112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Asian Literature II

Session Chair: 
Nathanael Booth, University of Alabama
Session 5: Saturday 8:45-10:15am
RCC Meeting Room 1
Topic Area: 


  1. Jiayao Wang, University of South Carolina
    Shishuo xinyu(A New Account of Tales of the World, ca. 430) records observed and deftly articulated world of variations on human sensations, perceptions and actions. In my paper, I will concentrate on the nuances of shen , arguing that within the context of shishuo, the understanding of shen must be put into its embodiment in appearance and transcendence, which contributes to its later appearance in aesthetic understanding.
  2. Seonna Kim, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    I examine the biopolitical production of Korean camptown women’s bodies in the ROK-US alliance and analyze An Il-sun’s novel Mudflat (Bbaetbeol) that imagines Korean camptown (kijichon) women’s alternative activism.
  3. Ji Nang Kim, Texas A&M University
    Discussing Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost and Sri Lankan visual arts that deal with the Sri Lankan Civil War, this project investigates how these cultural products create a spectral vision of a nation and the world in relation to history, trauma and bodies. 
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