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Program

Beyond the Sinosphere. Modalities of Interwar Globalisation: Internationalism and Indigenizationamong East Asian Marxists, Christians, and Buddhists, 1919-1945

13-15 July 2016, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany

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10:00-10:15 -  Opening remarks


10:30-12:00 - Panel 1
Keynote Address

  • Yeh Wen-hsin (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Tim Cheek (University of British Columbia)

13:30-15:00 - Panel 2
Modernity after Versailles: military, religion, internationalism. Global circulation of ideas and discourses

Paper givers:

  • Nicolas Schillinger (Freie Universität Berlin) Military professionalism as a global interwar concept
  • Rebecca Nedostup (Brown University) Governing Concepts: The Spread of New Religious Terminology in the Political Everyday in the Nationalist China

Discussant:

Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen University)


15:30-17:30 - Panel 3
Buddhism: New organizations and networks. Ideological syncretism and organizational indigenization

Paper givers:

  • David Ownby (University of Montreal) Redemptive Societies in China's Interwar Period: The Case of Li Yujie
  • Justin Ritzinger (University of Miami) Original Buddhism and Its Discontents: The Chinese Buddhist Exchange Monks and the Search for the Pure Dharma in Ceylon
  • Brooks Jessup (Freie Universität Berlin) Between Cruelty and Killing: Animal Protection, Buddhist Activism, and the Globalization of Civic Culture in Interwar China

Discussant:

Erik Schicketanz (University of Tokyo)

10:00-11:30 - Panel 1
Geopolitical imaginations and the Chinese Revolution

Paper givers:

  • Anna Belogurova (Freie Universität Berlin) The “Great East Asia State” and the Revival of China: the Comintern, and Chinese Communists in Southeast Asia, the US, and Germany
  • Leigh Jenco (London School of Economics) China’s Pasts as Always-Already Global: Barbarian Others in the Cultural Histories of the Nanjing Decade

Discussant:

Klaus Mühlhahn (Freie Universität Berlin)


13:00-15:00 - Panel 2

Globalist ideas and global social movements from anarchism to Maoism: adaptation and organizational indigenization

Paper givers:

  • Ian Rapley (Cardiff University) Green On The Outside But Red Within: Vassily Eroshenko and Socialist Esperanto Connections Between Japan And China In The Interwar Period
  • Morgan Rocks (University of British Columbia) Ba Jin's Anarchist Worlds: Agnes Inglis, Ann Arbor, and Outwards
  • Matt Galway (University of British Columbia) A French Connection—The Origins of Cambodia’s Maoist Vision

Discussant:

Felix Wemheuer (University of Cologne)


15:30-17:30 - Panel 3
Christianity: Nationalism and Gender Equality

Paper givers:

  • Joseph Tse-hei Lee (Pace University) Christianity along the Warpath: The Anti-Christian Movement in Shantou during the Eastern Expedition (1925)
  • Dolf-Alexander Neuhaus (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) Japanese Protestants Intellectuals and the Korean Student Movement of 1919
  • Bryna Goodman (University of Oregon) The Trouble with Concubines: Global and local perspectives in the Interwar Concubine Abolition Movement

Discussant:

Andrea Germer (Kyushu University)

10:00-12:00 - Panel 1

Geopolitical imaginations in the Sinosphere: Nationalism, Internationalism, Pan-Asianism

Paper givers:

  • Erik Christopher Schicketanz (The University of Tokyo) Buddhism and the Politics of Sino-Japanese Friendship: Examining a Religio-Political Network in 1930s North China
  • Craig Smith (Australian National University) Uniting Asia against Imperialism: Chinese Intellectuals’ Reconceptualization of Asianism in the late 1920s
  • Lai Rongdao (University of South California) Utopianism Gone Wrong: The Buddhist New Youth Movement in Republican China

Discussant:

Matthias Schumann (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)


13:00-14:45 - Panel 2
Marxism in China, Chinese Communism in the World

Paper givers:

  • Yoshihiro Ishikawa (Kyoto University) Mao: Unknown Images before the RED STAR OVER CHINA
  • Jun Deng (Shanghai Jiaotong University) The Passion of Sacrifice: A Study on the Religiosity of Chen Duxiu                  
  • Tatiana Linkhoeva (Ludwig Maximillian University) The Japanese Revolution: the Japanese Communist Party and the Third Communist International, 1921-31

Discussant:

Timothy Cheek (University of British Columbia)


15:00-16:50 - Panel 3
Contemporary globalization: Social Movements and Political Engagements

Paper givers:

  • Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) The globalization of Japan’s consumer movement
  • Hannes Mosler (Freie Universität Berlin) Cosmopolitization of remembrance – the 1980 Kwangju Uprising
  • Verena Blechinger-Talcott (Freie Universität Berlin) Leprosy and related policies in Japan: The patients' movement as a case study for a globalized network

Discussant:

Matthias Zachmann (Freie Universität Berlin)


16:50-17:30 - Final Remarks