2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference


2013 New England Association for
Asian Studies Conference

October 11-12, 2013

Rondileau Campus Center

Association of Asian Studies

Bridgewater State University is pleased to host the annual New England regional meeting of the Association for Asian Studies on October 11-12, 2013. Founded in 1840, Bridgewater was one of the oldest teacher colleges in the United States. Today Bridgewater State has evolved into a comprehensive university with an attractive suburban campus south of Boston serving more than 11,000 students. Our connection with Asia originated from the 1870s when Shuji Isawa was sent by the Meiji government in Japan to study teacher education at Bridgewater Normal School. Isawa subsequently became one of the leaders of teacher education in modern Japan. Our campus also hosts an active Asian Studies program and develops many study abroad and exchange programs with China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Conference Registration Closed !

(Registration Fees include two days of conference sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches and refreshments, and two Presidential and keynote addresses.)

$80.00 (on site)
Faculty Participant
$40.00 (on site)


Professor Thongchai Winchiakul
University of Wisconsin
President of the Association for Asian Studies
Presidential Address
October 12, Saturday, 12:30 pm
Significance of Language and Translation in Asian Studies Across Academies

Professor Emma Teng
Director, Women's and Gender Studies
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
History and Foreign Languages and Literatures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Luncheon Address
October 11, Friday, 12:30 pm
Crossing Boundaries: The Hidden Histories of Transnational and Mixed Families in the US, China and Hong Kong, 1842-1943


October 11, 2013 Presentations

10:00 am -12:00 pm
Panel 1 to 3
2:00 - 1:45 pm
Panel 4 to 7
3:45 - 5:15 pm
Panel 8 to 10

Keynote Luncheon Address 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Reception 5:15-7:00

October 12, 2013 Presentations

9:00 am -10:45 pm
Panel 11 to 13
11:00 - 12:30pm
Panel 14 to 16
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Panel 17 to 20
3:45 - 5:15 pm
Panel 21 to 23

Presidential Luncheon Address 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Hotel Transportation

Residence Inn Boston Brockton
124 Liberty Street
Brockton, MA 02301 USA
Contact: Amanda Culhane
Phone: 1 508-232-2001
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
4 Chalet Road
Middleboro, Massachusetts 02346 USA
Contact: Richard Decusati
Phone: 1 508-946-4000, ext: 183

A shuttle between the hotel and the conference on campus has been arranged. On Friday, the shuttle will leave Fairfield Inn by Marriott at 8:30 am and return at 6:30 pm after the reception. On Saturday, the shuttle will leave at 8:00 am and return at 5:15 pm after the conference. For those who need a ride at another hotel or at an alternate time, please email the Conference Chair at wto@bridgew.edu.


Rondileau Campus Center
19 Park Ave.
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Bridgewater State University
(508) 531-1275

See Campus Map for driving direction.

Parking Information: The parking garage is located at the end of the <Great Hill Drive, Bridgewater. Or, you can park at the Chapel Lot on Saturday by following this link.

Inquiries about the conference can be addressed by email to Chair of the Program Committee: Wing-kai To.

Conference Chair:

Dr. Wing-kai To

Conference Vice-Chair:

Dr. Chien Wen Yu

Conference Committee:

Dr. Walter Carroll
Mrs. Sheau-Hwang Chang
Dr. Xiangrong Liu
Dr. Minae Savas
Dr. Jing Tan
Dr. Robin Tierney
Dr. Tom Tong-Ching Wu

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October 11, 2013 Presentations
October 12, 2013 Presentations