Additional Events

Student Performances
Thursday, March 31, 7:00pm, Theatre 310, Hawaii Convention Center

Three University of Hawaii Dept. of Theatre and Dance student groups will perform excerpts from the classical Chinese drama “Jingju White Snake,” the Kabuki piece “Vengeful Sword,” and Gamelan music and dance. Each segment will be approx. 30 minutes in length.

Informal Performances

There will be an assortment of University of Hawaii student groups performing informally at various times and locations during the conference. These performances may include Hawaiian choral, Korean, Filipino, and Okinawan music and dance. Please refer to the Addendum to the Program for times and locations (TBD). The Addendum is available to pickup at the registration desk.

Honolulu Fish Auction Tour: Saturday April 2 at 4:45 am

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is sponsoring a tour of the Honolulu fish auction during the upcoming AAS-ICAS joint conference. The Honolulu fish auction is modeled on Tokyo’s Tsujiki and is the only fresh tuna auction in the United States. The tour should be of particular interest to scholars of Japan, fisheries, markets, as well as anyone wanting to see more of Hawai'i during the conference.

The tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 4:45 – 7:45 am. Participants will be picked up at the Ala Moana Hotel at 4:45 am and arrive at the market a little after 5:00 am. The tour ends at 6:30 am and is followed by a roundtable discussion over breakfast, chaired by Dr. Theodore Bestor from the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Participation is limited to 25 people, so please RSVP to or call 808-956-2667 with your name and affiliation before March 1, 2011. There is a required $10 donation to the Honolulu fish auction.

“Looking Back and Looking Forward: AAS and Asian Studies, 1960–2010”
A Special Retrospective Roundtable (Panel #513)
Saturday, April 2, 4:00pm, Room 313C, Hawaii Convention Center

In this roundtable, a distinguished cast of scholars active within the association will look back at how the AAS has addressed various issues affecting the field of Asian studies over the years, and, just as important, how it might anticipate and prepare for future challenges as Asia becomes ever more prominent in world affairs and the public consciousness.

Performance: Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii
Saturday, April 2, 8:30pm, Theatre 310, Hawaii Convention Center

Sarangi Master Parashuram Bhandari will perform a selection of Nepali traditional music and folk tunes ranging from the wildly exuberant to the hauntingly delicate, presented with the rhythmic power that is his signature. He will be accompanied by Subir Kole on tabla and Babette Ackin on tamboura. An independent artist, Parashuram has published the only textbook on sarangi and is the recipient of National music awards in Nepal. He has performed in numerous countries and released two solo CD's.

Exhibitions from the Honolulu Academy of Arts

The Honolulu Academy of Arts invites all AAS/ICAS conference attendees to visit and view several special exhibitions highlighting its extensive Asian art collections. These will include:

Encounters With Nature: Highlights of Chinese Painting at the Academy (Galleries 16-17)

In honor of the AAS/ICAS annual meeting in Hawaii, the Maurice J. Sullivan Gallery will display some of the finest Chinese paintings from the Academy's collection, ranging from the Southern Song through the Qing dynasties. Notable works include Hongren's "Coming of Autumn," Chen Hongshou's "Life of Tao Qian," and Zhou Chen's "Beggars and Street Characters," as well as landscapes by Zhu Da, Wu Bin and Gong Xian, and calligraphy by Zhu Yunming, Mo Shilong, and Wang Duo.

Depictions of Victories Over the Zunghars and the Muslim Tribes (Graphic Cabinet No. 8, Gallery 9)

This exhibition will display a complete set of engravings commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor of China to commemorate the military victories that resulted in the annexation of Xinjiang during the 18th century. The engravings were designed by foreign missionaries at the Chinese imperial court, and produced in France under the auspices of King Louis XV. The Academy is one of the few museums in the world to own a complete set of the original engravings, and this will be the first time that they have been displayed to the public in their entirety.

Ukiyo-e Par Excellence (Gallery 21)

The Academy has the third largest ukiyo-e collection in the United States, comprising some 10,000 Japanese woodblock prints, including the world's largest collection of prints by Utagawa Hiroshige. During the AAS/ICAS annual meeting, many of the Academy's most famous prints, ranging from works by early masters of the 18th century to designs by renowned 19th century like Hiroshige, will be on display.

Chasing the Flaming Pearl (Gallery 22)

This exhibition will include a wide range of Qing dynasty Chinese textiles from the Academy's little-known but comprehensive collection.

There also will be exquisite individual exhibitions of Korean screens, paintings and ceramics; Japanese early Buddhist and modern paintings; and Indian miniature paintings. For more information please refer to the links above or the Academy’s website ( The Honolulu Academy of Arts is located at 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814, tel: (808) 532-8700.

The Reformer's Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China

A Special Exhibition at The University of Hawai'i Art Gallery

Conference Invitation “Rethinking the Chinese Revolution: 1911 in Global Perspective”

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, March 28–30, 2011

Sneak Preview of the opening of the 31st English Language Kabuki at the University of Hawaii

Friday April 1 at 8:00 p.m.

"Yarn: Remembering the Way Home," a Reading by Kyoko Mori, followed by a Conversation with Yuko Taniguchi

Friday, April 1 at 7:15 p.m. – Room 306A – Co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii-Manoa English Dept. Creative Writing Program

"Rhythm Summit" - Taiko and Jazz at the Honolulu Academy of Arts with Kenny Endo, Noel Okimoto + Dean Taba

Sunday April 3 at 4:00 pm in the Doris Duke Theatre

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Thursday, March 31, 7:30am-5:00pm
Ala Moana Hotel (next to the Honolulu Convention Center)