Asia(s): Challenges, Tensions, and Mobilities: Interdisciplinary Approaches

- PRIAS - CETASE - Colloque

Bringing  together  scholars  from  around  the  world  who work  on  East,  South,  and/or Southeast Asia from a variety of disciplines (anthropology, history, geography, literature, sociology,  political  sciences,  urbanism),  this  conference will  examine  a  wide  range of political, economic and sociocultural issues faced by these regions, including labour and law,  urbanization,  migrations  and  diasporas,  minorities  and  women  rights,  new  threats (from environmental challenges to security issues) and global health.  The topics are both global, regional, and  local, affecting  individual  lives and collective outcomes; they also interact with one another.
The  conference  is  hosted  jointly  by  the  CERIUM  (Centre  d’études  des  Relations internationales de l’Université de Montréal), the PRIAS (Pôle de recherche sur l’Inde et l’Asie  du  Sud),  and  the  CETASE  (Centre  d’études  de  l’Asie  de  l’Est),  Université  de Montréal, with the generous support of the Quebec Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF).This activity is also supported by the Vice-rectorat à la recherche, the Faculté des arts et des sciences de l’Université de Montréal, and the Chaire de recherche du Canada sur le pluralisme en santé”.

 PROGRAM

Thursday March 9


8:00 - 8:45  Welcoming of the participants (Carrefour des arts et des sciences, C-3061)

8:45 – 9:15 –Opening remarks
Conference introduction by Frédéric Mérand, director of the CERIUM, Karine Bates, director of the PRIAS and Laurence Monnais, director of the CETASE
Welcome address by the president of the Université de Montréal, Guy Breton, and introduction of the keynote speaker, David Malone, United Nations University Rector

9:15 - 10:30 - Opening Conference: David Malone, rector de la United Nations University (Tokyo, Japon)

10:30-11:00 - Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 - Panel 1 – Governance, Neoliberal Trends, and Labor (Disputes)
Chair : Frédéric Mérand, directeur du CERIUM, Université de Montréal
Bernard Bernier, Université de Montréal: Abe Shinzo’s Structural reforms. Orientations and Efficiency
Gregor Murray et Xiaoming Bao, Université de Montréal, Canada: Varieties of Harmony? The Uncertain Status of Collective Labor Conflicts in the Evolution of Employment Relations in China
Yoonkyung Lee, University of Toronto, Canada: An uphill battle: Korean labor movements against the neoliberal market and repressive political institutions
Meredith Weiss, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, États-Unis: Representation and Transformation: Permutations on democracy amid late-stage capitalism

12h30 - 2h30 P.M.: Lunch break

2:30 – 4:00: Panel 2 - Spaces of friction, Zones of Negotiation: Geopolitics and “Alternative” Social Environments
Chair : Jocelyn Coulon, ex-conseiller politique du Ministre des affaires étrangères, Canada
Olivier Guillard, Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS)Paris, France/ chercheur associé au CERIAS, UQAM, Montréal: Trouble spots in South Asia
Livia Monnet, Université de Montréal, Canada: Legacies of Soviet-Era Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan: Radiation and Trauma in Kurchatov 22 and The Polygon
Karine Gagné, Yale University, New Haven, USA: The Himalayan ways : Aspiration, Infrastructure, and Mobility in Zanskar, India
Jean Michaud, Université Laval, Québec, Canada: « Zomia » and the Southeast Asian Massif. New Paradigms in order to reflect on political, economic, and cultural integration of the Asian High lands

5:00 – Vernissage of the exhibition Tracés à l’encre (C-2081)
Exhibition of original ink drawings by Lise Boisseau for the 40th anniversary of the CETASE
Introduction and Address by Tania Saba, Dean, Faculty of arts and sciences,Université de Montréal

Friday March 10


9:00-10:30 Panel 3 – The Human Mosaic, Mobilities, and Challenges of Integration
Chair : John Leavitt, Université de Montréal
Brenda Yeoh et Theodora Lam, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Singapore as DiverCity: Tensions and Challenges in a Globalising City-State
Mathieu Boisvert, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Canada: South Asian Communities in Montreal: A Cultural Mosaic
Benoît Hardy-Chartrand, Centre pour l’innovation dans la gouvernance internationale (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada: The Weight of Insecurity: Challenges of North Korean refugees’ integration in South Korea
Danièle Bélanger, Université Laval, Québec, Canada: ‘We no longer fear brides from afar’: marriage markets and gendered mobilities in rural Vietnam


10:30 - 11:00 – Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 4 : Urban Utopias
Chair : Dominique Caouette, Université de Montréal, Canada
Danielle Labbé, Université de Montréal, Canada: Vietnam’s Red River Delta: An Incipient Mega-Urban Region under Chimeric Regional Planning and Predatory Governance?
Madhav  Badami,  School  of  Urban  Planning  and  McGill  School  of  Environment, McGill University, Montréal, Canada: Presentation : Urbanization in India
Gabriel Fauveaud, Université de Montréal, Canada: The Urban Fabric in South-East Asia: City projects and forced mobilities of population
Samuel Y. Liang, Utah Valley University, Orem, USA: Pragmatic Utopias: Bureaucratic Modernism in Chinese Urbanization


12:30 – 2:00 – Lunch break


2:00 - 3:15 Panel 5 – Human Rights, Women Justice
Chair: Karine Bates, directrice du PRIAS, Université de Montréal
Tamara Relis, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK: Human Rights and Legal Pluralities in Indian and Tibetan Communities in the Himalaya
Hélène Piquet, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada: Women and Access to Justice in China
Livia Holden, Università di Padova, Italia: Women’s Rights in Pakistan: an overview and two case studies


3:15 - 3:45: Coffee Break


3:45 – 5:15: Panel 6 – Biosociality, Biopolitics, and Health Challenges, from the Local to the Global
Chair : Laurence Monnais, directrice du CETASE, Université de Montréal
Robert Peckham, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: ‘Hot-Spot’ – A Genealogy: Notes on the Ecological History of Southeast Asia
Pascale Hancart-Petitet, Institut de Recherche pour le développement (IRD), Vientiane, Laos: From Ethnic Questionings to Methodological Adjustments… To the Production of Scientific Innovations. An Anthropological Journey in Laos
Kavita Sivaramakrishan, Columbia University, New York, USA: A State of Irritation: Framing Cancer and its Political Pathologies in India
Bilkis Vissandjée, Université de Montréal, Canada: Presentation: South Asian diaspora and access to health care in Quebec


5:30 – 7:30  Farewell Cocktail (C-2081)

Détails de l'événement

Event date: Thursday 9 March 2017 08:00 to Friday 10 March 2017 19:30

Location: Université de Montréal, 3150 Jean-Brillant, Pav. Lionel-Groulx, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, salle C3061

Price: Free $

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