Abstracts of the 2001 AAS Annual Meeting
March 22–25, 2001, Chicago, IL

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Session 14. Underground Ritual: Archaeological Perspectives on Ritual Action in Early China

Musical Offerings and Emotional Rhythm in the Ritual Practices of Early China, Scott Cook

Divination, Omens, and in Between: Ritual and Contingency from Wangjiatai to Wang Chong, Mark Csikszentmihalyi

Placing the Spirits: The Art of Sacrifice in Early China, Michael Puett

Session 15. The Public Realm in Early Twentieth-Century Beijing

Women on the Street: Gender, Class, and Female Expansion in Public Space in Early-Twentieth-Century Beijing, Weikun Cheng

The Twilight of the Beijing Gendarmerie, 1900–1924, Alison J. Dray-Novey

Muncipal Taxation in Early-Twentieth-Century Beijing, Mingzheng Shi

Session 16. Exemplary Women in Late Imperial Texts and Contexts: The Lienü zhuan Tradition from Yuan to Late Qing

Echoes of the "Songs": Exemplar Poetry in Yuan China, Beverly Bossler

Mixed Messages in the Zhi buzu zhai Lienü zhuan, Katherine Carlitz

Exemplary Women of the Qing Dynasty: Lienü in an Early-Twentieth-Century Popular Pictorial, Joan Judge

Modeling Lives of/for Women: Late Qing Biographies, Ying Hu

Session 17. Mass-Elite Interactions in Post-Deng China

Elite and Mass Attitudes toward Democracy and Democratization in Urban China, Jie Chen

Private Entrepreneurs and the Party in China: Agents or Obstacles to Politcal Change? Bruce Dickson

Explaining Party Membership in Urban China, Pierre Landry

Session 18. Roundtable: Conducting Research on Japanese-Occupied China, 1937–1945

Session 19. The Interface of Chinese Legal History and Contemporary Legal Institutions in Greater China

Institutional Compatibility and the Possibilities for Convergence of Legal and Political Culture in China-Taiwan Relations, Pitman B. Potter

The Transformation of Traditional Institutions of Power and Law in Mainland China and the Rule of Law, Jinfan Zhang

Administrative Governance in China: Imperial Antecedents and Contemporary Correlatives, Donald J. Lewis

The Interface of Traditional Legal Culture and Contemporary Legal Institutions in Taiwan, Jingjia Huang

Session 20. The Ming Myth: Rituals and Institutions of the Founder across Three Centuries (Sponsored by Ming Studies)

Revising the Vision: Early Ming Social Policies and the Community Libation Ceremony, Sarah Schneewind

The Founder’s Legacy: Fifteenth-Century Views on Zhu Yuanzhang’s Ritual Policies, Anne T. Gerritsen

Zhu Yuanzhang’s Ritual and Institutional Legacy: A Sixteenth-Century Idealization, Jaret Weisfogel

Session 21. Narrative Ethics in Contemporary China

Questions of Bioethics in Recent Chinese Cinema, Deirdre Sabina Knight

Urban Ethics: Modernity and the Morality of Everyday Life, Robin Visser

Shanghai Babe and the Impasse of Post-Modern Self-Promotion, John A. Crespi

Session 35. New Studies of Spirit-Mediumship in Chinese Popular Religion (Sponsored by Society for the Study of Chinese Religions)

City Mediums: Spirit-Mediumship in Urban Taiwan, Shin-yi Chao

Levels of Reality at the Hall of Bright Virtue, Scott Davis

Fashioning the Deity within Oneself: In Search of a Locus of Articulation, Brigitte Baptandier

The Moral Economy of Chinese Spirit-Mediumship, Philip Clart

Session 36. Canonical Texts and Contemporary Theories: A Chinese Connection

Deconstructing Life and Death: Variations on a Theme in the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi, Shuen-Fu Lin

Intertextual Dissemination: Re-reading the "Great Preface" to the Book of Songs, Ming Dong Gu

Sequence and Significance in Sikong Tu’s Twenty-four Varieties of Poetic Experience, Dore J. Levy

Understanding History and Historical Understanding: Jin Shengtan’s Prefaces to Xixiang Ji, Liangyan Ge

Session 37. Visions of Modernity: Re-examining New History and New Culture of Early-Twentieth-Century China

The Origins of Modern Chinese Historiography: A Study of Zhang Taiyan’s Historical Thinking, Chiu-chun Lee

