Zhihui Ang
Nanjing University

Jonathan Arac
University of Pittsburgh

Susan Z Andrade
University of Pittsburgh

Ryan Bishop
National University of Singapore

Paul A Bové
University of Pittsburgh

Beng Huat Chua
National University of Singapore

Allen Chun
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Jiwei Ci
University of Hong Kong

Chris Connery
University of California, Santa Cruz

Wlad Godzich
University of California, Santa Cruz

Ruth Hung
University of Hong Kong

Theodore Huters
University of California, Los Angeles

Chris Hutton
University of Hong Kong

Ronald AT Judy
University of Pittsburgh

Douglas Kerr
University of Hong Kong

QS Tong
University of Hong Kong

Sebastian Veg
The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China

Aihe Wang
University of Hong Kong

Ban Wang
Stanford University

Hui Wang
Tsinghua University

Lindsay Waters
Harvard University Press

Rob Wilson
University of California, Santa Cruz

June 17th Thursday

9:20 - 9: 30

Opening remarks
Q.S. Tong (University of Hong Kong)
Paul A. Bové
(University of Pittsburgh)

9:30 - 10:50

Chair: Jonathan Arac

Paul A. Bové (University of Pittsburgh)
Historical Humanist, American Style

Ban Wang (Stanford University)
Rights Discourse and Chinese Modernity

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 - 12:30

Chair: Rob Wilson

Allen Chun (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
The Japanese Diaspora in Postwar Taiwan: Narrating and Interpreting the Experiences of a Silent Minority

Ronald A.T. Judy (University of Pittsburgh)
A Discrepant Reading of 'Diaspora'

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch at SCR

2:00 - 3:20

Chair: Ronald A. T. Judy

Sebastian Veg (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China)
Opening Public Spaces: Chinese Independent Cinema

Ruth Hung (University of Hong Kong)
The State and the Market: Chinese TV Serials and the Case of Dwelling Narrowness

3:20 - 3:40

Coffee break

3:40 - 5:00

Chair: Sebastian Veg

Ryan Bishop (National University of Singapore)
Militarization, Technicity, and the 'Auto-'

Rob Wilson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Towards an Ecopoetics Across Oceania: Asia/Pacific Entanglements

5:00 - 5:20

Coffee break

5:20 - 6:40

Chair: Douglas Kerr

Q.S. Tong (University of Hong Kong)
National Learning, National Language, and National Literature

Chua Beng Huat (National University of Singapore)
Contradictions of Liberal Multiculturalism




June 18th Friday

9:30 - 10:50

Chair: Chris Connery

Jiwei Ci (University of Hong Kong)
China and the Question of Freedom

Hui Wang (Tsinghua University)
The Dialectics between Self-reliance(duli zizhu) and Opening: Debating the History of PRC: 60 Years or 30 Years

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 - 12:30

Chair: Theodore Huters

Lindsay Waters (Harvard University Press)
Rebuilding Aesthetics from the Ground Up

Zhihui Ang (Nanjing University)
Jane Austen and the idea of nature

12:30 - 2:00


2:00 - 3:20

Chair: Chris Hutton

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)
After Midnight: Form, A Fine Balance, and the Politics of Realism

Aihe Wang (University of Hong Kong)
Positioning the Underground Culture in China's Revolutionary Modernity

3:20 - 3:40

Coffee break

3:40 - 5:00

Chair: Paul A. Bové

Chris Connery (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Political Movements in the Universities in the Sixties and Today

Jonathan Arac (University of Pittsburgh)
The Age of the Novel and the First Age of US Imperialism: Reflections around 1900

5:30 - 6:30





June 19th Saturday

10:30 - 11:30

Closing discussion
Chair: Paul A. Bové





Paul A Bové (University of Pittsburgh)
QS Tong (University of Hong Kong)

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