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Triangle East Asia Colloquium 2016 : Rethinking Inter-Asian Connections Across Empires, Nations, and Cultural Zones

Join us for this year’s TEAC conference. The 2016 theme is “Rethinking Inter-Asian Connections Across Empires, Nations, and Cultural Zones.”

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC

Parking: Free parking is available at the building all day.

Conference Agenda:

8:45: Registration & Coffee

9:00: Welcome Remarks

9:15: Introducing Duke Global Asia Initiative and SSRC Node, Prasenjit Duara, Director of Duke Global Asia Initiative

9:30-11:00: Panel I: Inter-Asian Connections as Politics and Scholarship

Sucheta Mazumdar, Duke, History
Iqbal Sevea, UNC-CH, History

Comments: Seteney Shami, Program Director, SSRC-InterAsia

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:45: Panel II: Circulation of Texts Within and Beyond Sinosphere, Indic and Islamicate Asia

Karen Thornber, Harvard University, Comparative Lit, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Michael Gibbs Hill, Director, Center for Asian Studies, University of South Carolina
Comments: Engseng Ho, Duke, Anthropology
12:45-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Panel III: Inter-Asian Encounters as a Site of Modern Buddhist and Muslim Thought

Levi McLaughlin, NCSU, Religious Studies
Richard Jaffe, Duke University, Religious Studies
Cemil Aydin, UNC-CH, History

3:00-3:15: Final discussion