CSEAS Digital News Issue 1 – 2022/01/25


CSEAS Digital News Issue 1 – 2022/01/25
Dear friends and colleagues,

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University is pleased to announce the launch of a monthly internal newsletter. This will be sent out on a monthly basis and include updates on activities, research meetings, events, new publications, and podcasts.

January 2022 issue includes:

    1.  Announcements and Highlights
    2. Upcoming Events
    3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press
    4. Podcasts in Japanese: “Book Talk on Asia”
    5. The CSEAS Reading Group: A Special Roundtable Session

Thank you and regards,

The Public Relations Committee, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

1. Announcements and Highlights

・New Guest Research Associate: Nurul Huda Binti Mohd Razif. CSEAS welcomed Nurul Huda Binti Mohd Razif (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow) on December 1, 2021.

・The Library of Congress has included the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (KRSEA) in its collection.

・CSEAS has published No. 79 of the Newsletter.

・CSEAS has published No. 4 of the Japanese Newsletter.

2. Upcoming Events

・SEASIA Emerging Scholars Conversation Series online session
    January 26th, 2022
    15:00- (SG/MNL)
    16:00- (JST).
    More information and RSVP:

    Dr. Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamed (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
    Ms. Miriam Jaehn (Comparative Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore)
    Dr. Ariel C. Lopez (Asian Center, University of the Philippines)
    Dr. Julie Ann Delos Reyes (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)

・Online seminar: Images of Women and Communists in Museum Exhibitions in Thailand*
    January 26th, 2022
    15:00 – 17:30 (JST)
    More information and RSVP:
    *Seminar will be in Thai

・CSEAS Online Seminar on Indonesia*
    January 26th, 2022
    14:30 – 16:30 (Indonesia Time)
    16:30 – 18:30 (JST)
    More information and RSVP:

    1st Presentation: Kawin Anak: Problem Dualisme Hukum Agama dan Hukum Negara di Indonesia?
    Speaker: Lies Marcoes (Rumah KitaB, Indonesia)
    Commentator: Nonaka Yo (Keio University)
    Moderator: Kurniawati H. Dewi (BRIN, Indonesia)

    2nd Presentation:  Islam Indonesia dalam 20 Tahun Terakhir: Sebuah Interpretasi
    Speaker: Ulil Abshar Abadalla (UNUSIA, Indonesia)
    Commentator: Michael Feener (CSEAS, Kyoto University)
    Moderator: Ahmad Suaedy (UNUSIA, Indonesia)

    *Seminar will be in Indonesian

・CSEAS Colloquium: The Evolution of Overseas Chinese Remittances in Nineteenth-Century Singapore: A Macroeconomic View
    Speaker: Atsushi Kobayashi (CSEAS)
    January 27th, 2022
    13:30-15:00 (JST)
    More information and RSVP:

・JST Sakura Science Program Webinar: Voices from Libraries: looking ahead to the post-pandemic era
    February 3rd, 2022
    13:30-15:30 (JST)
    More information and RSVP:

・The 45th Southeast Asia Seminar (Webinar)
    February 18th, 2022
    11:00-18:30 (JST)
    February 19th, 2022
    9:00-12:30 (JST)
    More information and RSVP:

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【New Publication】
・Issue 31 of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, “Myanmar’s Transition Stalled: From Opening to Coup.”
    More information:

【New Publication】
・Vol.10, No.3 of Southeast Asian Studies just published.
    More information:

・Vol.59, No.2 of the Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies will be released on January 31.
    More information:

 4. Podcasts in Japanese: “Book Talk on Asia”

In this program, the Editorial Office, CSEAS will introduce the latest books on Asia twice a month. The authors will be invited to talk about the contents and background of their books.

 5. The CSEAS Reading Group: A Special Roundtable Session

On Friday, 28 January at 4 pm, the CSEAS Reading Group will be holding a special roundtable session in which a number of our colleagues will each present very short (5-minute) ‘introductions’ or ‘invitations’ to a book of their choosing. No reading or preparation is necessary to join the roundtable. We hope this will help encourage broader trans-disciplinary participation in our future sessions and welcome you all to attend!

The lineup includes:

Michael Feener:
Shahab Ahmed. What Is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic. Princeton University Press, 2016.

Mario Ivan Lopez:
Miguel Leon-Portillo. Visión de los vencidos. Relaciones indígenas de la Conquista, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1959.
Miguel Leon-Portillo. The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico. Beacon Press, 2006.

Kisho Tsuchiya:
Masuda Hajimu. Cold War Crucible The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World. Harvard University Press, 2015.

Yoko Hayami:
David Graeber. Debt: The First 5000 Years. Melville House, 2011.

Tomohiro Machikita:
Thomas Piketty. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Capital and Ideology. Harvard University Press, 2020.

Cypri Dale:
Benny Giay. Indigenous Religious Discourse, Socio-political Resistance, and Ethnohistory of the Me of Irian Jaya. VU University Press, 1995.

Ryota Sakamoto:
Michael Lewis. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. W. W. Norton, 2021.

Noboru Ishikawa:
James C. Scott. The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Yale University Press, 2009.

Heriberto Tafoya:
Boaventura de Sousa Santos. The End of The Cognitive Empire: The Coming Age of Epistemologies of the South. Duke University Press, 2018.

Theara Thun:
Thongchai Winichakul. Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation. University of Hawaii Press, 1997.

Julie Ann Delos Reyes:
Timothy Mitchell. Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. Verso, 2011.

Chika Yamada:
Joseph Henrich. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. Princeton University Press, 2018.

 If there are any comments, suggestions, or inquiries, please contact the Public Relations Committee, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
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