ORIENTALISM, NEO-ORIENTALISM AND POST-ORIENTALISM
IN AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICAN, ASIAN/CHINESE STUDIES
15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003)
and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978)
MAY 17 – 18, 2018
CENTER FOR GLOBAL STUDIESSHANGHAI UNIVERSITY –CHINA
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 
 
THURSDAY – MAY 17, 2018
 
 
INTRODUCTION PANEL – 9:00 – 9:45 AM
 
  1. Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, director of the Middle East Studies, George Mason University, editor of the Jadaliyya, USA.
  2. David Fasenfest , Professor, Wayne State University, Editor of Critical Sociology, USA.
  3. David Nugent, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, USA.
 
 
COFFEE BREAK  – 9:45 – 10:00 AM
 
 
PANEL -1: ORIENTALISM AND THEORY – 10:00 – 11:30 AM
 
CHAIR: Shahid Qadir, Founding Editor of Third World Quarterly
 
  1. Operations Other than War: The Politics of Academic Scholarship in the Early 21st Century
David Nugent
Emory University 
Professor of Anthropology at Emory University
  1. Neo-Orientalism and Globalization
Ahmad H. Sa’di
Associate professor at the department of Politics & Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  1. Orientalism in Philosophy: Arabs as a solution to philosophy’s mind-body problem
John Elias Harfouch
University of Alabama-Huntsville
  1. Photography in Early Twentieth-Century Afghanistan:   Reflections on the Chronologies, Geographies and Technologies of Orientalism and Nationalism
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
Professor, History, James Madison University, USA
 
 
PANEL – 2: EUROCENTRISM  – 10:00 – 11:30 AM
 
CHAIR: David Fasenfest , Professor, Wayne State University, Editor of Critical Sociology, USA.
 
  1. From the Concert of Europe to the Eastern Question Association: The Question of Ottoman Civilization Identity in European Orientalist Discourse
Huseyin Yilmaz
Associate professor in Department of History and Art History and director of Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, USA
  1. National Identity and Post-Orientalism
Nahed Habiballah
Assistant Professor Arab American University Palestine
  1. Locating Neo-Orientalism in the Middle East and Eurocentrism in IR
Ayla Gol
Associate Professor Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University, UK
  1. Orientalism, Eurocentricity, and Civilizational Thinking: Comparing Edward Said and Ali Shariati
Siavash Saffari
Seoul National University
 
 
LUNCH – 12:00 – 13:00 PM
 
 
PANEL – 3: ORIENTALISM IN PRAXIS – 13:30 – 15:00 PM
 
CHAIR:
 
  1. Decololinization in Spite of Orientalism, and its larger Western Centric Knowledge Production
Magid Shihade
International Studies Birzeit University Palestine
  1. Islamic Cosmopolitanism and the East and West Representations in Indonesian Islamic-Themed Films 
Najwa Abdullah
Research Analyst, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  1. Orientalist Visions of International Students in the Era of Neoliberal Internationalisation
Leon Moosavi 
Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. University of Liverpool, UK 
  1. Orientalism in Western cinematography: reality and myth
Kholov Vohid Yusupovich
Research Fellow at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan
 
PANEL – 4: ORIENTALISM IN PRAXIS – 13:30 – 15:00 PM
 
CHAIR:  Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, director of the Middle East Studies, George Mason University, editor of the Jadaliyya
 
  1. UNESCO Fundamental Education and Neo-Orientalism
Yarong Chen
PhD Student, Department of Culture and Global Studies Aalborg University, Denmark
  1. Orientalism and the postcolonial construction of identity through tourism: The case of the Philippines 
Fernan Talamayan
Graduate student of the Sociology and Social Anthropology program at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  1. Funding ‘Women’s Empowerment’: Neoliberal Capital and Gender Politics in Post-invasion Afghanistan and Iraq 
Shan Yang
Graduate student in Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo
  1. Native Orientalism in Contemporary Pakistan
Junaid S. Ahmad
The Director for the Center for Global Dialogue at the University of Management of Technology, Lahore, and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Advanced Studies
Ejaz Akram
Associate Professor, Pakistan
National Defense University
 
 
COFFEE BREAK  – 15:00 – 15:30 PM
 
 
PANEL – 5: ORIENTALISM AND IMPERIALISM – 15:30 – 17:00 PM
 
CHAIR: Rajiv Ranjan, Assistant Professor, Shanghai University, China.
 
