The First Annual East Asian Studies Symposium

Please RSVP by Friday, June 1 to

We would like to invite you to join us for the First Annual East Asian Studies Symposium (the twenty-fourth meeting of the East Asian Studies Workshop), sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. In this symposium, six graduate students and visiting scholars will present their research on culture, politics, and literature in East Asia.


3:00pm-4:30pm Panel I: Engaging with the Other

Wakako Suzuki, "The Boundaries between Translation, Adaptation and Re-creation: 
Examining Originality in Oshikawa Shunro's Bizarre Adventure Story"

Luciana Sanga, “Questioning Nagai KafÅ«’s Return to Edo”

Renren Yang, “To Seek and To be Sought: Transcripts Intersection in Zhao Zhenkai’s ‘13 Happiness Street’”

Discussant: Steven Carter


4:30pm-4:40pm Break (with light refreshments)


4:40pm-6:10pm Panel II: History, Representation, Reconciliation

Tingting Zhao, “Post-Revolution: Silent Peasant in Yu Hua’s novel To Live”

Yanshuo Zhang, “Tricking Memory, Remaking History--the Art of Trompe L’oeil and Chinese Urban Transformation”

Enmin Li, “A New Model for Historical Reconciliation in East Asia?”

Discussant: Ban Wang


Dinner will be served at the end of the workshop.


Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | 3:00 pm — 6:30 pm
Building 250 - Room 101, EALC Library

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures