Call For Papers Workshop on National Imaginations in Southeast Asian Art

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January 20, 2017

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Web announcement:

This one-day workshop comes at a time when ‘national art’ is being redefined while more public and private institutions in the region are erected to re-imagine the narratives of nationhood. Whether through modern or contemporary art which interrogates the consequences of global capitalism, scholars are invited to explore how art is deployed either as a coalescing force for the imagination of the nation or a critical expression of its flaws and strains.

Academic Position International Relations/Comparative Politics/Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois University

Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Department of Political Science and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipate hiring a tenure-track position in comparative politics (CP) or international relations (IR), open to all ranks, beginning August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will teach classes and conduct research, in either CP or IR, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. If the candidate’s first field of study is CP it is preferred that their second field be IR. Although the search is open to country experts from anywhere in the region preference will be given to candidates who have studied either Burma or Thailand. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative and/or qualitative methods courses at the graduate level.

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Two Research Fellows (Natural Hazards and Society in Asia), Nanyang Technological University, Earth Observatory of Singapore



The Earth Observatory of Singapore is looking to appoint up to 2 Research Fellows within its new Natural Hazards and Society in Asia research fellowship program. We are looking to support the career development of recent PhD graduates conducting research within the social sciences, humanities and policy fields related to how societies in Asia engage with, respond to, and are shaped by natural hazards. Scholars will be selected based upon their potential to produce high-impact publications during their fellowship, as well as complement (and potentially collaborate with) EOS earth science researchers…

Les candidatures seront examinées à partir du 31 août 2016 jusqu’à ce que les postes soient pourvus.

Scientific employee (post-doc) for social-anthropological research on mainland Southeast Asia (contemporary and/or historical perspective), The Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna

Programme de recherche en cours : “Engaging with Crisis, Mobility and Transformation in mainland Southeast Asia ».

Date d’envoi des candidatures : 31 août 2016

Two Post-doctoral Fellowships, Child Health and Migrant Parents in Southeast Asia (CHAMPSEA), Asia Research Institute : Wave II, National University of Singapore


The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has research interests in a relevant area of the social sciences (e.g. Migration Studies, Health Studies, Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology or Geography). S/he should have research experience in the area of migration, family and health studies, preferably in an Asian context, and will be expected to co-ordinate the qualitative stage of field work in either Indonesia or the Philippines. The candidate will join an international team of researchers at a crucial stage of the project when the first round of data collection has been completed.

Date d’envoi des dossiers de candidature :  1er septembre 2016

CSEAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japan-ASEAN Platform for Transdisciplinary Studies, Kyoto University


Thèmes retenus : environmental degradation, natural resource governance, economic growth and distribution, democratization, aging, health, and welfare, urbanization and depopulation, emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters.

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Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections at the university of Göttingen


“The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2016 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, illicit flows).”

Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : automne 2016.

Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Lecture Series : “Was Angkor more esoteric buddhist than brahmanical ?” by Peter Sharrock (SOAS), 03/08/2016, ISEAS


“An inscription that recently surfaced in Paris is changing the history of the ancient Khmer Empire at its apogee in the 12th century. Now numbered K. 1297, it shows that Angkor reached its ultimate sway as one of the world’s great empires under Buddhist kings, with the notable exception of the conquering Viṣṇu devotee king Sūryavarman II (1113–49 CE), who constructed the splendid monument of Angkor Wat…”

Siem Reap Lecture Series : “Lost and found : a pre-Angkorian Buddha in Disguise at Longvek” par Nicolas Revire, 04/08/2016, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh

“Indeed, a rare Pre-Angkorian image of the Buddha seated in bhadrāsana, that is, the sitting posture with two legs extended and the feet firmly planted on the ground, was discovered by French archaeologist Robert Dalet at Wat Tralaeng Kaeng in the early twentieth century. It was also observed in situ by Madeleine Giteau in 1970 but already in a dilapidated state. After the Cambodian-Vietnamese War (1977-1991), western observers reported the statue lost or stolen.
However, on a recent field trip to Longvek, I rediscovered the Buddha image residing in a separate shrine located on the platform of Wat Tralaeng Kaeng. The statue is now in the guise of a powerful Neak Ta, i.e., a so-called land spirit or guardian deity of folk Khmer religion. The local population has given the statue in this incarnation the title Lok Ta Thommareacha (Dhammarāja), namely “the ancestor, King of Dharma”. This case is a rare, perhaps unique, illustration of how a Pre-Angkorian Buddhist statue has been appropriated, transformed, possibly displaced, and later enshrined as a Neak Ta in a post-Angkorian site.”

