Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

2013 Texas Asia Conference: Tradition and Transition: November 1st - November 2nd

Department of Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Fri, November 1, 2013 | SAC Legislative Assembly Room (2.302) & SAC Second Floor Meeting Room (2.120)

Friday, November 1st & Saturday, November 2nd

For a full schedule, please click here

The Texas Asia Conference (TAC) provides a dynamic form to create trans-regional, trans-temporal, and interdisciplinary dialogues by bringing together scholars from across academic fields and regional divisions of Asian Studies. This year’s theme, Tradition and Transition, explores various definitions of and approaches to the term “tradition” in the study of Asia as well as the ways in which change has been enacted and negotiated within and across traditions. This year, the conference draws thirty graduate panelists from three continents worldwide. All conference events take place in the Student Activity Center (SAC).

Keynote speakers will be:  

Prof. Patrick Olivelle, Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit and Indology at the University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Asian Studies, and 

Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the University of Kansas, Dept. of Religious Studies.

Day 1

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 3:00 PM – 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: Department of Asian Studies; Center for East Asian Studies; The South Asia Institute

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