  1. Arab Spring, Colonial Knowledge and External Intervention: When Context Imposes Reinventing the Tribe 
Mouldi Lahmar
Doha Institute, Qatar
  1. Tutelary Discourse and the Modern International Order Theme: Imperialism and New-Imperialism
Paul Bjerk
Associate Professor Texas Tech University
  1. Neo-Orientalism: Re-claiming Identity and Culture, the US Democracy Project-A Neo-Imperialism in West Asia and North Africa (WANA)
Mahendra Pratap Rana
Associate Professor in Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  1. Neo Orientalism and New Imperialism: Western NGOs in Palestine
Anastasia Qarawani MS Student in Intercultural Communication and Literature program and Faculty of Graduate Studies Arab American University, Palestine
 
 
PANEL – 6: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 15:30 – 17:00 PM
 
CHAIR: Guo Changgang, Professor, Shanghai University, China.
 
  1. Orientalism and the understanding of China–A case study on Travels of a Pioneer of Commerce in Pigtail and Petticoats   
Tang Qingye
School of Foreign Languages, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University
  1. Politics in/and Beyond The “Problem of China”: Liberalism As the Basis of Orientalism
Daniel F. Vukovich
Associate Professor Hong Kong University
  1. Ghadat Al-Sin: “Triangular Translation” in Nineteenth-Century Arabic Novels About China
Peiyu Yang
PhD candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University
  1. The Transnationality of Agricultural Implements– The Cooperation between the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and International Harvester Company (1945 – 1948)
Ruisheng Zhang 
Ph.D. student in the History Department and the Center for China Studies at Purdue University, USA
 
 
DINNER  – 18:00 – 20:00 PM
 
 
FRIDAY – MAY 18, 2018
 
 
PANEL – 7: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
 
CHAIR: Jiang Shixue, Professor, Latin American Studies, Shanghai University, China.
 
  1. The Opium War and China Studies: Post-colonial Spectres
Seng Ong
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Global Studies Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) Japan 
  1. New Imperialism and the Yellow Peril: A Critical Hermeneutic for Western Depictions of the Xi Era
Josef Gregory Mahoney
Professor of Politics, East China Normal University
  1. Challenging Orientalism: Constitutional Formation and Human Rights Protection in the Da Ming huidian 大明會典
Yonglin Jiang
Bryn Mawr College, Jiang is past president of the Society for Ming Studies (US).
  1. The Many Afterlives of Orientalism: Translating and Appropriating Edward W. Said in the Chinese World 
Shan Te-hsing
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica
 
 
PANEL – 8: ORIENTALISM AND CHINA – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
 
CHAIR: Yang Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Art, Shanghai University, China.
 
  1. China and Humanitarian Intervention: A constructivist approach of formation of State identity
Jayshree Borah
PhD Scholar, School of International Relations and Public Administration, Shanghai International Studies University
  1. Sexual Displacement in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly
Asaad Alsaleh
Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  1. Diverse response to orientalism: Japanese conformity and Chinese opposition
Federico Tombari
A second-year Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) at Kobe University, Japan
  1. The Legacy of Orientalism:  Cold War Epistemology, Moral Panic and the ‘Chinese’ International Student 
Maria Elena Indelicato
Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University
Ivana Pražić
Independent scholar
 
 
COFFEE BREAK  – 10:30 – 11:00 AM
 
 
PANEL – 9: ORIENTALISM AND COLONIAL LEGACY – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 
CHAIR: Chen Hao, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Art, Shanghai University, China.
 
