Carroll, William. "J-Horror: Origins and Aesthetics." Webinar. Prince Takamado Japan Centre, University of Alberta. 2023.

Carroll, William. "Suzuki Seijun and Nikkatsu Studios." Colloquium Series. Yale University. New Haven, CT. February 2023.

Carroll, William. "Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema." Book Talk. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL. January 2023.

Davis, Walter. “Culture in Common: Contributions of the Shanghai Artist and Businessman Wang Yiting (1867-1938) to Sino-Japanese Artistic Collaboration and Cultural Exchanges of the 1920s and 30s.” University of Alberta East Asian Studies-Economics Joint Symposium on Chinese Economy and Society, University of Alberta. 10 March 2023.

Davis, Walter. “Japan’s Calligraphy Performance Kōshien, Where Fish Become Dragons.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2023 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 17 March 2023.


Aoki, Hiromi, & Takei, Naoko. “Teachers’ Professional Development through a Collaborative Project.” The 25th Japanese Language Education Symposium in Europe. Leiden University, August 2022.

Carroll, William. "Nikkatsu Action and Suzuki Seijun." Invited Lecture. Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. November 2022.

Carroll, William. "Obayashi Nobuhiko and Cinephilia in Japan's Post-Studio Era." Workshop Presentation. Yale University. New Haven, CT. September 2022.

Carroll, William. “Occult Cinephilia: Film as Medium of Communicating with the Spiritual World in J-Horror.” Conference Paper. Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference. Honolulu, March 2022.

Fried, Daniel. “Sea Routes and Song Editions: Print as Export Commodity.” Conference paper. Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature. Taipei, June 2022.

Fried, Daniel. “Sinology and the Sinograph.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, October 2022.

Fried, Daniel. “唐宋時期的精英印刷與草根印刷” [Tang-Song Period Elite Printing and Grassroots Printing]. Invited lecture. National Central Library. Taipei, June 2022.

Fried, Daniel. “Towards a New Script Studies.” World Association of Chinese Studies Annual Conference. Berlin, August 2022.

Fried, Daniel. “Toward a New Script Studies in Sinology.” Keynote address. World Association for Chinese Studies. Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, August 2022.

Li, Xiaoting. "A multimodal analytical approach to Chinese interaction" Invited talk. International Multimodal Communication Centre Seminar, Oxford University, June 2022.

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. Distancing Grief: Reading Zhang Er’s Poetry of Ritual and Remembrance to Cope with the Pandemic. Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. 台灣戒嚴末日「曝光小說」:李喬及80年代初期台灣的「亡靈政治」 [Fiction of Exposure in the Last Days of Taiwan’s Martial Law: Necropolitics in Li Qiao and the Early 1980]. 李喬文學,文化與族群論述國際學術研討會 [An International Conference on the Literature, Cultural and Ethnic Discourse of Li Qiao]. National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Oeuvre as Trans-Cultural Resource. Public Lecture and Dialogue. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. It’s Really Nothing: Absurdity, Abyss, and Absence in Contemporary Sinophone Poetry. Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference. (Panel organizer and presenter.)

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. Mo Yan’s Tale of Multivalent Ritual: Filiality, Karma, and Reincarnation in Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out. Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC (Remote). (Session Organizer and Presenter.)

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. Pooches, Foxes, Pigs, Oxen, and Donkeys: Kinship and Rituals of Narrative in Mo Yan’s Fiction. Public Lecture, Rutgers University Center for Chinese Studies (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2022. Taiwan Literature Series 3-day Workshop. University of Alberta. Workshop organizer and presenter.

Quinter, David. “Lived Religion in Japan.” Panel Organizer and Respondent. American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting, Denver, November 2022.


Aoki, Hiromi, Arimori, Jotaro, Gillard, Yoriko, Mukai, Yoichi, Roberts, Seiko, Takei, Naoko, & Tanaka, Kaori. “Nihongo Kikusasaizu: web-based audiovisual resource for teaching and learning Japanese.” Annual Conference for the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education. University of Alberta, August 2021.

