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Session 16, Exorcising the Past: Writing Death's Ruptures in Medieval China - Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions

Strange Tales of Two Cities: The Movement of Populations and Memories between Kaifeng and Hangzhou, Benjamin Ridgway

Dancing with the Dead: The Morbid Genealogy of Early Medieval Chinese Festivals, Ian Chapman

Strange Tales of Death and Marriage in Late Medieval China, Jiun-Chyi Jessey Choo

Death and Non-human History in Medieval Dunhuang, Lewis Mayo


Session 17, Forging Identities Through Local Histories: The Ming and Beyond - Sponsored by the Society for Ming Studies

Views from the Central Plain: The Ming As Seen in the Histories of Three City Walls., Roger V. Des Forges

Building Histories around Ming Hangzhou: A Case of Two Heroes, Desmond Cheung

Creating and Re-Creating Local Histories in Ming Dynasty Border Regions, Joseph R. Dennis

"Our Identity Unchanged for Millennia": Wang Ao and the Ming Dynasty Reinterpretation of Suzhou, Olivia Milburn


Session 18, Elite Networking in Late Qing and Republican China

Culture from Connections: Guanxi Networks that Shaped the Kaiming Press, 1925-1930, Ling Arey Shiao

Local Charities That Shook the World: Transnational Merchant Networks and Famine Relief in Guangzhou, 1907-1927, Seung-joon Lee

Native-place Ties in the Making of Lu Xun, 1902-1938, John Danis

The Young China Association and the Benefit the Masses Book Society: The Dialectics of May Fourth Social Networking, Shakhar Rahav


Session 19, Loquacious Gaps and Silences: Re-constructions of Cultural Identity during and after the War of Resistance

Between Forgetting and the Repetitions of Memory: Gazing at Ruins in Springtime in a Small Town, Carolyn FitzGerald

The "Common" Affect: Zhang Henshui, Manei, and the "East Asian" Identity, Gang Xu

Silence of the Lamb: Minnie Vautrin’s Accounts of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, Jin Feng


Session 20, Authority Structures in Amdo/Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan: Conflict and Compromise

A Mellifluous Voice: The Life Work of Alag Tsetan Zhabdrung Jigmé Rigpé Lodrö, Nicole Willock

The Lifanyuan and the Qing Administration in Amdo: Xining, Qinghai, Ning Chia

Amdo Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries as Political Centers in the Qing, Gray Tuttle

Tibetan Buddhist Authority Structures in Amdo, Paul Nietupski


Session 21, Identifying Realities and Setting Priorities: State Control in Imperial China

Claiming the Maritime Border: Qing Integration of Taiwan, Jennifer Rudolph

Smooth and Comfortable Transitions: Song Regulations Governing Official Travelers, Cong Zhang

The Road to a Sound Fiscal State: Warfare, Taxes and Power in a Period of Turmoil, 900-1000, Guanglin Liu

The Rise of zuji Identity: Translocal practice and the State in Ming and Qing China, Yongtao Du


Session 35, Re-directing Research on the May Fourth Movement: Cross-cultural Theorizing and Transnational Networking in the Cases of Chen Duxiu, Lu Xun, Zhang Shizhao, and Zhou Zuoren

Sino-Japanese Encounters, Naoko Kato

Mushakôji Saneatsu, Zhou Zuoren, and the utopian village Atarashikimura, Angela Yiu

Prelude to the New Culture Movement: Chen Duxiu’s Transnational Revolutionary Networks, Anne S. Chao

From the "Western Learning" to the Western Canon: How to do Transcultural Political Theory, Leigh K. Jenco


Session 36, Design and Practice of China’s Regulatory Regime

Regulating China’s Media, Doris Fischer

Anti-money Laundering Regulation in the People’s Republic of China: National and International Influences on the Establishment of a Legal and Institutional Anti-money Laundering Framework, Nicole Schulte-Kulkmann

Creating a Regulatory State within Leninist Authoritarianism: Financial Market Reforms in the PR China, Svenja Schlichting

Local States and the Building of a Regulatory State: Implementing Reforms in China’s Cotton Sector, Bjorn Alpermann


Session 37, Expanding Rights to Quality Education: Critical Examinations of the Emergence of "Responsive Justice" in China

Definitions, Policies, Questions: Establishing the Links between Educational Rights and Quality, Heidi A. Ross

Private Higher Education in China: Expanding the Right to Education for Public or Private Good?, Jing Lin