Imagining Love: Reinterpreting Su Manshu’s Romances, Hung-yok Ip

Babbit versus Dewey: Differing Images of the West in Critical Review and New Youth, Tze-Ki Hon

Session 38. Narrative in the Second Degree: The Xushu (Sequel) and Chinese Fiction

What Is Not Xushu: The Boundaries of the Sequel in Chinese Xiaoshuo, Martin W. Huang

Daiyu as Zhiji or Principal Consort in Honglou meng Sequels up to 1850, Keith McMahon

Regulating Sexuality, Rectifying Patriarchy, and Reestablishing Order: Chen Tianchi’s Ruyijun zhuan as a Xushu, Hua Laura Wu

The World of "Male Women": The Anti-Feminism and Polemical Stance of the Xu Jinghua yuan, Ying Wang

Session 39. On the Reconstructed Memories of the Cultural Revolution

Why "Believe in the Future?" The Rediscovery of Guo Lusheng and a Case of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Memory, Yibing Huang

Courtyard after the Dark: Picturing the Literary Underground, Nicole Huang

A Blinding Red Light: The Displacement of Rhetoric in Post-Cultural Revolution Cinema, Yomi Braester

"Mao Zedong Thought Lights the Whole World": Keeping the Cultural Revolution Alive in 1980s Peru, Megan Ferry

Session 40. Constructing the Exemplary Woman: Sources and Later Developments of the Lienü zhuan

The Three Uglies of Qi: A Narrative Subgenre in Lie Nü Zhüan, Eric P. Henry

Rethinking Women in the Han Dynasty, Grant R. Hardy

Filial Suicide, Mutilation, and Infanticide: Representations of Dutiful Daughters From the Han to the Ming, Keith Knapp

Session 41. Defining Modern Tibetan Literature in the PRC: Tradition, Modernity and the Identity Debate

Ventures in Polishing the Mirror of Tibetan Literary Theory (1980–2000), Lauran R. Hartley

Tibetan Authors, Chinese Texts, "Post-Liberation" Literature in the Diglossic Context of China’s Tibet: The Language Debate, Lara Maconi

The "Condor" Flies Over Tibet: The Emergence of a "Tibetan" Magical Realism and its Significance in Debates about Identity and Nation, Patricia Schiaffini

Shuddering on the Dim and Winding Path or Falling into a Deep, Dark Gorge: Translating "Snow Mountain Tears," Janet Upton

Session 42. Narratives of Power: Rhetorical Strategies in Republican China

Yuan Shikai’s Rhetorical Strategies at the Birth of the Republic, Peter Zarrow

Racializing Narratives in the Service of the Chinese Women’s Suffrage Campaign, Louise Edwards

Retrocession and Sinification: The Nationalists and Taiwan, 1941–1945, Steven Phillips

Legitimizing Modernity: The Rhetoric of Yi Nong Li Guo in Republican China, Margherita Zanasi

Session 57. Pygmalion Revisited: Female Image as Male Self-Representation

Through a Glass Darkly: The Hidden Male in Palace-Style Poetry, Pauline Chen

The Travelling Man’s Longing for One Left Behind: An Alternate Reading of the Lonely Woman in Song Dynasty Painting, Lara C. W. Blanchard

Saviors of the Nation? Pioneers of Women’s Liberation? Early Republican Anthologies of Female Knight Stories, Roland Altenburger

Woman on the Page and on the Screen in Early Modern Chinese Fiction and Film, Shuqin Cui

Session 58. Spiritual Organizations and Benevolent Activities on Modern Taiwan: Religiously Organized Charitable Activities, Social Welfare, and Relief Operations in a Changing Republic of China from Retrocession to the Aftermath of the 9/21/99 Earthquake (Sponsored by the Taiwan Studies Group)

Evangelism or Charity? Charity or Evangelism? The "Damning Dilemma" of Protestant Development in Taiwan, 1945–2000, Murray A. Rubinstein

The Relief Work of the Tzu Chi Society in Taiwan: Welfare Orientalism in Action? Andre Laliberte

The Catholic Church and Social Work in Taiwan, Elise DeVido

Session 59. New Scholarship on Five Dynasties and Northern Song Painting

Format, Experience, and Narrative Structure in Early Northern Song Landscape Paintings, Minna Törmä

Intimate Landscape in the Northern Song, Ping Foong

Two Landscape Paintings by Wang Shen and Their Titles, Kenneth Eric Rasmussen

New Evidence for Five Dynasties and Northern Song Painting Styles and Sino-Korean Artistic Exchange, Cheeyun Lilian Kwon

