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

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Session 2. Roundtable: America’s Role in Asia: Cross-Currents and Contradictions (Sponsored by The Asia Foundation) — PANEL CANCELLED

Session 3. Relics and Reliquaries in Asian Art and Culture

Relics, Images, and the Early Buddhist Art of India, Susan L. Huntington

Buddhist Relics in a Foreign Land: Portable Sanctity, Lewis R. Lancaster

Bringing Confucius to the South: Relics and Representations at the Qingpu Kongzhai, Julia K. Murray

The Hindu-Javanese Candi as a Reliquary, Cecelia Levin

Central Javanese Reliquaries and Pripih: A Case Study of Candi Loro Jonggrang, Mary Louise Totton

Session 4. Roundtable: The Professionalization of Southeast Asian Language Teaching (COTSEAL Designated Panel)

Session 23. Environmental Politics in East Asia: Actors, Interests, and Information

Energy and Climate Change Policy in Japan, Germany, and the United States, Miranda Schreurs

An Environmental Movement with Chinese Characteristics, Anna Brettell

The Media and Environmental Protection in China, Abigail R. Jahiel

Comparing Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Jennifer L. Turner

Session 24. Danger and Protection in Asian Religions

Hariti’s Hordes: Protecting Children in Early Indian Religions, Phyllis Granoff

The Place of the Yaksa/i, Daniel J. Ehnbom

Daoxuan’s Protecting the Dharma: From History to Eschatology, Koichi Shinohara

A Magic Pill: The Protection of Cambodia by the Recitation of the Vinasikhatantra in A.D. 802, Robert L. Brown

Session 25. Reframing an Asian Maritime Culture

Framing a Maritime Culture: "Modern" Spatial Considerations of Japan in a Malay World, Cindy Postma

Art and Cultural Resistance: The Shanghai Museum’s Chinese Collection, Laura A. McDaniel

Transgressing Boundaries: Cultural Malleability in Mid-19th-Century Yokohama, Michael R. Auslin

Session 44. Crafting Identities: Pottery Communities in Asia as Tradition in Transformation

Transforming "Tradition": Creating a Village-Based Factory to Make and Market Stoneware Jars in Northeast Thailand, Louise Cort

The Politics of Pottery and Tradition in Shigaraki, Japan, Nancy Gottovi

Clay Culture: Assessing the Recent Crafts Revival in South Korea, Robert Sayers

Contesting Tradition in Modern Mashiko, John Singleton

Session 45. Pan-Asianism, Internationalism, and (De)Colonization: Struggles Over the Meaning of the Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere (NEAC Designated Panel)

Defining an Anti-Western Internationalism: Visions of Civilization in the Pan-Asianist and Pan-Islamist Arguments for Solidarity Between Japan and the Muslim World (1905–1945), Cemil Aydin

Subash Chandra Bose, Japan, and British Imperialism, T. R. Sareen

The USSR’s Comintern Internationalism and the Greater East Asian Coprosperity Sphere, Vladimir Kojevnikov

Pan-Asianism, Diplomacy, and Boundaries: Official Japanese "Foreign" Policy in the Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere, Taro Iwata

Session 46. Roundtable: The Cultural Construction of Politics: Asian Countries’ Foreign Policy in an Era of Globalization

Session 47. Remembering War: National Museums and the Construction of National Memory

Military Museums in China and Taiwan, Arthur Waldron

Disputes Over Sh˘wakan Museum in Japan: Whom Should We Remember, Asian Victims or Japanese Patriots? Takashi Yoshida

Monumental Histories: Manliness, the Military, and the War Memorial, South Korea, Sheila Miyoshi Jager

Fifty Years Later: The National Air and Space Museum and Public Remembrance of World War II in the United States, Matthew A. Levey

Session 64. Poster Sessions

Easy Help: East Asian Scholars Electronic Help Desk Pilot Project, Gail King and Sharon H. Domier

Op-Art Perspectives on Indonesia’s Reformasi Movement During Wahid’s First Year as President, C. Richard Ostrom

"Women’s Role and Duty" According to the National Morals Textbook During the Russo-Japanese War, Jason Barrows