Changing Legal Constructions of the Right to Education and Students’ Rights Consciousness in China, Ran Zhang

Is Quality Education a Right for Village Girls?, Vilma Seeberg


Session 38, Citation, Allusion and Intertexuality in Medieval Chinese Literature

Do You See What I See? Intertextual Landscape and the Formation of the Tang Lyric Subject, Paula Varsano

Authority and Performance: The Qin Cao Tradition, Robert Ashmore

Tao Yuanming’s Citations of the Zhuangzi in Context, Wendy Swartz


Session 39, Women in Chinese Visual Culture as Directors and Actress-scriptwriters

Enunciating Difference in Making Socialist Mainstream Films: A Critical Re-viewing of Dong Kena’s Small Grass on the Kunlun Mountains, Lingzhen Wang

Writing Women on the Silent Screen: 1920s to 30s Shanghai Actress-Writers and the Death of "New Woman", Yiman Wang

Rethinking Women's Films in Contemporary China, Shuqin Cui

From Army Nurse to "Emperor Dramas": Gender, Cultural, and Political Implications of a Woman Director’s Career, Xueping Zhong


Session 40, Plebeian Power: Rethinking the Politics of the Masses in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

The Shanghai Workers’ Movement during the Cultural Revolution: Conjoining Structural and Processual Perspectives, Jun Konno

The Continuous Revolution in Action and its Limits: A Comparative Study of the Cultural Revolution in Ningxia and Guangdong, Lili Wu

Anomie and Resistance among the Educated Youth, 1966-1980: The Contradictions in Creating the New Man in Mao’s China, Michel Bonnin

Revolution is Dead, Long Live the Revolution: The Radicalization of the Cultural Revolution from Below in Hunan, Yiching Wu


Session 41, Interlinking the Community, Nation, and World

Global-Local Nexus: the Steamboat Scenario, Xin Zhang

From "Don’t Talk about National Affairs" to "Teahouse Politicians": Teahouses and Political Culture in Wartime, Di Wang

A Community of the Dispersed: The Culture of Neighborhood Stock Market in Shanghai, Qin Shao


Session 42, Individual Papers on China

The Philosophical Significance of Ocular Metaphors in Ancient Chinese Thought, Anna Ghiglione

The Legitimacy of Race as an Analytical Category in Chinese Studies, Jing Jiang

Portrait of a (Foreign) Lady: Chinese and Japanese Portrayals of Wang Zhaojun  , Leo Shingchi Yip

Literature, the Market, and the Culture of Cynicism: On "Linglei" Writings of the "Post-80", Yunshan Ye

The Prominence of the Se-Zither in Early Chinese Musical Practice: A Reanalysis of Zhou and Han Archaeological and Historical Evidence, Ingrid M. Furniss


Session 59, Animal and the Human Other in Contemporary Asian Media and Literature

Ecovisions: Documenting Animals in Recent Ethnographic Film, Anat Pick

Woman-animal Trope in Contemporary Fiction and Film across the Taiwan Strait, Chia-ju Chang

Bugs from the Nether World: Animals in Three Contemporary Chinese Stories, Hua Li

Farmwife, Paper-cut, and Wolf: An Ecofeminist Reading of Jia Pingwa's Ku Mairong, Qingqi Wei


Session 60, Media, Market, and Multiplicities: Historical Representations in the Post-socialist China

The Making of Cultural Memory in Contemporary China: Looking Beyond the Writing of Suffering, Lingchei Chen

Fashioning History in the Mnemonic Ruins of Post-socialist China, Xiaojue Wang

Whose Cultural Revolution? The Multiple Voices in Wang Anyi’s Individualistic Writing, Chao-mei Tu

Experimenting with Social Realism: Crossing Historical Chronotopes in Uncle Doggie’s Nirvana, Yuwen Hsiung


Session 61, Cross-cultural Femininities and Masculinities: Sino-Western Cultural Interaction in the Qing and Republican Eras

Letters from China: Chinese female converts and their foreign missionary, Ji Li

A Girl Without Talent is Therefore Virtuous: Girls' Schools and the Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, 1850s-1940s, Karen May-Shen Teoh

Cultural and Gender Hybrids? European Religious Celibates in China, Melissa Dale

New Women in the Contact Zones: American Women's Educational Enterprises in National Revolution Period China, Motoe Sasaki