Session 60. Memory, History, and Power in the Aftermath of the Great Leap Famine: New Research Directions

Memories of Surviving the Great Leap Famine in Anhui: Evidence from Dingyuan County, Yixin Chen

Power, Entitlement, and Life Chances in the Great Leap Famine: Memory and Other Data on Two Anhui Counties, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr. and Shuobai Wang

Memory, Great Leap Suffering, and the Agency of Popular Rebellion and Retaliation in the Cultural Revolution: What the Oral History Interviews from Anhui, Shandong, and Henan Tell Us, Dongping Han

Session 61. Old Models for New Women: Evolving Female Exemplars in Qing and Modern China

From Model Subjects to Model Victims: Chastity Awards in the Rise and Fall of the Qing, Janet M. Theiss

"Anyone Can Be Good in the Country": Chaste Widows and the Nationalist Mandate, Susan Glosser

The Political Evolution of a Twentieth-Century Martyr: Mao Liying in History and Memory, Allison Rottmann

Session 62. Critical Theory, Popular Religion, and Chinese Inventions/Traditions of "Civil Society"

Narratives of Community in Twentieth-Century Chinese Popular Religion, David Ownby

The State, Local Governance, and Leadership: Collective Ritual as a Form of Power in Southern Taiwan, Fiorella Allio

Modernity and Popular Religion in Contemporary Rural Fujian, Kenneth Dean

Spatial Struggles: The Re-appropriation of Sites for Ritual, Museum, State, and Industry in Rural Wenzhou, Mayfair Yang

Session 63. Individual Papers: Pre-Twentieth Century China

The Death of Qin Keqing: Psychological Voices in The Red Chamber Dream, Halvor Eifring

The Taiping jing: Transcripts of a Missionary Pursuit, Barbara Hendrischke

Tracing the "Sections and Sentence Commentaries" (zhangju) of the Han Dynasty, Michael Schimmelpfennig

The Nü Lun Yü and Its Place in the Nü Ssu Shu, Terry Woo

Session 78. Roundtable: China’s Sixties Generation in the Post-Mao Era

Session 79. Conflict and Cooperation across State-Society Frontiers in Contemporary China

The Emergence and Development of Urban Associations in Reform Era China: The Role of Individual Government Agencies, Kenneth W. Foster

Professionalizing the Neighborhood Associations in "Luwan’s Siberia" (Five-Mile Bridge), Tianshu Pan

Neighbors and Comrades: Residents’ Committees in Urban Chinese Communities, Benjamin Read

Social Networks and the Provision of Public Services in Rural China, Lily Tsai

Session 80. Shifting Boundaries of Mongol Identity (Sponsored by The Mongolia Society)

Conflicting—and Reinforcing—Loyalties in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, 1900–1915, Christopher Atwood

Muslim Warlords, Christian Missionaries and Buddhist Warriors in Nineteenth-Century Inner Mongolia, Johan Elverskog

False Victims and True Purges: The Instrumentality of Victimhood in Mongolia, Christopher Kaplonski

An Illegitimate Solution to a Legitimate Problem: Nationalism as a Movement for National Independence and Female Dependence, Undarya Tumursukh

Mongols and Buddhism: Notes on Rebuilding Mongol Identity in Contemporary Mongolia, Agata Bareja-Starzynska

Session 81. The Transformation and Creation of New Religions: Early Beginnings of Buddhism, Christianity, and Luo-ism

Early Buddhism in China: The View From Niya, Valerie Hansen

Christianity as a Chinese Religion, Nicolas Standaert

The Importance of Studying Luo-ism, Barend ter Haar

Session 82. Poetry, Parties, and Publishing: Social Gatherings and Cultural Production in Late Imperial China

The Yellow Peony Party, Yasushi Oki

Poetic Exchanges and the Question of Meaning in Early Qing Poetry: An Analysis of Wu Weiye’s Poems on the Western Fields, Dietrich Tschanz

Beyond the A-List: Parties of Merchants and Women during the Qing, Ellen Widmer

Session 83. Social and Cultural Explorations of Work in Late Imperial and Republican China

Skill, Silence and Speed: Boat Workers on the Rapids in Qing Dynasty Fujian, Grant Alger

Captain, Comprador, and Crew: Work aboard a Yangzi Steamship, 1860–1937, Anne Reinhardt