Japan and Ethiopia in the 1920s–30s: The Rise and Fall of "Sentimental" Relations, Furukawa Tetsushi

Memories of War, Dreams of Peace; Music in Postwar Okinawa, James E. Roberson

Kannagara no Michi: The World Through Shinto Eyes, E. Leslie Williams

The Eastern Garden of Yangzhou: Walking into a Lost 18th-Century Chinese Garden, Jin Feng

Imperial Geography, Local History, and Changing Notions of Territory in Modern China, C. Pat Giersch

Cartoon and Vernacular Power in the Sichuan Railway Rights Protection Movement, Danke Li

Bringing Chinese Feminism from Elite to Mass: Women’s Studies in Contemporary Popular Women’s Magazines, Sharon R. Wesoky

The Origins of Taoist Graphic Talismans, Li Yang

Session 65. Unifying and Dividing Nationalism: The Influence of the Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere on Asian Nationalisms (AAS Presidential Designated Panel)

Under the Japanese Umbrella: South Vietnam’s Hoa Hao during the Japanese Occupation and Afermath, My-Van Tran

Filipino Nationalism Under Japanese Occuption, Ricardo T. Jose

Gender in the Construction and Deconstruction of Manzhouguo, Dan Shao

Thai Irredentism and the Greater East Asian Coprosperity Sphere, E. Bruce Reynolds

Session 66. Asian Regionalism: The Economics of Competition and Cooperation

Regional Power Networks: Implications of the Disk Drive Industry, Richard F. Doner

Positional Power in Asia: How Japanese Machine Manufacturers Gained the Upper Hand in a Regional Contest with U.S. Rivals, Walter Hatch

Remapping Asia: Competing Networks of Regionalism, T. J. Pempel

Japanese FDI after the Asian Crisis: Leveraging Networks and Clusters, Dennis S. Tachiki

Session 67. Close Encounters with Ming China: International Trade, Diplomacy, and Cultural Exchanges

The Giraffe from Bengal: A Symbol of Yongle’s Foreign Relations? Sally K. Church

Vietnamese Embassies and Literati Cultural Contact, John K. Whitmore

Shan Gems, Chinese Silver, and the Rise of Shan Principalities in Modern Northern Myanmar, c.1450–1526, Laichen Sun

Caught Between the Dragon and the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Negotiations Over the Fate of Korea, 1593–1596, Kenneth M. Swope

Session 68. Refiguring the Spatial in Southeast and East Asia (SEAC Designated Panel)

Place-ment as a Social Movement: Resident Koreans in the "Hometown" of Japanese Culture, Bruce R. Caron

The Challenge of Cybercapitalism: The Remaking of the ‘Greater China’ Space for Speed-Time, Ngai-Ling Sum

Negotiated Reunion: Creating a Space for Separated Families in Inter-Korea Relations, Nan Kim

Labor Markets and New Geographies in Northeast China: The Case of Young Professionals in Dalian, Lisa M. Hoffman

Session 87. Transregional Culture-Building in Premodern and Early Modern Asia

Sinicization in Pre-Imperial East Asia, E. Bruce Brooks

Sanskritic Culture and Sanskritization from Above and Below in Classical South Asia, Timothy Lubin

Islamization and Buddhicization in Precolonial and Colonial Bengal and Southeast Asia, Michael W. Charney

Session 88. Capturing the Benefits of a Global Economy: Foreign Direct Investment and Development

Comparative Technology Transfer in Taiwan’s PC Industry, Berta Lynn Liao

Foreign Direct Investment and the Transformation of India’s Automobile Industry: What are the Mechanisms of Diffusion and Spread? Meenu Tewari

Growing Up and Moving Out: Globalization in the Taiwanese Textile/Apparel and Automotive Sector, Eric Thun

Session 89. Cross-Cultural Travel within Asia: Social and Political Networks as seen through Biographical Works

Wang Peng—18th-Century Poet, Artist, Bibliophile—as a Tourist in Nagasaki, Jamie Berger