Session 62, New Chinese Ecocinema and Ethics of Environmental Imagination

Staking an Ethical Imperative: the Emotive Bent in Chinese "Ecocinema", Xinmin Liu

A City of Disappearance, Jing Nie

Post-natural Ruins: Public Space and Jia Zhangke’s Cinematic Discontents in the Age of Globalization, Hongbing Zhang

Framing Ambient Umheimliche: Ecoggedon and Water Pathology in New Chinese Cinema, Jiayan Mi


Session 63, Roundtable: State and Civil Society in Contemporary China: Negotiating Social Service Provision


Session 78, Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China

China's Sandwich Media: A Blend of Politics, the Market and Professionalism, Handong Wang

Propaganda in China: Role, Content, Organization, and Working Mechanisms, Juntao Wang

The Re-Birth of the Propaganda State: China’s Modernized Propaganda System, Anne-Marie Brady

Maintaining the Progressiveness of Languages: Linguistic Engineering in China from Mao Zedong to Hu Jintao, Ji Fengyuan


Session 79, Late Qing Literary Transformations: Appropriating the Foreign and Reanimating the Tradition

Poetry and Power in the Late Qing Elite Society: Zhang Zhidong’s Secretaries’ Fascination with the High Tang Lyrics, Seungjoo Yoon

Unsustainable Narratives: Developmental Discourse in Late Qing Fiction, Andrew Fredrick Jones

Textual Travels and Traveling Texts: Tracing Aesthetics of the Modern Fantastic in Late Qing Science Fiction, Geraldine A. Schneider

Wu Jianren’s New Story of the Stone and the Ideology of the New Fiction, Luying Chen


Session 80, Capitalism and Religious Change in Taiwan

A Collective Trance Movement in Taiwan, "Converging with the Spirit-Mountain": Transformation and Re-embedding of Folk Religion

Temple Development in Taiwan: Deity’s Efficacy, Migration, and Entrepreneurial Management, Wei-ping Lin

Marketing Ritual: The Changing Relations of Production in Taiwanese Popular Religion, 1990-2005, Avron A. Boretz


Session 81, The Empire Strikes Back: Adaptation and Resistance at Qing Imperial Peripheries - Sponsored by the China and Inner Asia Council

Copper, Commerce, and Empire in Qing China’s Southwest, C. Pat Giersch

Imperial Integration: Reconstruction in the Southern Shaanxi Highlands, 1799-1820, Daniel M. McMahon

Seeing Like an Empire: The Qianlong Emperor, Regional Officials and the Suppression of the Miao Revolt, 1795-97, Donald S. Sutton

State Pressure and Local Fissure: How Dege Fell to Qing Incorporation in the 1900s, Xiuyu Wang


Session 82, The Dao that can be Spoken of: Rereading the Laozi

Laozi as A Military Strategy Book – An Alternative Tradition, Ping Zhang

Anaphors or Cataphors? A Discussion of the Two Qi’ Graphs, Gil Raz

Is the Laozi a Daoist Text? Exploring the Notion of School Affiliation through Qing Period Commentaries, Ori Sela

Linguistic Assimilation and Conceptual Focusing: Textual Transformation of the Laozi in Two Millennia, Xiaogan Liu


Session 83, Patterns of Movement and Translation: Chinese Cinema Outside Mainland China from the 1950’s to the Contemporary Period

Dependency vs. Autonomy: Melodramatic Films as Women’s Mobility Narratives in the 1950’s Hong Kong, Shuang Shen

The Persistence of Memory: Wong Kar-Wai’s Imagination of the ‘60s, Sheung-yeun D. Ng

The Figure of the Orphan in Postwar Chinese-Language Cinemas, Zhen Zhang


Session 84, Exercises in Historiography: Approaches to the Study and Collecting of Chinese Art

James Cahill: The Making of a Postwar American Scholars of Chinese Painting, Jason Kuo

Orvar Karlbeck and the Karlbeck Syndicate: 1930-35, Valerie Jurgens

Enchanted by Lohans in Boston: A Turning Point in Osvald Sirén’s Career, Minna Torma

The Season of Jades and Bronzes: New York Chinese Art Exhibitions from 1937-39, Jenny Chao Hui Liu


Session 85, Literati Culture and Professionalism in Modern China

The Cult of "Small Things": The Wenren Tradition and Xiaoshuo Yuebao (Short Story Magazine) in the 1910s, Siao-chen Hu

Wenhua and Chahua: The Development of Illustration in the Early Republican Period, Su-Hsing Lin

