CSEAS Digital News Issue 6 – 2022/06/22 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 6 – 2022/06/22


CSEAS Digital News Issue 6 – 2022/06/22

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.

June 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. Media Exposure
6. Past Events

Thank you and regards,

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

1. Announcements and Highlights

【JUNE Get Together】

・The monthly welcome and farewell party, Get Together, will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 12:30 pm. This time it will be held onsite at the Inamori middle sized meeting room (#332, on the 3rd floor of the Inamori bldg). Please join us and have an opportunity to enjoy small talks.
We have updated the visiting scholars’ web page. Please check here. https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/staff/#visiting-scholars

・New Guest Research Associate: William Burgess Womack and Bounthong Bouahom. CSEAS welcome William Burgess Womack and Bounthong Bouahom as Visiting Research Scholar on June 1, 2022.

・CSEAS Beginner’s Guide to Southeast Asian Studies in Japanese, edited by Yoshihiro Nakanishi and Tatsuki Kataoka, has been deposited in Kyoto University Research Information Repository (KURENAI).
More information: https://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2433/269300

2. Upcoming Events

・CSEAS Colloquium “Promising yet Precarious Pathways: Filipino Trainees’ Articulations of Aspirations and Projections of Future in Japan”
June 23, 2022, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No.332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
Speaker: Carlos Piocos
Discussant: Mario Ivan Lopez
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/event/20220623/

・Asia-Pacific Research Unit Seminar “Remarks on the Discourse History of the ‘Comfort Women’ ”
June 24, 2022, 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Large Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
Speaker: Reinhard Zöllner (Universität Bonn, Germany)
Commentator: Kozue Akibayashi (Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
Moderator: Yusuke Murakami (CSEAS)
Contact: Toshihiko Kishi (CSEAS), Email: tokishi@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

・The Fukuoka City Public Library Asian Cinema Selection: Dedicated to the late Tadao Sato
June 27 – July 2, 2022
Venue: Athénée Français Cultural Center
More information: http://www.athenee.net/culturalcenter/program/as/asiancinema.html

・12th Conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS 2022)
June 28 – July 1, 2022
Venue: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Campus Condorcet, Paris-Aubervilliers
Session 1: Ambiguity and its “Enemies” in Southeast Asian Islamic Societies
Nurul Huda Mohd. Razif (CSEAS) “Obedient Wives & Rebellious Citizens: Polygyny as a Battleground for Gender Equality and Islamic Orthodoxy”
Session 3: New Terrains in Aceh’s History: Rereading Texts, Objects, and Practices
Majid Daneshgar and R. Michael Feener (CSEAS), “A 15th-century Persian Inscription from Aceh”
Session 8: Intellectuals in Intercontinental Conversations
Takamichi Serizawa (CSEAS), “A “Failed” Formation of a Communist Network in the Philippines during 1930s: The Correspondence between Comintern Agents and Filipino Communists”
More information: https://euroseas2022.org/program/overview

・11th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF)
June 28 – July 3, 2022
Screening “Lives around Mekong” from VDP program
June 30, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at Chaktomuk Theater, Phnom Penh
Madame Lien’s Factory (Director: Nguyen Thu Huong, Vietnam/2021/30min)
Echoes from the Hill (Director: Jirudikal Prasonchoom/Pasit Tandaechanurat, Thailand/2014/19min)
An Unquiet Land (Director: Nguyen Thi Khanh Ly, Vietnam/2019/28min)
More than a Tree (Director: Philipp Danao/Khin Myanmar, Myanmar/2014/15min)
More information: https://bophana.org/event/ciff/

・CSEAS Reading Group online session
July 22, 2022, 4 pm –
Book title: The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Yale University Press, 2010.
Moderator: Noboru Ishikawa

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【New Book】

・Takamasa Osawa, At the Edge of Mangrove Forest: The Suku Asli and the Quest for Indigeneity, Ethnicity, and Development, Kyoto Area Studies on Asia 29, Kyoto UP & Trans Pacific Press, 2022.
More information: https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyoto-area-studies-on-asiaenglish-29_osawa/

【New Book】

・Toshihiko Kishi, Teikoku Nihon no puropaganda: “Sensō-netsu” wo aotta senden to hōdō (Imperial Japan’s Propaganda: Political Publicity and Visual Media Coverage Fueling “War Fever”), (in Japanese). Tokyo: Chuokoron-Shinsha, June 25, 2022.
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news/2022/06/20220620/

【New Article】

・Patrick Daly, R. M. Feener, Noboru Ishikawa, Ibrahim Mujah, Maida Irawani, Alexandru Hegyi, Krisztina Baranyai, Jedrzej Majewski, and Benjamin Horton. 2022. “Challenges of Managing Maritime Cultural Heritage in Asia in the Face of Climate Change,” Climate 10(6): 79.
More information: https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/10/6/79

