Representations of the “Far East” — 14 juin 2019

Journée d’étude

Representations of the “Far East”
14 June 2019
University of Paris 8, Room A2 202

 

9:15 — Breakfast

Session 1 : Filming the “Far East”

Chair : Susan Ball, University of Paris 8

9:30 — “‘Don’t Sweat The #Repsweats And Let Crazy Rich Asians Be What It Is’ – Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018) and the Yearning to Feel Seen””

Sébastien Lefait, University of Paris 8

10:00 — Representations of « the white man’s burden » in Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy House (2017) and Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children (2013)”

Florence Cabaret, University of Rouen 

10:30 — Questions

11:00 — Coffee break

Session 2 : Encountering China

Chair : Lori Maguire, University of Paris 8

11:15 — “Red and yellow : American changing perceptions of China during 1944 to 1954”

Xun Lu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 

11:45 — “Well-meaning illusions" : American emotional encounters with China, 1971–1978”

Pete Millwood, London School of Economics   

12:15 — Questions

12:45 — Lunch

Session 3 : Writing about the “Far East”

Chair : Iside Costantini, University of Paris III

14:00 — “Chinese History in American Children’s Literature, 1940-2018”

Selda Altan, University of Florida

14:30 — “Beyond the Journalist’s Burden ? Exaggeration and Misrepresentation of Japan in the British News”

Christopher Hayes, Cardiff University 

15:00 — "From Japan-bashing to the China Threat : “Yellow Peril” literature in the U.S. from the 1970s to the 2010s"

Juliette Bourdin, University of Paris 8 

15:30 — Questions

16:00 — Coffee    

Session 4 : Experiencing War

Chair : Sébastien Lefait, University of Paris 8

16:15 — “’Fierce-looking brutes’. Representations and memories of close encounters with ‘the other’ in the Far East, 1939-1945”

Simona Tobia, University of Toulouse

16:45 — “The British Consulate in Hanoi Looks at the North during the Vietnam War”

Lori Maguire, University of Paris 8 

17:15 — Questions