CSEAS Digital News Issue 11 – 2022/11/22 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 11 – 2022/11/22


CSEAS Digital News Issue 11 – 2022/11/22

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.

November 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

【November Get Together】
・The monthly welcome and farewell party, Get Together, will be held on Thursday, November 24, from 12:30 pm. This time it will be held onsite at the Research Commons room (on the 1st floor of the East bldg). Please join us and have an opportunity to enjoy small talks.
    We have updated the visiting scholars’ web page. Please check here.

【New!】CSEAS have released a new video in our research introduction video series ‘TANKEN Video: Welcome to Area Studies.’
    Title: 「元密輸人女性が語る 町と国際ネットワークの現代史」(Japanese only)*
    Main cast: Kisho Tsuchiya (CSEAS)
    *The English version is currently being prepared.
    The aim of this video series is to widely publicize the field activities and research of the CSEAS members, and to introduce the latest area studies through the researchers who are engaged in it.
    A number of videos are available to promote the appeal of area studies. Please take a look! They can also be used as teaching materials.

2. Upcoming Events

・CSEAS Colloquium: “Incunabula Investigation: Studying the Survival of Early Philippine Imprints”
    24 November 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Venue: Seminar Room (No.213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Patricia May Bantug Jurilla (CSEAS Visiting Research Scholar)

・CSEAS Reading Group: Session on David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 years
    25 November 2022 (Fri), 4 pm –
    Venue: Small-sized Meeting Room 1, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Presenter: Yoko Hayami (CSEAS)
    Book information: David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 years. Melville House, 2011.

・The 5th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan: “The Philippines in the 21st Century Asia: Retrospect and Prospect”
    26-27 November 2022
    Venue: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus

・Special Seminar: “Reading Remittances, Reading Literature” 
    29 November 2022 (Tue), 3 pm – 5 pm
    Venue: Tonan-tei (No. 201), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Paul Nadal (Princeton University)

AEDS seminar
    1 December 2022 (Thu), 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
    Venue: Large-sized Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Speaker: Kazushi Takahashi (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
    Title: “Saving for the lean season and seasonal poverty dynamics: Evidence from a randomized experiment and high-frequency data” (with Abu S. Shonchoy, Takeshi Aida, Jun Goto, Yu Ri Kim, Hisaki Kono, and Takashi Kurosaki)
    Coordinator: Tomohiro Machikita (CSEAS)

・The 2nd Indonesia-Japan Forest Talk (IJFT-2) x CSEAS Kyoto University “The Contribution of Social Forestry towards the Carbon Neutrality in Indonesia: Building Strategic International Partnership in the Implementation of FOLU Net Sink 2030”
    5 December 2022 (Mon), 3 pm – 5 pm
    Venue: Large-sized Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University

・CSEAS Week 2022
    14 – 16 February 2023
    14 Feb (Tue) GCR Annual Research Report Meeting
    15 Feb (Wed) CSEAS Seminar
    16 Feb (Thu) Southeast Asia Seminar

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【New Article】
・Sayuda, K., Hong, E., Akiyama, Y., Baba, H., Tokudomi, T., & Akatani, T. (2022) “Accuracy of vacant housing detection models: An empirical evaluation using municipal and national census datasets,” Transactions in GIS. https://doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12992

【Latest Issue】Kyoto Working Papers on Area Studies No.136.
・Bounthong Bouahom and Yasuyuki Kono, Challenges in Responsible Agricultural Investment: Focusing on the Development of the Rubber Industry in Laos.
    Kyoto Working Papers on Area Studies is a series published jointly by the Graduate School for Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), the Center for African Area Studies (CAAS), and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

【Latest Issue】
Vol. 11, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies on April 28, 2022.

【Latest Issue】
Issue 33 of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on September 1, 2022.

【New Article】
・TRENDSETTERS column “The Chadchart Effect: Bangkok’s new Governor and his Affective Popularity with an “Army” of Fans” by Penchan Phoborisut, in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on November 1, 2022.

