Transnational Lives of Religion in Asia

Through May 12, 2018
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-sponsors:
University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-organizers:
Angie Heo
Weishan Huang

Summary:
This workshop is centered around three overarching themes:  transnationalism, religion, Asia.  Our panels will focus on 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. 
This workshop convenes 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).  We envision our workshop to be focused on collaborative discussion centered around papers in progress.  In this spirit, we will devote the majority of our time to catalyzing conversation, feedback, and intellectual exchanges in the future beyond our event. 

Participants:
Bernardo Brown, International Christian University (Tokyo)
Nanlai Cao, Renmin University of China (Beijing)
Shun-Hing Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
Eric Fong, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Judy Ju Hui Han, University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Angie Heo, University of Chicago (Chicago)
Weishan Huang, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Yew-Foong Hui, Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Hong Kong)
Jan Kiely, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Todd Klaiman, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lily Kong, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Ming Chun Ku, National Tsing Hua University (Taipei)
Utiraruto Otehode, Australian National University (Canberra)
Daromir Rudnyckyj, University of Victoria (Victoria)
Doyoung Song, Hanyang University (Seoul)
Shuang Wen, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Orlando Woods, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Yu Xue, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 

Preliminary Schedule:
Friday, May 11
8:30-9:00       Hotel Pick-up and Registration
9:00-9:15        Welcome Remarks (Heo, Huang)
9:15-10:4         Keynote (Kong, Woods) and Group Discussion
10:45-11:00     Coffee/tea Break
11:00-1:00       Panel One: Mobilities
                       Authors (Brown, Ku, Xue)
                       Discussant (Fong)
1:00-2:30        Lunch
2:40-4:40       Panel Two: Cities
                       Authors (Hui, Rudnyckyj, Song)
                       Discussant (Heo)
4:40-5:00      Coffee/tea Break
5:00:5:30       General Remarks (Heo)
6:00-7:30       Opening Dinner, Maxim's Palace

Saturday, May 12
9:15-9:30      Hotel Pick-up
9:30-11:30     Panel Three: Missionaries
                     Authors (Cao, Han, Wen)
                     Discussant (Chan)
11:30-1:00      Lunch
1:00-3:00      Panel Four: Networks
                     Authors (Huang, Klaiman, Otehode)
                     Discussant (Kiely)
3:00-3:30     Coffee/tea Break
3:30-5:30      Group Outing (Sik Sik Yuan)
6:00-8:30     Group Outing + Closing Dinner (Chungking Mansions, Delhi Club)

This event is by invitation only