Event Information

Venue

  • Weber State University, Shepherd Union Building

Transportation

  • Air transport to Salt Lake City airport. 
  • Ground transportation via the Front Runner light rail, directly from the airport (35 miles) to the downtown Ogden station, located within walking distance of our two cooperating hotels. 
  • Free shuttle service to and from the conference.

Lodging

  • Summit Hotel, 247 24th Street, Ogden ($95 WCAAS rate) (formerly the M*****t) 
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 2271 Washington Blvd. Ogden ($99 WCAAS rate)

Dates/Schedules

  • Friday September 27, 8:30am-4:45pm (Sessions 1-4; Keynote luncheon); Evening reception at Union Station, downtown Ogden 
  • Saturday September 28, 9:00am-12:15pm (Sessions 5-6); Closing remarks/optional local tour of Antelope Island/the Great Salt Lake and/or Promontory Point located just north of Ogden will be available.

Extra-curricular activities

  • Friday. In addition to the keynote luncheon, we will host a reception at the historic Union Railway Station/Museums located two blocks from the Marriott Hotel. Snacks and entertainment provided.
  • Saturday. When the conference concludes, an optional tour of Antelope Island/the Great Salt Lake and/or Promontory Point located just north of Ogden will be available.

Submissions

  • Proposals in all disciplines are welcome, and we encourage you to organize integrated panels if possible (3 paper per panel, 90 minute panels). 
Please contact:
Greg Lewis, Program Chair
Weber State University
1205 University Circle Ogden, UT 84405-1205
Phone: 801-626-6707 (office) 
801-626-7613 (fax) 
801-675-6371 (cell)
glewis@weber.edu

WCAAS 2013 Program Schedule

September 10, 2013

*This is a tentative schedule.  While the panels and session times and panel venues are basically set, please check for minor revisions as we get closer to September 26 (the final schedule should be set by Monday, September 23)


**Note to Summit Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn guests: a free shuttle bus (marked “Weber State”) will be located in front of your main lobby at approximately 20 minute intervals, between 7:30am and 9:30am on Friday and 8:15am and 10:15am on Saturday, to transport you to Weber State University.  The shuttle bus will return you to your hotels between 6pm and 7pm on Friday and Saturday between 12:30pm and 1:30pm (from the Browning Center circle on the Weber State campus, the same place you’ll be dropped off in the AM).


***We have three activities planned which will require accurate “head counts” prior to your arrival: (1) Friday luncheon (1130am).  If you have paid for the lunch with your registration, no action is needed.  If you have not registered but want to attend the luncheon, please let Greg Lewis know by Sunday, September 22; (2) Friday reception at Union Station downtown (630pm).  We’ll have very nice hor d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails, plus 90 minutes to visit the auto and railway museums within Union Station (sponsored by WSU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences); (3) Saturday afternoon (130pm-330pm) Walking tour of downtown Ogden with Kathryn MacKay.  Professor MacKay has generously donated her time for this event, and we especially hope first-time visitors to downtown Ogden will take in some great sights and stories.


Friday, September 27, 2013 – First Session (8:30-10:00am)

Panel #1 (8:30-9:50am)           Shepherd Union Building #321

Chair:  Dian Li, University of Arizona

“Place, the Body, and the Other: Questioning the Self in Modern Chinese Literature and Film”

            Shuang Luo, University of Arizona, “Capitals, Captives: Tourism, Orientalism, and Misrepresentation in “Lost in Thailand”

            Ping Wang, Ocean University of China, “The Role of New Media and the Movement of Writing in the Vernacular in Late Qing China”

            Dongchen Hou, University of Arizona, “Going Back to ‘Country of Women’: the Androgynous Body in Chu Ti’en-Wen’s Notes of a Desolate Man

            Dian Li, University of Arizona, “From ‘Foreign Babes in Beijing’ to ‘Chinese Babes in Seattle’: the Redeeming Value of the Foreign in Recent Chinese Films”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – First Session

Panel #2 (8:30am-9:50am)      Shepherd Union Building #312

“Incorporating Japan Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum in the U.S.”

Chair: Yoshiko Higurashi, San Diego State University

Arleen Paborn, Florida A & M

Tamra Ogletree, University of West Georgia

Sanjay Kaul, Fitchburg State University

Friday, September 27, 2013 – First Session

Panel #3 (8:30am-9:50am)      Shepherd Union Building #320

“Why Be Connected?  Weber State University, Respiratory Therapy in Xi’an, and Nursing in Jiamusi, China” (Roundtable discussion)

Chair:  Lisa Trujillo, Weber State University

Josie Drott, Weber State University

Blake McIlrath, Weber State University

Weber State University students


Friday, September 27, 2013 – First Session

Panel #4 (8:30am-9:50am)      Shepherd Union Building #305

Chair:  Jan Hamer, Weber State University

Russell Burrows, Weber State University, “The Poetry of Chinese Characters”

Michael Wutz, Weber State University, Ha Jin, History, and the Challenge of Fiction”

Mali Subbiah, Weber State University, “The Crisis of Identity in Transnational Asian Literature”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Second Session (10:15am-11:45am)

Panel #5 (10:00am-11:20am)  Shepherd Union Building #320

 “Weber State University and Shanghai Normal University’s International Baccalaureate Program: Successes, Problems, and Challenges” (Roundtable discussion)

Chair:  Cliff Nowell, Weber State University

Doris Stevenson, Weber State University

Laura Anderson, Weber State University

Mark Stevenson, Weber State University

            WSU foreign students


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Second Session

Panel #6 (10:00am-11:20am)  Shepherd Union Building #321

“Chinese Migration and Parenting, Inside and Out”

Chair:  Alicia Girault, Weber State University

KaHo Lam, University of California, Berkeley, “Revisiting the Asian Stereotype of the Model Minority Through New Migrants’ Eyes”

Xiaoshu Lin, University of California, Berkeley, “Cracking the Myths of the Chinese Migration Industry”

Qiu Wei, Weber State University, “The Only Child Parents: a Survey on Parenting Attitudes and Practices in China”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Second Session

Panel #7 (10:00am-11:20am)  Shepherd Union Building #312

“Various Narrative Styles in Chinese Literature and Film”

 Chair: Steve Riep, Brigham Young University

Qian Yang, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Gender, Nation, and Historicity: Representations of Migrant Workers in Chinese Official Discourse”

Ying Liu, University of California, Irvine, “From New Men to New New People: an Archeological Investigation into the Youth Narrative in 20th Century Chinese Literature, Film, and Popular Culture”

Ying Bao, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “History in Cinematic Memory and Imagination: Chengnan jiushi (1982) and the Prose-Style Films of the Early 1980s China”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Second Session

Panel #8 (10:00am-11:20am)  Shepherd Union Building #305

“Postwar Japan: Memory, Visual Arts, and Politics”

Chair: Hal Elliott, Weber State University

Stephanie Hohlios, University of Utah, “Gutai’s Sky Festival: The Imagined Void

Wesley Sasaki-Uemura, “Haunted Memories and Cold War Re-enactments”

Masami Kimura, University of Arizona, “The Japanese Emperor System Reimagined: Public Discourse and Constitutional Reform in Post-Surrender Japan”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker (11:30 noon-1:00pm)

Shepherd Union Skyroom #404 (take 3rd floor stairway on “east” or “mountain side” of building)

Speaker:  Stephen MacKinnon, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

*Participants in luncheon must be pre-paid by Monday, September 23.


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Third Session (1:15pm-3:45pm)

Panel #9 (1:15pm-3:45pm)   Shepherd Union Building Wildcat Theater (#208)

Special Presentation -- “Film Screening and Discussion of My Memories of Old Beijing/Cheng nan jiu shi (1982)”  Introduction by the film’s director, Wu Yigong, Shanghai Film Studio.

Filmmakers also in attendance from Shanghai, China:

Zhang Wenrong (Actress), Shanghai Film Studio

Wu Tiange (Director), Shanghai Film Studio

Zeng Dan (Actress and Director), Shanghai Film Dubbing Studio


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Fourth Session (3:45pm-5:00pm)

Panel #10 (3:45pm-5:00pm)   Shepherd Union Building #312

“Chinese and Japanese Visual Images from Two Utah Libraries”

Chair:  Brady Brower, Weber State University

Marie Paiva, University of Utah, “The Lennox Tierney Visual Archive”

Gail King, Brigham Young University, “The Helen Foster Snow Photographs of China in the BYU Library”


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Fourth Session

Panel #11 (3:45pm-5:00pm)   Shepherd Union Building #321

“Environment, Immigration, and Identity:  Japan and Southeast Asia”

Chair:  Jeffrey Richey, Weber State University

Eric Cunningham, Earlham College, “Dam Close: Water Resources and the Production of Harmony in Central Japan”

Jeremy Bryson, Weber State University, “Asian Adaptations: Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change in Southeast Asia”

Javiera N. Reyes-Navarro, University of Utah, “The Question of ‘Japaneseness’: Japanese Chileans and the Claim to Authenticity”


Friday, September 27, 2013  -- Fourth Session

Panel #12 (3:45pm-5:00pm)   Shepherd Union Building #305

“China’s Political Economy and Culture at Home and Abroad”

 Chair: Branden Little, Weber State University

Jeremy Lamoreaux, Brigham Young University-Idaho and Christian Burstall, Brigham Young University-Idaho, “China in Africa: Great Power Politics or a Partnership of Equals?”

Diana Zhidan Duan, Arizona State University, “From the Golden Peacock to the Golden Rubber Tree: Cash Crops’ Triumph in the South Yunnan Border Region Since 1950”

Friday, September 27, 2013 – Chinese Folk Dancing and Music Performance (5:00-6:00pm)

Venue:  Shepherd Union Building, Wildcat Theater #208 (north end of building)

Masters of Ceremony:  Chance East, Weber State University, and Li Wushuang, Bonneville HS

Performers:  Li Xiaocui (Instructor-choreographer, soloist), Li Shangyu (soloist), Yang Huilin (soloist), Sun Chuanyi, Yu Jiayu, Sun Yiwen, Xu Yiqi, Li Wushuang (erhu), Hu Yiquan


Friday, September 27, 2013 -- WCAAS Reception (6:30pm-8:00pm)

Venue:  Union Railway Station and Museum (patio), 2501 Wall Avenue (downtown Ogden)

Hosts:  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Weber State University

Program: (1) Welcome (Frank Harrold, SBS Dean; (2) Recognition of Chinese filmmaker Wu Yigong; (3) Hors d’ouevres and no-host drinks; and (4) Free admission to the two museums located inside Union Station (Railroad/Auto).


Friday, September 27, 2013 – WCAAS Executive Board Dinner/Meeting (7:30pm)

Venue:  Union Grill Restaurant (inside the Union Railway Station and Museum), 2501 Wall Avenue (downtown Ogden)


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Continental breakfast (8:15am-9:45am)

Shepherd Union Building, 3rd floor Mezzanine (free to all WCAAS participants)


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Fifth Session

Panel #13 (9:00am-10:30am)  Shepherd Union Building #321

“The Persistence of Classical Culture in South Asia”

Chair:  Ryan Thomas, Weber State University

Seth Powell, University of Washington, “Imagining the Sun and the Moon: the Integrity of Classical Hathayoga”

Christopher Diamond, University of Washington, “City of the Turks: Jaunpur as Remembered by a Maithili Poet”

Ronald Holt, Weber State University, “Grand Strategy, Literalist Islam, and the Decline of the West”


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Fifth Session

Panel #14 (9:00am-10:30am)  Shepherd Union Building #312

“Imagination and Sentiment in Chinese Literature and Visual Art”

Chair:  Steve MacKinnon, Arizona State University

Wan Kong, Independent scholar, “The Evidence and Importance of Qing in Chen Hongshou’s Illustrations for Xixiang Ji

Li Guo, Utah State University, “Writing Women in Manchukuo: Three Novellas by Mei Niang”

            Anna Moore, Brigham Young University, “Depictions of Poverty in Chinese Cinema Before and After Chairman Mao”

            Steven Riep, Brigham Young University, “Rethinking Genre Filmmaking: Visual Disabilities as Vehicle for Social Critique in Zhang Yimou’s Happy Times and House of Flying Daggers and the Pang Brothers The Eye.


