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Empire Competition: Spring 2021

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Great Power Rivalries. Cultural Diplomacy. Colonial and Post-Colonial Imaginings. Take a deep dive into these topics and more all throughout April when Pace plays host to a series of important presentations and panels.

In partnership with the New York Southeast Asia Network, Pace will be hosting a series of presentations and panels on the theme of “Empire Competition: Southeast Asia as the Site of Imperial Contestation.” China, India, Japan, and various European powers have competed for power, resources, and influence in Southeast Asia. Join scholars from around the world as they present their work on this theme all throughout April 2021.

Registration for one or more sessions is free and open to all. Check out the lineup:

Thursday, April 1

Great Power Rivalries in Historical Context
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

  • >> KanKan Xie (Beijing University)
  • >> Chris Hulshof (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • >> Jeeye Song (University of Florida)
  • >> Eleanor Choo (Free University of Berlin)

Wednesday, April 7

Keynote Address: Gray Governance and Shadow Exchanges Across Asian Borders
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

  • >> Tak-Wing Ngo

Thursday, April 8

Colonial and Post-Colonial Imaginings
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

  • >> Christopher Ankersen (New York University)
  • >> Taylor Easum (Indiana State University)
  • >> Joan Chang (National Taiwan Normal University)
  • >> Frank Dhont (National Cheng Kung University)

Thursday, April 15

Keynote Address: Privacy and Its Discontents in Southeast Asia
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

  • >> Robert J. Antony

Friday, April 16

China’s Cultural Diplomacy: Part I
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

  • >> Romi Jain (University of British Columbia)
  • >> Christina Wu (Sorbonne)
  • >> Susy Tekunan (University of Hawaii)
  • >> Thuy Linh Nguyen (Mount Saint Mary College)

Thursday, April 22

Contemporary Tensions in Southeast Asia
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

  • >> Khin Zaw Win (Tampadipa Institute)
  • >> Lillian Ngan (University of Southern California)
  • >> Niken Febrina Ernungtyas (College of Communication, Jakarta)

Friday, April 23

China’s Cultural Diplomacy: Part II
9:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

  • >> James Goh (University of Sydney)
  • >> Hui Wang (Hebei University of Technology)
  • >> Aleksius Jemadu (University of Pelita Harapan)
  • >> Zhou Hau Liew (Taiwan Normal University)

Register to attend one or more sessions. For any questions, please email Amy Freedman. We hope to see you there!