CSEAS Digital News Issue 21 – 2023/09/27 | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


CSEAS Digital News Issue 21 – 2023/09/27


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.

September 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

【September Get Together】
・The monthly welcome and farewell party, Get Together, will be held on Thursday, September 28, 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.

【Call for Proposals】The 5th SEASIA Biennial International Conference 2024 (July 18-20, 2024, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman) calls for papers on “De/Centering Southeast Asia.” The deadline for submission is November 30, 2023.

【New Videos】Introduction Videos of the Center are now available.
Introduction Video (1) “Area Studies at Kyoto University: Characteristics and Challenges” (feat. Director Fumiharu Mieno, Yoshimi Nishi, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, and Toshihiko Kishi)
Introduction Video (2) “Academic Diversity of CSEAS” (feat. Fumiharu Mieno, Julie Ann De Los Reyes, Chika Yamada, and Michael Feener)
Introduction Video (3) “Publication Activities and International Networks” (feat. Fumiharu Mieno, Narumi Shitara, and Pavin Chachavalpongpun)
    This playlist introduces the Center for Southeast Asian Studies through the faculty members’ own words, sources, offices, research tools, and publications while virtually visiting the center’s facilities. It would be great if you’d be interested in area studies through these videos.

【Database】“Southeast Asia Serials Database” portal site is now open.

【TANKEN Video】CSEAS have released a new video in our research introduction video series ‘TANKEN Video: Welcome to Area Studies.’ We have launched the 5-minute series, focusing on keywords or exploring new research topics while highlighting different viewpoints and issues.
    “Landscapes and Livelihoods in Rural Southeast Asia” (Main Cast: Tania Li)
    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: Sovereignty, Sacred Space, and the Histoires Croisées of Wat Rachathiwat วัดราชาธิวาส
    28 September 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Venue: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No. 332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
    Speaker: Lawrence Chua (Visiting Research Scholar of CSEAS, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University)

・CSEAS Reading Group Session: Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil
    29 September 2023, 4 pm –
    Venue: Room 201 (Tonantei), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Facilitator: Julie de los Reyes (CSEAS)
    Book Information: Vaclav Smil, Energy and Civilization: A History, The MIT Press, 2018

Special Seminar: Frontiers of Gender Studies in Asia
    3 October 2023, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
    Venue: Seminar room (I213), 2nd floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Speaker: Solahudin (Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), Indonesia / Visiting Research Scholar, CSEAS)
    Title: Extremist Marriage: The Role of ISIS Women in Indonesia
    Commentator: Masako Ishii (Rikkyo University)
    Moderator: Chika Obiya (CSEAS)

3. Publications: Hot off the CSEAS Press

【Latest Issue】
・Vol. 12, No. 2 of Southeast Asian Studies on 24 August 2023.
    The full text is available on our website, KURENAI, and J-STAGE.

【Latest Issue】
・Vol. 61, No. 1 of Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies on 31 July 2023.
    In this issue, two articles, a review article, and four book reviews are included. The full text is available on our website and J-STAGE.

【Latest Issue】
Special issue (36) titled “Social Media and Youths in Southeast Asia and Japan: An Instrument for Political Change?” of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia is out on September 1, 2023. In this issue, Pavin Chachavalpongpun serves as guest editor.
    Five book reviews are also available.

【New Article】
TRENDSETTERS column “Seeking Love and Marriage in Japan among Indonesian Migrant Workers” by Yusy Widarahesty (University of Al Azhar Indonesia), in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on September 1, 2023.

【Essay】An essay by Kisho Tsuchiya (CSEAS), “CSEAS as a Network and Museum: Introducing the Center’s Strengths and Attractions” (CSEAS Newsletter, September 2023) published.

【Interview】Interview with JSPS Fellow Nurul Huda Mohd. Razif, “Anthropologist on the Move: Academic Life, Nomadic Way” (CSEAS Newsletter, September 2023), published.

【Essay】JSPS Fellow Miriam Jaehn’s “Letter from the Kamogawa River: By the River and the Sea” (CSEAS Newsletter, September 2023), published.

【New Article/Open Access】Ogawa M, Kimura SS (2023) Variations in echolocation click characteristics of finless porpoise in response to day/night and absence/presence of vessel noise. PLoS ONE 18(8): e0288513. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0288513

【New Article/Open Access】Widhani, A.; Hasibuan, A.S.; Rismawati, R.; Maria, S.; Koesnoe, S.; Hermanadi, M.I.; Ophinni, Y.Yamada, C.; Harimurti, K.; Sari, A.N.L.; et al. Efficacy, Immunogenicity, and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Vaccines 2023, 11, 1456. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines11091456

【Essay】Majid Daneshgar, “The First Islamic Material at Cambridge University Library: Unearthing Bedwell’s Forgotten Manuscript,” Cambridge University Library Special Collections, 13 September 2023.

