UCLA Asianists at the 2005 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Four faculty and alumni from one of the nation's strongest history programs are to speak at the gathering.

The 2005 AHA meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington January 6-9. Several UCLA faculty, graduate students, and alumni will be among the thousands of participants. AHA President Jonathan Spence (Yale University) will deliver his presidential address, "Cliffhanger Lives: A Chinese Family in the Seventeenth Century," on January 7.

Two members of the UCLA Asian Studies faculty, Miriam Silverberg (Japan) and Vinay Lal (India) will participate on panels as will two UCLA Asian Studies alumni, Zvi Ben-Dor (China, New York University) and Hanchao Lu (China, Georgia Institute of Technology). Details about those panels are below.

Which Hui? Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinterpretations of Muslim Chinese (Hui) in Modern China
Friday, January 7, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Sheraton, Cedar Room

  • Chair: Donghong Li, Yunnan University
  • Recluse Muslims, Good Muslims
    Zvi Ben-Dor, New York University
  • Being Chinese/Being Muslim: Intrinsically Incompatible Identities?
    Jacqueline Armijo-Hussein, Zayed University
  • Holy Culture Wars or Cultural Holy Wars: Patterns of Islamic Violence in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century China
    David G. Atwill, Penn State University
  • Comment: Maris Gillette, Haverford College

Global Knowledges: Paradigms, Possibilities, and Pitfalls—A Radical History Review Roundtable
Friday, January 7, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 305

  • Chair: Duane Corpis, Georgia State University and Radical History Review
  • Panel: Vinay Lal, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Micol Seigel, California State University at Long Beach
  • Christine Skwiot, Georgia State University

Rise of “New Social History” in China: Observations from China, Japan, and the United States
Saturday, January 8, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 309

  • Chair: Di Wang, Texas A&M University
  • Panel: Huang Donglan, Aichi Prefectural University
  • Li Bozhong, Tsinghua Univresity
  • Xiaobing Li, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Hanchao Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ma Guoqing, Beijing University
  • Sun Jiang, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
  • Shuo Wang, California State University at Stanislaus
  • Yang Nianqun, Chinese People's University

The Modern Girl around the World—A Roundtable
Sunday, January 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 608

  • Chair: Kathleen Woodward, University of Washington Seattle
  • Topics: Advertising the Modern Girl: Focus Group and Social Survey Research in 1920s and 1930s Treaty Port China
    Tani E. Barlow, University of Washington Seattle
  • The Modern Girl and Racial Masquerade
    Alys Eve Weinbaum, University of Washington Seattle
  • The Chinese Modern Girl as Spectacle and Caricature
    Madeleine Yue Dong, University of Washington Seattle
  • The Elusive Modern Girl and Indian Feminist Historiography
    Priti Ramamurthy, University of Washington Seattle
  • The German 'Neue Frau' between “East” and “West”
    Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington Seattle
  • Tracing the Transnational Routes of Commodity and Racial Regimes: The Modern Girl's Use of Skin Lighteners in Postcolonial Kenya and Apartheid South Africa
    Lynn M. Thomas, University of Washington Seattle
  • Comment: Miriam Silverberg, University of California at Los Angeles

Additional details about the American Historical Association and its annual meeting are available at www.theaha.org.

Published: Friday, December 24, 2004