Selling the Wenren: Self-Promotion, Shenbao, and the Nineteenth-Century Shanghai Artist, Roberta May-Hwa Wue

In Search of a New Professional Identity: Chen Yan (1856-1937) and His Literary Career After 1912, Shengqing Wu


Session 98, Khams on the Periphery, Khams at the Center: Geopolitical, Cultural and Ethnic Interaction along the Sino-Tibetan Frontier

Ethnic Memory and Space: the Legend of Zhuge Liang on Sino-Tibetan Borderlands, Wenbin Peng

Drung, Nung, and Northwest Yunnan as a Regional System (19th - 20th centuries)., Stephane Gros

Generals, Lamas, and Chieftains: Flawed Attempts at Bureaucratising Sichuan Khams in the Late Qing and Early Republican Periods, Scott Relyea

Ethnic Corridors and Sino-Tibetan Relations: Interpretative Frameworks of 19th Century Kham, David G. Atwill


Session 99, China in Transition: Geopolitics, Literature, and Cinema

A Realism Between Nanjing and Wuhan, Ta-wei Chi

Ah Q Revisited: Jia Zhangke's Xiao Wu and the Postsocialist Reinvention of China's Antihero, Michael S. Berry

Gu Hongming and Chen Jitong: Two Late-Qing Intellectuals and Their Non-Chinese Writings, Chien-Hsin Tsai


Session 100, Political Consumption in Popular Culture: Political Jokes, Popular Verses, Super Girls, and Soap Opera

Jocular Consumption as Popular Revolution: Political Jokes and Satirical Cartoons in Postcolonial Hong Kong, Howard Y. F. Choy

Messages on Misses, Mistresses and Men in the Mass Media: Comments on Some Popular Verses, Helen X. Wu

Ordinary Life and Melodramatic Imagination, Dongming Zhang

From Bad Girls to Super Girls: Femininity, Individuality, and Democracy, Shelley Wing Chan


Session 101, The Cold War through the Prism of Hong Kong

How Much Can It Propagate in Hong Kong? Mainland-Leaning Media in the Cold War and Beyond, Yan Lu

Contested Colony: Hong Kong in the Cold War, John M. Carroll

Hong Kong and Post-war Colonialism, Prasenjit Duara

The Origins of Public Housing in Hong Kong: Cold War Geopolitics and the Limits of Colonial Power, Alan Smart


Session 102, Gossip, Transformation, and Culture in the Chinese Medieval Tale

Transformation in "Du Zichun": Parallel Universes, Stretched Time, and Illusory Reality, Carrie E. Reed

The Gossiping Communities: Medieval Anecdotes about Men of Letters, Manling Luo

Does Chuanqi Exist? Literary Time and the Case of Yingying, Shun-Chang Kevin Tsai

Poetry and Personality in Tang Fiction, Sing-chen Lydia Chiang


Session 103, Digitalized China: Internet Politics through Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Significance of the Form of Blog, Zhuo Liu

The Quest to Construct a Harmonious Society, Chiang Chang

Chinese Personality and Online Gaming, Vincent Wei-Feng Ni

Narrating Female Bodies in the Blog, Xin Yang


Session 104, Individual Papers: Class and Development in Contemporary China

The Three Represents and the Four Noble Truths: a Dai Buddhist Faith-based Organization and the Struggle Against HIV/AIDS, Susan McCarthy

Provincial Development Strategy Selection, History, Class and the State: A Study of Two Puzzling Chinese Provinces, John A. Donaldson

The Middle Class and its Ideological Formation in Contemporary China, Jinzhao Li

Undermining State Capacity: Vertical and Horizontal Diffusions of Fiscal Power in China, Jing Vivian Zhan

"Mi-rTag-Pa" through an Ethnography of Development in Eastern Tibet, Gillian G. Tan

China's Divergent Roles in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and ASEAN Regional Forum, Chien-peng Chung


Session 121, Democracy and China's Political Future

Legislating Harmony: Legal Development and Interest Representation in Authoritarian China, Mary E. Gallagher

The Chinese Blogosphere: A Contested Space, Qiang Xiao

Envisioning China's Political Future, Daniel C. Lynch

Legitimacy and China's Future, Bruce Gilley


Session 122, Intersections of Buddhist Practice, Art, and Culture in Tang China

Monks’ Practice in Relation to Buddhist Art, Seventh and Eight Centuries, Dorothy Wong

