Transnational Lives of Religion in Asia

Through May 12, 2018
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rm 220, 2/F, Fung King Hey Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong 

Begins
May 11

Co-organized by:
Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

 

Summary:
This workshop is centered on three core foci:  transnationalism, religion, Asia.  Potential themes and approaches include the following: histories of connection and mobility; geographic flows of labor and migration (urban, regional, global); cultural and moral forms of globalization, and; traveling ideologies of society and social organization. A talented group of historians and ethnographers working on religion and transnational mobility across regions in Asia (South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia) and elsewhere (Middle East, Europe, North America) are invited to the workshop.  The aim of the workshop is to facilitate collaborative discussion centered around papers in progress, rather than a presentation of conference papers. 

 

Keynote:

  • Lily Kong, Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
  • Orlando Woods, Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
     

Authors:

  • Bernardo Brown, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, International Christian University (Tokyo)
  • Nanlai Cao, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, Renmin University of China (Beijing)
  • Judy Ju Hui Han, Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
  • Weishan Huang, Assistant Professor in Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • Yew-Foong Hui, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Hong Kong)
  • Todd Klaiman, Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre of China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • Ming Chun Ku, Associate Professor of Sociology, National Tsing Hua University (Taipei)
  • Utiraruto Otehode, Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University (Canberra)
  • Daromir Rudnyckyj, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Victoria (Victoria)
  • Doyoung Song, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Hanyang University (Seoul)
  • Shuang Wen, Humanities Research Fellow, New York University Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
  • Xue Yu, Professional Consultant in Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 

 

Discussants:

  • Shun-Hing Chan, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
  • Angie Heo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at the Divinity School, University of Chicago (Chicago)
  • Jan Kiely, Professor of Chinese Studies and Associate Director of the Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • Thomas Patton, Assistant Professor of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

 

Preliminary Schedule:
Friday, May 11
08:30               Shuttle pick-up at hotel lobby
08:45-09:00    Registration
09:00-09:15     Welcome Remarks (Huang)
09:15-10:45       Keynote (Kong, Woods) and Group Discussion
10:45-11:00       Coffee/tea Break 
11:00-13:00       Panel One: Missionaries
                         Authors (Cao, Han, Wen) 
                         Discussant (Chan)
13:00-14:30       Lunch   
14:40-16:40       Panel Two: Mobilities                   
                         Authors (Brown, Ku, Xue)
                         Discussant (Patton)
16:40-17:00       Coffee/tea Break 
17:30-19:30       Opening Dinner, Maxim's Palace

Saturday, May 12
08:30                Shuttle pick-up at hotel lobby
09:00-09:30     General Remarks (Heo) 
09:30-11:30        Panel Three: Cities                 
                          Authors (Hui, Rudnyckyi, Song)
                          Discussant (Heo)
11:30-13:00         Lunch
13:00-15:00        Panel Four: Networks                 
                          Authors (Huang, Klaiman, Otehode)
                          Discussant (Kiely)
15:00-15:30        Coffee/tea Break  
15:30-17:30         Group Outing (Sik Sik Yuan) 
18:00-20:30       Group Outing + Closing Dinner (Chungking Mansions, Delhi Club)

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please email Chris Kung at 1008612072@link.cuhk.edu.hk