Colonial/Postcolonial Law in Asia and the Pacific

Faculty and Early Career Scholar Workshop 5/9/11

Overview:  This one-day workshop is open to a limited group of faculty and graduate students who have committed to read a series of papers and who have been invited to provide critical comments to participating scholars.

Program Chair: Nancy Buenger, Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Sponsors: The East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Institute for Legal Studies.


8:30-9:00 Coffee and Conversation

9:00 Welcome and Introductions: Nancy Buenger, Law & Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin Law School.

9:00-9:45 A Legitimate Affair: British Singapore’s Colonial Court and Interracial Intimacy by Tamara Loos, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University.

9:45-10:30 Laws of Marriage and Divorce Governing Arabs Within the British Straits Settlements by Nurfadzilah Yahaya, PhD Candidate, Princeton University.

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-11:35 Burdens of Belonging: Indigeneity and the Re-Founding of Aotearoa New Zealand by Miranda Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

11:35 Break for walk to lunch

12:00 Lunch for workshop participants and invited guests: Husnus, 547 State Street.

1:30-2:15 Colonial Customary Law and Modern Korean Jurisprudence by Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Professor, St. Cloud State University.

2:15-3:00 The Solvency of China in Early American Internationalism by Jedidiah J. Kroncke, Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow, Harvard.

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:15 Consent, Constitution, and American Colonialism: The Philippine Assembly’s Quest for Power, 1907-1913 by Anna Leah Fidelis T. Castañeda, Research Associate, Harvard Law School, East Asian Legal Studies Program.

4:15-5:00 Home Rule: Equitable Justice in Progressive Chicago and the Philippines by Nancy Buenger.

5:00 Adjourn

7:00 Dinner for workshop participants and invited guests:
Chautara, 334 State Street.

Link to Papers: (This is a password-protected moodle page; access is limited to workshop participants.)

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