Patterns of Engagement with Chan Teachings among the Tang Literati, Mario Poceski

Easing the Way to Enlightenment: Rituals of Confession at Chinese Buddhist Cave Temples during the Sixth to Eighth Centuries, Petra Roesch


Session 123, Revisiting the Localism Thesis: Local Elites and the State in Early and Middle Period China

The Antiquarian Connection: Han Stelae and the Song Discovery of Localism, Miranda Brown

Localism and the New State: Temple Reconstruction in North China after the Jurchen Invasion, Jesse D. Sloane

Power in the Provinces: Local Elites and the State in Late Tang, Nicolas Tackett


Session 124, Roundtable: The Politics of Interest: Creating and Controlling Knowledge in Contemporary China


Session 125, Science, Popular Culture, and Everyday Life in Late Qing and Republican China

Surface Matters: Skin and Beauty in Modern Chinese Science and Consumer Culture, Eugenia Y. Lean

Embryos, Ideals, and Humanism in Early Twentieth Century China, Jing Tsu

Telegraph, Mechanical Printing, and the Question of Written Chinese at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Yue Meng


Session 126, Paying for Progress in China: Public Finance, Human Welfare and Changing Patterns of  Inequality

Paying for Education, Rachel Murphy

Who Receives Subsidies?, Victor Shih

Has China Reached the Top of the Kuznets Curve?, Carl Riskin

Can the Retreat from Equality be Reversed?, Christine Wong


Session 142, Power and Knowledge in the Making of Sino-Western Relations, 1784-1917

To Arm China: German Military Instructors in China 1871-1914, Cord Eberspaecher

Cosmopolitanism in Crisis? Britain and Germany in the Foreign Staff of the Chinese Customs Service, 1854-1917, Catherine F. Ladds

Strategies, Conflicts and the Beginning of German-Chinese Diplomatic Relations (1859-1866), Andreas Steen

Power and Knowledge of Justice: Sino-British Legal Disputes in Canton, 1784-1839, Li Chen


Session 143, Economic Reforms and Regional Income Inequality in China

Spatial Analysis of City Income Distribution Dynamics in China, Dan Li

Gravitation at Home and Abroad: Regional Distribution of FDI in China, Guangzhou Hu

Technological Catch-up and Capital Deepening in China: A Production-Frontier Analysis of Growth and Convergence, Kiril Tochkov

Economic Reform, Growth, and Convergence in China, Le Wang


Session 144, Roundtable: Teaching Early China in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Challenges, Innovations, and Future Prospects - Sponsored by the Society for Study of Early China


Session 145, A New Way to Imagine the Order of the World: Chinese Pictorials of the 1920s and 30s

Creating a New Visual Culture: Shanghai Huabao in the 1920s and 1930s, Julia F. Andrews

Recasting Depravity as the Icon of the Modern: Femme Fatale, Female Impersonator and Female Nude in The Young Companion and The Pei-Yang Pictorial News, Catherine V. Yeh

Visions of the Movie World, Visions of the World in a Chinese Cinematographic Pictorial: The Lianhua Pictorial (Lianhua huabao), Anne Kerlan-Stephens

A Modern Showcase: Shidai (Modern Miscellany) in 1930s Shanghai, Kuiyi Shen


Session 146, Individual Papers on China

Legalism and the Rule of Law in China, Carl Minzner

Class and Marriage in Rural China in the Mao Era, Weiguo Zhang

Zhengfa: The Amalgamation of Politics and Law and its Place in the Making of a Chinese Legal Culture, Agnes Schick-Chen

Written Shamanism of the Yi and Processes of Change in China : Political Subversion and Identity Claims, Aurelie Nevot

Seeking Pleasure and Letting off Steam: The Politics of Older People's Activities in Beijing, Anna Boermel

Choosing Law or Resistance: Strengthening Minority Rights Protection in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Katherine Kaup


Session 160, From Mao to Hu: Change and Continuity in Party Ideology and Politics in Post-Cultural Revolution China

Promoting "The China’s Lesson for Cuba": The Chinese Leaders and the Sino-Cuban Relations since 1989, Yinghong Cheng

Ideology and Policies: The Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Hu Jintao Leadership, Yongyi Song

The Legitimacy Crisis of the Post-Mao Regime and the Rise of Chinese Nationalism, Jian Guo

Between Democratic Ideals and Patriotic Values: A Narrative Inquiry into the Education of the Tiananmen Generation, Rowena Xiaoqing He