Mekong Review (Quarterly Literary Journal), vol. 1, no. 3 (mai-juillet 2016)

MR-1.4-no-price-1024x689« Autre parution en ce début de mois d’août : le quatrième numéro de la Mekong Review, une revue littéraire anglophone en provenance du Cambodge et rassemblant tous les trois mois chroniques, entretiens, photos et textes littéraires en traduction en une quarantaine de pages grand format. Dans cette dernière livraison, un extrait exclusif d’un essai du récent Prix Pulitzer Nguyen Thanh Viet sur la littérature vietnamo-americaine, la traduction d’une nouvelle de l’écrivain vietnamienne Trang Ha, et un retour sur le récent assassinat du journaliste cambodgien Kem Ley par Sebastian Strangio. »

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, vol. 7, no. 2 (2016)


A signaler

  • Islamic Manuscripts in the National Archives of the Philippines by Isaac Donoso
 Abstract :Despite being one of the most important collections of Philippine documents in jāwī script, the National Archives of the Philippines have been seldom employed by researchers. César Adib Majul even confessed to the puzzling condition of the original archive in the preparation of his landmark Muslims in the Philippines. Nevertheless, he was the first to unearth its treasures. After several years of extensive work, we have developed a picture of its contents and values. In this paper, we will present an introduction to the nature of Philippine Islamic manuscripts by describing the contents, scope and language of the jāwī documents preserved at the National Archives of the Philippines.”

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Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 11, no. 2 (printemps 2016)



Research Essay

    • Sex and song : Clandestine Prostitution in Tonkin’s Ả Đào Music Houses, 1920s–1940s by Christine Firpo

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Book Reviews

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Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol. 57, no. 2 (août 2016) : Special Issue: “Frontier Commoditisation in Mainland Southeast Asia” Ed. by Sango Mahanty and Philip Taylor



 Frontier commoditisation in post-socialist Southeast Asia by Philip Taylor
 Main articles
 Tonkin’s uplands at the turn of the 20th century: Colonial military enclosure and local livelihood effects by Jean Michaud, Sarah Turner
  • Moral economies and markets: ‘Insider’ cassava trading in Kon Tum, Vietnam by Phuc To, Sango Mahanty, Wolfram Dressler
  • Anatomy of a boom: Cassava as a ‘gateway’ crop in Cambodia’s north eastern borderland by Sango Mahanty, Sarah Milne
  • Sparking development or consuming the countryside? Lao charcoal commodity networks in the Mekong Region by Keith Barney
  • Of migrants and middlemen: Cultivating access and challenging exclusion along the Vietnam–Cambodia border by Timothy Gorman, Alice Beban
  • Illegal but licit: Migrant mobility and the negotiation of legality in the northeast Thai–Lao borderlands by Soimart Rungmanee
  • Farming for survival and rice for investment: The intersection of Japanese aid and Cambodian development by Akiko Horita
  • Timor-Leste’s demographic challenges for environment, peace and nation building by Merve Hosgelen, Udoy Saikia
  • Obtaining non-farm wage employment in rural Vietnam by Jürgen Brünjes, Javier Revilla Diez
  • Beyond prices: The cultural economy of water in the Cordillera highlands of Northern Luzon, Philippines by Corazon L. Abansi, Maria Consuelo C. Doble, Jessica K. Cariño, Agnes C. Rola
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Philippine Political Science Journal, vol. 37, no. 2 (2016)

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Research Articles

  • Predicting vote choice for celebrity and political dynasty candidates in Philippine national elections by Clarissa C. David and Ma. Rosel S. San Pascual
  • Post-Haiyan adaptation and institutional barriers to women survivors in Tacloban by Ladylyn Lim Mangada
  • Political leadership and education politics: the mayor and education services in Nasugbu, Batangas by Jan Robert R. Go
  • Guardians reinvented: the Philippine army’s non-traditional engagements in Panay island, Philippines by Rosalie Arcala Hall

Book Review

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