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45th Annual Council for Thai Studies
Friday, November 10, 2017
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration and welcome
1:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Fictions of Diversity – Hjorleifur Jonsson, Arizona State U
Tai Groups’ Social Network: The Traditional and the Present (Case Study on Tai Groups in the Northeast of Vietnam) – Hoang Thi Le Thao & Ly Viet Truong, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
The Role of Thai Women in the Circulation of Traditional Culture in Some Mountainous Provinces of Northern Vietnam – Thanh Huyen, Pham Thi & Nguyen Thi Thuy Huong, Hanoi U of Education
Global Processes and Local Lives: A View from a Shan Household in Rural Thailand – Nicola Tannenbaum – Lehigh U
2:20 – 2:35 p.m.
Coffee/ tea break
2:35 – 3:35 p.m.
Panel 1: Lanna-ism(s) – past, present and future
! Paper #1: Constructing Lan Na: Dara Rasami’s Role in Creating “Lan Na-ness” in Chiang Mai, 1910-1933 – Leslie A. Woodhouse, U of San Francisco
! Paper #2: The Future of the Urban Past: History and Heritage in the Heart of Chiang Mai – Taylor M. Easum, U of Wisconsin
! Paper #3: Place and Celebration in the Murals of Northern Thailand – Rebecca S. Hall, Santa Monica College
3:35 – 5:00 p.m.
! Changing Landscape and Sacred Myth: Ethnoarchaeology of the Naga in the Northern Thailand – Piyawit Moonkham, Washington State U
! Thainess: A Culture of Casual Discrimination – Surada Chundasutathanakul, Suan Dusit U, Thailand
! Neo-Colonialism in American Musicals: A Case Study of The King and I – Natalie Tantisirirat, U of Michigan
! The Under-Navel Matter: Sexuality as Folk Aesthetics in Luk Thung Music – Nattapol Wisuttipat, Kent State U
5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Welcome speech by Royal Thai Consul General Thanee Saengrat
5:15- – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome reception & ALC 70th anniversary celebrations Performances by the Thai Tourism Authority, Los Angeles
Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote speech – Prof. Dr. Anan Ganjanapan, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Nation, Ethnos, and Empire: Thailand in Greater East Asia – Sean Cronan, Cornell U
A Study of the Overseas Chinese Business Strategy in Thailand: “How do they use the Network Exchange Game to Mitigate Market Uncertainties?” and further Application – Kamolnich Swasdiphanich, Ministry of Finance, Thailand
Saving the Nation or Smashing One’s Own Rice Pot: Thai Airline Employees and the Bangkok Airport Occupations of 2008 – Jane M. Ferguson, Australian National U
Who Owns Ban Chiang?: The Discovery, Collection and Repatriation of Ban Chiang Ceramics – Melody Rod-ari, Loyola Marymount U
11:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
To the Buddha’s Footprint: Conveying Phu’s Poetry in Translation – Anothai Kaewkaen, Washington U, St. Louis, Missouri
The Movement of Thai Left-Wing Writers in the 1950s: Its Emergence and Development – Artit Srijan, Pranakorn Rajabhat U, Thailand
The Russian Revolution in the Eyes of a Thai Royal – Jeffrey Shane, Ohio U
M.L. Boonlua Speaks: The Military Should not be Involved in Politics: A Critical Review of Thutiyawiset – John Hartmann, Northern Illinois U
12:35 – 1:35 p.m.
1:35 – 2:35 p.m.
Thailand’s Military: Ideology and Sense of Mission – Paul Chambers & Napisa Waitoolkiat, Naresuan U, Thailand
Absence Proliferates Accounts: The Case of the Removal of the 1932 Revolution Plaque – Penchan Phoborisut, California State U-Fullerton
Mothering the Nation: Gendered Nationalism and Patriotic Patriarchy – Kanjana Thepboriruk, Northern Illinois U
2:35 – 3:35 p.m.
Decoding the Mysterious Siamese Music in the seventeenth century French Account and the Matter of Historical Siamese Tuning – Jittapim Yamprai, U of Northern Colorado
Using Pleng Diaw to Teach Style: Examining the Pedagogy of the “Solo Repertoire” of Thai Classical Music – Benjamin Pongtep Cefkin, U of Colorado, Boulder
Interpersonal Relationships of Thai Classical Music Teaching and Learning after Institutionalization – Hei Ting Wong, U of Pittsburgh
3:35 – 3:50 p.m.
3:50 – 4:50p.m.
Panel 2: UCLA’s Thai Musical Heritage: Sixty Years of Performance, Recording, and cultural Exchange
Paper #1: UCLA’s Thai Musical Instrument Collection from Acquisition in 1960 to Restoration in 2015 – Helen Rees, UCLA
Paper #2: The Journeys of the Thai Musical Instrument Collection at UCLA: The Restoration Project since 2015 – Supeena Insee Adler, UCLA
Paper #3: Bangkok in Los Angeles: Ritual, Cultural Heritage, and Innovation – Deborah Wong, UC Riverside
4:50 – 5:00 p.m.
Accommodations and Lodging
Below, is a list of accommodations both affiliated and unaffiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles. Please try to book accommodations as soon as possible, as space is limited. We also encourage you to try to reach out to family and friends in the area to mitigate accommodation expenses.
UCLA Affiliated Lodging:
- UCLA Guest House (on campus)
○ Website: http://guesthouse.ucla.edu/
○ Average Price Per Night: $199 – 219 (taxes not included) ● UCLA Luskin Conference Center (on campus)
○ Website: http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/reserve/ ○ Average Price Per Night: $259 – 279 (taxes not included)
- UCLA Tiverton House
○ Website: http://tivertonhouse.ucla.edu/
○ Average Price Per Night: $199 – 279 (taxes not included)
Non-Affiliated Hotels: ● Claremont Hotel:
○ Website: http://www.claremonthotelwestwood.com ○ Average Price Per Night: $126
○ Claremont Hotel is in a walking distance to UCLA ● Hilgard House:
○ Website: http://www.hilgardhouse.com/ ○ Average Price Per Night: $198
○ This hotel is in a walking distance to UCLA.
- Royal Palace Westwood: $189 – 219 (taxes not included) ○ Website: http://www.royalpalacewestwood.com/
○ Average Price Per Night: $189 – 229 (taxes not included) ○ This hotel is in a walking distance to UCLA.
- Hotel Angeleno:
○ Website: http://www.hotelangeleno.com/
○ Average Price Per Night: $239 – 359 (taxes not included) ○ Hotel Angeleno provides a free shuttle to UCLA
You may also try checking Airbnb in the surrounding Westwood area. Below is a link with preset parameters for apartments near the UCLA campus.