Session 161, Mapping Chinese Modernity: Industrial Technology and the Configuration of Space in Modern China (1850-1950)

Network, Word, Image: Mechanized Printing and the Spatial Imagination in Early Twentieth-century China, Robert M. Culp

Sovereignty and Space: The Steamship in Qing China, 1860-1911, Anne Reinhardt

No Place for Train Spotters: Railroads and the Changing Spatial Imagination in Republican China, Elisabeth Koll


Session 162, Musical Traditions Betwixt and Between: Debating Authenticity, Modernity and Hybridity on the Chinese and Tibetan Stages

Buddhism, Rock, and "Righteous Power" in Contemporary Tibetan Music, Stacey Van Vleet

From Local to Global? Folklore, Patrimony and Authenticity in Tibetan Opera, Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy

Revolutionary Music in Tibet: Identity, Ideology, and Integration, Julia Famularo

Kunqu After UNESCO: A Tale of Three Cities, Isabel K. F. Wong


Session 163, Misplaced and Displaced: Searching the Lost Libraries of Medieval China

Lost and "Found": The Rhyme Dictionaries of Early Medieval China, Meow Hui Goh

Misplaced: Three Qing Manuscripts of A Medieval Poet, Xiaofei Tian

Missing Poems from an Early Medieval Anthology: The Case of He Xun (469-519), Ping Wang

Beyond the Mao Odes: Shijing Reception in Early Medieval China, Martin Kern


Session 164, The Other Chinese Architecture: Historic Structures as Cultural History

The Jincheng Temple of the Two Transcendents: The Implications of Trans-local Influences on Local Style, Tracy G. Miller

The Anji Bridge: Monks and Magistrates in the Building of the World's First Segmental Stone Arch Structure, Ronald Knapp

China's Most Important Yuan Buildings, Nancy S. Steinhardt

Why the Denigration of Pagoda in the Northern Song Landscape?, Eugene Yuejin Wang


Session 165, Space and Object: Interpreting Tangible and Abstract Transactions on Qing China’s Northwestern Frontier

Jade, Silks and Satins: Material Culture of the Northwest in the Eighteenth Century Qing Dynasty, Elif Akcetin

Imperial Glories: Qianlong’s Bronzes from Frontiers, Hui-chun Yu

International Politics and Geography in Qing China: The Long Journey of a Place Name, Matthew W. Mosca


Session 166, Making Light of the Modern: Hoaxes and Jokes in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

Can Humor (or Huaji) Save China? Laughter Polemics in the Republican Era, Christopher G. Rea

The Ancient Art of Falling Down: The Physical Trajectories of Jackie Chan’s Kungfu Slapstick, Paize Keulemans

Comedy and Cinematic Modernity: Gadgets, Spectacles, and Trick Photography in Laborer’s Love, Xinyu Dong

How to Make Enemies and Influence People: New Youth and the Wang Jingxuan Hoax, Michael G. Hill


Session 167, Dynastic Decline Revisited: New Work on Early Nineteenth-century Chinese History

Views of the Realm in Crisis: The Conversations of Jiang Jixing with his Emperors (1834-59), Pierre-Etienne Will

Money, Economy, and Polity in the Daoguang-Era Paper Currency Debates, William T. Rowe

The White Lotus War: A War Fought on the Terms of the Qing Military, Yingcong Dai


Session 168, State and the Making of Socialist Rent in China’s Urbanization

Embeddedness or Autonomy? Environmental NGOs in Transforming China: The Bureaucratic Competitive Model, Hsin Hsien Wang

Migrants Tactics of Claiming Citizen Rights in Urban China, Jieh-min Wu

Extensive and Intensive Rent-Seeking Relations in China's Private Sector, David L. Wank

Windfall or Disaster? The Rise of Socialist Rentier Class in Urbanization of Rural China, Yia-Ling Liu


Session 182, Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stone Inscriptions, Local Gazetteers, and the Regional Past in Imperial China

A Buried Past: Tomb Inscriptions (muzhiming) on Stone and on Paper, Angela Schottenhammer

Fragments of a Global Past: Local Sources in Jingdezhen, Anne T. Gerritsen

A Vanished Landscape: Local Texts and Historical Space in Song-dynasty Luoyang, Christian de Pee

Revelations of a Missing Paragraph: Zhu Changwen and the Compilation of Local Gazetteers in the Northern Song, Takashi Sue


