Waste in Asia Conference Programme

9-11 June 2016, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Organized by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, Leiden University Hosted by the Garbage Matters Project, Leiden University

Thursday, 9 June (venue: Klein Auditorium, Academiegebouw)
9:00-9:45 Opening & Keynote Address How and Why Waste Matters in Asia: An Economic Point of View
Masanobu Ishikawa, Kobe University
9:45-10:00 SHORT BREAK
10:00-12:00 Session 1 (chair: Stefan Landsberger)
10:00 Why Does ‘Informal’ Waste Collection and Recycling Thrive in Mainland China?
Benjamin Steuer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
10:30 Claiming a Space for Waste: Street Economies of Salvage in Hong Kong
Trang X. Ta, Australian National University
11:00 Senior Garbage Scavengers in Hong Kong
Wingsze Mak, The University of Hongkong
11:30 At the End of the Waste Chain: The Recycling of Solid Waste in Surabaya, Indonesia
Freek Colombijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
12:00-13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00-15:00 Session 2 (chair: Katarzyna Cwiertka)
13:00 The Tale of the Crying Rice: The Role of Unpaid Foodwork and Learning in Food Waste Prevention and Reduction in Indonesian Households
Tammara Soma, University of Toronto
13:30 Shaping the Responsible Consumer: Food Education and Food Waste in Japan
Stephanie Assmann, Hokkaido University
14:00 Time Series of Food Supply and Dietary Intake in Japan
Kohei Watanabe, Teikyo University
14:30 War Against Food Waste in Korea
Won-Chung Kim, Sungkyunkwan University
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30-16:30 Session 3 (chair: Katarzyna Cwiertka)
15:30 Luxurious Locks: Following the Global Indian Waste-Hair Industry
Assa Doron, Australian National University
16:00 Rubbish Dreams: Imperial Memory, Capitalist Waste and Hino Keizō’s Tokyo
Mark Pendleton, University of Sheffield
Friday, 10 June (venue: Lipsius building, room 227)
9:00-10:30 Session 4 (chair: Katarzyna Cwiertka)
9:00 Waste as a Material for Innovative Production: The Case of Taiwan’s Clothes Companies
Claudia Zanardi, King’s College London
9:30 Performativity, Moral Personhood and the Power of Example among Waste Recyclers in Hong Kong
Loretta Ieng Tak Lou, University of Oxford
10:00 ‘Willingness to Pay’ (WTP) for Packaging and Content in Asian Countries
Risa Kojima, Kobe University
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-13:00 Session 5 (chair: Stefan Landsberger)
11:00 With Garbage: The Aesthetics of Hong Kong Waste
Anneke Coppoolse, Lingnan University
11:30 Observing Municipal, Industrial, and Individual Ways in Japan Through Art and Waste in Relation to the Individual ‘Point of View’ and ‘Action’ of Modern Japanese Citizens
Kotaro Nagira, Artist in Residence / Ruhr University Bochum
12:00 Hidden on the Surface: The Image of Waste in Films of Brillante Mendoza
Arthur Joseph Vito Cruz, University of Asia & the Pacific
12:30 Transnational Waste and Environmental Justice: An Ecological Approach to China’s Dakou Generation
Chang Liu, Jilin University
13:00-14:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30-16:00 Session 6 (chair: Assa Doron)
14:30 A Study on the Social Generation of Waste in Sri Lanka
W.M. Dhanapala, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
15:00 Waste as Opportunity?: Negotiating Stigma in Delhi’s Household Waste Collection Economy
Dana Kornberg, University of Michigan
15:30 How Governmental Officials and Local Citizens Value ‘Waste’ Differently
Qingqing Yang, Minzu University
16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17:30 Session 7 (chair: Stephanie Assmann)
16:30 Chinese Attitudes on Food Waste
Hingman Leung, Royal Roads University
17:00 An Emprical Study on Food Waste in Beijing
Shuxi Yin, Hefei University
Saturday, 11 June (venue: Lipsius building, room 148)
9:00-11:00 Session 8 (chair: Freek Colombijn)
9:00 Dalit Labors and the Materiality of Power: Urban Waste and Untouchability in Bangalore, India
Shreyas Sreenath, Emory University
9:30 Informal Waste Pickers and their ‘Right to Waste’ in an Indian City
V. Kalyan Shankar, India China Institute, The New School
10:00 Caste Culture and Waste Circulation
Durgesh Solanki, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
10:30 Recycling Waste: A Cultural Dimension of Waste Management in India
Anju Helen Bara, Central University of South Bihar
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-12:30 Session 9 (chair: Katarzyna Cwiertka)
11:30 From Garbage Disposal to Garbage Healing: A New Ethics in Korean Literatures on Garbage
Chan-Je Wu, Sogang University
12:00 Food Waste and Garbage Poetry, Seoul
Simon C. Estok, Sungkyunkwan University
13:00-14:30 Final Discussion (chair: Assa Doron)