, Los Angeles)
“Celebrating Alien Festivals in the Age of (Post)Modern Alienation – An Ethnographic Research on the Celebration of Western Festivals in Contemporary China”
- Meng Fan [firstname.lastname@example.org] (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“Party-Market Corporatism in China: A Case Study of Shanghai Media”
- Bonnie Tilland [email@example.com] (University of Washington)
“No Time for Melodrama: Emotional Affect and Global Longing in ‘Transnational Chinese’ Cinemas”
4:15-5:00 – Discussion