ARCHIVE 2013-14

ARCHIVE 2013-14

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FALL 2013


October 9
Stéphanie Ponsavady, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Wesleyan University
“Closing Colonial Mobility Gaps: Cars and Roads in French Indochina”
October 18-19
Graduate Student Conference

“New Research in Southeast Asian History”
October 16
Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
“Rama X and Thai Democracy”

November 17
“Three Rivers - One Source”

Concert of Traditional Vietnamese Music

October 30
Edward G. Miller, Department of History, Dartmouth University
“Misalliance: Rethinking Ngo Dinh Diem and the Roots of America’s Intervention in the Vietnam War, 1954-1963”
November 6
Chika Watanabe, InterAsia Program, MacMillan Center, Yale University
“Ambivalent Aspirations of Aid: Commitments of Kye:zu: (Debt-Gratitude) Among Burmese Aid workers in a Japanese NGO”
November 13
Duncan McCargo, Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds
“The Trial in Thai Life: Political Court Cases in the post-Thaksin Era”
November 20
Claudio Sopranzetti, All Souls College, Oxford University
“(Im)mobilizing Bangkok: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers and Politics in the Thai Capital”
December 4
Jane Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney
“Terminally Haunted: Aviation Ghosts, Hybrid Buddhist Practices, and Disaster Aversion Strategies Amongst Airport Workers in Myanmar and Thailand”

December 11
Justin McDaniel, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
“Forgotten Texts found in Far-flung Collections: Vernacular Palm-Leaf and Mulberry Paper manuscripts found in Buddhist Monasteries in Laos, Thailand, Burma, and Libraries in Ireland, Japan, and Italy”


February 12
Robert Barnes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford (retired)
“Splitting a Coconut or Why did You Do That: Ancestors and Confession in an Eastern Indonesian Region”

April 12
“Reimagining Indonesia: Ideals, Actions, and Challenges”

YIF Spring Dialogue and
The 11th Northeastern Conference on Indonesia

February 19
Saskia Shäfer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
“The Battle for the ‘True Islam’ in Indonesia - The Ahmadiyya Debate and the Politics of Exclusion”

April 13
11th Annual Southeast Asia Spring Cultural Festival
Hosted by the SEAS Language and LIterature Faculty

February 26
Chie Ikeya, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University
“Intimate Colonialism? Intra-Asian Families and Domesticities in Colonial Southeast Asia”


March 5
Ann Marie Leshkowich, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross
“Kinship Secrets and Women’s Work: Invisible Adoption and the Changing Political Economy of the Nuclear Family in Vietnam”


April 2
Patricia Hardwick, Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Sacred Music; Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University
“Horsing Around Melayu: Kuda Kepang, Islamic Piety, and Identity Politics at Play in Singapore’s Malay Community”


April 9
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
“Hanoi’s War”

April 16
Shawn McHale, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Asian Studies Program, George Washington University
“Decolonization, Violence, and Sovereignty in an Out of the Way Place: the Western Mekong Delta, 1945-54”

April 23
Motonori Makino, Senior Research Fellow, Toyo Bunko; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
“The Formation and Transformation of Catholic Communities in Northern Vietnam before French Colonization”