【New Article】

・Atsushi Kobayashi. 2022. “Market integration via entrepôt: Southeast Asia’s rice trade, 1828–1870,” Economic History of Developing Regions, online.
More information: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TVZFHVJAHH2RVKNVXBIQ/full?target=10.1080/20780389.2022.2058926 (Free online download up to 50 times)

【Latest Issue】

・Vol. 11, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies has published on April 28, 2022.
More information: https://englishkyoto-seas.org/2022/04/vol-11-no-1-of-southeast-asian-studies/?fbclid=IwAR0BHuLmPBbAq77pmCGom2pY40YdqHbxMlguYiT7t2y8dcJErbc26Q3j34s

【New Article】

・TRENDSETTERS column “Hindering Democratization: Thailand’s Well-Traveled Trojan Horse,” by Paul Chambers in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on 1 June 2022.
More information: https://kyotoreview.org/issue-32/hindering-democratization-thailands-well-traveled-trojan-horse/


・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.

・Book Talk on Asia No. 39 (8 June 2022)
Nara Oda. ‘Dentō igaku’ ga tsukurareru toki: Betonamu iryō seisaku shi (The Making of ‘Traditional Medicine’: A History of Vietnam’s Medical Policies) (in Japanese). Kyoto University Press, 2022.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/oda
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uNux2oXWEo&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=39
Book information: https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyoto-area-studies-on-asia-in-japanese/45_oda/

・【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 40 (22 June 2022)
Ken Suzuki. Taiwan dōseikonhō no tanjyō: Ajia LGBTQ+ tōdai heno michi (Birth of Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Law: Steps to Asian LGBTQ+ Lighthouse) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Nippon Hyoron Sha, 2022. (in Japanese)
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/suzukiken
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwmkT0JiDVE&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=40
Book information: https://www.nippyo.co.jp/shop/book/8749.html

5. Media Exposure


・The 43rd IDE Award for the Promotion of Studies on Developing Countries (2022) has been awarded to Hisashi Shimojo (Kobe Univ) for his monograph Kokka no ‘yohaku’: Mekon deruta ikinokori no shakaishi (Intangible Spaces: A Social History of Survival in the Mekong Delta) (Kyoto Area Studies on Asia 42, Kyoto UP, 2021, in Japanese). Congratulations!
Book information: https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyoto-area-studies-on-asia-in-japanese-42_shimojo/
Please also listen to Book Talk on Asia No. 10, Kokka no ‘yohaku’: Mekon deruta ikinokori no shakaishi (Intangible Spaces: A Social History of Survival in the Mekong Delta), featuring Hisashi Shimojo (https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/shimojo).

6. Past Events

・International online workshop on Rediscovering Today’s Value of Living in Rural Communities in Asia
June 19, 2022, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Co‐chairs: Yoshio Akamatsu, Kazuo Ando, Ryota Sakamoto (CSEAS)
Organized by Toyota Foundation International Grant Program “Building of New Values Living in Rural Area in Asia: Practitioners’ Exchange from Myanmar, Japan and Bhutan”

・Joint Seminar on Moderate Islam in Indonesia
June 18, 2022, 4 pm – 6 pm
Masaaki Okamoto (CSEAS) “Islam Nusantara: To Be Political or to Be Critical?”
Oman Fathurahman (Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University) “Moderasi Beragama: What, Why, How?”
Organized by JSPS22H00034 and Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Grants for Asian Studies

・Global Economic History Study Group Meeting
June 14, 2022, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Presenter: Atsushi Kobayashi (CSEAS)
Title: International Bimetallism and Intra-Asian Settlements, 1828-70: Mechanism of Gold and Silver Points
More information: https://www.waseda.jp/fpse/winpec/assets/uploads/2022/06/Global-Economic-History-Seminar_Summer-Quarter_2022-1.pdf

・The SEASIA 4th Biennial Conference 2022 “Managing Disruption, Developing Resilience for a Better Southeast Asia”
June 9 – 11, 2022
Narumi Shitara (CSEAS) discussed on Academic and Scholarly Publishing in Asia with Alex Westcott Campbell, Peter Schoppert, Katie Peace, and Noviastuti Putri Indrasari.
More information: https://seasiaconference2022.org/index.php/sbc/index/pages/view/Roundtable%20Discussions

・Seminar on the Philippines “Marcos’ Rehabilitation Completed? Will Peoples’ Lives Be Uplifted? The Philippines afer the May 2022 Elections”
June 3, 2022, 4 pm – 5:30 pm (JST)
Venue: Middle-sized meeting room, 3rd floor of the Inamori Foundation Memorial Building and online
Speaker: Ronald D. Holmes (De La Salle University, Pulse Asia Research Inc.)
Commentator: YusukeTakagi (GRIPS)
Moderator: Jun Honna (Ritsumeikan University)
More information: https://kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/event/20220603/

・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.
Moderator: Michael Feener


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