  1. Islamic Cultural Heritage: The Transition From Desirable and Marketable “Antiques” in the Eyes of Orientalists to Scientific and Socioeconomic Studies in the post-colonial periods.  
Mohammedmoin Sadeq
Associate Professor – Qatar University
  1. Decolonizing Child Studies: a Latin American perspective
Lucia Rabello de Castro 
Professor of Childhood and Youth Institute of Psychology Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  1. Contesting the Neo-Orientalism? Children’s Combination of Work and School in Rural Tanzania
Conrad John Masabo
PhD candidate at the Department of Politics at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai China
  1. Decolonial futures? Speculative imaginings and the formation of decolonial subjectivities  
Iulia Lumina
Research Analyst, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
 
 
PANEL – 10: ORIENTALISM AND RELIGION  – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 
CHAIR: Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Professor, History, James Madison University, USA
 
  1. Orientalist Christianity in the still Colonial Latin-American Caribbean
Juan F. Caraballo-Resto
University of Puerto Rico
  1. The perdurance of Orientalism in Islamic Studies
Bashir Saade
Lecturer in Religion & Politics at the University of Stirling
  1. The New Actor of the Identified Middle East: Turkish Orientalists
Gokhan Bozbaş  
Assistant Professor, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
  1. European Religious Orientalism towards the Oriental Chritianisme in Early Modern Times: the Case of Georgia
George Sanikidze:      
Ilia State University (Georgia)                       
 
 
LUNCH – 12:30 – 13:30 PM
 
PANEL – 11: ORIENTALISM IN A MODERN WORLD – 14:00 – 15:30 PM
 
CHAIR: Heidi Gottfried, Professor, Wayne State University, USA. 
 
  1. A Critic of Interdisciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity: The Case of Jewish Studies and its Analog, Area Studies 
Stephanie Yep
Ph.D. Candidate Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  1. Is Reflexivity Enough? Ontological Myopia of the Neo-Orientalism Critique 
Syeda Quratulain Masood
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Brown University
  1. Gender and the Contact Zone: The Middle East in the Exhibition Space
Holly O’Farrell
PhD candidate at the University of Limerick, Ireland
  1. Of Women and Islam: domestic uses of a political issue  
Marie BOSSAERT
Post-doctoral fellow at the École française de Rome (Italy)
 
 
PANEL – 12: ORIENTALISM  AND ‘OTHERS’ PERSSPECTIVES – 14:00 – 15:30 PM
 
CHAIR: David Nugent, Emory University, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University
 
  1. Masks and Dragons: Afro-Orientalism and the Culture Industry in China-Africa Relations
Saheed Yinka Adejumobi
Department of History, Seattle University
  1. Everyday Orientalism? Speech, Sincerity and the Politics of Everyday Knowledge Production in Sino-Tanzanian Encounters
Derek Sheridan,
Lecturer with the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University
  1. Ulusalcılar (Left Nationalists) in Turkey: A Continuity or Discontinuity in the Period of Post Orientalism?
Nuran Savaşkan Akdoğan
Associate Professor, TODAIE (Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East), www.todaie.edu.tr
  1. A case of inverted orientalism. APRA, Kuo-Min-Tang, and the global origins of Latin American Populism
Martín Bergel 
Center of Intellectual History-University of Quilmes / University of Buenos Aires / University of San Martín (Argentina) 
 
 
COFFEE BREAK – 15:30 – 16:00 PM
 
 
PANEL – 13: ORIENTALISM AND MODERN CONDITIONS – 16:00 – 17:30 PM
 
CHAIR: Leon Moosavi, Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. University of Liverpool, UK 
 
  1. Reflections on the Role of Colonialism on Political Corruption in Post Colonial South Africa: A Sociological Perspective.
Professor Mogomme Alpheus Masoga
Research Professor, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Temba Rugwiji 
University of Venda, South Africa
Kingsley E. Amaechi
University of Venda, South Africa
  1. United States Terrorism in the Name of Anti-Terror War: Evidence from Afghanistan and Pakistan 
Mehmood Hussain
PhD Fellow in International Relations at School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Jilin University China 
Sumara Mehmood  
Graduate Student. Dalian University of Technology China
  1. “Hers is the Voice of a New Generation”: Progressive Orientalism, the Syrian Civil War, and the Gay Girl in Damascus Hoax
Andrew Orr
Associate Professor of Military History, Kansas State University, USA
 
 
DINNER
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