"Doctor Tea" and Public Life: Teahouse Workers in Republican Chengdu, Di Wang

Losing Your Innocence, Losing Your Job: Work and Chinese Youth in the Post-May Fourth Era, Ling Xiao

Session 84. Prisons and Punishment in Republican China

The Promise of Repentance: Prison Reform in Republican China, Frank Dikötter

Making the Prison into a Temple: The Buddhist Influence in Republican-Era Jiangsu and Zhejiang Prison Instruction, Jan Kiely

Transforming the People: The Chinese Prison Regime in Historical Perspective, Michael Tsin

Making a Living of the Prison Reform: A Study of Prison Officers and Staff in Republican China, Xiaoqun Xu

Session 85. Individual Papers: Current Issues in Chinese Foreign Policy

Domestic Factors and China’s Entry into the WTO, Zheya Gai

China’s Grand Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era, Dixia Yang

China’s Changing "Normative" (and "Realist") Perceptions toward Territorial Disputes, Chien-peng Chung

Session 99. The Steppe People after the Mongol Conquest: Changes of Identity and Ethnicity

"Like Leaves Scattering in the Storm": The 13th-Century Tangut Diaspora, Ruth W. Dunnell

Uyghur Elites in Mongol China: A Case of Preserved Identity? Michael C. Brose

Mongols, Chinese, or Muslims: The Khitans under Mongol Rule, Michal Biran

"Leopards in the Garden" or the Bureaucratic-Literary Construction of Mongol Identity during the Early and Middle Ming Period, David Robinson

Session 100. Power from the Dark Side: The Worship of "Illicit Gods" in Late Imperial and Modern China (Sponsored by Society for the Study of Chinese Religions)

The Mythological Conflation of Pentad Spirits: The Case of Wuchang and Wutong in Late Imperial Jiangnan, Qitao Guo

The Thief Who Guards the Official Seal: Fox Spirits and Local Officials in Late Imperial China, Xiaofei Kang

Fox Spirits and Xiangtou: Religious Healing in the Local Culture of Village North China, Thomas DuBois

A Buddhist Goddess for the Tai? Folklore, Practice, and Cross-Border Exchange in Yunnan, Sara Davis

Session 101. Welfare Matters: Chinese Society in Transition

Making Up China’s "Black Population," Susan Greenhalgh

Protecting, Fostering, Adopting: The Search for Coherent Policies toward China’s Children, Catherine Keyser

Who Will Care for Our Parents? Changing Boundaries of Domestic and Public Roles in Providing for the Aged in Contemporary China, Hong Zhang

Strategizing for the Future: Women in Dalian’s Economic Zone, Nancy Riley

Session 102. The Changing Contours of Chinese Labor Relations: New Data in Comparative Perspectives

Manufacturing the TVE Miracle, Calvin Chen

Grafted Capitalism: Ownership Change and Labor Relations in Chinese Firms, Mary E. Gallagher

Changing Labor Relations in China’s New Global Economy, Douglas Guthrie

The Revenge of History: Collective Memories, Unemployment, and Labor Protests in Northern China, Ching Kwan Lee

Session 103. Martyrs and Monks: Literature and Loyalism in the Construction of Regional and "National" Identities in Seventeenth-Century China

Poets, Martyrs, and the Ming-Qing Transition in the Construction of Guangzhou Elite Identity, Steven B. Miles

The Problem of Multiple Identities in a Trans-Regional World: Linji Buddhism, Maritime Trade, and the Case of Da Shan, Charles Wheeler

Political Exile, Chan Buddhism Master, Poetry Club Founder: A Cantonese Monk in Manchuria during the Ming-Qing Transition, Chi-Hung Yim

Session 104. State Coercion in China: Policing, Campaigns, and Rule by Law

Campaigns: A "Police" Story? Michael Dutton

Central-Local Relations and State Legal-Coercive Power: Decentralized Policing, Social Control, and "Rule by Law" in China, Jianfeng Wang, Shu Huai, and Murray Scot Tanner

State Coercion, Deterrence, and the Death Penalty in China: Official Discourse and Legal Debates, Marina Svensson

Session 105. From the Brushes of Ancient Scribes: Thousands of Covenant Tablets from Wenxian

A Discussion of the Institution of Covenant in Early China with Special Reference to the Wenxian Covenant Tablets, Benxing Hao

The Relationship between the Wenxian and Houma Covenant Tablets, Shigang Zhao

The Palaeographic and Philological Significance of the Wenxian Covenant Tablets, Crispin Williams

