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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 @ 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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April 2019

Playing Music, Performing Culture: The Pedagogies of Community-Based Thai Music in the United States

April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A practice paper presentation by Nattapol Wisuttipat “Playing Music, Performing Culture: The Pedagogies of Community-Based Thai Music in the United States.” Thai classical and traditional music, as a part of the nation’s intangible heritage, enables the imagination of the Thai community in diaspora. A cultural symbol, it is widely and popularly taught in almost every Sunday School, mostly held at Thai Buddhist Temples in the United States. What makes such classes interesting is that it is removed from native setting,…

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May 2019

Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Culver Center of the Arts
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Footprints of War Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HMNSS 1303
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June 2019

Ghost Tape #10 with filmmaker Sean David Christensen

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
INTS 1109

SEATRiP Brown Bag Speaker Series Psychological warfare during the Vietnam War and connections between the living and the dead are explored in this award-winning documentary short from the USC Center for Visual Anthropology. About the filmmaker: Sean David Christensen (b. 1985) is a visual artist who works in music & film. His work has been featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival & the Athens International Film + Video Festival. His films…

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October 2019

Global Borderlands by Victoria Reyes

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College Building South 114
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Nailed It

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
INTS 1109

Film Screening w/ Q&A with Film Director, Adele Free Pham Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, and Performance (SEATRiP) at UC Riverside is happy to announce a film screening of Nailed It (click to view trailer), along with a Question & Answer session with Film Director, Adele Free Pham. This event is made possible through co-sponsorships from the UCR Women's Resource Center, the UCR Asian Pacific Student Programs, and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society. Please forward this announcement to all who may be interested! More About the…

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