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Religious Festivals in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Extension Center, Conference Rooms D and E, University of California, Riverside, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507, 16-18 February 2007


(Free and Open to the Public; Parking $3)
(For more information, contact Patrick Alcedo at patrickalcedo@gmail.com)

16 February (Friday)

8-9		Registration and Coffee 
9-10		Opening Ceremonies
	Welcome Address: Hendrik Maier
	Director, Southeast Asian Text, Ritual, and Performance Program
	Keynote Address: Ricardo Trimillos
	Chair, Department of Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

10-10:30  	Coffee Break

10:30-12 	Panel 1 Chair: Hendrik Maier  
	David Harnish, "Revisiting and Revising the Ancestors: Performing
	Arts, Contestation,  and Negotiating Modernity at the Lingsar
	Festival in Lombok, Indonesia"
	Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

	John Marston, "Buddha-Jayanti in Cambodia"
	El Colegio de México, Mexico City

	Julius Bautista, "The Sinulog Festival's Discursive Underpinnings"
	National University of Singapore, Singapore

	Lunch Break

1:30-3		Panel 2	  Chair: Christina Schwenkel  
	Surapone Virulrak, "Buddhist Religious Festivals in Contemporary
	Thailand"
	Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 	

	Julian Millie, "Religious Celebrations as Narrating Contexts in
	the Era of the Nation-state: an Indonesian Case Study"
	Monash University, Melbourne

	Reinhard Wendt, "From Foreign to Own: Catholic Festivals in the
	Philippines between Colonialism and New Identities"
	Fern Universität, Hagen, Germany

3-3:30 	Coffee Break

3:30-5  	Panel 3   Chair: Sally Ness  
	Mohd Anis Md Nor, "Zapin in Johor, Malaysia: Covert-Overt
	Performance within Religious Festivities"
	University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

	Chua Soo Pong, "Revival of Hokkien Opera and Religious Festival in
	Singapore"
	Chinese Opera Institute, Singapore

	Patrick Alcedo, "Embodied Narratives and Perspectives in a
	Philippine Religious Festival"
	University of California, Riverside

17 February (Saturday)

8-8:30      	Coffee

8:30-10    	Panel 4 Chair: David Biggs  
	Pascal Bourdeaux, "The Nguyán Trung Trá Festival: between the
	Survival of Local Popular Beliefs and their Insertion in the
	National Pantheon of Patriotic Cults"
	Université Paris Sorbonne, France 

	Joy Bai, "Between Implication and Practice: Identity and
	Construction on Gua sa na"
	Australia National University, Canberra

	Basilio Esteban Villaruz, "Street Dance Between Powers in the
	Philippines"
	University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

10-10:30   	Coffee Break

10:30-12  	Panel 5 Chair: Deborah Wong  
	Dadi Darmadi, "Romancing Mecca: Pilgrimage, Piety and the Popular
	Imagination in Indonesia"
	Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

	Tim Pappa, "Festival Al-Banjari: Celebrating the Routine"
	Ohio University, Athens

	Jazmin Llana, "The Santa Cruz Dotoc Tradition: Performing
	Liminality and Hope"
	University of Wales, Aberystwyth

		Lunch Break

1:30-3  	Panel 6 Chair: Justin McDaniel  
	Patrice Ladwig, "Rooting Ethics and Morality in Narrative: The
	Ethics of Giving in Lao Buddhism"		
	Cambridge University, Cambridge

	Scott Johnsen, "Two Forms of Nationalist Appropriation of the
	Balinese 'Great Exorcism' (Taur Agung) Ritual"
	University of Virginia, Charlottesville

3-3:30  	Coffee Break

3:30-5		Panel 7 Chair: Mariam Beevi-Lam  
	Cecilia Dela-Paz, "Poon and Panata: Power, Social Relations and
	Aesthetic Performance in the Religious Sculptures of Lucban,
	Quezon, Philippines"
	University of the Philippines, Diliman

	Norhayati Zakaria and Suryati Shukor, "Unity in Diversity: The
	Role of Cultural Festival as a Tool for Harmonizing Ethnic Groups
	in Malaysia"
	Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah

	Marian Pastor-Roces, "Spaces for Annuling the Secular"
	Cultural Critic and Independent Curator, Manila, Philippines	

7:30-9 		Screening of the documentary film, "A Journey with the
	Ancestors" (about the Sama Dilaut of Sitangkay, Philippines) by
	Fruto Corre, Independent Filmmaker, New York City

18 February 2007 (Sunday)

8-8:30 		Coffee

8:30-10  	Thai Dance Workshop (Fon Leb - Fon Tien, nail dance and
	candle dance) with Surapone Virulrak

10-10:30  	Coffee Break

10:30-11:30  	Business Meeting 

11:30-12 	Final Remarks: Sally Ness
		University of California, Riverside

Lunch Break

1:00-5  	Fieldtrip for conference speakers at the "Tet Festival" in
		Orange County
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