International Conference: Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism - May 17-18, 2018 SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY

ORIENTALISM, NEO-ORIENTALISM AND POST-ORIENTALISM IN AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICAN, ASIAN/CHINESE STUDIES 
 
15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978) 
MAY 17 – 18, 2018 
INSTITUTES FOR GLOBAL STUDIES, SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY – CHINA
  
Lehu Hotel  
Shanghai University 99 Shangda Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai 200444 http://www.lhljt.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx?tabid=31586
 

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM


THURSDAY - MAY 17, 2018


OPENING PANEL - 9:00 – 9:45 AM

WELCOME SPEECH
Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University, China. 


CHAIR: Guo Changgang, Professor, Shanghai University, China. 

1.     Nubar Hovsepian, Professor of Political Science, Chapman University, USA
2.     Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, director of the Middle East Studies, George Mason University, editor of the Jadaliyya, USA. 
3.     David Fasenfest , Professor, Wayne State University, Editor of Critical Sociology, USA. 
4.     David Nugent, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, USA.


COFFEE BREAK  – 9:45 – 10:00 AM


PANEL -1: ORIENTALISM AND THEORY – 10:00 – 11:30 AM

CHAIR: Shahid Qadir, Founding Editor of Third World Quarterly

1.     Operations Other than War: The Politics of Academic Scholarship in the Early 21st Century
David Nugent
Emory University 
Professor of Anthropology at Emory University

2.     Neo-Orientalism and Globalization
Ahmad H. Sa'di
Associate professor at the department of Politics & Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

3.     Orientalism in Philosophy: Arabs as a solution to philosophy’s mind-body problem
John Elias Harfouch
University of Alabama-Huntsville

4.     Photography in Early Twentieth-Century Afghanistan:   Reflections on the Chronologies, Geographies and Technologies of Orientalism and Nationalism
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
Professor, History, James Madison University, USA


PANEL - 2: EUROCENTRISM  – 10:00 – 11:30 AM

CHAIR: David Fasenfest , Professor, Wayne State University, Editor of Critical Sociology, USA. 

1.     From the Concert of Europe to the Eastern Question Association: The Question of Ottoman Civilization Identity in European Orientalist Discourse
Huseyin Yilmaz
Associate professor in Department of History and Art History and director of Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, USA

2.     National Identity and Post-Orientalism
Nahed Habiballah
Assistant Professor Arab American University Palestine

3.     Locating Neo-Orientalism in the Middle East and Eurocentrism in IR
Ayla Gol
Associate Professor Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University, UK

4.     Latent Orientalism: The French Case 
Farid Laroussi
Associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver


LUNCH – 12:00 – 13:00 PM


PANEL – 3: ORIENTALISM IN PRAXIS – 13:30 – 15:00 PM

CHAIR: Huseyin Yilmaz, Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA


1.     Islamic Cosmopolitanism and the East and West Representations in Indonesian Islamic-Themed Films 
Najwa Abdullah
Research Analyst, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

2.     Orientalist Visions of International Students in the Era of Neoliberal Internationalisation
Leon Moosavi 
Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. University of Liverpool, UK 

3.     Orientalism, Eurocentricity, and Civilizational Thinking: Comparing Edward Said and Ali Shariati
Siavash Saffari
Seoul National University

4.     Contesting the Neo-Orientalism? Children’s Combination of Work and School in Rural Tanzania
Conrad John Masabo
PhD candidate at the Department of Politics at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai China

  
PANEL – 4: ORIENTALISM IN PRAXIS – 13:30 – 15:00 PM

CHAIR:  Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, director of the Middle East Studies, George Mason University, editor of the Jadaliyya, USA.

1.     UNESCO Fundamental Education and Neo-Orientalism
Yarong Chen
PhD Student, Department of Culture and Global Studies Aalborg University, Denmark

2.     Funding 'Women's Empowerment': Neoliberal Capital and Gender Politics in Post-invasion Afghanistan and Iraq 
Shan Yang
Graduate student in Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo

3.     Native Orientalism in Contemporary Pakistan
Junaid S. Ahmad
The Director for the Center for Global Dialogue at the University of Management of Technology, Lahore, and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Advanced Studies
 
Ejaz Akram
Associate Professor, Pakistan
National Defense University

4.     Everyday Orientalism? Speech, Sincerity and the Politics of Everyday Knowledge Production in Sino-Tanzanian Encounters
Derek Sheridan,
Lecturer with the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University

  
COFFEE BREAK – 15:00 – 15:30 PM


PANEL – 5: ORIENTALISM AND IMPERIALISM – 15:30 – 17:00 PM

CHAIR: Rajiv Ranjan, Asistant Professor, Shanghai University, China. 

1.     Tutelary Discourse and the Modern International Order Theme: Imperialism and New-Imperialism
Paul Bjerk
Associate Professor Texas Tech University
 
2.     Neo Orientalism and New Imperialism: Western NGOs in Palestine
Anastasia Qarawani MS Student in Intercultural Communication and Literature program and Faculty of Graduate Studies Arab American University, Palestine

3.     Orientalism in China through the eyes of international students: Discourse of the Other in the first semester
Sam Van Damme
University College Dublin  

4.     European Religious Orientalism towards the Oriental Chritianisme in Early Modern Times: the Case of Georgia
George Sanikidze:      
Ilia State University (Georgia)                      

  
PANEL – 6: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 15:30 – 17:00 PM

CHAIR: Guo Changgang, Professor, Shanghai University, China. 

