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									                              Institute of Asian Research
                             University of British Columbia

    6th Annual Graduate Student Conference – March 19th to March 21st, 2009

          “The Changing Face of Asia: Re-emergence or Continuity?”

All Events Take Place in Room 120 of the C.K. Choi Building

Thursday March 19th, 2009
5:00-6:30pm Keynote Address

“Religion and State Religious Policy in Reform-Era China”

Dr. David Ownby
Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Montreal

Friday March 20th, 2009
9:30-10:00 Coffee and refreshments

10:00-10:15 Official Welcome,
Dr. Michael Leaf, Associate Director, IAR
10:15-12:00 Panel I
“Globalization: Growing Pains or Opportunities for Growth?”

Chair: Dr. David Edgington
Harkamal Rai, Mapps (Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies) Candidate, UBC:

Bing Wu, International Studies MA Program Student, University of Washington:
       “Blood Coal, A Flawed Development Strategy behind the Death Toll in Chinese Coal

Justin Carter, Mapps (Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies) Student, UBC:
        “The Sino-American Bilateral Arrangement: A New Political Economic Reality”

Brittain Barber, Japan Studies MA Student, University of Washington:
         “Exporting the Developmental State”

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel II
“Encounters between East and West”

Chair: Dr. David Ownby

Hannah Lim Hue, JD/Mapps (Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies) Student, UBC:
      “You Can Go Your Own Way: Confucianism in a Neoliberal World”

Jennifer Lundin Ritchie, Asian Studies MA Student, UBC:
        “East Meets West: Translator Bias in Alan Watts’ Tao Te Ching”

Andrea Descoteaux Hugg, University of Washington:
       “Unsung Icons: Toward a Theoretical Lens on the Modern Female Artists of China”

3:00-3:30 Coffee and refreshments

3:30-4:30 Panel III
"Educational changes in Japan: For whom? By whom?"

Chair: Dr. Hyung-Gu Lynn

Michiyo Hayase, Educational Studies MA Student, UBC:
        “Public School Choice and Principals’ Responses in Japan”

Hanae Tsukada, Educational Studies, Ph.D. Student, UBC:
       “The Internationalization of Japanese Private Higher Education Institutions in the Age of
       Globalization: The Rationales and the Role of the State”

5:00-6:30 Seminar
“Japanese Beer in War & Peace: Kirin, Sapporo, and the Industrial
Effects of the Command Economy, 1933-1952”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, University of Wisconsin, Parkside

6:30 Dinner

There will be a social meet and greet with a buffet dinner and bar;
and our annual student-faculty quiz challenge

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

9:15-9:30 Coffee and refreshments

9:30 -11:00 Panel IV
“Human Rights, Gender and Ethnicity in Asia: From Grassroots to International Organizations”

Chair: Dr. Paul Evans

Erin Elizabeth Williams, Liu Institute Ph.D. Student, UBC:
         “Asia and the Indigenous Peoples Concept: Application and Applicability”

Aim Sinpeng, Political Science Ph.D. Student, UBC:
        “Human Rights and Human Security: Two Sides of the Same Coin? – An ASEAN

Catherine Côté, Mapps (Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies) Student, UBC:
        “Human Trafficking Prevention in Vietnam: Should Men Get Involved?”

11:00-11:15 Coffee and refreshments

11:15 -12:45 Panel V
“Icons and Images as definers of Asian Identities?”

Chair: Dr. Timothy Cheek

Samuel T. Lederer, Japan Studies Program, MAIS Student, University of Washington:
       “The Power of Sight: Ideology, Knowledge and Legitimacy in the Annual Reports on
       Reforms and Progress in Korea, 1907-1917”

Christopher Lovins, Asian Studies Ph.D. Student, UBC:
        “Fit for a King: James S. Gale and Changing Views of Chongjo”

Lachlan Barber, Geography Ph.D. Student, UBC:
       “Locating Postcolonial Heritage in Hong Kong: The Star Ferry Pier as a Site of Politics,
       Memory and Encounter”

Wei-Ting Guo, Asian Studies Ph.D. Student, UBC:
       “National Hero and Collective Memory: Uses of Yue Fei Images in Twentieth-century
12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:00 -3:30 Panel VI
“Planning Greener Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia”

Chair: Dr. Abidin Kusno

Tom Woodsworth, Geography Ph.D. Student, UBC:
      “The interpretation of "ecological modernization" theory in China”

Shu-Mei Huang, Built Environment Ph.D. Student, University of Washington:
      “A Sustainable City renewed by “People”-Centered Approach? Resistance and Identity in
      Lee Tung Street Renewal Project in Hong Kong”

Shinsaku Shiga, Environmental Studies MA Student, University of Victoria:
       “Japanese Image of Nature and the History of Ecological Restoration”

Jonathan Hayes, Mapps (Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies) Student, UBC:
       “The Delhi Metro: Sustainability and Transferability”

3:30 Closing Remarks

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