(Schedule updated June 12, 2018)
Panel sessions are held at the Maeder Hall Auditorium, the symposium main venue, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:30am – 9:00am | Check-in and Coffee

9:00am – 9:20am | Welcome

Opening remarks by Andrea Immel (Cotsen Children’s Library) and Mingquan Wang (Ocean University of China)
Performance by YingHua International School students

9:25am – 10:50am | Evaluation, Gatekeeping, and Criticism of Children’s Literature

Chair: Deborah Stevenson

Bridges and Challenges: What Makes for Excellence in Juvenile Nonfiction
Marc Aronson

A Theoretical Conception of the Value System of Chinese Children’s Literature Criticism
Lifang Li (李利芳)

Bypassing the Gatekeepers in an Age of Obsolescence: How the Democratization of the Online World Both Aids and Challenges the Work of Children’s Literature Experts
Betsy Bird

10:50am – 11:05am | Break

11:05am – 12:30pm | Paratextual Readings of Children’s Literature and Media

Chair: Sin Wen Lau

Marketing Chinese Children’s Authors in an Age of Celebrity
Frances Weightman (蔚芳淑)

A Chinese Literary Story on Disney DVDs: A Comparison of the Paratexts in the Chinese and American Versions of The Secret of the Magic Gourd
Xiru Du (杜夕如)

Mindfulness, Picture Books, and Global Cultural Flows: From “Peaceful Piggy” to “和平小豬”
Natasha Heller (賀耐嫻)

12:30pm – 1:40pm | Lunch Break

1:40pm – 3:30pm | National Children’s Literature and Border Crossing

Chair: Shiming Chen

A Comparison of the Image of the Child in Chinese and Western Traditions: the Emergence of Children’s Literature
Ziqiang Zhu (朱自强)

The Transformation of Aesop’s Fables: A Case Study of Literary Adoption and Adaptation for Chinese Children
Limin Bai

Transcultural Modernity in Children’s Literature: A Rereading of Lu Xun’s Translation of “Little Johannes”
Yan Xu (徐妍)

Assimilation and Divergence: The Soviet Influence on Chinese Children’s Literature (1949-1966)
Wei Zheng (郑伟)

3:30pm – 3:45pm | Coffee Break

3:45pm – 5:35pm | Translation, Transformation, and Cultural Brokers

Chair: Frances Weightman

Being a Translator: Crazy but True (作一名翻译者:十万个为什么)
Helen Wang (汪海岚)

Re-creating the Folk Language Style in English Translations of Chinese Children’s Literature: A Case Study of Cao Wenxuan’s Bronze and Sunflower
Derong Xu (徐德荣) & Yawen Fan (范雅雯)

The Invisible Manipulation of Power: The Gender of the Translator
Chia-Hui Hsing (幸佳慧)

Becoming Japanese: Translation in the Works of Studio Ghibli
Camila Zorrilla Tessler

Friday, June 15, 2018

8:30am – 9:00am | Coffee

9:00am – 10:25am | Comparative Readings of International Children’s Literature

Chair: Andrea Immel

“It’s Lucky the Earth is Round”: Shel Silverstein, Ren Rong Rong, and Poetic Embodiment
Angela Sorby & Ning Yang

A Comparative Study of the Undead Characters in Tang Tang’s Ghost Series and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series
Aiping Nie (聂爱萍)

From Street to Family to Nation in Three Mid-Century International Novels
Claudia Nelson

10:25am – 10:40am | Break

10:40am – 12:05am | Migrants, Migrating Values, and New Homes

Chair: Limin Bai

Translating Guai across Borders: Interrogating the Notion of the “Good” Child in Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation
Shih-Wen Sue Chen (陳詩雯) & Sin Wen Lau (刘馨雯)

Border Crossing in Dorris Shelton Still’s Sue in Tibet
Anne Morey

Troping the Territory of Home in an Age of Globalization: New Realities and Representations of Home in Chinese Children’s Literature
Chengcheng You (尤呈呈)

12:05am – 1:20pm | Lunch Break

1:20pm – 2:20pm | Professional Intermediaries Between Children and Literacy: Expert Demonstrations

Hands-On, Minds-On by Dana Sheridan
Kamishibai by Tara M. McGowan

This program is held at the Cotsen Children’s Library in Firestone Library. Due to room capacity, please RSVP on the registration form.

2:40pm – 4:50pm | Visuals, Interactions, and Agentive Children

Chair: Lifang Li

Children’s Responses to the Interactivity of Storybook Apps
Cristina Aliagas

Text as a Visual Element and the Temporal Narration of Picture Books
Tongwei Qi (齐童巍)

A Study of Preschoolers’ Responses to Picture Books That Subvert Gender Stereotypes
Junnan Zhou (周俊男) & Chien-Ju Chang (张鑑如)

Theatre in Education and Teachers’ Personal Development
Shiming Chen (陈世明)

App Authors: Coding Outside the Educational Box
Deborah Stevenson

4:50pm – 5:05pm | Coffee Break

5:05pm – 5:30pm | Closing Remarks

5:45pm | Dinner at the Prospect House Tap Room

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Post-symposium activities

11:00am – noon | Viewing of Chinese treasures in the collection of the Cotsen Children’s Library

1:30pm – 4:30pm | Tour of the Grounds for Sculpture (weather permitting)