From the Brushes of Ancient Scribes, Susan Weld

Session 106. Individual Papers: Writing in and to the Margins: Patterns of Influence and Alienation among Chinese Writers

Tradition and the Wandering Individual: Diaspora Literature in "Cultural China," Feng Lan

Strategies of Self-Redemption in Su Xuelin’s Autobiographies, Jing Wang

Three Madmen on Alienation: A Literary Pathology of Cultural Change in 20th-Century China, Birgit Linder

A Genealogy of Xungen Fiction, Andrew Stuckey

Session 120. Legacies and Social Memory: Missionaries and Scholars in the Ethnic Southwest

Ritual and Politics: Missionary Encounters with Local Culture in Northwest Yunnan, Stephane Gros

Resurrection and Redemption of Paul Vial in Yunnan’s Cultural Politics, Margaret Byrne Swain

Imaginings: Romanticism and Nationalism of Early British Plant Hunters in Southwest China, Denise M. Glover

Healing Bodies to Save Souls: Dr. A. J. Broomhall in Independent Nuosuland, Linying Ma and Eric S. Diehl

Session 121. Media, Market, and the Masses: Cultural Production in Contemporary China

The Making of Chinese Harlequins: The Cloth Tiger Series and Literary Publishing in the 1990s, Shuyu Kong

The Economy of Home: On TV Sitcoms in China in the 1990s, Donghui Helen He

The Mainland "Other" in the Hong Kong Commercial Mainstream: Political Change and Cultural Adaptation, Vivian Lee

Session 122. Painting Likeness: Identity and the Cultural Work of Ming Portraiture

Ming Imperial Portraits as Icons of Rulership, Dora C. Y. Ching

Picturing Tanyangzi: Text and Image in Yu Qiu’s Portrait, Ann Waltner

Models of Subjectivity in Ming Self-Encomia (Zizan), Hajime Nakatani

Session 123. From Yamen to Danwei: Change and Continuity in the Bureaucratic Management in China

Creating a Personnel Base: Zongli Yamen Efforts to Penetrate the Qing Hierarchy, Jennifer Rudolph

Establishing a System of Accountability: Managerial and Philological Origins of the Unit System in State-Owned Enterprise, 1938–1945, Linan Bian

Manufacturing Comrades; The Imposition of Organizational and Behavioral Norms in Post-Revolution China, Patricia Thornton

The Transformation of Danwei from the 1960s to the 1990s, Zhanxin Zhang

Session 124. Wen or Ren: The Person of the Author in Modern Chinese Literary Criticism

The Art of Abuse or the Abuse of Art? Critics’ Attacks on Authors in Republican China, Michel Hockx

A Chinese Morality Gender Tale: Publication, Reception, and Criticism of Yu Luojin’s Autobiographical Fiction in the Early 1980s, Lingzhen Wang

Did You Say Poem, or Poet? A Late 1990s Polemics, Maghiel Van Crevel

The Mad Genius or Just Mad? The Poet in Modern China, Michelle Yeh

Session 125. Representing "Western Medicine" in Qing and Republican China

Introducing the Uterus to China: Benjamin Hobson’s New Treatise on Women’s and Children’s Diseases (Fuying xinshuo), 1858, Yi-Li Wu

Sober Science: Representations of Western Hygiene in the Late Qing, Ruth Rogaski

Judging Western Medicine by Chinese Values: Zhang Xichun and His Work, Bridie J. Andrews

Session 126. Roundtable. Acquiring Competence: Chinese Language Study in the Asian Studies Curriculum (A Chinese Language Teachers Association Designated Panel)

Session 127. Individual Papers: Economic Reform and Public Policy in the P.R.C. and Taiwan

In Search of Xiagang, William Hurst

Between Maoism and the Market: Redefining the Role of the State in the Health Sector, Yanzhong Huang

Competing Standards: The Emergence of Business Influence on Public Policy in China, Scott S. Kennedy

The One-Child Birth Policy and the Consumption of Education in Yangzhou, Ann Veeck

Earnings Inequality in Taipei under a Worldwide Economy, Kanghu Hsu

Session 142. How to Study the History of the Chinese Book: Practical Tips and Wishful Thinking

Counting and Recounting Chinese Imprints, Lucille Chia

Field Work on the Social and Economic History of the Chinese Book, Cynthia J. Brokaw

Popularization of Print Culture in Late Imperial China, Anne McLaren

Session 143. Is Religion Dying in China?

