115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

East-West Circulations and Economies I

Session Chair: 
James Lu, California Baptist University
Session 5: Saturday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Ching 253


  1. David Huddart, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    This paper focuses on dramatist Jingan Macpherson Young to understand changing cultural circulation in contemporary Hong Kong. Recently again rated the world's freest economy, Hong Kong's cultural economy remains mired in colonial oppositions between East and West. Young addresses the opposition through the identities of local and expat. Her characters explore experiences with implications for broader assumptions about circulations between East and West. This paper follows her plays to their counter-intuitive conclusions concerning East-West relations.
  2. Yu Sasaki, University of Tsukuba
    This paper explores a story of American racial history and Cold War politics, through the prism of a U.S. State Department-arranged 1952 world tour by the Harlem Globetrotters. Through an analysis of a 1952 tour photo album, Japanese posters of the Globetrotters exhibition games, and Harlem Globetrotters: A Silver Anniversary (1952) published in Japan, I will track a different story on display that the Harlem Globetrotters created in Cold War Asia.
  3. Brooke A. Carlson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Shakespeare’s Globe entered the early modern English market in 1599, re-appearing miraculously in 1997. Farther abroad, Shakespeare has been slipping into Asian markets since the early twentieth-century. Art and performance enact messy transactions. Korean Shakespeare today is an experience in alienation, calling into question the very being of humanity.
Session Cancelled: