CSEAS Digital News Issue 15 – 2023/03/22 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 15 – 2023/03/22


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.

March 2023 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

【March Get Together】
・The monthly welcome and farewell party, Get Together, will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 12:30 pm. This time it will be held at the Small Meeting Room 1, 3rd floor of the Inamori Foundation Memorial Building. Please join us and have an opportunity to enjoy small talks.
    We have updated the visiting scholars’ web page. Please check here.

【New Guest Research Associate】
・Meita Estiningsih (History of art and visual studies): CSEAS welcome Meita Estiningsih as Guest Research Associate on March 14.
・Tong Chee Kiong (Chinese in Southeast Asia, Economic Sociology, Comparative Religion): CSEAS welcome Tong Chee Kiong as Visiting Research Scholar on April 1.
・Mei-Ling Chien (Social and Cultural Anthropology): CSEAS welcome Mei-Ling Chien as Guest Scholar on April 3.
・Arunrat Tangmunkongvorakul (Health Science): CSEAS welcome Arunrat Tangmunkongvorakul as Guest Scholar on April 2.
・Roger Pedro Casas Ruiz (Anthropology): CSEAS welcome Roger Pedro Casas Ruiz as Guest Research Associate on April 10.

【Visitor’s Voice】
・New interview articles are available now. We asked them about their research, future ambitions, and more.
    Interview with Tania Li, “Plantations Today.”
    Interview with Victor Li, “From Theoretical Concepts to Personal History.”
    To read other Visitor’s Voice articles, please visit here

【New!】CSEAS have released a new video in our research introduction video series ‘TANKEN Video: Welcome to Area Studies.’
    “Regional Information and Propaganda: From the Perspective of East Asian Media History”(Toshihiko Kishi (CSEAS))
    “Feeling History and the Future Through War Sites”(Toshihiko Kishi (CSEAS))
    “In Their Own Words: The Recent History of a Mindanawan Port Town Through the Experience of Female Ex-smugglers”(Main Cast: Kisho Tsuchiya (CSEAS))
    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: Gender, Ecology and Religions: A Queer Proposal for Climate Justice and Gender Justice
    23 March 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Sharon A. Bong (Visiting Research Scholar, CSEAS)

・CSEAS Book Reading Group: Roundtable Session
    24 March 2023, 4:00 pm –
    Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorinal Building, Kyoto University
    Book titles and presenters: 
    The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality by Oded Galor (Tomohiro Machikita)
    The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail by Jason de Leon (Miriam Jaehn)
    Remaindered Life by Neferti X.M. Tadiar (Walden Bello)
    The Myth of the Lazy Native: A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th Century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism by Syed Hussein Alatas (Tania Li)
    Postcolonial Politics and Theology: Unraveling Empire for A Global World by Kwok Pui-Lan (Sharon Bong)
    Switched on: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution by Albert Glinsky (Mario Lopez)
    Abraham’s Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World by Elizabeth Lambourn (Michael Feener)
    Contact: R. Michael Feener, Noboru Ishikawa, Julie Ann de los Rayes, Chika Yamada

・Workshop to Commemorate Dr. Shoichiro Hara’s Retirement
    29 March 2023, 3 pm – 5:30 pm
    Memorial Lecture: Shoichiro Hara (CSEAS)
    Panel Discussion: Shinsuke Mori (ACCM Kyoto University), Toshihiko Kishi (CSEAS), Hiroki Baba (CSEAS)

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【Latest Issue】
Vol. 11, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies on December 22, 2022.

【Latest Issue】
Special Issue (35) titled “The Intellectual History of Buddhism in the Republic of Vietnam” of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia is out on March 1, 2023. In this issue, Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox (Western Connecticut State University) and Olga Dror (Texas A&M University) serve as guest editors.

【Book Review】
Five book review articles are released in the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia Issue 35.

【New Article】
・TRENDSETTERS column “The Fantasy of Homogenous Time: When the Cold War never Existed and Thailand Fought for Vietnam’s Independence” by Vatthana Pholsena, in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on March 1, 2023.