Three Journeys from Tibet to Nepal: The Travels of the Buddhist Master Tsangny÷n Heruka in the 15th and 16th Centuries, Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Liu Manqing: A Tibetan-Chinese Woman’s Journey from Nanjing to Lhasa in 1929–1930, Liping Wang

There and Back Again: Master Fazun’s Pilgrimage to Tibet and His Goals upon His Return to China, Gray Tuttle

Session 108. Facets of the Cult of the Bodhisattva Dizang/Jiz˘ in China and Japan

Mount Jiuhua and Ksitigarbha: The Sinification of a Bodhisattva, Franšoise Wang-Toutain

Dizang Bodhisattva and the Maitreya Cult: Another Element in the Medieval Chinese View of the Afterlife, Zhiru Ng

An Iconological Investigation of the dokuson Jizo raigo, the Bodhisattva Jizo in Welcoming Descent, Hank Glassman

The Bodhisattva Jizo in the Japanese Landscape of Hot Springs and Hells, Duncan Williams

Session 109. Constructing the Transnational Citizen in Asia: Three Perspectives — PANEL CANCELLED

"We Are All Brothers": Creating International Identity in Republican China, Caroline Reeves

Educating "Cosmopolitan Japanese": Mission Impossible? Mark E. Lincicome

Tibet, Environmentalism, and the International Community, Ann Frechette

Session 110. Migrant Identities: Subjectivity and Experience in Rural and Urban Asia

Longing for the Village: Rural-Return Migration under Indonesia’s Economic Collapse, Rachel Silvey

Urbanism and Migrant Identities in Rural Malaysia, Eric Thompson

Peasant Migrants, Urbanites, and the Market: The Notion of "Tu" (Hick) in Contemporary Discourses of Modernity in China, Hairong Yan

Session 129. The State, Social Elites, and Commoners in the Transition to Modern Nationalism in China, Korea, and Japan

Comparing State Constructions of Social Identity in Late Imperial and Modern China, R. Bin Wong

Understanding Nationalism from the Early Modern Japanese Experience, Hiroshi Mitani

What’s in a Kuk? Andre Schmid

Popular Perceptions of the State in the Late Choson, John B. Duncan

Session 130. Problematizing Networks in Asian Studies

Constructing Networks of Peasant Migration in China, Guang Lei

Gender, Class, and Uses of the Past: Making a Flexible Production Complex in South India, Sharad Chari

Asian Values and Liberal Values: Changing Interpretations of Networks in the Wake of the 1997–1998 Crisis, Hans Nesseth

Session 131. Politics of Gender, Sexuality and Resistance Discourses—Korea and Okinawa

Asian Women Under U.S. Military Colonialism: Military Violence and the Militarized Economy, Yoko Fukumura

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence: Defining Community Development Through Political Activism, Martha Matsuoka

Gender Representations and the Construction of Okinawan Masculinity in ďshiro Tatsuhiro’s Cocktail Party, Kyle Ikeda

Embodying Han: Nationalism and Resistance in Lost Names and Comfort Woman, Heather A. Bohannan

Session 132. Individual Papers: Interarea

Testing the Applicability of Public Declarations: Environment, Democracy, and Human Rights after Japan’s 1992 Cabinet ODA Charter, Vincent K. Pollard

Representing Japan in Singapore: Ong Keng Sen Directs Kuo Pao Kun’s Spirits Play, Yoshiko Fukushima

Adaptation and Appropriation: The Construction of Cultural Meanings and Identities in the Consumption of High-Tech Products in Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore, Sangmee Bak

Session 150. Boundary Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Examination of their Origins, Dynamics, and Resolution

Barbarians at the Gate: The Cambodian-Vietnamese Boundary Dispute, 1975–1979, Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

State Policymaking Behavior and the Island Disputes in East Asia: ROK-Japanese Tokto/Takeshima Dispute, Yongshik Bong

Japanese Island Disputes, Daniel B. Landau

The End Game: The Sino-Vietnamese Boundary Dispute and Settlement, Eric Hyer

Session 151. Asia, Global Hypergamy, and the Politics of Transnational Marriage

Constructing Wives and Mistresses: Polygyny across the Hong Kong-China Border, Siumi Maria Tam