・Pheng Cheah, Caroline S. Hau (eds), Siting Postcoloniality: Critical Perspectives from the East Asian Sinosphere, Duke University Press, 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.
    Soundcloud / YouTube 

【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 50 (22 November 2022)
・Takashi Okamoto, Aktō tachi no Chūka Teikoku (The Chinese Empire and Great Bad Men). Shinchosha, 2022 (in Japanese).
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/okamototakashi
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne-f9pYZ71A&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=50
    Book information: https://www.shinchosha.co.jp/book/603888/

【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 49 (9 November 2022)
・Jie-Hyun Lim, translated by Katsumi Sawaza, Giseisha ishiki nasyonarizumu: Kokkyō wo koeru “kioku” no sensō (희생자의식 민족주의, Victimhood Nationalism). Toyokeizaishinposha, 2022 (in Japanese).
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/sawadakatsumi
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpYZH52HUCw&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=49
    Book information: https://str.toyokeizai.net/books/9784492212523/

・Book Talk on Asia No. 48 (26 October 2022)
Lirong Li, Chūgoku no shadō bankingu: Keisei no rekishi to kongo no kadai (History of Shadow Banking’s Formation in China and Its Future Challenges). Waseda University Press, 2022 (in Japanese).
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/li_lirong
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8V3CDCgUA8&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=48
    Book information: http://www.waseda-up.co.jp/economics/post-839.html

・Book Talk on Asia No. 47 (12 October 2022)
Yuka Nakamura, Yamai no kaiwa: Nepāru de Tōnyōbyō wo tomo ni ikiru (Illness Conversations: Living with Diabetes in Nepal). Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2022 (in Japanese).
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/nakamurayuka
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcNMaiYabWI&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=47
    Book information: https://www.kyoto-up.or.jp/books/9784814003945.html?lang=en

・Book Talk on Asia No. 46 (28 September 2022)
Toshihiko Kishi, Teikoku Nihon no puropaganda: “Sensō netsu” wo aotta senden to hōdō (Propaganda in Imperial Japan: Public Relations and News Reports Fueled by “War Fever”). Tokyo: Chuokoron-shinsha, 2022 (in Japanese).
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-153026370-46049678/kishi2
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE7xJfsPPx8&list=PLYNr5XeQb9WIM8svoGgRYPkshslSO3iKW&index=46
    Book information: https://www.chuko.co.jp/shinsho/2022/06/102703.html

5. Past Events

・The 6th Lifelong Sciences Research Seminar: “Challenges and Prospects of Contemporary Paratransit: Mobility, Daily Survival, and Urban Politics in Asia and Africa”
    19 November 2022 (Sat), 9 am – 11:40 am (JST)

“The Tree Remembers” Movie Screening & Special Seminar
    18 November 2022 (Fri), 5 pm – 7:30 pm (Open from 4:45 pm)
    Venue: Kyoto University Main Campus Research Building No.2, 4F Room. AA447 (max 40 pax.)
    Movie information: The Tree Remembers (還有一些樹; 斧は忘れても、木は覚えている) directed by Kek Huat LAU in 2019, 89 mins. Language: Chinese, English, Malay, Orang Asli languages (with Japanese subtitles)
    Speaker: Shigeru Morita (Centre for Asian Area Studies, Rikkyo University)
    Moderator: Tatsuki Kataoka (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

・Special Seminar by Prof. Penny Edwards (UC Berkeley): “History Gone Rogue: Journeys with an Unreliable Narrator”
    18 November 2022 (Fri)
    Venue: Tonan-tei (Room 201), 2nd Floor of the Inamori Foundation Memorial Building

・Special Seminar on Energy Transition: “Pathways to Decarbonisation in Asia and Latin America: Challenges, Limits, and Possibilities”
    14 November 2022 (Mon), 4 pm – 6 pm
    Venue: Large-size room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    The opening remarks were given by Fumiharu Mieno (CSEAS) and Yusuke Murakami (CSEAS). Julie Delos Reyes (CSEAS) chaired the session.

The 59th Annual Congress of Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America (JSLA)
    12-13 November 2022
    Hybrid venue: Kobe University Rokkodai Campus, Centennial Hall (Shindai Kaikan) and Online
    Julie de Los Reyes (CSEAS) presented the research on the material foundations of a low-carbon transition in the organized session “East Asian Investment in Latin America and Energy Transition in the 21st Century.” Yusuke Murakami (CSEAS) has talked about general discussion and presented the research on Peru in the session “Left-turn Again: Latin American Politics in the 2020s.”

・CSEAS Colloquium “Imagining Diversity: Karen Writing and Networks of Multi-literacy in Colonial Burma”
    27 October 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No.332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Will Womack (CSEAS Visiting Research Scholar)


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