Session 183, China in the World of Things: Making Connections, Writing Histories

Writing Trade History as if Connections Mattered: Cosmopolitan Tastes in Qing China Before the Opium War, Sucheta Mazumdar

Writing Commodity History as if Connections Mattered: Mappiong the Cosmologies of Capitalism from Business Handbooks in Lare Imperial China, Pengsheng Chiu

Writing Consumption History as if Connections Mattered: Shops and Shopping in Qing China, Antonia Finnane

Writing Stories when Connections (and Money) Matter: Cricket Culture, Gambling and Consumption in Qing Fiction, Paola Zamperini


Session 184, Anarchism, Gender and Beyond: Discourses and Practices of Social Change in early 20th-century China

Living Anarchism in Early Republican China: Gender, Education and Money, Gotelind Mueller-Saini

Free Love, Non-Love and New Sexual Morality: the Struggle between Anarchism and Liberal Reformism in Xin Nuxing (New Women,1926-1929), Rachel Hui-chi Hsu

Discovering Gender in Society: The Woman Question in the Late Qing Anarchist Vision of Total Revolution, Fang-yen Yang


Session 185, Access to Chinese Studies Resources in the Information Age: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies

Updating State-managed Publishing in China: Ancient Texts, Qing History and Current Gazetteers, Chengzhi Wang

Approaching Pre-modern China through the Computer: the Benefits and Risks of Using Electronic Resources in Sinological Research, Jidong Yang

An Overview of Trends in Developing and Accessing Chinese Scholarly Resources, Li Wang

Open Mind, Open Access: The New Development of Resource Sharing in China, Shuyong Jiang


Session 186, Campaigns, Crises and Traumas: Rethinking Post-1949 PRC History

Intellectual Dissent and Peasant Resistance, Felix Wemheuer

The Cultural Revolution as a Trauma, Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik

China Between 1960 to 1962: The Campaign to Resolve the Food Crisis of the Great Leap, Ralph A. Thaxton Jr.

Rethinking the Role of Campaigns in Regime Consolidation: Land Reform in Jiangnan and Taiwan, Julia C. Strauss


Session 187, Ritualizing Imperial Authority in the Ming and Qing - Sponsored by the Society for Study of Chinese Religions

Official Rainmaking and the Vagaries of Ritual Power in Late Imperial China, Jeffrey Snyder

Imperial Cults in the War Against the Taipings, Chuck Wooldridge

Emperor as Ritualist: Early Ming Buddhist Ceremonies for the Dead, Natasha Heller

Imperial and Ancestral Sacrifices to Confucius, Thomas A. Wilson


Session 202, Cultural Brokerage on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier

Go East Young Lama: Lhasa and the Creation of New Monastic Polities in Kham in the 17th Century, Jann Ronis

Circulating Buddhist Narratives in Eighteenth-century Tibet, Nancy Grace Lin

Buildings and Canons on the Move: The Derge Parkhang as Culture Broker, Cynthia Col

Traders as Cultural Brokers on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, Yudru Tsomu


Session 203, Say it with Stone: The Origins of Early Commemorative Epigraphy

The Genesis of the Entombed Epitaph as a Literary Genre and Its Relationship With the Great Clans of the Six Dynasties, Zhangcan Cheng

"My Daddy’s Older than Your Daddy": On Whether Stelae Replaced the Codified "Popular Ranks" (minjue) in the Han Dynasty, K. E. Brashier

Descriptive, Prescriptive and Narrative Rhetoric in the Eastern Han Stele Inscription, Suh-Jen Yang

Between the Canonical and the Common: The Religious Significance of Early Entombed Epitaph Inscriptions (Muzhiming), Timothy M. Davis


Session 204, Buddhists in the Making of Twentieth-century Chinese Histories

Buddhist Publishing Activities in Republican China, Francesca Tarocco

Buddhism in China During the Korean War, 1951-1953, Xue Yu

Eminent Buddhist Practitioners in 20th -century Chinese "History": Whose Histories, What Histories?, Raoul Birnbaum

A Modern Buddhist Charismatic Movement & Chinese Modernity: Master Yinguang and his Followers, 1912-1940, Jan Kiely


Session 205, Co-production of Modern Culture: Missionary Terms and Chinese Words, 1850s-1920s

Re-imagining Confucianism in the Late Qing, Ya-pei Kuo

Locating China in the World: Space and Time in Late Qing Protestant Missionary Texts, Ryan Dunch