Carroll, William. “J-Horror and Contemporary Japanese Cinephile Culture.” Conference Paper. Horror in the Archives, Society for Cinema & Media Studies Scholarly Interest Group Conference. Online, May 2021.

Davis, Walter. “Interactivity of a Chinese Handscroll.” For The Interactive Project, University of Alberta, 6 October 2021.

Davis, Walter. “The Yugen Painting Society and Sinitic Artistic Expression in Japan in the 1920s.” For the panel “Fluid Horizons: Chinese Art in a Global Perspective,” Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference, held online and hosted by Baylor University and Oklahoma State University, 18 March 2021.

Fried, Daniel. “American Cultural Conservatism and the Structure of Comparative Literature.” Keynote address. Foreign Literature Forum, Central China Normal University. Wuhan, China (Remote), November 2021.

Fried, Daniel. “Su Shi’s Poetry Trial and 11th Century Print Culture.” Conference paper. Modern Language Association. Seattle (Remote), January 2021.

Li, Xiaoting. "Beyond a filler—the uses of nage shenme ‘that what’ in managing progressivity and solidarity in Mandarin conversation" Invited talk. International Symposium “Perspectives of Interactional Linguistic Research”, University of Potsdam, March 2021.

Li, Xiaoting. "Click-initiated self-repair in changing the trajectory of actions-in-progress" Colloquium talk. English Research Colloquium, University of Heidelberg, July 2021.

Li, Xiaoting. “Language—Body Interface and Chinese Language Studies” Keynote talk. 4th International Conference on Interactional Linguistics and Chinese Language Studies, Capital Normal University Beijing, April 2021.

Li, Xiaoting. “Multimodal constructions in Mandarin interaction” Invited talk. Interactional Linguistics Theory and Methods Symposium, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, December, 2021.

Li, Xiaoting. “Uses of nage shenme ‘that what’ in Mandarin conversation” Conference talk. International Pragmatics Association Conference, Switzerland, June 2021.

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. The Commodification of Imagination and its Utopian Transcendence in Chen Yingzhen’s Narratives of Corporate Culture.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. The Dialectical Vision of Chen Yingzhen and Global Capitalism. Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. The Effects of Migration on the Persistence and Revitalization of Indigenous Languages.” Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Remote), (Co-Organizer and Chair).

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. Placing Translation in World Literature and Humanistic Endeavors: A Question of Reading, Writing, and Recognition.” Translation Now! 2021 Symposium, Tulsa Artist Fellowship (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. Political Oppression and the Family: The Concept of “Filiality” as a Healing Mechanism in Postwar China and Taiwan.” The 2021 Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Trinity College (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2021. Thinking the Republic of China: Reflections on Yang Rur-bin's 楊儒賓 In Praise of 1949.” The Global Sinology Forum, Taiwan National Sun Yat-sen University (Remote).

Quinter, David. “Localizing and Delocalizing: Eison’s Performance of the Shōtoku Taishi Cult.” Invited Lecture. Presented at “The Prince Shōtoku Cult in Local Contexts: Part 2,” International Online Workshop Series on Pre-modern Japanese Religions, February 2021.


Fried, Daniel. “Deconstructing Liezi’s Robot: Transhumanism, Daoism, and Early Chinese Medical Discourse.” Conference paper. Modern Language Association. Seattle, January 2020.

Fried, Daniel. “Song Art Prints from a Print Culture Perspective,” Conference paper. World Association for Chinese Studies. Witten University, Germany (Remote), August 2020.

Li, Xiaoting. “Multimodality, Sequence, and Assessment” Invited talk. School of International Relations Speaker Series, Sichuan Foreign Studies University, China, May 2020.

Li, Xiaoting. “Uses of interpersonal touch in conversational jokings.” Invited talk. International Society for Gesture Studies—Hong Kong Online Seminar Series, City University of Hong Kong, April 2020.

Lupke, Christopher. 2020. American Literary Translators Association, Bilingual Reading: Xiao Kaiyu’s A Letter from Allen Ginsburg and Other Poems (Remote).

