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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

Ghost Tape #10 with filmmaker Sean David Christensen

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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 […]