The Rise of Illiberal Politics in Asia

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Friday, November 15th, 2019

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Friday, November 15, 20199:00AM - 5:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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Description

9:00 AM – Welcome and opening remarks by CSK Director Yoonkyung Lee (Sociology, University of Toronto)
Yoonkyung Lee (Sociology, University of Toronto): “The rise of extreme illiberal politics in East Asia: Conceptual propositions”

9:30 AM – Panel 1: Illiberal Politics in China
Chair and discussant: Sida Liu (Sociology, University of Toronto)
Lynette Ong (Political Science, University of Toronto): “Contentious Politics in China under Xi Jinping’s Rule”
Jun Zhang (Geography and Planning, University of Toronto): “The Clash of Liberal Hong Kong and Illiberal Beijing: “One Country, Two Systems” under Fire”

10:50 AM – Coffee break

11:00 AM – Panel 2: Illiberal Politics in Japan
Chair and discussant: Takashi Fujitani (History, University of Toronto)
Nathaniel Smith (East Asian Studies, University of Arizona): “Trolling for the Emperor?: Race, Empire, and Battles on the ‘Multicultural’ Right in Japan”
Sharon Yoon (Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University): “Normalizing Japan’s Far-Right: The Zaitokukai and its Impact on Mainstream Discourse”

12:20 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – Panel 3: Illiberal Politics in South Korea
Chair and discussant: Andre Schmid (East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)
Myungji Yang (Political Science, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa): “The Specter of the Past: Reconstructing Conservative Historical Memory in South Korea”
Taehyun Nam (Political Science, Salisbury University):” Taegeukgi Protests as a Counter Movement?”

3:20 PM – Coffee break

3:30 PM – Panel 4: Illiberal Politics in the Philippines and Thailand
Chair and discussant: Jack Veugelers (Sociology, University of Toronto)
Marco Garrido (Sociology, University of Chicago): “Democracy as Disorder: Democratic Disenchantment among the Middle Class in Metro Manila”
Celso Villegas (Sociology, Kenyon College): “Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines as a Transnational Narrative Trope”
Tyrell Haberkorn (Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison): “What Cannot Be Spoken: Violence and the Monarchy in Thailand”


Speakers

Yoonkyung Lee
Speaker
Director, Centre for the Study of Korea; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Sida Liu
Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Lynette Ong
Speaker
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Jun Zhang
Speaker
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

Takashi Fujitani
Chair
Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

Nathaniel Smith,
Speaker
Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Sharon Yoon
Speaker
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

Andre Schmid
Chair
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Myungji Yang
Speaker
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai'I Mānoa

Taehyun Nam
Speaker
Professor, Political Science Department, Salisbury University

Jack Veugelers
Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Marco Garrido
Speaker
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

Celso Villegas
Speaker
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Kenyon College

Tyrell Haberkorn
Speaker
Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of Korea

Sponsors

Asian Institute


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