All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time

Friday, April 16

Introductory Remarks — Yulia Frumer (Johns Hopkins University) | 2:30–2:40pm

Plenary and Q&A — Marta Hanson (Johns Hopkins University) | 2:45-3:45pm

Break | 3:45-4:15pm

Public Health | 4:15-5:30pm

Moderator: Yumi Kim (Johns Hopkins University)

Shenglan Li (Wheaton College)

“Like the Native Trumpeter on a Tiger Hunt”: Nurses and Public Health in Republican China

Yang Li (Princeton University)

Barefoot Doctor’s Magic Bullet: Mass Production of Antibiotics and Expertise Politics in the Cold War China

Loretta Lou (University of Macau/London School of Economics)

From Hygienic Modernity to Green Modernity: Two Modes of Modern Living in Hong Kong Since the 1970s

Wayne Soon (Vassar College)

Biomedical Promises and Health Insurance Realities in the Republic of China, 1960-1995

Yier Xu (Newcastle University)

Constructing Nursing: A Modern Profession for Women

Hideki Yui (Yamanashi University)

A Study of Donor Protection in Donor Conception: The History of Sperm Donation in Japan

Wes Sampias (Johns Hopkins University)

Shaping Public Health: Dogs, Society, and the Kyoto Rabies Outbreak of 1915

Break | 5:30-6pm

Gather Town Reception | 6-7pm

Saturday, April 17

Infrastructure | 9:00-10:00am

Moderator: Juyoung Lee (Johns Hopkins University)

Xiangli Ding (Rhode Island School of Design)

A New Man-Made Disaster: Hydropower Infrastructure in Wartime Southwest China

Yuting Dong (Harvard University)

Concrete Ontologies: Writing a “Concrete” History of the Dam Building in Japan’s Empire in Colonial Northeast China (1905–45)

Yue Liang (SUNY-Binghamton)

Environmental Technologies and Waterscape Infrastructure in Early Communist China

Subodhana Wijeyeratne (Tokyo Women’s Christian University)

Between the Rockets and the Deep Blue Sea: Space Infrastructure and the ‘Fishing Problem’ in Southern Japan, 1960-1990

Seohyun Park (Virginia Tech/Johns Hopkins University)

“Carving Nature Like a Piece of Artwork”: Institutionalization of Hydrological Engineering in Modern South Korea 

Break | 10-10:30am

Systems of Knowledge—Technological | 10:30-11:30am

Moderator: Hyeok Hweon Kang (Johns Hopkins University)

Kyoungjin Bae (Kenyon College)

Export Furniture and Artisanal Translation in Eighteenth-Century Canton

John Hayashi (Harvard University)

Climate and Calamity: Scale and the Science of Cycles in Twentieth-Century Japan

Yoehan Oh (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Database Management Systems: A translocal history of information system software, 1980-2008

Graeme R. Reynolds (Harvard University)

A Typographic Sublime: Discourse on Movable Type in Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910)

Spencer Stewart (University of Chicago)

Learning from China: Chinese Local Knowledge and U.S. Agriculture, 1910s-1940s

Yingchuan Yang (Columbia University)

Study Radio for Revolution: The Making of Amateur Technologists in Socialist China

Yize Hu (Johns Hopkins University)

Systems, not Universal Science: Systems Engineers’ Approaches to Interdisciplinarity in Postwar Japan

Systems of Knowledge—Medical | 4-5pm

Moderator: Sarah Zanolini (Johns Hopkins University)

Hsiao-wen Cheng (University of Pennsylvania)

Drug Market, Environment, and Healing Culture in Song China: A Case Study of Cangzhu (Black Atractylodes Rhizome)

Jingya Guo (Cornell University)

Divinity, (Super)natural Production, and Efficacy: The Medical Imaginary of Pearls in Lu Zhiyi’s (1598-1664) Half Chant of Quadruple Elegance in Materia Medica

Tianyuan Huang (Columbia University)

Navigating the “way of blood”: Interactions of Western medicine and kanpō in imperial Japan and the reconceptualization of a “women’s illness”

Bernhard Leitner (University of Vienna)

The Dissemination of Critical Brains – Comparative Anatomy between Habsburg Austria and the Japanese Empire in the early 20th Century

Alessandro Poletto (Kyoto University)

Court physicians and the taxonomy of healing in premodern Japan: What is ijutsu 医術?

Sarah Yu (University of Pennsylvania)

A Tale of Three Diseases: Kitchen Hygiene in Republican China, 1911—1945

Break | 5-5:30pm

Gather Town | 5:30-7pm