Chinese Women, Filipinas, and U.S. Men: Transnational Imaginings of the Ideal Spouse, Nicole Constable

Forced Migration or Mobility Strategy? Assessing Transnational Marriages Amidst the Global Marketing of Southeast Asian Brides, Jane A. Margold

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Transnational Marriages Between China and Korea, Caren Freeman

Session 152. Christian Missions, Indigenous Religions, and Conversions in China and Korea

Resisting Ritual Hegemony: Catholics Confront the Confucian State in Eighteenth-Century Korea, Donald L. Baker

The Shangdi Conundrum: Nineteenth-Century Missionary Views of Classical Confucianism and the Problem of Conversion, Michael Lazich

Shattered on the Rock of Ages: Protestant Inconoclasm in China, Eric Reinders

The Great Revival of 1907: The Anchoring of an Evangelical Paradigm in (South) Korea, Timothy S. Lee

Session 171. Rethinking the Redistributive Economy: The Institutional Origins of Post-Socialist Developments in Vietnam and China

Economies Under Different Commands: Socialist Norms and the Making of Market Power in Contemporary Hanoi and Chengdu, Regina Abrami

States of Emergency: Economic Crisis and the Renovation of Craft Villages in the Red River Delta, Michael DiGregorio

Collective Land Ownership: The Institutional Roots of Township Village Enterprises, Xiaolin Pei

Session 172. Political Theatre and Revolution as Spectacle in Asia

Campaigns, Public Accusation Meetings, and Stirring Up the Masses: Political Theatre and Regime Consolidation in the People’s Republic of China, Julia C. Strauss

Revolutionary Spectacle in the Philippines: The "Diliman Commune" of 1971, Eva Lotta Hedman

Trying Pol Pot on the International Stage, Caroline Hughes

Session 173. Creativity at the Margins: Thailand, India, Japan

Sri Dao Ruang, a Thai Literary Challenge, Robert Drexler

Savi Sawarkar, Dalit Artist, Savi Sawarkar

Is There a "Burakumin Literature?" Edward Fowler

The Challenge of the Tamil Christian Folk Music of Theophilus Appavoo, Zoe Sherinian

Session 192. Continuity and Change in the Political Economics of East Asia’s New Democracies: Korea and Taiwan

Political Repression and the Competitive Labor Market: The Cases of South Korea and Taiwan, Chang-Ling Huang

Past State Intervention and Present Technological Upgrading: The Case of the Semiconductor Industry in Taiwan and Korea, Douglas Fuller

Hangover from the Past: Comparison of Electoral Politics in Taiwan and Korea, Jiyoon Kim

Constructing Social Citizenship: Democratization and Welfare in Taiwan and Korea, Joseph Wong

Session 193. Wife or Worker? Contemporary Marriage and Migration of Asian Women

"Misbehaving Victims": Reading Narratives of "Filipina Brides" in Japan since the 1980s, Nobue Suzuki

Transnational Employment and Family: Professional Asian Women Migrants in Malaysia, Michelle Wai Lee

Filipinas in Canada: Deskilling as a Push toward Marriage, Deirdre McKay

Marriage by Introduction: Social and Legal Realities of "Asian" Wives of Japanese Men, Tomoko Nakamatsu

Session 206. Maintaining Identities, Changing Identities: The Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora in South, Southeast, and East Asia

Baghdadi Jews in India: Communal Relationships, Nationalism, and Zionism as Issues of Identity, Joan G. Roland

Hong Kong Sephardic Jews: Shaping Transnational Identities, Caroline PlŘss

Jewish Identity in Singapore: Cohesion and Dispersion, Joan Bieder

"Orientals" or Europeans? Baghdadi Jews and the British Informal Empire in China, Chiara Betta

Session 207. Ethnic Consequences of Migration in Asia

Immigration and Japanese Nationalism: The Ethnic Impact of Nikkeijin Return Migrants, Takeyuki Tsuda

When Bangladeshis Become Indians: Who’s an Immigrant? Who’s a Citizen? Kamal Sadiq

Reterritorializing Identities across Borders and at Home: Filipina Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan and in the U.S., Pei-chia Lan