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2021 Situations Virtual International Conference

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2021 Situations Virtual International Conference

Between Asia and Europe: 

Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?

Date: Friday-Saturday, May 21-22 at 9:00 am (Ljubljana time)

Venue: Online Zoom


Asia and Europe have long been recognized as the source for the majority of the religions and 

philosophies, the ideologies and worldviews, the aesthetic styles and fashions, that served to shape 

classical antiquity and prepared the way for the coming of the modern age. At times, this relationship 

has been seen as the site of mutual benefit. At the turn of the twentieth century, for example, comparative 

historians drew attention to the manner in which the lure of new industrial or scientific potential helped 

to elevate Asia, just as Europe opened itself up to new philosophies of architecture, art and dress. At other 

times, the two continents have been seen as rivals, two potentially hostile sites of power and influence. In 

this respect, the War in the Pacific became shorthand for a military, ideological and philosophical enmity. 

As the second decade of the twenty-first century dawns, the shifting currents of global power suggest 

that either of these relationships may well gain come to dominate our medium-term future. It is now 

widely perceived that many of the dominant economic and political formations in the industrialized world

summed up in the dual regime of neoliberal globalization and liberal democracy—find themselves in 

an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy, and new relationships and configurations of power seem poised to 



We invite you to take a part in the comparative and multidisciplinary international conference!

Day 1 (May 21)

                                                                                                                                           Ljubljana Time

Welcoming Speech                                                                                                             9:00-9:20 a.m.

Monika Kalin Golob (Dean, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences)            

Zlatko Šabič    (University of Ljubljana)

Terry Murphy   (Yonsei University)                                                 

Invited Speaker Session 1                                                                                                 9:20-10:20

Moderator: Kelly Walsh (Yonsei U) 

Chuxiong George Wei (Hong Kong Shue Yan U) “The Converging of Nationalism and Anti-Nationalism      into Pan-Asianism: The Common Philosophical Root of                Rabindranath Tagore’s and Subhas Chandra Bose’s Political          Ideas”

Subhasri Ghosh (U of Calcutta) “Of Them and Us: Ideating Home in Nineteenth Century Colonial India”

Andrés Perez Riobó (U of Doshisha) “The Decline of Western Civilization Seen through the Lens of the        East: Vicente Risco’s Oriental World”


Keynote Speaker 1                                                                                                              10:30-11:00

Moderator: Paul Tonks (Yonsei U)   

Respondent: Marko Ogrizek (U of Ljubljana)

Jana Rošker (U of Ljubljana) “Asian Values and the Legacy of European Enlightenment: Freedom and         Social Responsibility in Times of Global Crises”

Keynote Speaker 2                                                                                                               11:00-11:30

Moderator: Peter Y. Paik (Yonsei U) 

Respondent: Tanvi Solanki (Yonsei U)

Anindya Raychaudhuri (U of St Andrews) “Wanting Always to Be Earthy: Mulk Raj Anand and a                Modernism of Squalor”

Recess (20 mins)

Invited Speaker Session 2                                                                                                   11:50-12:30

Moderator: Nurliana Kamaruddin (U of Malaya)

Woojin Song (Yonsei U) “Determining Asian Cinema within Western Universality”

Hojung Kim (Yonsei U) “‘Archive Drive’ of Unprivileged Memories: A Struggle toward an Actual           ‘Archive’ in Ten Years”

Keynote Speaker 3                                                                                                               12:30-1:00

Moderator: Seong-Woo Choi (Yonsei U) 

Respondent: Peter Y. Paik (Yonsei U)

Alexander Des Forges (U of Massachusetts-Boston) “Involution as Style and Structure”



Day 2 (May 22)

Invited Speakers Session 3                                                                                                  9:30-10:30 a.m.

Moderator: Terry Murphy (Yonsei U)

Daniela Zaharia (U of Bucharest) “The Emergence of a Cultural Identity of China in Romanian                    Intellectual Milieus in the 20th Century”

Dina Magdy (Alexandria U) “Removed from the Annals of World History: Reading Global Poetry on the    Great War”

Matthew Trew “‘Give Me Back My Alsace-Lorraine!’: Comparative History and Tourism in Contested      Borderlands of Europe and Southeast Asia”


Keynote Speaker 4                                                                                                               10:40-11:10

Moderator: Ji-Eun Kim (Yonsei U) 

Respondent: David Tizzard (Seoul Women’s U)

Nissim Otmazgin (Hebrew U of Jerusalem) “Hallyu Across the Asian Continent: Building Silk Roads         through Popular Culture”

Recess (20 mins)

Invited Speaker Session 4                                                                                                   11:30-12:30

Moderator: Seungyeon Lee (Nottingham U, Malaya)

Junghyun Hwang (Yonsei U) “Allegorical Reading of Burning?: A Comparative Approach”

Titus Techera “Kurosawa & Bong on The Crisis of Modernization in Asia”

Mojca Penca (U of Wisconsin-Madison) “City Hunter Travels West: ‘Ouestern’ Gaze and the Nostalgic                                             Consumption of Japanese Anime in France”

Closing Speech

Peter Y. Paik (Yonsei University) 


The conference will take place online on May 21 and 22 at 9 am to 1 pm (local time in Ljubljana, 

Slovenia)Please check your local time differences with Ljubljana. 

Access is free but registration is required. 

To register for the conference, please visit: https://forms.gle/gt9k8x3cVpd3AhfT9 no later than 

May 18. After registration is complete, you will receive a link for the Zoom session 2-3 days before 

the conference.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to 2021 Situations Virtual International Conference!

Co-hosted by East Asia Resource Library, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 

and the Department of English Language and Literature BK21 Project, Yonsei University, Korea

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