Thursday, November 02, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section
See also 01-07, 03-07, and 04-07
Chair: C. Kurt Dewhurst (Michigan State University)
China’s Ethnic Metaculture: Its Power and Weirdness
Katherine Dimmery (Stanford University)
Folklore and the Transformation of Collection Practices
C. Kurt Dewhurst (Michigan State University)
optional discussion time
Seeking to actively join interdisciplinary discussions already underway while prompting new disciplinary ones, these panels bring together a diverse range of folklorists working with the minoritized peoples of the boundary-crossing region known variously as the Southeast Asian Massif or, more controversially, Zomia. Spanning the conventional regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, the region connects Southwest China through parts of Southeast Asia to parts of Northeast India. This set of panels will feature studies grounded in museum research, ethnography, oral history, and ethnopoetics and will include folklorists working among peoples in—but also from—the Southeast Asian Massif.