Southeast Asia and Taiwan: Politics, Aesthetics, Indigeneity

Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday, April 25th

8:30 a.m. – Coffee & Pastries*

9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks
James Lin, University of Washington

9:20 a.m. – Session 1: Southeast Asia in Taiwan

Situating “Southeast Asia” in the Making of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan | Pin-Yi Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cold War Co-Prosperity Sphere: Science and Culture Exchange between Taiwan and South Vietnam from the 1950s to the 1970s | Linh Vu, Arizona State University
Strategizing Taiwan’s Warm Power Diplomacy to Southeast Asia | Alan Yang, National Chengchi University

Moderator: Bill Lavely, University of Washington

10:50 a.m. – Mid-Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – Session 2: Transnational Indigeneity

Transnational Indigenism in Asia | Prasit Leepreecha, Chiang Mai University
Culture, Gender, and Care: A Study of Tao Indigenous Widow’s Social Suffering and Resilience | Lenglengman Rovaniyaw, National Dong Hwa University
Transnational Indigeneity in Taiwan and the Interactions with the Philippines | Margaret Tu, University of Washington

Moderator: Tony Lucero, University of Washington

12:30 p.m. – Lunch*

1:30 p.m. – Session 3: Science, Environment, Materiality
Connections between SEA and Taiwan via Sea – the Trace of Ancient Iron Technology in Taiwan | Jiun-yu Liu, University of Washington
The Abundant, Free Supply of Radiant Energy: Taiwan, Green Revolution, and Cropping System Research in Southeast Asia, 1962-1982 | Leo Chu, Cambridge University
Navigating Boundaries: Rethinking Laboratory and Field Science through NAMRU-2’s Imperial Mobility in Postwar Taiwan within the East-Southeast Asia Intersection | Shinyi (Hsin-Yi) Hsieh, Harvard University

Moderator: Celia Lowe, University of Washington

3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Break

3:10 p.m. – Session 4: Civil Society and Activism Across Borders
Taiwan, the PRC, and Indonesia: How Sino-Indonesian Relations Affect State-Civil Society Relations in Indonesia | Suraya Afiff, Universitas Indonesia
The Sprint and the Marathon: The Philippine and Taiwanese Constitution-making Processes in Comparative Perspective | Francis Sollano, La Trobe University

Moderator: Vicente L. Rafael, University of Washington

5:30 p.m. – Dinner*

Day 2 – Friday, April 26th

8:30 a.m. – Coffee & Pastries*

9:00 a.m. – Session 5: Taiwan in Southeast Asia
Ambiguous Grounds: Taiwanese Artists in the Global South | Chris Chan, University of California, Berkeley
Pursuing Paradise in Precarious Life: Young Taiwanese workers in the Philippines | Zihlun Huang, Syracuse University
Engaging Queer Taiwan with Sinophone Southeast Asia | Ting-Fai Yu, Monash University

Moderator: James Lin, University of Washington

10:30 a.m. – Mid-Morning Break

10:40 a.m. – Session 6: Diaspora and Migration

Co-Sovereignty, Diaspora Policy and Anti-Communist Cooperation: Free Villages in Saigon, 1954-61 | Adrian Kwong, University of Oxford
Taiwan in Muslim worlds: Arabia-Asia connections, geopolitics, and precarious migrations | Yannis-Adam Allouache, National University of Singapore
Resurrecting Taiwan’s Contributions to the IndoChinese Refugee Crisis | Alvin Bui, University of Washington

Moderator: Christoph Giebel, University of Washington

12:10 p.m. – Lunch*

1:30 p.m. – Session 7: Visual Arts and Literature
Moving Connections: Affective Aesthetics in Contemporary Visual Art Portrayal of Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in Taiwan | Fiona Yu-Lun Hsu, Independent Researcher
Dialogues in the Third Space (Le Moulin in Taiwan and The Spring and Autumn Group in Vietnam) | Le Thuy Tuong Vi, Vietnam National University
Worlding Taiwan Literature through the Writings by Southeast-Asian Migrants in Taiwan | Joan ChangNational Taiwan Normal University

Moderator: Nazry Bahrawi, University of Washington

3:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Celia Lowe, University of Washington


*Please note all meals and food are for invited conference participants only. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee at seataiwan@uw.edu. Accommodation requests related to disability or health condition should be made to Michael Walstrom at mwal7@uw.edu with “April Workshop” in the subject line at least ten days ahead of event date.

Happening at UW

The Taiwan Studies Program will also have a number of events that coincide with the conference. All conference participants are welcome to join. Please click the following links for registration information.

April 24 – Island X: Taiwanese Student Migrants, Campus Spies, and Cold War Activism with Wendy Cheng – Book Talk

April 24 – “MUSIC, ISLAND, STORIES: TAIWAN CALLING!” – Public Roundtable & Reception

April 25 and 26 – “MUSIC, ISLAND, STORIES: TAIWAN CALLING!” – Guided Exhibition Tour