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November 2017

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Affective Expertise: Gender, Class, and the Labor of Social Work in Ho Chi Minh City (Ann Marie Leshkowich)

October 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1111

Professor Ann Marie Leshkowich Professor of Anthropology Director of Asian Studies at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).

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November 2018

“Call Her Ganda” Screening + PJ Raval (Film Director) Q&A

November 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1111

Join director PJ Raval and GABRIELA-LA for a screening of "Call Her Ganda." When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case–an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)–galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism. This event is presented by Gender & Sexuality Studies, Media & Cultural Studies, Asian Pacific Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource…

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Grand Theft Buffalo – “Animals” and Property in Imperial Vietnam

November 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

Presented by: Prof. Bradley C. Davis, Eastern Connecticut Based largely on nineteenth century archives but informed by a broad environmental humanities perspective, this presentation considers the category of animals in imperial Vietnam. As an element of a sedentary agricultural empire, buffalo (bubalus bubalis) received legal protections that befitted their collective status as biotic farm machines, including an important role in imperial discourses of property that informed French colonial law in the late nineteenth century. Elephants, however, enjoyed a very different…

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December 2018

Ethnic Hierarchies and Gender in Dissent and Empowerment: Migrant Labor in Malaysia and Vietnam

December 3, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1111

Presented Dr. Angie Ngọc Trần, CSU Monterey Bay Migrant workers from Vietnam going to work overseas are not just the Kinh (the majority), but also from the other 53 ethnic groups in Vietnam. I focus on five ethnic groups:theKinh,theHoa(ethnicChinese),theKhmer,theChămMuslimsandtheHrê, who engage in different migration patterns and forms of resistance and empowerment. The transnational labor brokerage state system (LBS) has affected female and male migrants differently, from the dehumanizing recruitment phase to the precarity and coping mechanisms while working in Malaysia. Class…

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March 2019

SEATRiP/Asian Studies Brown Bag with Weihsin Gui on Singaporean graphic novels and comics

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

WeihsinGuiFlyer2 Braiding, Affordances, and Cultural Critique in Recent Singaporean Graphic Novels Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2016 and three Eisner Awards in 2017, has been the subject of several academic essays because of its alternative depiction of Singapore’s political history and unusual narrative structure. My talk looks at other less overtly contentious Singaporean graphic novels to show that graphic narratives about seemingly quotidian topics can also invite readers to…

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