・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. 70 (27 September 2023) Chie Sakurada, Kokuo hogei no Tai gendaishi: Pumipon no gyoko to sono eiga (Contemporary Thai History from the Welcoming of KING: Bhumibol’s Provincial Visits and His Films),  Minervashobo, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information

【New!】Book Talk on Asia No. 69 (13 September 2023) Hitomi Fukasawa, Betonamu minpoten no tanjo: “Minpo” no shihoka to ho no shihai no josei (The Birth of Vietnamese Civil Code: Building the Rule of Law through the Emergence of the Private Law), Keio University Press, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information 

・Book Talk on Asia No. 68 (23 August 2023) Hiroomi Takemori, Betonamu kenchiku angya: Hanoi, Hochimin, Fue, Hazan (Architectural Pilgrimage in Vietnam), Shokokusha, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information 

・Book Talk on Asia No. 67 (9 August 2023) Ryo Asano and Takahiro Tsuchiya, Shu Kinpei no gunji senryaku: “Kyo-gun no yume” ha jitsugen suruka (Xi Jinping’s Military Strategy: Will “Dream of Strong Army” come true?), Fuyoshobo, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information 

・Book Talk on Asia No. 66 (26 July 2023) Ri Yongmi, Shutsunyukoku kanri no shakaishi: Sengo Nihon no kyokai kanri (Social History of Immigration Policy: “Border” Controls in Postwar Japan), Akashishoten, 2023 (in Japanese).
    SoundCloud / YouTube / Book information  

5. Past Events

Special Lecture by Professor Thongchai Winichakul: “Reflections from My Adventure into Thai Legal History”
    20 September 2023, 3 pm – 5 pm
    Venue: Large Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University/ Online

Fukuoka Prize: Public Lecture by Thongchai Winichakul
    15 September 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Venue: International Conference Hall, Acros Fukuoka
    Title: An Ivory Tower in the Street: my journey into history for the better future
    Interlocutor: Junko Koizumi (CSEAS)
    Coordinator: Hiromu Shimizu (Professor Emeritus, CSEAS)

2023 Asian Conference for Young Scholars of Southeast Asian Studies (AYSEA)
    9–11 September 2023
    Venue: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Julie de los Reyes (CSEAS) delivered a presentation on “Accelerating Power Sector Decarbonisation: The Role of Japan in Southeast Asian Energy Transition,” and Chika Yamada (CSEAS) delivered her research presentation on “Untold Stories of Sahrul Syah: The Dark Knight of Indonesian Harm Reduction Movement.”

Special Seminar: “Digging the Deep Roots of Southeast Asian Culture: Archaeological Evidence, with Special Reference to Thailand”
    8 September 2023, 4 pm – 5:30 pm
    Venue: Seminar Room (Room 213), 2nd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
    Speaker: Thanik Lertcharnrit (Silpakorn University/ Visiting Research Scholar of CSEAS)

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference 2023
    September 4 – 8, 2023
    Venue: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Tomoko Takahashi (CSEAS) delivered a paper presentation entitled “Whose Agent? UN Bureaucrats and Their Domestic Network” in the panel on “Administrative Politics of IOs: Agency, Influence and Policymaking Behind the Scenes.”

2023 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition
    August 31 – September 3, 2023
    Venue: Los Angeles, CA
    Tomoko Takahashi (CSEAS) will participate in the poster session with the iPoster “Embracing the Washington Consensus: Beijing’s “Seamless” Developmental Strategy.”

・Atma Jaya School of Medicine and Health Science Open Lecture “Addiction Medicine Block 2023”
    28 August 2023, 3 – 5 pm (WIB)
    Chika Yamada (CSEAS) presented a guest lecture entitled “Group Therapy for Addiction.”

Public Lecture by Prof. Tsuchiya Kisho, Ph.D. “Smuggling Modernities: Female Smugglers, Megacorporation and the Maritime Networks in Northern Mindanao, 1940’s-90s”
   25 August 2023, 9 – 11 am (PHST)  
   Venue: Bapa Benny Tudtud Auditorium, Ateneo de Davao University
   A video recording of Kisho Tsuchiya’s lecture and forum is available on the Ateneo de Davao University Facebook page.

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