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Asia and the Pacific in German Culture

posted Feb 4, 2014, 10:46 PM by German Club Hawaii   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 2:18 AM ]

Great news! A two day conference on Asia and the Pacific in German culture will take place on Friday, Feb. 14 - Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Center for Korean Studies.

Details and program:
All events are free and open to the public.

Asia and the Pacific in German Culture
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Center for Korean Studies
February 14-15, 2014

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is thrilled to announce a two-day conference on Asia and the Pacific in German Culture taking place at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa on Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, 2014

All events are free and open to faculty, students and staff, as well as to members of the community.

   Friday, February 14, 2014 - 9:00 - 5:30 pm

9:00 - 9:30 am - Welcoming Remarks: Dean Robert Bley-Vroman (LLL)
    Opening Address - Prof. Niklaus Schweizer (LLEA / German)

9:30-10:30 am Keynote: James Bade, Prof. of German, University of Auckland
The German Connection with the Pacific, 1843-1918: Samoa, New Zealand + Tonga.

10:45 am - 5:00 pm - Conference panels:
Panel 1. The Pacific - Anthropology, Travel and Art
Panel 2. The Pacific - Travel and Politics
Panel 3. The Pacific and Beyond

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Reception and performances:
    Aaja Nachle Hawaii Indian Dances, German Club, Samoan Club, South Asian Club

    Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:00 - 5:00 pm

8:00 - 9:00 am - Royal Hawaiian Band

9:30-10:30 am Keynote: Doug McGetchin, Prof. of History, Florida Atlantic Univ
The Specter Haunting German Orientalism: Edward Said's Influence on the Study of Germans, India and the British Empire

10:45 am - 5:00 pm - Conference panels 

Panel 4. India: Philosophy
Panel 5. Southeast Asia - Race and Otherness
Panel 6. Southeast Asia  and China: Literature and Cinema

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Endnote Address
Prof. Sai Bhatawadekar (IPLL / Hindi) - The Present + Future of German Orientalism

Conference Co-organizers: 
Professor Sai Bhatawadekar (IPLL / Hindi) 
Professor Christina Gerhardt (LLEA/German)
Professor Fata Simanu-Klutz (IPLL/Samoan)

Generously co-sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA); Student Equity Excellence Diversity / Diversity Equity Initiativethe College of Arts and Humanities; the College of Languages, Linguistics and LiteratureInternational Cultural StudiesCenter for Pacific Island StudiesCenter for South Asian StudiesCenter for Southeast Asian StudiesDepartments of Indo-Pacific Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of Languages and Literatures of Europe andthe Americas.