CSEAS Digital News Issue 4 – 2022/4/27 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 4 – 2022/4/27


CSEAS Digital News Issue 4 – 2022/4/27

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Center for Southeast Asian Area 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.

April 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. Past Events

Thank you and regards,
The Public Relations Committee, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

1. Announcements and Highlights

【APRIL Get Together】
The monthly welcome and farewell party, Get Together, will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. This time it will be held onsite at the Research Commons (a room on the 1st floor of East building). Please join us and have an opportunity to enjoy small talks.
Venue: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/researchcommons/

・New Guest Research Associate: Carlos Piocos. CSEAS welcomed Carlos Piocos (Guest Scholar) on March 8, 2022.
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/staff/carlos-piocos/

・New Guest Research Associate: Benjamas Kumsueb. CSEAS welcomed Benjamas Kumsueb (Guest Research Associate) on March 28, 2022.
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/staff/benjamas-kumsueb/

・New Guest Research Associate: Patrick McCormick. CSEAS welcomed Patrick Andrew McCormick (Visiting Research Scholar) on April 1, 2022.
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/staff/patrick-mccormick/

【Interview】 “The Best of Worlds: An Interview with Caroline Hau” (Interviewer: Takamichi Serizawa)

A CSEAS interview with Caroline Hau: Why Southeast Asian Studies matters for the Age of China’s Increasing Power in the World. Come and learn Hau’s life and works.
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/tanken-tai/inteview-hau/

2. Upcoming Events

・The 8th CSEAS Online Seminar on Indonesia*

April 27th, 2022
14:30 – 16:30 (Indonesia Time)
16:30 – 18:30 (JST)
More information and RSVP: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/event/20220427/
1st Presentation: From Jakarta to Nusantara: Prospects and Challenges
Speaker: Yanuar Nugroho (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Driyakarta School of Philosophy, University of Manchester)
Commentator: Wahyu Prasetyawan (Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University)
Moderator: Arai Kenichiro (Asia University, Japan)

2nd Presentation: Indonesian Post-Pandemic Politics: Electoral Dynamics by 2024
Speaker: Burhanuddin Muhtadi (Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indikator, LSI, ISEAS-Yusoh Ishak Institute)
Commentator: Kawamura Koichi (IDE-Jetro, Japan)
Moderator: Honna Jun (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

*Seminar will be in Indonesian

・The 14th International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS14) “Thailand at a Global Turning Point”
April 29 – May 1, 2022
Keynote Speakers:
Akira Suehiro (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo) “Thailand’s Alternatives: Modernization, Thailand 4.0, and Social Justice”
Kasian Tejapira (Professor, Thammasat University) “Disguised Republic & Virtual Absolutism: Two inherent conflicting tendencies in the Thai Constitutional Monarchy”
Saichol Sattayanurak (Professor Emeritus, Chiang Mai University) “The Thai Middle Class and Affective Conservative Ideology”
More information: https://icts14.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

・CSEAS Reading Group online session
May 27, 2022, 4 pm –
Book title: Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller. How Things Count as the Same: Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. Oxford University Press, 2018. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190888718.001.0001/oso-9780190888718
Moderator: Michael Feener
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88211713134?pwd=RGhYNk8rREJWTWRsQzUxd0NOVDVwZz09
Meeting ID: 882 1171 3134
Passcode: kyoto

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【New Article】

・Emiko Kato, Taizo Wada, Mayumi Hirosaki, Mai Tatsuno, Kiichi Hirayama, Michiko Fujisawa, Yumi Kimura, Yasuko Ishimoto, Mitsuhiro Nose, Kiyohito Okumiya, Kozo Matsubayashi, Ryota Sakamoto, 2022, “Gynecological aspects as a component of comprehensive geriatric assessment: A study of self-rated symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse among community-dwelling elderly women in Japan,” Maturitas 157: 34-39.
More information: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.10.013

【New Article】
・Atushi Kobayashi, 2022, “Asia’s Silver Absorption through the Triangular Settlement System, 1846–1870,” The Journal of Economic History (online version, printed in Vol. 82 (2)).
More information: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050722000092

・“The Best of Worlds: An Interview with Caroline Hau” (Interviewer: Takamichi Serizawa).
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/tanken-tai/inteview-hau/

【New Publication】

・Yoshihiro Nakanishi and Tatsuki Kataoka (eds.), CSEAS Beginner’s Guide to Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS, 2022) (in Japanese).
More information: https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/syogakusya/syogakusya/

【New Publication】
・Yasuyuki Nagafuchi, translated by Alan Gleason, Bali and Hinduism in Indonesia: The Institutionalization of a Minority Religion (Kyoto Area Studies on Asia 28, Kyoto University Press, Trans Pacific Press, 2022).
More information: https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyoto-area-studies-on-asiaenglish-28_nagafuchi/

・Vol.11, No.1 of Southeast Asian Studies will publish on 28th April 2022.
More information: https://englishkyoto-seas.org/2022/04/vol-11-no-1-of-southeast-asian-studies/

【New Issue】
・CSEAS Newsletter in Japanese No.5 (2021)
More information: https://newsletter.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/jp/05/index.html

【New Issue】Japan-ASEAN Transdisciplinary Studies Working Paper Series (TDWPS)
・No.16 Chika Yamada and Youdiil Ophinni, Psychotherapy Co-provision by Peers and Healthcare Workers for Substance Use Disorders in Indonesia.
More information: https://doi.org/10.14989/TDWPS_16

・No. 17 Julie Ann de los Reyes, Power on the Grid: Understanding Coal Lock-in and Regime Resistance in Philippine Energy Transition.
More information: https://doi.org/10.14989/TDWPS_17

【New Issue】CIRAS Discussion Paper Series
・No. 116 Kyota Yamada and Masayuki Yanagisawa (eds.), Digital Technology Mediated Integration of Area Study and Design Study.

【New Article】
・TRENDSETTERS column “Through Thick and Thin: The Solidarity of the Crown and Capitalists in the Face of Thai Protests,” by Puangchon Unchanam in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on 1 April 2022.
More information: https://kyotoreview.org/issue-32/through-thick-and-thin-the-solidarity-of-the-crown-and-capitalists-in-the-face-of-thai-protests/

【New Book】
・Jason A. Carbine, Erik W. Davis (eds.), Sīmās: Foundations of Buddhist Religion. University of Hawai‘i Press, 2022. (Satoru Kobayashi: Contributor, Regenerating Ancient Sīmās: A Study of Buddhist Places of Worship in rural Cambodia.)
More information: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/simas-foundations-of-buddhist-religion/

【New Publication】
・Emi Goto and Chika Obiya (eds), Created and Contested: Norms, Traditions, and Values in Contemporary Asian Fashion, ILCAA, Tokyo Universiy of Foreign Studies, 2022.

・Takamichi Serizawa, Writing History in America’s Shadow: Japan, the Philippines, and the Question of Pan-Asianism, Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2022.

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. Past Events

・AAS 2022 Roundtable Session “Publishing Matters: Scholarly Publishing and Online Access”
March 27, 2022
Narumi Shitara presented the research on “Shaking up the traditional academic publishing system? Change and anxieties that the pandemic has brought to traditional scholarly communication.”
More information: https://cdmcd.co/6ZXqBk

・AAS 2022 Panel Session “Tropical Environment, Imperial Infrastructure and Everyday Technologies in Asia”
March 25, 2022
Kisho Tsuchiya presented his ongoing oral history research in Northern Mindanao about female smugglers’ experience in Northern Mindanao.
More information: https://cdmcd.co/QMw8RL

・SOPHIA Symposium on Environmental Offshoring: Implications for East Asia’s Regionalization and Sustainable Development
March 15, 2022
More information: https://www.kasasustainability.org/env-off

・The 5th Workshop of the Timor-Leste Studies Initiative at the Association for Asian Studies
March 11-18, 2022
Kisho Tsuchiya organized the workshop. It was participated by researchers of Timor-Leste and Indonesia from 10 countries and 15 institutions. The participants discussed 11 papers based on ongoing research.
More information: https://tlstudiesinitiative.org/events/

・The 45th Southeast Asia Seminar: Engaging Transdisciplinarity: Variegated Trajectories in Southeast Asian Studies
Febryary 18-19, 2022
Activity Report by Decha Tangseefa: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/seas45/#report

・The 5th Workshop of the Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the ground experience in Asia project at the National University of Singapore
February 14-26, 2022
Kisho Tsuchiya co-managed the workshop with Hajimu Masuda (NUS) and commented on 12 presented papers. The project’s online oral history archives are now available at https://rcw-asia.com/ Tsuchiya contributes two collections of interviews for the archives; “Everyday lives in the Colonial and Postcolonial Philippines” and “Living under Martial Law in the Philippines.”


If there are any comments, suggestions, or inquiries, please contact the Public Relations Committee, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
E-MAIL: tanken[at]cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp