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CONF.- 2009 Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, 2/27/09-3/1/09

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CONF.- 2009 Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, 2/27-3/1

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2009 Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference
February 27 - March 1, 2009
Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us for the 2009 Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student
Conference, the largest graduate student conference on East Asia held
in North America, to take place February 27 to March 1, 2009 at
Harvard University. The interdisciplinary conference will feature 16
panels addressing a wide array of topics ranging from anthropology and
art to international affairs.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Friday, February 27, 6:00 pm
Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis, Silk Road Project; Professor Emerita, Boston
University
"Blue and White Ceramics: A Silk Road Story"

By the late-16th century, blue and white ceramics encircled the globe.
We will look at objects showing cross-cultural influences from East,
Central, and West Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Particular attention
will be paid to the East Asian-Mexican blue and white connection.
Video clips from the Silk Road Ensemble's multi-media performance of
Blue and White will also be featured.

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Saturday, March 1 (2:30 - 4:00 pm)
"Asia Across Time and Space: New Quantitative Methods for Research and
Presentation"
Professor Peter Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian
Languages and Civilizations and the Director of the Center for
Geographic Analysis, Harvard University

This workshop will present applications of several computational
methods to projects on historical China and Korea. Following a
presentation by Professor Peter Bol, several students will present
projects featuring GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Google
Earth, prosopography and biographical databases, and social network
analysis.
PANELS - Saturday, February 28 (9:30 am - 6:00 pm) & Sunday, March 1
(9:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Feeding Body and Mind
Modern Chinese Literature
Political Economy in East Asia
Reflections of the Buddha
Celestial Borders
Journeys of Medical Knowledge
Brushes, Blocks, and Bibliophilia: The Order of Books in East Asia
Cross-Cultural Narrations
Mapping Spiritual and Moral Transformations in Vietnam
Contemporary Korea and International Affairs
Chinese Migration and Diaspora
Style and Meaning in Musical Performance
Japan and Its Frontiers
Historical Exchanges between China and Chosun Korea
www.identity.cn
Edo and Meiji National Identity


Further information about panels and papers, a conference schedule,
and directions are available on our website:

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference/index.html

All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the
Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building
at Harvard University (1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA).


The conference is sponsored by the Harvard GSAS Graduate Student
Council, the Harvard University Asia Center, the Edwin O. Reischauer
Institute of Japanese Studies, the Weatherhead Center for
International Affairs, the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research,
and the Korea Institute.


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