【New Book/Open Access】Eva Hansson and Meredith L. Weiss (eds), Routledge Handbook of Civil and Uncivil Society in Southeast Asia, Routledge, 2023.

【New Book】Takashi Shiraishi, Dunia Hantu Digul: Pemolisian sebagai Strategi Politik di Indonesia Masa Kolonial, 1926-1941. Penerjemah: Jafar Suryomenggolo, INSIST Press, 2023.

【Forthcoming】Masaaki Okamoto, Takamasa Osawa, Wahyu Prasetyawan, and Akhwan BinawanLocal (eds), Governance of Peatland Restoration in Riau, Indonesia: A Transdisciplinary Analysis. Springer Singapore.

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

・Kisho Tsuchiya, Emplacing East Timor: The Cycle of Regime Change and Knowledge Production, 1860-2010, University of Hawai‘i Press.

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. 58 (22 March 2023) Naomi Nishi, Isuramu kaikakuha to shakai togo: Tai shinnanbu ni okeru Mare Nasyonarizumu no henyo (Islamic Reformism and Social Integration: The Transformation of Malay Nationalism in the Deep South of Thailand), Keio University Press, 2022 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloudYouTubeBook information  

【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 57 (8 March 2023) Aya Ikegame, Indo zankoku monogatari: Sekaiichi takumashii tami (Stories from India: The Most Resilient People in the World), Shueisha shinsho, 2021 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloudYouTube / Book information

・Book Talk on Asia No. 56 (22 February 2023) Eijiro Hazama, Gandhi no sei to nasyonarizumu: “Shinri no jikken” toshiteno dokuritsu undou (Gandhi’s Sexuality and Nationalism: The Independence Movement as “Experiments with Truth”). University of Tokyo Press, 2019 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTubeBook information  

・Book Talk on Asia No. 55 (8 February 2023)
    Midori Minamida, Biruma bungaku no fukei: Gunji seikenka wo yuku (The Scenery of Burmese Literature: Going under the Military Regime). Honnoizumisya, 2021 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTubeBook information  

5. Past Events

・Book Launch: Takamichi Serizawa’s Writing History under America’s Shadow: Japan, the Philippines and the Question of Pan-Asianism
    22 March 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Venue: Tonantei (Room 201), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Modelator: Maria Eliza Agabin (CSEAS)
    Introduction of the Book: Kisho Tsuchiya (CSEAS)
    Book Talk: Takamichi Serizawa (CSEAS)
    Comment: Walden Bello (CSEAS)

・The 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) Symposium “Indonesia film portrays women living true to their desires”
    17 March 2023
    Venue: Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
    Panelist: Gina S. Noer (Director, “Love & Share”)
    Moderator: Yoshimi Nishi (CSEAS)

GCR Program: Visit to the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, School of Veterinary Medicine
    13-17 March 2023

Unit End-Year Workshop: Data-Oriented Approaches to the Social Sciences and Humanities
    1 March 2023, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Hybrid Venue: Mid-sized Room, 3F, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University and online

Seminar on Transboundary Animal Infectious Diseases(JST Sakura Science Exchange Program)
    28 February 2023
    Venue: Seminar Room (Room 218), Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Wataru Yamazaki (CSEAS) invited 15 young researchers from Can Tho University (Vietnam) and Kasetsart University (Thailand) and held a seminar.

Special Seminar: Going beyond the Growth Paradigm: A Degrowth Proposal towards Socio-ecological Transformation
    28 February 2023, 3:30 pm – 5 pm 
    Tonantei, 2nd Floor of the Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, CSEAS Kyoto University
    Speaker: Giacomo D’Alisa (Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo)

International Online Conference: “Dynamics of Change and Continuity in Philippine Political Economy: Martial Law and the Marcos Restoration”
   23-24 February 2023
    Julie Ann de los Reyes (CSEAS) served as a member of the Organizing Committee.

Symposium on Locating Maritime Heritage in Asia
    20-22 February 2023, 9:00 – 13:00 (SST)
    Venue: 20 Feb @ Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (In-person)
           21-22 Feb @ National University of Singapore (Hybrid)

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