CSEAS Digital News Issue 16 – 2023/04/26 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 16 – 2023/04/26


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.

April 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. Media Exposure
    6. 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 27, from 12:30 pm at the Small meeting room 2 (on the 3rd floor of the Inamori bldg). Please join us and have an opportunity to enjoy small talk.
    We have updated the visiting scholars’ web page. Please check here.  

【New Guest Research Associate】
・CSEAS welcome Julalak Watasit, Natjira Silakul, Nitipob Wuttiya, Panpassa Duangmala, Patraphon Sukserm, and Supapich Chalampuch as Short-term exchange students from Ubon Ratchathani University on March 31.

【Newly appointed staff】
・Mostafa Khalili: CSEAS welcome Mostafa Khalili as Program-Specific Assistant Professor on April 1.
・Tomoko Takahashi: CSEAS welcome Tomoko Takahashi as CSEAS Researcher on April 1.

【Visitor’s Voice】
・New interview articles are available now. We asked them about their research, future ambitions, and more.
    Interview with Wong Shwu Huey, “The Sustainable Development of Chinese Education in Malaysia.”
Interview with Yos Santasombat, “Applying an Ethnographic Approach to the Study of China’s BRI.”
Interview with Apiwat Ratanawaraha, “Imagining Sustainable and Just Urban Transitions.”
    To read other Visitor’s Voice articles, please visit the link here.

【New!】CSEAS have released a new video in our research introduction video series ‘TANKEN Video: Welcome to Area Studies.’
“Lessons from Anthropology: Researching Japan’s Care Home Dilemma in Fukuoka”(Main Cast: Mario Ivan Lopez)
    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.

【New!】Renewal of VDP webpage
    The Visual Documentary Project (VDP) webpage has been renewed with enhanced archive functions and search functions. We also provide information on how to apply for borrowing selected films.

2. Upcoming Events

Naresuan University Department of Sociology & Anthropology Seminar at CSEAS Kyoto University
    26 April 2023, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University

Kyoto University Asian Economic Development Seminar (AEDS)
   26 April 2023, 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
   Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
   Speaker: Sultan Mehmood (New Economic School in Moscow)
   Title: Contract Enforcement in a Stateless Economy (with Daniel L. Chen)
   Chair and Contact: Tomohiro Machikita (CSEAS)

CSEAS Colloquium: From Partnership to Hegemonic Stalemate? The US-China Relationship in the Early 21st Century
    27 April 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No. 332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Walden Flores Bello (CSEAS Visiting Research Scholar)

Special Talk: “Urbanism as the Way of Thai Life”
    8 May 2023, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Speaker:  Apiwat Ratanawaraha (Chulalongkorn University, CSEAS Visiting Research Scholar)
    Moderator: Pavin Chachavalpongpun (CSEAS)

CSEAS Seminar on Indonesia: Development of Regional Autonomy in Indonesia in the Reformation Era
    8 May 2023, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
    Hybrid Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University / Zoom
    Speaker: Djohermansyah Djohan (Former Director General of the Directorate General of Regional Autonomy, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Indonesia)
    Commentator: Kazuhisa Matsui (Matsui Glocal LLC)
    Moderator: Masaaki Okamoto (CSEAS)

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

Vol. 12, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies will be on 27 April 2023.
    In this issue, Atsushi Ota (Keio University) served as guest editor of the Special Focus “Environmental and Public Welfare in the Creation and Development of Economic Infrastructure in Southeast Asia, c. 1800-1930: Currency Supply, Forest Control, and Rail Transport.” In addition, three articles and five book reviews are included.

【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 “Thailand’s Planned F-35A Purchase: Is It a Necessity or a Strongman Leadership Ego?” by Prem Singh Gill, in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on April 1, 2023.

【New Book/Open Access】
Kosuke Mizuno, Osamu Kozan, and Haris Gunawan (eds), Vulnerability and Transformation of Indonesian Peatlands. Springer Singapore, 2023.

【New Book/Open Access】
Masaaki Okamoto, Takamasa Osawa, Wahyu Prasetyawan, and Akhwan Binawan (eds), Local Governance of Peatland Restoration in Riau, Indonesia: A Transdisciplinary Analysis. Springer Singapore, 2023.

【New Book】
Heriberto Ruiz Tafoya, Packaged Food, Packaged Life: Corporate Food in Metro Manila Slums. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2023.

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

【New Article/Open Access】
Majid Daneshgar, Gregorius Dwi Kuswanta, Masykur Syafruddin, and R. Michael Feener (2023). “A 15th-Century Persian Inscription from Bireuen, Aceh: An Early ‘Flash’ of Sufism before Fanṣūrī in Southeast Asia,” in Majid Daneshgar and Evan Nurtawab (Eds.), Malay-Indonesian Islamic Studies, Leiden: Brill.

【New Article】
・Kisho Tsuchiya (2022). “What was “Independence” for the East Timorense? A historian’s autobiographical reflections over perceptions of the past,” Revista Oriente 29.

【New Article】
・Ngan, M. T., Thi My Le, H., Ngoc Dang, V., Thi Bich Ngoc, T., Phan, L. V., Thi Hoa, N., Quang Lam, T., Thi Lan, N., Notsu, K., Sekiguchi, S., Yamazaki, Y., and Yamazaki, W. (2023). “Development of a highly sensitive point-of-care test for African swine fever that combines EZ-Fast DNA extraction with LAMP detection: Evaluation using naturally infected swine whole blood samples from Vietnam,” Veterinary Medicine and Science 00: 1– 8. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.1124

・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. 60 (26 April 2023) Ryuju Satomi, Fuon na nettai: Ningen “izen” to “igo” no jinruigaku (The Unsettling Tropics: An Anthropology Before and After the Human). Kawadeshobo-shinsha, 2022 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information 

【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 59 (12 April 2023) Kim Yujin. Popyura ongaku to gendai seiji: Indoneshia jiritsu to izon no bunka jissen (Popular Music and Politics in Indonesia: the Paradox of Independent Cultural Practices). Kyoto University Press, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information

・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).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information

・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).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / 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 / YouTube / Book information

5. Media Exposure

・The JICA Grassroots Partnership Program “Human Resource Development and Training Support for Community Development through University-Society Collaboration in Eastern Tashigang” headed by Ryota Sakamoto (CSEAS), was featured in the March 29, 2023 edition of Bhutan’s KUENSEL newspaper, and was also introduced on the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS, broadcast on March 28, 2023).

6. Past Events

UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews’s Special Lecture “The Myanmar Crisis and International Responses”
    25 April 2023, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Pavin Chachavalpongpun (CSEAS) organized this joint event between CSEAS and Aichi Gakuin University.

Visit by Mr. Fuadi Pitsuwan and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    21 April 2023

Visit by Filipino playwright and De La Salle University professor Edward Cabagnot
   13 April 2023

CESS-CASS Global Trialogue Forum: How do we conceptualize, study and engage with state borders?
    7 April 2023, 8 pm − (Bishkek time)/ 11 pm − (JST)
    Decha Tangseefa (CSEAS) participated in the webinar as a lecturer, along with Madeleine Reeves (Oxford University) and Ablet Kamalov (Turan University, Kazakhstan).

・Workshop for Professor Shoichiro Hara’s Retirement
    29 March 2023, 3 pm – 5:30 pm
    Memorial Lecture: Shoichiro Hara (CSEAS)
    Panel Discussion: Toshihiko Kishi (CSEAS), Hiroki Baba (CSEAS)

・CSEAS Book Reading Group: Roundtable Session
    24 March 2023, 4:00 pm –
    Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial 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

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)

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