China Beyond East & West Workshop, University of South Carolina, April 16, 2016

This weekend I am very excited to participate in a workshop hosted by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of South Carolina.

Michael Gibbs Hill has assembled a wonderful group of folks to discuss how our work explores notions of exchange between Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures and languages. I am humbled to be included with this group of amazing scholars.

China Beyond East & West Workshop

9am-5pm, April 16, 2016

Wen-chin Ouyang, SOAS, University of London
Jing Tsu, Yale University
Kelly Hammond, University of Arkansas
Walid Hamarneh, University of Richmond
Noriko Unno-Yamazaki, Harvard University and U of Tokyo
Wen Shuang, National University of Singapore
Michael Gibbs Hill, University of South Carolina
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All sessions in Gambrell Hall 431.
8:45–9:00
Opening Remarks & Introductions
9:00–9:45
“Travelling Objects: Circulation of Ideas, People and Cultures Along the Silk Road”
(Wen-chin Ouyang, SOAS, University of London)
Respondent: Kristian Petersen
9:45–10:30
“The Treasure of the Heavenly Scripture: Engaging the Qur’an in China”
Kristian Petersen (University of Nebraska—Omaha)
Respondent: Walid Hamarneh
10:30–10:45 Break
10:45–11:30
“China’s Muslims, Japan’s Quest for Empire in Asia, and connections to the Axis powers during WWII”
Kelly Hammond (University of Arkansas)
Respondent: Jing Tsu
11:30–12:15
“The Traveling Mother Tongue: Sino-Muslim Writings in Forgotten National Histories”
Jing Tsu (Yale University)
Respondent: Kelly Hammond
12:15–1:15 Lunch (provided on site)
1:15–2:00
“The Soybean’s Journey from Manchuria to Egypt at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century”
Wen Shuang (National University of Singapore)
Respondent: Noriko Unno-Yamazaki
2:00–2:45
“Ottoman Muslims in China: Travelers and Teachers in Beijing in the Early Twentieth Century”
Noriko Unno-Yamazaki (Harvard University and U of Tokyo)
Respondent: Wen-chin Ouyang
2:15–3:00 Break
3:00–3:45
“Frame Tales: Reading the 1,001 Nights in Early Twentieth-Century China”
Michael Gibbs Hill (University of South Carolina)
Respondent: Wen Shuang
3:45–4:15
“Between Past and Present: Lin Shu and al-Manfaluti”
Walid Hamarneh (University of Richmond)
Respondent: Michael Hill
4:30–5:00 Further discussion and wrap-up
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