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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Texas Asia Conference

Fri, October 10, 2008 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM • GSB 2.124 in the Graduate School of Business building

The graduate students at the University of Texas-Austin are organizing the bi-annual Texas Asia Conference on October 10-11, 2008. The venue for the conference is GSB 2.124 in the Graduate School of Business building. It is entirely free and open to the public. Please refer to the attached program schedule for additional information about the conference.

The Texas Asia Conference, a University of Texas at Austin graduate student conference on Asia, has collected a host of students from around the world to present their original research projects at a two-day conference held Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th, 2008. Our participants' research not only crosses disciplines and traditional academic divisions of Asia, but also provides graduate students with a dynamic forum in which to present their cutting edge work and benefit from a scholarly exchange of ideas.

Our Keynote Speakers are Dr. Hyaeweol Choi, Associate Professor of Korean Studies at Arizona State University and Professor Stephanie Jamison, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, Head of the Program in Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Schedule of events:

FRIDAY Session I: Politics and Empire (10:00-11:15) Session II: Negotiating Identities (11:45-1:00) Session III: Sanskrit Texts and Critique (2:00-3:00) Keynote: Dr. Hyaeweol Choi (3:15-4:15) Session IV: Film and Contemporary Media (4:30-5:45)

SATURDAY Session V: Patronage and Visual Art (10:00-11:15) Session VI: Challenging the Pure and Sacred (11:45-1:00) Session VII: The Urban Public (2:00-3:00) Keynote: Professor Stephanie Jamieson (3:15-4:15) Session VIII: Contemporary Dance (4:30-5:45)

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