Medicine and the Cultures of Modernity in Late Qing and Early Republican China, Bridie J. Andrews Minehan


Session 206, Pitfalls of Rural Governance in Contemporary China: Reinventing the Party, Building Roads, and Transferring Land Use Rights

The Circulation of Land Use Rights In Rural China: A Preliminary Analysis, Lai To Lee

Politics of Highway Construction in Rural China: A Case of Mismatching Central-local Interests, Kun-Chin Lin

Who Govern in the Chinese Countryside? Findings on the Change in Power Structures in China's Rural Villages, An Chen


Session 207, The Body Social and the Body Politic: New Understandings of Women’s Tiyu in Late Imperial and Republican China

Reframing the "Athletic Movie Star" in China’s "National Crisis" from 1931 to 1945, Yunxiang Gao

Rethinking Domesticity: Women’s Physical Culture in Late Imperial China, Danke Li

Educating the Body Modern: Sino-Western Institutions and Women’s Tiyu in Pre-War Republican China, Elizabeth Littell-Lamb


Session 208, What is Not-so-ordinary about the Ordinary: Decoding the Social and Political Rhetoric behind

Early Modern Chinese Imagery

More Than a Simple Country Lifestyle: Decoding Song Paintings of Happy Villagers, Wen-chien Cheng

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Desire and Politics in Huizong’s Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, Lara C. W. Blanchard

Negotiating Taste: Popular Culture, Originality, and Late Ming Painting Manuals (1550-1644), J. P. Park

Cold Sparrow, Independent Scholars: Political Criticism in Song Poetry and Painting, Bo Liu


Session 223, Old Leftovers: Qing Yilao and Traditional Culture in the Chinese Modern

The Image of the Qing Loyalists and Their Cultural Productions in the Early Republican Era, Cheng-hua Wang

Traitors and Thieves: Qing Imperial Family Artists and Collectors, 1915-1945, Nixi Cura

Popular Antiques Collecting in Republican Period, Shana J. Brown


Session 224, Across Invisible Divides in Chinese Fiction Studies

Shaping the Provincial Identity with Films: Zhang Yimou's Geographical Imagination, Yuan Gao

Placing the "Popular" Novel in the Qing, Margaret Baptist Wan

Lu Xun’s Old Tales Retold: Modernist Experiments with Border Crossing, Ming Dong Gu

The Chinese Fictional Canon Reconsidered: The View from European Book Acquisitions, 1720-1860p, Patricia A. Sieber

Shaping the Provincial Identity with Films: Zhang Yimou’s Geographical Imagination, Yuan Gao


Session 225, Rule by Mosaic: Regional and Region-based Frontier Politics in Qing China

Friction on the Fringes: Criminal Behavior Involving Oroquens (Elunchun), 1684-1761, Loretta E. Kim

The Kings of Xinjiang: Muslim Elites and the Qing Empire, David Brophy

Tibetan Regulations and Salar Rebellion: Manchu New Territories and Muslim New Teachings in Eighteenth-century Gansu, Haiyun Ma


Session 226, Localizing the World: A Question of Change in the Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Fiction

The Society will not be Made Better by Novels?:Bao Tainxiao’s Novels, Connoisseurship, and Contradictions, Feng-ying Ming

Inscription and Reinscription of Heroic Subjectivity in Su Manshu's Fiction, Makiko Mori

Excessive Feelings and Making of Sentimental Power in Lin Shu’s Translation of Novel of Sentiment, Li Li

Gender and Politics in Utopian Narrative from the Late Qing to the Early Republic, Lianfen Yang


Session 227, Chinese Business in the Twentieth Century

Accounting and Accountants in Twentieth-century China: Law, Business Practice and the Establishment of a Profession, David W. Faure

Chinese Banking Reforms: Old Issues in New Guises, Georgia A. Mickey

Crossing the 1949 "Divide:" Continuity and Change in a Chinese Textile Company, Juanjuan Peng


Session 228, Revolutions in the Superstructure: Approaches to Cultural "Popularization" in Mid-twentieth Century China

Celluloid Persuasion: Producing and Consuming Wartime Realities in North and Northeast China, Matthew D. Johnson

The Phantom of the Cultural Revolution Haunting China, Enhua Zhang

The Folk and the Avant-Garde in the Making of "Popular Propaganda" in Wartime China, Liang Luo

Tradition Transformed: National Forms in Zhao Shuli’s Early Fiction, G. Andrew Stuckey