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Presenting at Association for Asian Studies 2021

After experiencing the first two days of the Association for Asian Studies 2021 virtual conference, I have come to realize the profound problem of trying to organize major events during COVID-19. The papers that I have attended have been great, the audio and powerpoints have been clear, and the mechanism for asking questions and fostering…

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College Art Association 2019

Well, another large national conference has come to a close. I’m amazed at how after only a few days of attendance, you begin to feel like you live at the conference… This year, the College Art Association Conference was in New York, and while exhilarating, it always leaves me a bit tired. It makes me…

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Lessons Learned from Mechademia 2016

Well, back to the grind after a crazy week of Asian pop culture madness. Mechademia was a lot of fun, and the weekend felt like such a whirlwind! Hard to believe it came and went. Here are some general reflections on the conference. This year’s theme was “worldbuilding,” and the papers of the conference took…

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Lessons Learned from Console-ing Passions 2016

Well, I returned from the Console-ing Passions Conference at Notre Dame without any hardship, and I had a wonderful time exploring topics that are very much foreign territory for me. I think we, as academics, can learn a ton by attending and participating in events that are outside of our field, even if slightly. Here…

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Recomposition

It is that time of year again! This year’s annual Visual Studies Graduate Conference, themed “Recomposition,” is taking place at UC Irvine on April 3rd in Humanities Gateway 1030. Several colleagues of mine will be presenting papers if you are in the area. The conference adopts the following interpretation of “recomposition”: This theme explores cultural…

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19th Century Workshop: Circulation

California has cooled down a bit, but I would be lying if i said that I didn’t miss Sapporo right now. Every time I sit down to work on my dissertation, I find myself quietly reminiscing about the sweet (and spicy) smell of soup curry, a famous Sapporo dish. I’ve been back in the States…

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18th Annual ASCJ Conference

The schedule has been announced, my flight is booked, and my lodging decided!  My preparations for the 18th Annual Asian Studies Conference Japan at Sophia University in Tokyo is (more or less) complete! The panel is called “Landscape as Object and Frame in Japanese Literary and Visual Culture” (Sunday, 6/22, 10:00am, Room 209). The contrast…

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(Un)Making the Visual Subject

Although I am not in California at the moment, I wanted to pass around the 2014 Visual Studies Graduate Conference announcement. The conference, titled “(Un)Making the Visual Subject,” is being held on April 4th, 2014 at UC Irvine. It features talks from Bert Winther-Tamaki, Eyal Amiran, and Zeinabu Irene Davis, followed by a screening of…

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Commensurable Distinctions

As with most things in life, exciting events always happen while you are away! There is no way I can make it back to Irvine for the Japanese Arts and Globalizations (JAG) conference, “Commensurable Distinctions: Intercultural Negotiations of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture,” but sending my best wishes for its success! Aside from having…

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Isamu Noguchi/Qi Baishi: And Other Inspiring Encounters In and Beyond Modern Asian Art

I have the privilege of presenting “Untangling a “Hairy” Encounter: Making Sense of Ainu Representation at the World’s Fair” at a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930. Very excited to think through these different “encounters.” Schedule after the cut! Saturday, May 18, 9 AM – 5:00 PM Helmut…

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The Nature of Space, UCSD

I am thrilled to be presenting “Discovering Hokkaido: Postcards, Train Travel, and the Mapping of Tourist Space” at the 6th Annual Visual Arts Graduate Conference, The Nature of Space, at the University of California, San Diego on March 9th (Structural and Materials Engineering Building, 9:00am-3:30pm). My panel is “Spaces of Imagination/Projection” (respondent: Norman Bryson; 12:30-2:00pm),…

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