Conference Coordinators: Peter C. Perdue - Professor of History, Yale University; John W. Dower - Professor of History, MIT
The Visualizing Cultures project and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University are pleased to announce a two-day academic conference focused on the relationship between visual imagery and social change in modern Asia entitled, “Visualizing Global Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century.” This will be one of the first academic conferences devoted to “image-driven scholarship” and teaching about Asia in the modern world. We have selected scholars of history, art history, history of photography, and history of technology specializing in China, Korea, Japan, United States, Europe and the Philippines to discuss how to integrate visual and textual media in research and teaching, using to the fullest the opportunities presented by the new technologies and the use of the internet as a publishing platform.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30th
Panel I: Imperialism Chair: Mary Lui, Yale University Ellen Sebring, MIT Visualizing Cultures, “The Boxer Uprising Media Storm” Peter C. Perdue, Yale University, “Chinese images of the Boxers” Sucheta Mazumdar, Duke University, “Opium and Asia: One Drug, Many Histories” Lillian Li, Swarthmore College, “The Summer Palace” Panel II: Selves and Others: Interactions Chair: Fabian Drixler, Yale University Chang Tan, Harvey Mudd College, “Panasianism in Art” Lisa Claypool, Reed College, “China in the 1903 Osaka Exposition” Jack Tchen, New York University, “Asian Americans and the Yellow Peril” Hyung-il Pai, UC-Santa Barbara, “Visualizing ‘Antiquity’ and Marketing Archaeological Tourism in Colonial Korea (1910-1945)” Panel III: Photography and Power Chair: Valerie Hansen, Yale University Christopher Capozzola, MIT, “Photography and Power in the Philippines” David Hogge, Smithsonian Institution, “Photography and the Empress Dowager” Wen-shing Chou, UC-Berkeley, “The Empirical and the Visionary in the Life of the 13th Dalai Lama” Robert Bickers, University of Bristol, “Historical Photographs of China”
SATURDAY, MAY 1st
Panel 4, Urban Modernity I: Shanghai and the Modern Woman Chair: Helen Huiwen Zhang, Yale University Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UC-Irvine, “Shanghai” Rebecca Nedostup, Boston College, “Shanghai” John A. Crespi, Colgate University, “The Graphic Imagination of Shanghai’s Modern Sketch (Shidai Manhua), (1934-1937)” Anne Kerlan-Stephens, CNRS, France, “Death of a Woman, Birth of a Movie Star - Ruan Lingyu (1910-1935)” Li Danke, Fairfield University, “Women and physical culture in the Qing and Republican periods” Panel 5, Urban Modernity II: Tokyo: Labor and the Modern City Chair: Laura Hein, Northwestern University Theodore Bestor, Harvard University, “Edo/Tokyo” Samuel Morse, Amherst College, “Tokyo” Christopher Gerteis, London SOAS, “The Ohara Institute and post-1945 labor protests” Andrew Gordon, Harvard University, “Labor movements before 1945”