Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH): "Globalization and Health: East and West"

June 22-26, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on “Globalization & Health: East and West.” The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on “the East” – the various regions of Asia – in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all present. The Flying University of Transnational Humanities, based at Hanyang University, Seoul, was brought into existence through the energies of Professor Jie-Hyun Lim, director of the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture.

The program is to include lectures, discussions, and panels of papers presented by participants. Distinguished speakers include Edmund Burke III (Univ. Cal-Santa Cruz),  Rila Mukherjee (Hyderabad Univ.), Naoki Sakai (Cornell Univ.), Joanna Waley-Cohen (New York Univ.-Shanghai), James L.A. Webb (Colby College), Christine Yano (Univ. of Hawaii), and others TBA. FUTH 2014 will include up to 40 participants from around the world.

All conference sessions will take place in Room 3911 Posvar Hall or (as noted) in nearby 3703 Posvar Hall. The FUTH 2014 program is here displayed in two formats for your convenience.

Conference Program (download print version)

Online Program (with speaker bios and abstracts)

Time Event/Topic Presenter
Sunday, June 22
2:00-9:00 pm Reception for arriving participants, Law School  
 
Monday, June 23
9:00-9:45 am
3911 Posvar
Introduction Patrick Manning and Urmi Engineer, Co-organizers
9:45-11:00 am
3911 Posvar
Lecture 1. "Globalization and Transnational Humanities"
Chair:
Frank Hadler (GWZO at University of Leipzig)
Naoki Sakai, Cornell U.
Bio††††††† abstract
11:00-12:30 pm Lunch  
1:00-1:45 pm
3911 Posvar
Lecture 2. "Networks into the Present: South Asia Between Land and Sea"
Chair:
Vincent Leung (History, University of Pittsburgh)
Rila Mukherjee, Hyderabad U.
Bio††††††† abstract
1:45-2:15 pm Discussion  
2:15-2:30 pm Break  
2:30-3:15 pm
3911 Posvar
Lecture 3. "2021: A Global Health Odyssey"
Chair:
Adam Mckeown (History, Columbia University)
Ronald LaPorte, U. of Pittsburgh
Bio††††††† abstract
3:15-3:45 pm Discussion  
5:00-6:30 pm World History Alumni meeting, 3703 Posvar  
6:00-8:00 pm FUTH STEERING COMMITTEE dinner meeting, Pittsburgh Athletic Club  
 
Tuesday, June 24
9:00-9:45 am
3911 Posvar
Lecture 4. "Globalizing Learning, Past And Present"
Chair:
Evelyn Rawski (History, University of Pittsburgh)
Joanna Waley-Cohen, NYU Shanghai
Bio††††††† abstract
9:45-10:15 am Discussion  
10:15-10:30 am Break  
10:30-12:00
3911 Posvar
Interdisciplinary Roundtable: The Future of Globalization Ronald LaPorte
Jie-Hyun Lim
Thomas Rawski
Christine Yano
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch  
1:30-2:15 pm
3911 Posvar
Lecture 5. "Pink Globalization: Cute Cool as the New Face of East Asia"
Chair:
Kathleen Blee (University of Pittsburgh)
Christine Yano, U. of Hawaii
Bio††††††† abstract
2:15-2:45 pm Discussion  
2:45-3:00 pm Break  
3:00-5:00 pm
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3:00-5:00 pm
3703 Posvar
Panel I. Medical Knowledge and Practice (3911 Posvar)
Chair:
Urmi Engineer (History, University of Pittsburgh)
David Luesink (History, University of Pittsburgh). "China and the Globalization of Biomedicine, 1839-1949."
Emily Baum (History, University of California-Irvine). "The Historical Roots of Psychiatric Globalization in China, 1900-1949."
Wai-chi Chee (Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong). "Bitterness and Efficacy: The Westernization of Chinese Medicine through the eyes of a Chinese Medicine Practitioner."
Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez (South & Southeast Asian Studies, Univ. of California-Berkeley). "The Profit and Power of Divided Science: A Case Study on the Philippine Materia Medica Project."

Panel II: Economies and Development
Chair:
Werner Troesken (Economics, University of Pittsburgh)
Felix Mueller (Univ. of Leipzig). "The Impact of Asia's Economic Rise on Ghanaian and Ethiopian Policies and Expectations: Towards a New Developmental Paradigm"
Oluwatosin S. Orimolade (Political Science, University of Ibadan). "An Agenda beyond Asia? Refracting the Agenda for Developmental States in Africa through the Prism of Uneven and Combined Development."
Megan Marie Campbell (Univ. of Leipzig) "Exploring the Role of Foreign Consultants in the Institutionalization of Mumbai's Ports: 1950s - today"
Scott Schorr (University of St. Andrews). "An Alternative Geography of the Global Sphere: Comparing Visualizations of the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Institutional Complexity & Mimicry East & West."
 
