FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
McCormick Auditorium, Tribune Building, 1870 Campus Drive

8:15 a.m., Coffee

8:45 a.m., Welcome
S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History; Director of Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

8:55 a.m.-10:35 a.m., Session I: The Violent Turn
Chair: Brook Ziporyn, Department of Religion, Northwestern University

9:00 a.m.
Conference Introduction
Sarah E. Fraser, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University, “Violence and the Photographic Encounter”

9:25 a.m.
Leo Ou-fan Lee, Professor of Chinese Literature, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Invitation to a Beheading: Chinese Identity under Colonial Gaze”

9:50 a.m.
James Hevia, Professor of History and Director, International Studies, University of Chicago, “Photographs of Public Executions in China”

10:15 a.m.
Discussants: Peter Carroll, Department of History, Northwestern University;
Robert Hariman, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

10:40 a.m., Coffee

10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Session II: Technique and Industry
Chair: Christina H. Kiaer, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

10:50 a.m.
Christopher Pinney
, Professor of Cultural and Visual Anthropology, University College London, “Camerawork as Technical Practice in Colonial India”

11:15 p.m.
William Schaefer, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley, “Picturing Photography, Abstracting Pictures: The Domain of Images in Republican Shanghai”

11:40 p.m.
Chris Reed
, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University; Chief Editor, Twentieth Century China, “Hybrid China: Early Chinese Industrial Photography”

12:05 p.m.
Discussant: Christopher Bush, Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Lunch

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Session III: Peripheral Nationals
Chair: Victor Shih
, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

2:30 p.m.
Wang Ming-ke
, Professor and Director of Chinese Ethnographic Project, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, “Photographing Peripheral Nationals in China (1928-1936): The Case of Ethnographic Photographs Taken by Institute of History and Philology Scholars”

2:55 p.m.
Wang Peng-hui
, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, “Ethnic Encounter in the Tribal Marketplace: Rui Yifu's Ethnographic Photography in Southwest China”

3:20 p.m.
Paul D. Barclay
, Associate Professor, Lafayette College, “Redefining China's Outer Limits: Colonial Photography on Taiwan's Sino-Japanese Frontier, 1895-1940”

3:45 p.m.
Discussant: Dilip Gaonkar
, Department of Communications Studies and Director, Center for Global Culture and Communication, Northwestern University

Followed by General Discussion of Panels I-III

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Reception


Kresge Centennial Hall, Room 3-430, 1880 Campus Drive

9:00 a.m., Coffee

9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Session IV: The City and Frontier
Chair: Amy Stanley
, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Northwestern University

9:30 a.m.
Yeh Wen-hsin
, Professor of History and Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, “The Camera and the City: Perspectives from Shanghai and Chongqing”

9:55 a.m.
Frances Terpak
, Senior Collections Curator (Photography), The Getty Research Institute, “Transferring the Image: The Acceptance of Photography in China”

10:20 a.m.
Eliza Ho
, Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University, “Sha Fei’s Revisions of the Great Wall in Chinese Wartime Photography”

10:45 a.m.
Discussant: Christopher Pinney
, Professor of Cultural and Visual Anthropology, University College London

11:15 a.m., Coffee

11:25 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Session V: The Photographic Medium
Chair: Chris Reed, The Ohio State University

11:25 a.m.
Shaoqian Zhang
, Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University, “The Supremacy of Modern Time: How Shanghai Calendars Re-shaped the Image of China (1860-1920)”

11:45 a.m.
Austin Parks
, Graduate Student, History, Northwestern University, “Imaging Ideology in Meiji Japan: The Graphic and Photographic Representations of Nation and Empire”

12:05 p.m.
Discussant: Kerry Ross
, Assistant Professor of History, DePaul University

12:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Lunch

12:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Special Session: Working Lunch for Graduate Students
Frances Terpak, Curator of Photography, Getty Research Institute, “Conducting Research in Photographic Archives”
(location: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, 2-370 Kresge Hall)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Session VI: Concluding Workshop Discussion