Religion, Capitalism, and the "Institutional Forgetting" of Poverty in the Xi’an Muslim District, Maris Boyd Gillette

The Buddhist "New Life" Movement in Taiwan in the 1990s, Chien-yu Julia Huang

Festival Site, Museum, and Tourist Attraction: A Rebuilt Tian Hou Temple in South China, Tik-Sang Liu

Catholic and Modern in a Chinese Village: Young Adults "Keeping the Faith," Eriberto P. Lozada, Jr

Session 144. Educations, Incentives, and Market Rewards in Contemporary China

Using Performance Incentives to Reward the Value Added by Educators: Theory and Evidence from China, Weili Ding and Steven F. Lehrer

Wages, Human Capital, and Work Incentives in a Transition Economy: The Case of Mainland China, Xiaojun Wang

The Effects of Education and Training on Labor Market Outcomes in China’s Urban Labor Markets, Margaret Maurer-Fazio

Strategic Labor Supply Decisions and Education Attainment in Periods of Boom and Bust in Rural China, Scott Rozelle

Session 145. The Politics of Proprietorship and Piracy: Three Approaches to Understanding Intellectual Property Rights in China

Reform on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: The Linchpin of a Rule-of-Law Society in China, Andy Y. Sun

Explaining the Ineffectiveness of U.S. Threat Tactics against China: The Case of Intellectual Property Rights, Ka Zeng

Infringement, Institutions, and Immobilism: Structural Impediments and Administrative Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China, Andrew Mertha

Session 146. Re-excavating Early China: Alternative Methodological Applications

Defining Zhou: Image and Reality in Ancient China, Constance A. Cook

Some New Thoughts about Western Zhou "Feudalism," Feng Li

The Social Background of the Kong Family of Lu and the Origins of Ruism, Robert Eno

Narrative Jurisprudence and Legal Reform: An Alternative Reading of the First of China’s "Treatises on Penal Law" (The Han Shu "Xingfazhi"), Laura A. Skosey

Session 147. Roundtable: Legacy: The Cultural Revolution and Contemporary China

Session 148. Individual Papers

Tang Blue-and-White Wares: Uncovering Their Origin and Their Significance in the History of China, Heekyung Lee

Dying to Be Young: The Shift in Ritual Performers from Female to Child in Chinese Ecstatic Religion, Alison Marshall

The Mirror and the Casket: Representations of Identity and Status in Tang Princess Tombs, Jenny Chao-Hui Liu

Chinese Metaphysics in The Tribute Horse, Cliff McMahon

Session 163. Cinema and the Politics of Culture in Early Twentieth-Century China

New Perspectives on Film Censorship during the 1920s and 1930s, Zhiwei Xiao

Metamorphoses from Stage to Screen in Prewar Chinese Cinema, Kristine Harris

Art and Politics in Chinese Cinema of the 1930s, Vivian Shen

Modern Screen, The Sports Queen, and Chinese National Culture of the Early 1930s, Zhen Zhang

Session 164. Metamorphosis of European Knowledge in Late Imperial China (1580–1800)

Imperial Control and Western Learning: The Kangxi Emperor’s (r. 1662–1722) Performance, Catherine Jami

Provenance in Contest: Searching for the Origins of Jesuit Astronomy (1664–1722), Minghui Hu

Penance, Chastity, and Common Rituals in the Christian Community of Fuan in Late Imperial Fujian, Eugenio Menegon

Shengmu Hui and Tianshen Hui: Rural Communities and Jesuit Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century China, Liam Brockey

Session 165. Between Developmentalism and Cronyism: The Janus Face of the State

Developmentalism and Entrepreneurialism in the Chinese Local State, Jane Duckett

Institutional Basis of Developmentalism and Cronyism in China, Maria Edin

The Rise of the Social and the Banalisation of the State in China, Jean-Louis Rocca

State-Led Development and State-Sanctioned Rent Seeking in Taiwan, Tak-Wing Ngo

Session 166. The Tibet Question: Internal and International Dimensions

Waging Human Rights: Issues and Efficacy for the Tibetan Cause, Amy Mountcastle

Is Tibet China’s Colony? Barry Sautman

Economic Development in Tibet: 1950–2000, June Teufel Dreyer

The Post-Commune Era in Rural Tibet, Melvyn C. Goldstein

Session 167. Locating the Nation in the Province: Shanxi in the Twentieth Century

Localism, Provincialism, and the National Project: The Rights-Recovery Movement in Shanxi, 1898–1908, Roger R. Thompson

