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Sharmila Rudrappa, Director BUR 556, Mailcode A2200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-9468

Asian Studies Southern Consortium

Sat, January 28, 2012 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, University of Texas at Austin (W.C. Hogg Building [WCH] Room 4.118)


Asian Studies Southern Consortium, 2nd Annual Workshop
University of Texas at Austin

Sponsors and Organizers:

Rice University Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies

Center for East Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Center for Asian American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Saturday, January 28, 2012

9:00 Bagels/coffee

9:30-11:30 Panel: Visibilities and Hybridities

Yun Sena (UT): “The Changing View of Antiquity in Song China”
Lisa Balabanlilar (Rice): “Imagining Kingship: The Timurid Rulers of India”
Azfar Moin (SMU): “War in the Age of Saints: The Politics of Shrine Desecration in Early Modern Central Asia, Iran, and India”
Nhi Lieu (UT): “Transnational Beauty Practices for the Modern Asian American Couple:  Performances of Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Bridal Photography”

11:30-12:30 Lunch (catered)

12:30-2:30 Panel: Situating Culture and Politics

Anne S. Chao (Rice): “Network Analysis and Visualization of Early Republican China: Chen Duxiu and the Landscape of Social and Political Associations, 1890s to 1920”
Snehal Shingavi (UT): “Feeling Rich, Seeing Slum: The Aesthetics of Poverty in Contemporary Indian Fiction”
Madeline Hsu (UT): “The Political Symbolism of Refugees: Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. and US State Department Outreach to Overseas Chinese”
Kirsten Cather (UT): “Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan”

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Roundtable: Frontiers of Language Pedagogy

Rupert Snell (UT – HUF): “The Hindi-Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas”
Sarita Mehta (Rice): “Learning Second Language Through Scribbling to Perfection”

3:45-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 Concluding discussion and summary of action items


Sponsored by: Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Asian American Studies, South Asia Institute

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