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Thursday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., USF Main Campus, McLaren 252: Opening and Panel Sessions
Thursday, April 18, 5:15 p.m., USF Main Campus, Berman Room, Fromm Hall: Keynote Address
Friday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., USF Main Campus, McLaren 252: Panel Sessions and Closing
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court1The University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim is pleased to announce its Spring 2013 symposium, "The Imperial Court in China, Japan, and Korea: Women, Servants, and the Emperor's Household (1600 to early 1900s)."


The symposium will provide a forum for the examination and comparison of the imperial courts and court life in China, Japan, and Korea through the lens of women, servants, and those who managed the households of the Emperor and Empress from the 1600s through early 1900s.  Themes to be discussed include but are not limited to: women, servants, and household managers with a particular focus on aspects of court life, relations of power, issues of gender, cultural identity, art, medicine, and theatre. 



REGISTRATION

Advanced registration and a $10 registration fee are required. 
Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2013, 8:00am.

You may register by credit card OR with a check by filling out the Registration Form and returning it to the Center with your payment.

Schedule subject to change. Space is limited. No refunds will be given. Registration does not include parking or lunch.

For more information, call (415) 422-6357.

Free and open to USF faculty, staff, and students.  ID required.



court2SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
McLaren 252, University of San Francisco Main Campus

12:15 p.m.  ::  Registration Desk Opens

1:00 p.m.  ::  Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.  ::  
PANEL 1:  COURT WOMEN IN LATE MING AND EARLY QING CHINA
Discussant:  Yiqun Zhou, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University

Women in the Imperial Household at the Close of China's Ming Dynasty
Ellen Soulliere, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

A Muslim Consort in the Emperor's Household: Her Position within the Rigidly Regulated Court Hierarchy
Emily Byrne Curtis, Independent Scholar

2:40 - 3:00 p.m.  ::  Break

3:00 - 4:25  ::  
PANEL 2:  ART AND THE ART OF COLLECTING AT THE IMPERIAL COURT
Discussant: Karen Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University

Creating the Collection of the Qianlong Imperial Household as an Institutional Activity
Nicole Chiang, Curator, Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, U.K.

Empress Meishô明正天皇 (1623-96) and Art at the Japanese Palace
Elizabeth Lillehoj, Professor; Director, Global Asian Studies Program, Department of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University

5:15 p.m.  ::  KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Berman Room, Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco

Domestic Diplomacy: the Empress Dowager Cixi, Sarah Pike Conger, and the Chinese Butler Who Brought Them Together
Grant Hayter-Menzies, Biographer

7:15 p.m.  ::  Dinner for speakers and discussants



court3FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
McLaren 252, University of San Francisco Main Campus

9:00 - 10:25 am.  ::  PANEL 3:  IMPERIAL WOMEN IN THE QING AND MANCHUKUO COURTS
Discussant:  Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature; Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Qing Palace Women and Manchu Ethnicity
Shuo Wang, Professor, Department of History, California State University, Stanislaus

Puyi and the (Japanese) Empress Dowager: Imperial Reflections, Tokyo 1935
David Tucker, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College

10:25 - 10:40 a.m.  ::  Break

10:40 - 12:40 p.m.  ::  
PANEL 4:  MEDICINE AT THE IMPERIAL COURT
Discussant: Nancy N. Chen, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Medicine in the Chinese Court: Newly Emerging Formations in the Imperial Household Department
Sare Aricanli, doctoral candidate, East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University

Cixi and Myeongseong, Two Maligned Consorts at the Twilight of Monarchy
James Flowers, doctoral candidate, Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Childbirth and Nursing of the Royal Women in 19th Century Korea
Jiyoung Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Cross Cultural Studies (ICCS), Seoul National University

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.  ::  Lunch for speakers and discussants

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  ::  PANEL 5: EUNUCHS AND IMPERIAL THEATRE
Discussant: Yulian Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chinese History, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Opera on the Road: The Imperial Theatre Troup and the Court Administration of the Qianlong Emperor's Trips to Chengde, 1741-1798

Liana Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, George Washington University

Running Away from the Palace:  Qing Dynasty Eunuchs
Melissa Dale, Executive Director and Assistant Professor, Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  ::  Discussion and Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m.  ::  Reception