Using the Nation Locally and Provincially: Territorial Communities, Modern Technologies, and Appeals to the (Sub)national Interest in Ante-bellum Shanxi, Hakan Friberg

Structuring Local Identity: Nation, Province, and County, David S. G. Goodman

Session 168. Looking through Space: The Mutability of Place and Time in Chinese Literature

Flights in Time: The Li Sao, Stephen Owen

Memorials of a Lost Ark: Place and Transition in the Shiyi Ji, Yuan-Ju Liu

Wei Yingwu and the Shifting Boundaries of Rustic Space, Robert Ashmore

Shifting Ground: Space, Place, and Doorways in the Yi Jian zhi, Stephen H. West

Session 169. Globalization and Social Transition: Views from China (CIAC Designated Panel)

The Fate of Chinese Media in the Context of Globalization, Xiaoyan Liang

Consumerizing Global Culture and Negotiating Local Identity: Dagongmei in Contemporary China, Ngai Pun

Revitalizing "Ancient Global Networks": The Emergence, Decline, and Resurgence of Maritime Trade in the City of Quanzhou, Mingming Wang

Tourism and the Recreation of Naxi Culture in Lijiang, Naiqun Weng

Session 183. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Torture in China

The Pragmatics and Ethics of Torture in Qing China, Nancy Park

Torment with No Name: Lingchi as a Semantic and Normative Aberration, Jérôme Bourgon

Early Photographic Rendition of Justice and Punishment in China, Régine Thiriez

"Supplices chinois": China as a Belle-Époque Sadistic Heterotopia, Claire Margat

Session 184. Pictures in Motion: Film, Border-Crossing, and the Chinese Nation

"What’s Big about the Big Film?" China’s Blockbuster Discourse, Christopher Allen Berry

Dubbing the Future: Soviet Film and Nation Building in 1950s China, Tina Mai Chen

Same Bed, Different Dreams: Hollywood and American Film in the China Shop, Stanley Rosen

Almost a Well-Tempered Country, Esther Yau

Session 185. On the Other Hand: Reflections on the Writings of Benjamin Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz’s Work in Ancient Chinese Thought, Julia Ching

In Search of Universal Ideas: Benjamin Schwartz and Yan Fu, Theodore Huters

Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao: Reflections on Ideology and History, Brantly Womack

Benjamin Schwartz as an Essayist, Joshua A. Fogel

Session 186. Textual Production and the Agency of Late Ming Subjects

Empowering the People: Lü Kun’s Strategies and Late Ming Military Discursive Practices, Robin D. S. Yates

Choosing to Die: The Role of Filial Avenger and Individual Agency in the Late Ming, C. D. Alison Bailey

Agency and Autobiography: Ye Shaoyuan’s (1589–1648) Journey through Loss, Grace S. Fong

Session 187. Bodies and Boundaries in Late Imperial Chinese Culture

Stranger than Strange: Figure Painting of Seventeenth-Century China, Katharine Burnett

Qing Law and the Regulation of the Body, Maram Epstein

What Confucius Wouldn’t Talk About: The Grotesque Body and Literati Identities in Yuan Mei’s Zibuyu, Sing-chen Lydia Francis

Performing the Uncanny: Emergence of a Sexed Body in the Good-to-Be-Man Country, Gang Gary Xu

Session 188. Pigs, Tigers’ Dens, and Social Survey: Ding Xian (Ding County) Revisited

Into the Tiger’s Den—Only to Do Its Bidding: Anglo-American and Radical Critiques of the Dingxian Model during the 1930s, Yung-chen Chiang

Breeding a Modern China: The Making of the Dingxian Pig, 1929–1937, Sigrid Schmalzer

Achievements and Problems of Two Social Surveys of Dingxian, Jun Jing

Session 189. A Still Neglected Genre: The Fu (Rhapsody) in Classical Chinese Literature

"To Recite without Singing": The Western Han Fu as Text and Performance, Martin Kern

The Debate over Style and Moral Efficacy in Han Epideictic Fu, Ding Xiang Warner

Fu on the Lost Game of Tanqi, or "Shooting Chess," Mark Laurent Asselin

The Significance of the Fu in the History of Tang Poetry, Paul W. Kroll

Session 190. Visualizing Tradition: National and Regional Monuments in Twentieth-Century China

Visual Symbolism in the Design and Decoration of Chairman Mao’s Memorial Hall, Dian Fan

Creating a National Symbol of Art: Dunhuang Motifs in Modern Chinese Art, Qiang Ning

