In association with Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Supported by Christ College
In partnership with The Japan Foundation
and Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore
February 21, 2004: CSCS Classroom
Inauguration of Student Pre-Conference
(organised by students of CSCS and Yonsei University)
Sessions: 10 AM-1 PM - 2 PM-4 PM
Panel 1: 'In/Disciplines'
Moderator: Ratheesh Radhakrishnan, CSCS
Participants: S Revathy (Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai), Smita V. (Hyderabad Central University, Dept. of English), Nimanthi Rajasingam (The International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka), Shravika Dhimani Dhamanupola (University of Colombo) and Sivagnanam Jeyasankar (Eastern University, Sri Lanka)
Panel 2: 'Urban Legends'
Moderator: Nishant Shah (CSCS)
Participants: Seo Young Park (Culture and Gender Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul), Kaiwan Mehta (Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai), Hirata Yukie (Dept. of Sociology,Yonsei University, Seoul)
Panel 3: 'Theorizing Culture'
Moderator: Meera Ashar (CSCS)
Participants: Azmi Aziz (ATMA, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia), Noor Hasidah Sulong (ATMA, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia), N. Vijay Sai (CIEFL, Hyderabad), Ajay Sekher (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam)
Lunch for all participants and visitors at CSCS
February 22, 2004: CSCS Classroom
10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00-16:00 -
Student Pre-Conference continues
Panel 4: 'Rethinking Social Sciences'
Moderator: Dunkin Jalki (CSCS)
Participants: Shijith PK (University of Delhi), Rajat Rana (National Law School of India University, Bangalore), Sharath Chandra (CIEFL, Hyderabad), Leju P. Thomas (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam).
Panel 5: 'Mediations'
Moderator: Subhajit Chatterjee (CSCS)
Participants: Munsia Naureen Ahmed (School of Communication Independent University, Bangladesh), Fahmidul Haque (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Kim Hee Won (Culture and Gender Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul), Preeta Menon (J.P. Shroff Arts College, Valsad, Gujarat), Madhuja Mookherjee (St. Xaviers College, Kolkata), Madhumeeta Sinha(CIEFL, Hyderabad).
Lunch for all student pre-conference participants, IACS Editorial Board meeting members and visitors
16:00 - CSCS Main Building
'The Future of Film Studies':
on the occasion of the formal announcement of the Ph.D. programme in Film Studies
Paul Willemen (University of Ulster, Coleraine), Opening Statement
Participants: Ravi Vasudevan (SARAI/CSDS, Delhi), Madhava Prasad (CIEFL, Hyderabad), Moinak Biswas (Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata), Kim Soyoung (Korean National University of Arts, Seoul), Valentina Vitali (University of Ulster), CSCS faculty.
Welcome Party at CSCS
February 23, 2004: Christ College Auditorium
Welcome To All Participants And Audience: Director, CSCS; Principal, Christ College; Editor, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Kuan-Hsing Chen (Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
'Asia as Method'
11:00-11:15 - Coffee
Panel: Multiculturalism: The State and Culture
Satish Deshpande (Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi) Panel Abstract
Meaghan Morris (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) 'Mourning and Multiculturalism: an "Expatriate" Perspective'
Sherry-Ann Singh (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad), 'Hinduism and the State in Trinidad'
Chair: Athi Sivan Mariappan (National University of Malaysia)
Respondent: Melani Budianta (University of Indonesia)
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
Panel: Primitivising The East
Shamsul A.B. (National University of Malaysia) 'Primitivizing The East: Reviving The Myth Of The Violent Native'
Rehan Ansari (Writer and Filmmaker, Lahore), 'Crisis and media/the media in crisis: Corporate media and the ethnic/community/independent press-the case of the Urdu press in New York post 9/11'
J.S. Sadananda (Kuvempu University, Karnataka) 'The Bababudhangiri Dharga Controversy: Understanding the Implications of a Secular Approach'
Chair and Respondent: A.K. Ramakrishnan (School of International Relations, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam)
