Asia in Context: The Human and Physical Environment

Asian Studies confereceAsian History/Asian Studies Conference
Asia in Context
Saturday, November 7 | 9 a.m.
ITE building, Lecture Hall 8  

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.

Schedule

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)

Break: 10:45-11:00

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).

Lunch (12:30-1:30)

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)

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