Session 201. Mapping the PRC in Embodied Memory

Tragedy of Idealism: A Reading of Yang Shiyi’s Diary, James Gao

Lived Experience, Collective Memory and Official History: Different Expressions of Lin Biao Incident in the Cultural Revolution, Jin Qiu

Growing Up with the PRC: Memories of the "Cultural Revolution Generation," Weili Ye

Session 202. Confucian Martyrdom and Its Uses in Late Imperial and Modern China

Reinventing the Clan in South China: The Wen Tianxiang Connection in Jiangxi, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, 1283–1999, James L. Watson

Reconstructing Fang Xiaoru: Shifting Concerns in Mid-Ming Thought, Peter Ditmanson

The Posthumous Career of a Ming Martyr: Yang Jisheng, 1555–1999, Kenneth J. Hammond

Session 203. Mediating Global Flows: Sexuality and Subversion in Small Town China

Heavenly Dragons and Earthly Demons: Marketing and Subverting Hong Kong Popular Culture in Dali, Yunnan, Beth Notar

Pride and Prejudice in Lijiang, Emily Chao

Sexuality and Culture in the Global Media Market: The Film Shuang Zhuo and Debates over Representing "the Hui’an Woman," Sara Friedman

Commodifying Corporeality: Sexuality and Social Change on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, Charlene Makley

Session 204. The Signification of the Other: Translation and Cross-Cultural Exchange between China and Europe, 1550–1850

History as Rhetoric: The Jesuit Use Chreia in Late-Ming China, Sher Shiueh Li

Forging Chinese Equivalents for God: Matteo Ricci’s Translation in 16th-Century China, Dongfeng Xu

Translation and the British Imagination of China, James St. André

Session 205. Individual Papers: Pursuing Truth, Beauty, and Health in Republican China

Theatrical Self and Early Republican Subjectivity: Zhou Shoujuan’s Pillow Talk "In the Nine-Flower Curtain," Jianhua Chen

From Protecting Public Morals to Protecting Public Health: Changing Governmental Attitudes towards the Ban of Prostitution in Nanjing, 1928–1937, Zwia Lipkin

A "Modern" Traditional Connoisseur: Wu Hufan’s (1894–1968) Use of Photographic Techniques in His Inscriptions on Paintings and Calligraphies, Clarissa von Spee

A Modern Challenge to Modernism from the Village: The Chinese Rural Educational Movement and Village Teachers’ Schools in the 1920s, Xiaoping Cong

Session 215. Between Mission and Empire: Protestant Missionaries in Ninteenth-Century China

For God and Queen: James Gilmour in Mongolia, Kathleen L. Lodwick

Missionizing Conquest: John Macgowen and the Construction of China Knowledge, Wah K. Cheng

K. F. A. Gützlaff: Missionary Maverick or Visionary? R. G. Tiedemann

Session 216. Popular Media, Popular Bodies

Beggars Can Be Choosers: Tang Yin’s Portrayal of Zheng Yuanhe and the Practice of Self-Mythologizing, Lauren Nemroff

A Case of Mistaken Identity: How Europeans Learned about Smallpox in China, Larissa Heinrich

Painting Manual as Museum Space: The 1897 Jieziyuan huazhuan, Lisa Claypool

Session 218. Love and Romance, Virtue and Valor: The Politics of Passion in Modern China

The Republic of Virtue: Freedom, Ethics, and the Education of Love in the Post-May Fourth Era, Haiyan Lee

Adjudicating Female Sentiment: Crimes of Passion in 1930s China, Eugenia Y. Lean

Consuming Desires: The Meanings of Romance in Post-socialist China, Kathleen Erwin

Session 219. "How to Speak in a Time of Crisis"? Early Modern Chinese Discourses on Language — PANEL CANCELLED

Compromise, Incorporation, and Confrontation: Language and Politics in the May Fourth Era, Timothy B. Weston

The Disintegration of Meaning? Conservative Reflections on Language, Axel Schneider

Buddhist Aspects in the Modern Chinese Discourse on Language, Alexander Mayer

Session 220. Nature, Culture, Text: Siting Feminine Values in Imperial China

Loyalty and Lineage: Female Buddhist Monastics of the Ming-Qing Transition, Beata Grant

Gendered Landscapes, Maureen Robertson

Mother of the Empire: The Influence of the Empress Ma on Early Ming Autocracy, Anita M. Andrew

Daoism and Feminism: A Three-Way Critique, John A. Rapp