1.     Orientalism and the understanding of China--A case study on Travels of a Pioneer of Commerce in Pigtail and Petticoats   
Tang Qingye
School of Foreign Languages, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University

2.     Politics in/and Beyond The "Problem of China": Liberalism As the Basis of Orientalism
Daniel F. Vukovich
Associate Professor Hong Kong University
 
3.     Ghadat Al-Sin: "Triangular Translation" in Nineteenth-Century Arabic Novels About China
Peiyu Yang
PhD candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University

4.     Masks and Dragons: Afro-Orientalism and the Culture Industry in China-Africa Relations
Saheed Yinka Adejumobi
Department of History, Seattle University
 
  
DINNER  – 18:00 – 20:00 PM


FRIDAY - MAY 18, 2018


PANEL – 7: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

CHAIR: Jiang Shixue, Professor, Latin American Studies, Shanghai University, China. 

1.     The Opium War and China Studies: Post-colonial Spectres
Seng Ong
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Global Studies Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) Japan 

2.     Challenging Orientalism: Constitutional Formation and Human Rights Protection in the Da Ming huidian 大明會典
Yonglin Jiang
Bryn Mawr College, Jiang is past president of the Society for Ming Studies (US).

3.     The Many Afterlives of Orientalism: Translating and Representing Edward W. Said in the Chinese World
Shan Te-hsing
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica


PANEL – 8: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

CHAIR: Yang Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Art, Shanghai University, China.

1.     A case of inverted orientalism. APRA, Kuo-Min-Tang, and the global origins of Latin American Populism
Martín Bergel 
Center of Intellectual History-University of Quilmes / University of Buenos Aires / University of San Martín (Argentina) 

2.     China and Humanitarian Intervention: A constructivist approach of formation of State identity
Jayshree Borah
PhD Scholar, School of International Relations and Public Administration, Shanghai International Studies University, China.
 
3.      “Hers is the Voice of a New Generation”: Progressive Orientalism, the Syrian Civil War, and the Gay Girl in Damascus Hoax
Andrew Orr
Associate Professor of Military History, Kansas State University, USA.

4.     Diverse response to orientalism: Japanese conformity and Chinese opposition
Federico Tombari
A second-year Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) at Kobe University, Japan


COFFEE BREAK  – 10:30 – 11:00 AM


PANEL – 9: ORIENTALISM AND COLONIAL LEGACY – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CHAIR: Heidi Gottfried, Professor, Wayne State University, USA.

1.     Islamic Cultural Heritage: The Transition From Desirable and Marketable "Antiques" in the Eyes of Orientalists to Scientific and Socioeconomic Studies in the post-colonial periods.  
Mohammedmoin Sadeq
Associate Professor - Qatar University

2.     A Critique of Interdisciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity: The Case of Jewish Studies and its Analog, Area Studies 
Stephanie Yep
Ph.D. Candidate Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

3.     Decolonizing Child Studies: a Latin American perspective
Lucia Rabello de Castro 
Professor of Childhood and Youth Institute of Psychology Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.     Decolonial futures? Speculative imaginings and the formation of decolonial subjectivities  
Iulia Lumina
Research Analyst, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

  
PANEL – 10: ORIENTALISM AND RELIGION  – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CHAIR: Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Professor, History, James Madison University, USA

1.     Gender and the Contact Zone: The Middle East in the Exhibition Space
Holly O'Farrell
PhD candidate at the University of Limerick, Ireland

2.     Of Women and Islam: domestic uses of a political issue  
Marie BOSSAERT
Post-doctoral fellow at the École française de Rome (Italy)

3.     The perdurance of Orientalism in Islamic Studies
Bashir Saade
Lecturer in Religion & Politics at the University of Stirling

4.     United States Terrorism in the Name of Anti-Terror War: Evidence from Afghanistan and Pakistan 
Mehmood Hussain
PhD Fellow in International Relations at School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Jilin University China 

Sumara Mehmood  
Graduate Student. Dalian University of Technology China


LUNCH – 12:30 – 13:30 PM


PANEL – 11: MIDDLE EAST POLITICS AND ORIENTALISM - 14:00 – 16:00 PM

CHAIR: Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University, China.


1.     The New Actor of the Identified Middle East: Turkish Orientalists
Gokhan Bozbaş  
Assistant Professor, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

2.     Independence and Sovereignty - State and Non-state Actors:  The Case of Syria
Seevan Saeed
Associate Professor in the Middle East Politics School of History and Civilisation  Shaanxi Normal University- China

3.     Ulusalcılar (Left Nationalists) in Turkey: A Continuity or Discontinuity in the Period of Post Orientalism?
Nuran Savaşkan Akdoğan
Associate Professor, TODAIE (Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East), www.todaie.edu.tr

4.     Turkish Politics and Orientalism
Ahmet Uysal, Professor, Istanbul University, Turkey


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