15:30-16:00 - Coffee
Roundtable: Reformulating The Agenda
Cho Heeyeon (Sungkonghoe University, Seoul), 'Reflecting the "Third World" in the Context of Neo-liberal Globalization'
Wang Hui (Tsinghua University, Beijing) 'Imagining Asia: A Genealogical Analysis'
Sumathy Sivamohan (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) 'Displaced territory: Narratives of Women's Experiences of Travel, Migration and Place'
Chair and Respondent: Chua Beng Huat (National University of Singapore)
February 24, 2004: Christ College Auditorium
Panel: Re-Claiming Spaces, Dis-Locating Cities
Yoshitaka Mori (Kyushu University) 'New Cultural and Political Movements in Japan in the Age of Globalization: The Emergence of 'Freeter' Class and Anti-War Movements in the Street'
Anirudh Paul (Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai) 'Re (instituting) the Architecture of the City: The Endeavor from the Space of the Extracurricular'
M.S.S. Pandian (Visiting Fellow, Sarai/CSDS. Delhi) 'Two Inscriptions: Story of a Statue in Madras'
Shekhar Krishnan (Independent researcher, Mumbai) 'Ideas, Institutions, Spaces: Mumbai'
Chair: Shunya Yoshimi (University of Tokyo)
11:30-11:45 - Coffee
Panel: Cold War, Partition And State Violence
Hilmar Farid (University of Indonesia, Jakarta) 'Mass Extermination in Indonesia, 1965-66'
Ritu Menon (Women Unlimited, New Delhi), ' For We Are All, All Honourable Men: State Violence, State Reparation & the Gender Dimension'
Kakarala Sitharamam (CSCS Bangalore) 'Rethinking "Remedies" for Gross Violations of Human Rights'.
Chair: Kuan-Hsing Chen
13:15-14:00 - Lunch
Panel: Inter-Asia Migrations: Cross-Border Marriages, Migrant Sex and Domestic Work and Multilayered Discriminations
Yan Hairong (Princeton University) 'Self-Development of Migrant Women and the Production of Suzhi (Quality) as Surplus Value'
Hsia Hsiao Chuan Abstract awaited
Ko Huk Bun (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) 'Body, Dress and Cultural Exclusion: Experiences of Pakistani Women in "Global" Hong Kong'
Aisa Kiyosue (Osaka University) 'Rethinking Female Labour Migration from Positive Views'
Chair and Respondent: Naifei Ding (National Central University, Taiwan)
15:30-15:45 - Coffee
Panel: Cultural Hegemonies
Kanak Dixit (Himal, Kathmandu) 'The Diminutive Neighbour Syndrome'
Yasuhiro Tanaka (Okinawa International University) 'The Media Representation of "Okinawa" and US/Japan Hegemony'
Neluka Silva (University of Colombo) 'Sinhala Teledrama in Sri Lanka: A Case of Cultural Hegemony'
Chair: Firdous Azim (University of Dhaka)
Respondent: Rehan Ansari (Writer and Filmmaker, Lahore)
February 25, 2004: Christ College Auditorium
Panel: Film/Media/Visuality Theory in the Classroom (New Curricular Practices - 1)Panel Description
Valentina Vitali (University of Ulster, Coleraine) Abstract awaited
Zakir Hossain Raju (Independent University, Dhaka) 'Media and Film Studies Curriculum in Bangladesh Universities'
Naresh Rao (Christ College, Bangalore) Abstract awaited
Chair and Respondent: S.V. Srinivas (CSCS, Bangalore)
11:30-11:45 - Coffee
Conversation: Youth Cultures and Institutions: Cho Haejoang and Geetha Narayanan (New Curricular Practices 2) Cho Haejoang on the Haja Centre)
Chair: Ashish Rajadhyaksha (CSCS, Bangalore)
Respondent: Ratheesh Radhakrishnan (CSCS, Bangalore)
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
Roundtable: Teaching Cultural Studies (New Curricular Practices 3) Panel Description
Stephen Chan (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
Joyce Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Wang Xiaoming, (CCCS, Shanghai University)
Kim Hyunmee (Yonsei University, Korea)
Shunya Yoshimi (University of Tokyo)
Chair: Tejaswini Niranjana (CSCS, Bangalore)
Respondent: Satish Poduval (Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad)
15:30-15:45 - Coffee
15:45 - 17:15 -
Round-Table: Institutional Linkages Panel Description
Kim Soyoung (Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul)
Paul Willemen (University of Ulster, Coleraine)
Chua Beng Huat (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
Anu Taranath (University of Washington),
J.S. Sadananda (Kuvempu University, Shimoga)
Etienne Rassendran (St. Joseph's College, Bangalore)
Chair and Respondent: Ashish Rajadhyaksha (CSCS, Bangalore)