This conference brings together scholars doing exciting work in “reading” Asia beyond textual sources, exploring bodies, objects, and environments to build a more nuanced understanding of the Asian past and present. In the process, it also presents new approaches and methodologies for the study of Asian history and society.
Registration and Breakfast 8:30-9:00
Opening Remarks: 9:00-9:15
Morning Session 1: 9:15-10:45
Presenter: Robert P. Stolz (Department of History, University of Virginia), “Disaster and Everyday Life in Modern Japan from Ashio to Fukushima”
Discussant: Richard Reitan (Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College)
Morning Session 2: 11:00-12:30
Presenter: Preminda Jacob (Department of Visual Arts, UMBC), “The Painted Walls of Chennai. Street Semiotics in an Indian City”
Discussant: Rebecca M. Brown (Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University).
Afternoon Session: 1:30-3:00
Presenter: Tobie Meyer-Fong (Department of History, Johns Hopkins University), “An Island Childhood: Zhoushan, 1943-1956.”
Discussant: R. Keith Schoppa (Department of History, Loyola University Maryland)
Open Year Round: