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14-15 April 2015 Programme

Focus Asia

Shopping Asia: the World Consumes Asia, Asia Consumes the World



Tuesday 14 April 2015

9:15-9:30 Symposium Opening Roger Greatrex, Solee Shin

9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech (moderator: Roger Greatrex)

Sherman Cochran  (Cornell University)
“Globalizing from the Periphery: A Historian’s View of Chinese Consumer Culture”

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session I: Production Networks (moderator: Jesper Schlæger)

Tsai-man Ho (Chung Yuan Christian University)
“Growing with/out dependence? Western buyers and their suppliers in Asia”

Gale Raj-Reichert (University of Manchester)
“The electronics industry global production network: implications for labour conditions and labour governance”

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session II: Retail Development (moderator: Jens Sejrup)

Hendrik Meyer-Ohle (National University of Singapore)
“Temples of Consumption: Shopping Malls in Japanese Marketing and Consumer Culture”

Solee Shin (Lund University)
“Asian Retail Revolution and Organization of Korean and Taiwanese Economies”

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Session III: Retail Labor (moderator: Annika Pissin)

Eileen Otis (University of Oregon)
“Worlds of Work in Wal-Mart, China”


Wednesday 15 April 2015

9:15- 11:00 Session IV: Producing and Consuming Fashion (moderator: Solee Shin)

Christina Moon (Parsons The New School for Design)
“Slow Road to Fast Fashion”

Wessie Ling (Northumbria University)
“Making Chinese Fashion in the Transglobal Landscape”

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Session V: Migrant Entrepreneurs (moderator: Sidsel Hansson)

Gabi Dei Ottati (University of Florence)
“A Transnational Fast Fashion District: An Analysis of Chinese Entrepreneurs in an Italian Industrial District”

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Session VI: Asia and Sweden (I) (moderator: Ming Chee Ang)

Lydia Jungmin Choi-Johansson (Linneas University) & Cecilia Cassinger (Lund University)
“Consuming IKEA in Shanghai and Seoul”

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Session VII: Asia and Sweden (II) (moderators: Valentina Dotto & Henry Kröger)

Screening of film “A Sofa for a Samurai” and Q&A with director Jon Thunqvist and editor Kristoffer Hamilton

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About the event


April 14-15, 2015
9:30am- 5:30pm


April 14: Grand Hotel (Sten Broman Salen), Bantorget 1, 222 29 Lund

April 15: AF Borgen (Nya Festsalen), Sandgatan 2, 223 50 Lund


Solee [dot] shin [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

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Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se