Lupke, Christopher. 2020. The Entrepreneurial Humanist: A Leadership Seminar (Neal Lester and Christopher Lupke). 2020 MAPS Leadership Institute on The Public Humanities (Remote).

Quinter, David. “Eison and the Cult of Founders in Medieval Japan: On the Construction of Narrative and Material Selves.” Invited Lecture. Presented at “Esoteric Buddhism and East Asian Society,” University of British Columbia, March 2020.


Aoki, Hiromi. “From grammar to action-oriented: Development of a new curriculum for the intermediate-level Japanese course.” Annual Conference for the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education. University of Victoria, August 2019.

Carroll, William. "Encountering the Unforeseen: Improvising the Future of Japanese Cinema." Conference Paper. Kinema Club Conference XIX. Ann Arbor, November 2019.

Carroll, William. “The Virus of Viewing: J-Horror as Interactive Media Theory." Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Seattle, March 2019.

Fried, Daniel. “Conservative Modernizers: The Critical Review Group.” Conference paper. Association for Asian Studies. Denver, March 2019.

Fried, Daniel. “Illustration and Epistemology in Song Medical Texts.” Conference paper. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. El Paso, October 2019.

Fried, Daniel. “Print Culture and Canonization of Medical Literature in the Northern Song.” Conference paper. International Comparative Literature Association. Macao, August 2019.

Fried, Daniel. “宋代《黄帝内经》的诠释与初期印刷文化” [Song Huangdi Neijing Interpretation and Early Print Culture]. Conference paper. Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature. Changsha, July 2019.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. (Anti)Filial Chiasmus in Two Texts from Taiwan: Wang Wenxing’s Family Catastrophe and Bai Xianyong’s Crystal Boys,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Chicago.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Filial Networks in Wang Anyi’s Baotown. Invited Lecture, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Five Steps to Creating a Successful Humanities Summer Institute,” Round Table Presentation at the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes Annual Meeting, Dublin.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Soseki’s Excursion into the Split Subject and Translations Rescue of the Humanities, Sterling Keynote Lecture, Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Conference, El Paso, TX.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Pacing the Ineffable Void of Avant-Garde: Zhou Mengdie, Language, and Spirit, Western Conference of the AAS, Annual Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Post-Misty Chinese Poetry and the Aesthetics of Translated Modernity, Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Biennial Conference, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Presenting Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Mutilated Testimony: Hou Hsiao-hsien Uses Cinema Aesthetics to Illustrate Taiwan’s Political History.” Invited Lecture, University of Pittsburgh.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. Recuperating Repressed Voices in Modern Chinese Literature: Four Literary Examples. MLA International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. What Can Digital Humanities Tell Us about Filiality in Modern Chinese Studies?” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Chicago.

Lupke, Christopher. 2019. What Makes a Tradition: Yang Mu’s Poetic Conversations with the Past. International Conference Celebrating the 80th Birthday of the Poet Yang Mu. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.


Davis, Walter. “For the Refined Perusal of the Master of the Pavilion of Moving Sentiment: Chinese Calligraphic Inscriptions at Japan’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Museum.” Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 14 October 2018.

Davis, Walter. “Motoyama Hikoichi (1853-1932) and Japanese Sinophile Culture: Practices, Publications, and Social Contexts.” Ishibashi (Bridgestone) Foundation International Symposium “Modern Japanese Art and China,” University of California, San Diego, USA, November 2-4, 2018.

Fried, Daniel. “Slicing the Satchel of Fiction: Baoyu’s ‘Misreading’ of Zhuangzi 10.” Conference paper. Rocky Mountain Modern Literature Association. Cheyenne, October 2018.

Fried, Daniel. “Song Print Culture and the Development of the Shihua Genre.” Conference paper. Modern Language Association. January 2018, New York.

Fried, Daniel. “Wheelwright Pian as Renegade Mohist.” Conference paper. Reconsidering Chinese Literature in the World: Conference in Honor of Stephen Owen. Harvard University, May 2018

Lupke, Christopher. 2018. Homosociality, Heteronormativity, and the Problematic of Filiality in Fiction from Taiwan, Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Conference, Cheyenne, WY.

Lupke, Christopher. 2018. Migration, Transnationality, and Filiality in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A Time to Live, A Time to Die. Invited Lecture, Michigan State University.

Lupke, Christopher. 2018. Portable Values: Mainland Migration to Taiwan, Chinese Values, and the Reconstitution of Community (or not). Invited Lecture, Chinese Migratory Realities: A Summer Institute. University of Calgary, Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, University of Alberta.

Lupke, Christopher. 2018. A Tale of Two Historical Moments: Revisiting Taiwan’s February 28th Massacre in the Post-Martial Law Era,” Invited Lecture, University of Calgary.

Quinter, David. “Performing Icons and Bodies: Chōgen, Kujō Kanezane, and the Restoration of the Tōdaiji Great Buddha.” Public Talk. Presented at the Asian Studies Brown Bag Series, Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research, University of Alberta, November 2018.

Quinter, David. “Monkan, Mañjuśrī, and the Three-Deity Combinatory Rites.” Invited Lecture. Presented at “La lignée de Tachikawa et Monkan: Repenser l’hérésie dans le Japon médiéval,” Tōyō Bunko (Tokyo, Japan), January 2018.


Davis, Walter. “Wang Yiting’s Picturing of Tradition in the 1920s and 1930s.” Presentation for the graduate seminar of Prof. Kuiyi Shen, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, 9 October 2017.

Fried, Daniel. “Song Print Culture and the Origins of the Chinese Novel.” Conference paper. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. October 2017, Spokane.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Ambience, Acousmatics, and Asyncronicity: The Tortuous Role of Music in the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien. Biennial Conference of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Cinematic Audiophilia: Disorganizing Autoscopic Regimes in the Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien. Invited Lecture, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. The Everyday Practice of Philosophy in Modern Chinese Literature: Aporias in the Discourse on Ritual and Filiality. International Symposium on Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. The Evolution of Music in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Cinema. (Presenter and Session Organizer), Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. The Illusion of Progress in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Cinema of Modern Dystopia. Invited Lecture, University of Utah.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. An Invited Reading of the Poetry of Xiao Kaiyu. Middlebury College Chinese School.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Intermediality and the Evolution of Music in the Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien. (Presenter and Panel Organizer), Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. The Intertwined Fate of Visuality and Music in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Films. Keynote Speech at Taiwan Cinema and Cultural Dynamics, A Symposium to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Center at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. A Reading of the Poetry of Xiao Kaiyu. American Literary Translators Association, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Reflections on Contemporary Chinese Poetry and Translation: A Reading, Discussion, and Open Forum. Vermont Studio Center, (Organizer and presenter).

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Textual Repetition and Community Construction in Bai Xianyong’s Crystal Boys. 80th Birthday Celebration Symposium on Bai Xianyong, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Quinter, David. “Mantras for the Masses: The Saidaiji Order and the Spread of Kōmyō Shingon Practices in Medieval Japan.” Invited Lecture. Presented at the Kyoto Lectures, École Française d’Extrême-Orient (Kyoto, Japan), October 2017.

Quinter, David. “Mobilizing the Mantra of Light: The Lives and Afterlives of Rosters in Saidaiji Order Kōmyō Shingon Practices.” Conference Paper. Presented in panel on “Modest Materialities: The Social Lives and Afterlives of Sacred Things,” European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2017.

Quinter, David. “Eison no Monju shinkō: Shiryō to hōhōron ni kansuru ichi kōsatsu” 叡尊の文殊信仰: 史料と方法論に関する一考察 (Eison’s Mañjuśrī Faith: A Reflection on Sources and Methodology). Invited Lecture. Presented at “Gaikokujin kenkyūin happyōkai” 外国人研究員発表会 (Foreign Research Scholars Symposium), Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo, April 2017.