Academiegebouw, klein auditorium

Rapenburg 73, Leiden


Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

13 September - Leiden Asia Year Graduate Conference: De-bordering Asia

The conference celebrates 2017, Leiden Asia Year, by bringing together Master’s and PhD students from across Leiden’s many disciplinary boundaries to spend a day looking at, around, over and through Asia’s borders. With its sights set firmly on the shifting tangible and intangible borders of ancient and modern Asia, the conference invites submissions from researchers studying the myriad flows of people, capital, commodities, cultures, ideas, power, and technologies that have defined Asia in the past and that make the continent so dynamic today.
Attendance is free. If you wish to be present at this conference, please register online before 11 September by clicking this link. Personal entrance cards will not be issued on this occasion. Food and drinks will be provided.
09.15–09.45    Introduction by Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford), author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World and visiting Scaliger Professor at Leiden University.
09.45–10.00    Coffee Break


10.00–12.00    Panel 1 – Moderator Chris Green – State and Society: Local Contestation in the Countries of Asia

10.00–10.30    Marte Boonen (Asian Studies, Humanities, ResMA): Borders Within Borders: The Japanese Government’s Response to North Korean Education in Japan.

10.30–11.00    Francesca Ghiretti (International Relations and Diplomacy, Institute for Security and Global Affairs (Faculty Governance and Global Affairs), Institute of Political Science (Faculty of Social Sciences, MSc): Forms of Resistance on the Chinese Web.

11.00–11.30    Benedetta Mantoan (Politics, Society and Economy of Asia Department of Asian Studies, MA): Efficacy of Community-based Management System to Preserve the Access of Small-scale Fishermen to Coastal Marine Area.

11.30–12.00    Nelly Samosir (Institute of Public Administration, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs): Public Sector Reform and Corruption in Indonesia (1998 – present): A working Paper.
12.00–13.00    Lunch
13.00–15.00    Panel 2 -Moderator Arianne Sacco- Changing Identities: The Shifting Discourses of Asian Life

13.00–13.30    Guan Zexu (Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society): Fluid Aesthetics: Transnational Communication of Beauty in China’s Social Media.

13.30–14.00    Aafke van Ewijk (LIAS): The Modern Identities of Pre-modern Heroes in Japanese Children’s Literature.

14.00–14.30    Amit Sampat (Theology and Religious Studies, MA): The Message of Modern India: The Spiritual Thought of Vaswani at The Welt Congress of Religious Liberals (Berlin, 1910).

14.30–15.00    Victor Xu Guanmian (Leiden Institute for History, MA): Are China Seas Part of the Indian Ocean? The Social Life of Terms in the Fragmented Studies of the Maritime History of Early Modern Asia.
15.00–15.30    Coffee Break
15.30–17.30    Panel 3 -Moderator Joshua Chan- Changing Perceptions: Progression and Regression in Modern Asia

15.30–16.00    Aurelie Van ‘t Slot (Asian Studies, Res.MA): Murakami Haruki’s Gross Transnational Cool: The Commodification of a Celebrity Author.

16.00–16.30    Maaike Evelien de Vries (LIAS Korean Studies): Cocaine and Colonial Korea (1910-1945).

16.30–17.00    Yujing Tan (LIAS): “Open the City Through De-bordering It/IT”: the Production of Contemporary Innovation City in China.

17.00–17.30    Pieter Velghe (Chinese Studies, MA): The Future of Authoritarian Resilience? Technology Policy in China and the IoT.
17.30–18.30    Drinks