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner for honored guests, sponsored by the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture (RICH, Hanyang University), Pittsburgh Athletic Association  
 
Wednesday, June 25
9:00-9:45 am Lecture 6. "The Globalization of Anti-malarial Therapeutics, 1800-2014"
Chair:
George Reid Andrews (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
James Webb, Colby College
Bio††††††† abstract
9:45-10:15 am Discussion  
10:15-10:45 am Break  
10:45-11:30 am Lecture 7. "Prevention and Treatment of Depression in Old Age: Implications for Global Disease Burden"
Chair:
Tina Phillips Johnson (St. Vincent College)
Charles Reynolds, UPMC
Bio††††††† abstract
11:30-12:00 Discussion  
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch  
2:00-4:00 pm
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2:00-4:00 pm
3703 Posvar
Panel III: Globalization in the Nineteenth Century
Chair: Elspeth Martini (History, University of Pittsburgh)
Shawna Herzog (History, Washington State University-Pullman), "Convenient Compromises: A History of Slavery and Abolition in the British East Indies, 1795-1841"
Bryce Beemer (History, Colby College), "Slave Gathering Warfare, Creolization, and Cultural Exchange in Southeast Asia"
Kazuo Kobayashi (Economic History, London School of Economics), "West Africa and Global Trade in the Early Nineteenth Century: the Case of Demand for Indian Cotton Textiles in Senegal"
Lisa Sturm (History, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder Germany), "Actors of Globalization: New York Merchants in the Global Trade 1784 - 1812" (unconfirmed)

Panel IV: Migrant and Diaspora Communities
Chair:
Frank Hadler (GWZO at University of Leipzig)
Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Sociology and Anthropology, Obafemi Awolowo University). "Transnational networking and commercial expansionism in Africa: exploring Chinese migrants' community in Lagos, Nigeria."
Felipe Rubio (Latin American Studies, Freiei Universitšt Berlin). "Shifting Latino/a Spaces: Chinese-Peruvian Culture(s) in Lima, Peru."
Nicole J. Magie (History, Olivet College). "A Global Paradigm of Nested Lenses: Italian Migrants in Southern Brazil.
Gilad Ben-Nun (Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig). "The UN Refugee Convention from European to Global: An Exercise in Raymond Aron's Dawn of Universal History."
 
5:00-6:30 pm World History Alumni meeting, 3703 Posvar  
6:00-7:00 pm FUTH STEERING COMMITTEE, 3900 Posvar  
 
Thursday, June 26
8:30-9:15 am
3911 Posvar
Lecture 8. "Three Moments in the Environmental History of the Modern World"
Chair:
Diego Holstein (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Edmund Burke, U.Cal. Santa Cruz
Bio††††††† abstract
9:15-9:45 am Discussion  
9:45-10:00 am Break  
10:00-12:00 pm



















10:00-12:00 pm
3911 Posvar
Panel V: Literary and Historical Writing
Chair:
Anupama Jain (Literature, University of Pittsburgh)
Xin Fan (History, State University of New York-Fredonia). "Historicizing Globalization: Early World-Historical Writing in China."
Genji Yasuhira (History, Kyoto University). "What is the Western History for Non-Western People in the Age of Globalization? Relativization of the Catholic View of the Dutch National History."
May Hawas (Literature, University of Alexandria). "Traveling Literature, World Literature."
Hyo Kyung Woo (Literature, University of Pittsburgh). "Korean English, Uneven Asias, and Global Circulation in Younghill Kang's The Grass Roof (1931)."

Panel VI: Institutions in Global Context
Chair:
Martina Keilbach (History, University of Leipzig)
Nickson Bondo Mueseki (University of Leipzig). "Assessing the Roles of Regional Organizations in Promoting a Peace and Security."
Sharon Madriaga Quinsaat (University of Pittsburgh). "Migration Bridges and Movement Incubators: Diaspora Mobilization for Phillippine Democracy."
Claudia Baumann (University of Leipzig). "Portals of Globilization: A Comparison of Hanyang and Jawaharlal Nehru University."
 
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch  
1:30-3:30 pm
3911 Posvar


















1:30-3:30 pm
3703 Posvar
Panel VII: Popular Culture
Chair:
Heather Streets-Salter (History, Northeastern University)
Aubrey Tang (Comparative Literature, University of California-Irvine). "The Sound of the Nation: Hong Kong's Music Industry in the 1920s and 1930s."
Jaekyom Shim (History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universitšt Berlin). "The Fabulous Kim Sisters: Korean Female Entertainers, U.S. Military Base, and Transnational Forging the National."
Ismail Suardi Wekke (State Islamic College og Sorong, Indonesia). Transnational Pop Culture: Religiosity and Identity of Muslim Youth in Southeast Asia."
Malcolm F. Purinton (History, Northeastern University). "Jewel Theft: The German and Japanese Takeover of the Indian Beer Market, c. 1890-1914."

Panel VIII. Food, Medicine, and Ideology
Chair:
David Luesink (University of Pittsburgh)
Greg de St. Maurice (University of Pittsburgh), "Pivoting on Place: Kyoto Cuisine in the Teeth of Globalization"
Chidi Ugwu (University of Nigeria-Nsukka), "Global System, Local Context: An Indigenous Ethnography of Malaria Control in a Locality in Southeast Nigeria"
Wonkeun Lee (Hanyang University), "Representation of Women as 'Fifth Column' during the Spanish Civil War and the Korean War: Discourses of Venereal Disease and Prostitution"
 
3:30-3:45 pm Break  
3:45-5:00 pm
3911 Posvar
Lecture 9. "Impacts of Globalization on Ways People Perceive & Practice the World"
Chair:
Patrick Manning (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Jie-Hyun Lim, Hanyang U.
Bio††††††† abstract
5:00-5:10 pm Closing Remarks Patrick Manning
Urmi Engineer

Organizers and Steering Committee

Futh 2014 Co-directors:

Patrick Manning and Urmi Engineer, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsoring Units at Pitt
World History Center
Global Studies Center
Humanities Center

Steering Committee Institutions and Members:

Hanyang University (South Korea)
Members: Jie-Hyun Lim, Sunghee Hong

University of Leipzig and GWZO (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur) (Germany)
Members: Matthias Middell, Frank Hadler

University of Pittsburgh (USA)
Members: Patrick Manning, Molly Warsh

St. Andrews University (United Kingdom)
Members: Bernhard Struck, Konrad Lawson

University of Tampere (Finland)
Member: Pertti Haapala

Cornell University (USA)
Member: Naoki Sakai