Social Capital in Vietnam: Regional Variation and Local Development Trajectories

INTS 1111

Dr. Hy Van Luong This talk will focus on the regional variation in social relational configuration in rural Vietnam. It compares and contrasts specifically kinship and association ties in the northern delta and the central coast of Vietnam on the one hand and those in southern Vietnam on the other. On the basis of data […]

From “The Trust Of The People” to “Obeying Your Elders”

HMNSS 1303

From "The Trust Of The People" to "Obeying Your Elders": Colonial-era Transformations in Elite Confucian Thought Friday February 10 History Library HMNSS 1303 3pm - 430pm Using evidence from the policy questions and responses on the Palace Examinations, as well as textbooks and educational policy manuals from the post-civil service examination era, this talk will […]

Comparative Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Chinese Empire

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, […]

The Indonesian Way: Islam and Democracy

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 […]

The Plight of the Rohingya

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 […]

Communication Repertoires and Cultural Memory in Everyday Urban Life in Vietnam

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 […]