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2016 SPAS Graduate Conference



SPAS Graduate Student Conference

March 16-18, 2016
Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Each spring, the School of Pacific and Asian Studies holds a three-day conference devoted to graduate student research. This year the theme is "From Uncharted Waters to Familiar Shores" and the keynote speaker is Theodore C. Bestor, PhD. The following tabs feature all of the Southeast Asia related panels at the conference. For more information on the full conference, visit the Facebook link below.

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Location: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium at 4:30pm

Salaw Saw Sueng (Northern Thai Ensemble)
Aaron Singer, Megan DeKievit, Kirk Sullivan, Sangah Lee, & Ben Fairfield

Adam Coldren & Mark Ferguson
Co-Directors of 2016 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

Pansori Performance
Sangah Lee & Haein Lee

Opening Remarks
Dr. R. Anderson Sutton
Dean, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Keynote Address
What in the World is Washoku?
Dr. Theodore C. Bestor
Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology; Director,
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Panel Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Panel 1.1 – Migrants, Minority Groups, & Social Movements

Moderator: Professor Theodore C. Bestor

Phianphachong Intarat – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“Rethinking Migrant Workers' Precarious Lives Along the Thai-Burmese

Toni Pasion - University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“Filipina American Identity Formation Through Pole Dance and Performance”

Panel Session 3: Thursday – 3:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Panel 3.1 – Public Policy & Economic Trends in Asia

Moderator: Professor Sang-Hyop Lee

Emily Wright - University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“Opening Markets, Closing Doors?: Developing Seaweed Production in
Indonesia’s Blue Economy Era”

Dylan Beatty - University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“Fishing the “Last Frontier”: Overlapping Maritime Geographies in Southern
Palawan, the Coral Triangle and Southeast Asia”

Panel 3.2 – Discussions of the Soul: Religion & Ideology
Moderator: Professor Young-a Park

Joyce Chiong – Stanford University
“Is Singapore a Confucian Society? The Spread of Confucianism to Singapore
and How it Has Developed Since Then”

Don Trieu – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“Vietnamese Zen: A Perfect Unification of Mahayana Zen and Theravada Zen”

Panel Session 4: Friday – 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Panel 4.1 – Shifting Landscapes: Globalization & Regionalism In Asia

Moderator: Professor Theodore C. Bestor

Dira Fabrian – Yale University
“The Forging of a Southeast Asian Identity in the Light of the ASEAN

Panel 5.2 – Art & Performance
Moderator: Professor Anna Stirr

Caroline Baicy – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
“The Other’s “Other”: Primtivism in Modern Philippine Art”