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Fifth Session

Panel #15 (9:00am-10:30am)  Shepherd Union Building #305

“Japanese and Asian-American Literature and Demography: Past and Present”

Chair:  Eric Swedin, Weber State University

Brian Dowdle, University of Montana, “Kyokutei Bakin and the Problem of Modern Japanese Literature”

Nathalie Aghoro, University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, “Sound Bites from the Revolution: Polyphony, Politics, and Vocal Resonance in Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel

Aki Hirota, California State University, Northridge, “’Solitary Death’ to ‘Share House’: Living and Dying in 21st Century Japan”

Scott Aalgaard, University of Chicago, “Furusato: Discourses of ‘Home’ in the Music of Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi”


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Fifth Session

Panel #16 (9:00am-10:30am)  Shepherd Union Building #320

“New Issues in China’s Modern Transformation”

Chair: Dajin Peng, University of South Florida

Li Li, Nankai University, and Yuhang Gua, Nankai University, “Industrial Regulation, Political Connection, and Private Enterprises’ Financing Constraints”

Hongli Gao, Nankai University, “High-Tech Enterprises’ Signaling in China’s Credit Market”

Lu Bai, University of South Florida, “High Educational Reform in China”


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Sixth Session

Panel #17 (10:45am-12:15pm)  Shepherd Union Building #320

“Directions in Chinese Cinema, 1993-2013: the Shanghai Film Studio and the Shanghai Dubbing Studio”

Chair: Greg Lewis, Weber State University

Wu Tiange, Shanghai Film Studio

Zeng Dan, Shanghai Dubbing Studio


Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Sixth Session

Panel #18 (10:45am-12:15pm)   Shepherd Union Building #312

“Studies in Modern Asian Pilgrimage”

Chair:  Robert Fudge, Weber State University

Greg Wilkinson, Brigham Young University, “Full-scale Buddhist Pilgrimage Replication in Modern Japan”

Nan Ouyang, University of Arizona, “Worship of the Dizang: the Pilgrimage to Mount Jiuhua in Late Imperial China”

Barbara Greene, University of Arizona, “Furusato and Emotional Pilgrimage: Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro and Sakaiminato”

Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Sixth Session

Panel #19 (10:45am-12:15pm)   Shepherd Union Building #321

 “The Challenges in Chinese Immersion Programs: Drawing Strength from the Surrounding Communities—a Roundtable Discussion”

Chair:  Melissa Pittman, Weber State University/University of Utah

Marty Chen, Uintah Elementary School

Tom Mathews, Weber State University

Amanda Xiang, Bates Elementary School

Veronica Valdez, University of Utah

Kami McMaster, Utah Mandarin Immersion Parent Council

            Emil Whitby, parent of Chinese Immersion Program student

            Jill Clawson Smith, parent of Chinese Immersion Program student\

            Melanie Milne, parent of Chinese Immersion Program student


Saturday, September 28, 2013 Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Ogden 1:30pm-3:30pm

Meet at Gandolfo’s Deli, corner of 25 Street & Grant Avenue (downtown)

Host/Guide:  Kathryn MacKay, Professor of History, Weber State University

*Please indicate your interest in participating at your earliest convenience (notify Greg Lewis).


Photo Exhibits on campus (Open to the public!)

“Wu Yigong  and Shanghai Cinema: Five Decades of Turmoil, Tragedy, and Triumph” in the Shepherd Union Gallery, 2nd floor (September 26—October 24, 2013)


“Teaching and Traveling in China” (photographs by Michael Wutz, WSU Professor of Literature), Stewart Library 2nd Floor Mezzanine (July 3—December 10, 2013)




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