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February 2017

Comparative Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Chinese Empire

February 23, 2017 @ 11:10 am - 12:30 pm
HMNSS 2412

This lecture joins the recent calls to expand the Anglo-Franco focus of prevailing postcolonial theory by engaging with Asian empires as well as Sinophone perspectives situated in Southeast Asia. What might a more comparative or relational postcolonial theory look like? How might Sinophone studies contribute to a more globally-oriented postcolonial critique? Shu-mei Shih is a professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among other works, her book, Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the…

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March 2017

Film screening and mini-recital: Thai Music at the Millennium: The Post-Life of a Royal Court Music

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
INTS 1128

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Film screening and mini-recital Thai Music at the Millennium: The Post-Life of a Royal Court Music The electrifying Thai classical music ensemble Kor Pai will play a brief live set after a screening of the film Homrong (Overture, 2004), in which their music is heard prominently. Homrong is a biopic about Luang Pradit Phairau (1881-1954), widely regarded as the most influential musician of the 20th century, whose career bridged the royal courts, to the end of the…

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May 2017

The Indonesian Way: Islam and Democracy

May 3, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
INTS 1113

A lecture by Dr. Giora Eliraz The “Indonesian way” is increasingly challenged by exclusive, intolerant winds originated outside of the local context. About two years ago Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia, started to publicize its initiative of promoting globally, to the Middle East in particular, the concept Islam Nusantara (the Islam of the Indonesian Archipelago), as a multi-faceted message of a tolerant, moderate, peaceful Islam for curbing terror and extremism. This initiative seems to correspond with growing self- confidence of…

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October 2017

The Plight of the Rohingya

October 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
INTS 1109

Origins and Prospects Panel Discussion with Charmaine Craig (Creative Writing) Tamara Ho (Gender & Sexuality Studies) Emily Hue (Ethnic Studies) Over 5000,000 Rohingya have recently been driven out of Myanmar due to violent attack by the country's army, causing a refugee emergency. In this public conversation, we will consider: the history of majority nationalism and ethnic conflict in Burma/Myanmar, the perceived complicity of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the role of Islamophobia in the current conflict, and the…

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November 2017

Contents May Have Shifted Under the Radar: Transnational Network and Airline Political Economies in Myanmar and Thailand

November 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1111

Lecture by Jane M. Ferguson, Australian National University

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From Familial to Financial Obligation: Insurance and the Moral Economy of Illness in Vietnam

November 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1111

Lecture by Amy Dao, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University. *** Flyer ***

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Communication Repertoires and Cultural Memory in Everyday Urban Life in Vietnam

November 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watkins 1347

Talk by Christina Sanko Visiting Scholar Centre of Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) University of Bremen, Germany The talk presents PhD research on communica4ve processes within the Vietnamese urban population and how these forge the construc4on of cultural memory in everyday life. Informed by theore4cal approaches in memory (Erll 2011) and communica4on studies (van Dijck 2007), the project inves4gates par4cularly how media representa4ons, media prac4ces and interpersonal communica4on construct memories within and across different genera4ons (Mannheim 1959) in urban centres of Vietnam. In the…

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February 2018

Hot off the Presses event with guest speaker, Sarita See

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
College Building South 114

 The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum Sarita See argues that collections of stolen artifacts form the foundation of American knowledge production. Nowhere can we appreciate more easily the triple forces of knowledge accumulation—capitalist, colonial, and racial—than in the imperial museum, where the objects of accumulation remain materially, visibly preserved. The Filipino Primitive takes Karl Marx’s concept of “primitive accumulation,” usually conceived of as an economic process for the acquisition of land and the extraction of labor, and argues…

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April 2018

The Viral Creep: Elephants and Herpes in Times of Extinction (Celia Lowe)

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
College Building South 114

Please join us for a talk with: Celia Lowe Professor of Anthropology and International Studies Director of the Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington

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Who is Indigenous Here? The Rising Stakes of Recognition in Indonesia (Tania Murray Li)

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
INTS 1113

Professor Tania Murray Li Professor, Department of Anthropology Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies University of Toronto

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