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SEA Studies Symposium Conference Report on ASEASUK website

ASEASUK has very kindly featured the Conference Report for the SEA Studies Symposium on its website. Read it here!

Article on Indonesian Presenters at the SEA Studies Symposium

Vishnu has written another piece about the SEA Studies symposium for the Indonesian embassy in London-UK’s website, with the focus of the article being three of our Indonesian presenters. Thanks again Vishnu!

SEA Studies Symposium in Seputar Indonesia

The recently concluded (and successful, given the wonderful feedback we’ve received!) SEA symposium was mentioned in Seputar Indonesia. Thanks Vishnu!

SEA Studies Symposium 2012

Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asia

10-11 March 2012
St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Jointly presented by the Asian Studies Centre (St Antony’s College), Project Southeast Asia & ASEASUK
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|Friday, 9 March 2011 (Optional Programme)|

Check into accommodation
from 3.00 pm

Walking Tour of Oxford
Meet outside St Antony’s College Library
5.00pm – 6.30pm
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Bangkok House, own expense


|Saturday, 10 March 2011|

From 8.00am

Opening Remarks
Professor Robert Barnes (Oxford University, on behalf of Project Southeast Asia)
8.45am – 9.00am

Keynote Address: Unplanned developments: the hidden geometries of change in Southeast Asia
Professor Jonathan Rigg (Durham University, Chair (ASEASUK))
9.00am – 9.40am

9.40am – 10.00am

Opening Panel: Past and Future Directions in Southeast Asian Studies
10.00am – 11.30am
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  • Prof Jonathan Rigg (Durham University, Chair (ASEASUK))
  • Searching for a vernacular subaltern transregional Southeast Asian history
    Dr Pingtjin Thum (University of Oxford)
  • Some reflections on Southeast Asia and its position in academia
    Tom Hoogervorst (DPhil candidate, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford)

Panel I: Religion
11.30am – 1.00pm
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  • Dr Mirjam Künkler (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton/ Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics (Hilary 2012))
  • Reshaping Shi’I identities in Southeast Asia: Between local tradition and foreign orthodoxy
    Dr Chiara Formichi (Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies and Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong)
  • Translocal and Cosmopolitan Islam: Chinese-style Mosques in Indonesia and Malaysia
    Dr Hew Wai Weng (Postdoctoral research fellow, the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden)
  • Religious Identity and urban piety in Indonesian society: A social movement analysis of the Salafiyaa and the quest to ‘purify’ Islam in Yogyakarta, Java
    Chris Chaplin (PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge / Research Fellow, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga)
  • Chinese Muslim Dakwah Work in Malaysia
    Pei-Chein Wu (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS))

Hall at St Antony’s College
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Panel II: State Power
2.00pm – 3.30pm
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  • Dr Lee Jones (School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Sociological analysis of state policy behaviour in the making of regional policy in migrant workers protection: The case of Indonesia and the Philippines in ASEAN
    Anisa Santoso (PhD Candidate, Institute for Asia Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham)
  • Deficiency By Design: The Coalitional Origin of Thailand’s Inefficient Bureaucracy
    Veerayooth Kanchoochat (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge)
  • Imagining language: The shifting position of prestige Chinese dialects occupy in Singapore
    Deborah Cheong (MSc, University of Oxford)

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Panel III: Political Economy
4.00pm – 5.30pm
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  • Prof Anne Booth Professor of Economics (Asia), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • The Political Economy of Healthcare Commercialization in Vietnam
    Dr Le Thanh Forsberg (Global Leaders Fellow/ Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, University of Oxford)
  • The Political Economy of Islamic Finance in Malaysia
    Dr Lena Rethel (Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick)
  • Global halal between Islam, states and markets in Malaysia and Singapore
    Dr Johan Fischer (Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark)
  • Thailand’s Provincial Poverty and its Determinants: Before and after the 1997 Crisis
    Suphannada Limpanonda (PhD Candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS))

Panel IV: Culture
5.30pm – 7.00pm
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  • Prof Victor T. King (Emeritus Professor of South East Asian Studies, University of Leeds)
  • Bornean Post-colonial Dilemma: Between Indigenous Right, Identity and Outsider
    Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi (Institute of East Asian Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia)
  • The Burmese in Vernacular School History Textbook
    Dr Myo Oo (Research Professor, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea)
  • Redefinition of Javanese tradition in Yogyakarta and Surakarta
    Ofita Purwani (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh / Lecturer, Sebelas Maret University)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia: a Comparative and Critical Appraisal
    Prof Victor T. King (Emeritus Professor of South East Asian Studies, University of Leeds)

Evening programme
Cultural Performance – Oxford Gamelan Society
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Al-Shami, at own expense
8.00pm onwards


|Sunday, 11 March 2011|

Panel V: Marginalised Communities
9.00am – 10.30am
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  • Dr Liana Chua (School of Social Sciences, Brunel University / University of Cambridge)
  • Deciphering Southern Thailand’s violence: Organization and insurgent practices of BRN-Coordinate
    Dr Sascha Helbardt (Post-doc researcher/ lecturer, University of Passau)
  • Bringing home exotic women: the “mail-order brides” industry and Southeast Asian women
    Dr Gwenola Ricordeau (Assistant professor, Université Lille-I)
  • Urban Informality and Neoliberalism: Formalisation versus Demolition of Informal Settlements in the Philippines
    Narae Choi (DPhil Candidate in Development Studies, University of Oxford)
  • Legal mobilisation in post-colonial Malaysia: The law as a political tool for marginalised communities
    Thaatchaayini Kananatu (PhD Candidate, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Sunway, Malaysia)

10.30am – 11.00am

Panel VI: Environment
11.00am – 12.30pm
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  • Dr Paul Jepson (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
  • Biodiversity, liberalization and wildlife trade in Vietnam: Pangolins, Timber and State-society relationships
    Dr Peter Larsen (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
  • Hazy governance: The politics of environmental securitization
    Dr Lee Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • In search of environmental accountability: Mobilization, the politics of risk and inclusive citizenship
    Li Kheng Poh (PhD candidate, Human Geography, School of Environment and Technology, Brighton University)
  • Environmentalism and the ethno-national struggle in Kachin land, northern Burma
    Laur Kiik (MA candidate in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University)

12.30pm – 2.00pm

Panel VII: Local Governance and Decentralisation
2.00pm – 3.30pm
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  • Dr Pingtjin Thum (University of Oxford)
  • Neopotism and Punishment: The (Mis-)Performance of elected local officials in Philippines Julien Labonne(DPhil candidate, Department of Economics, Oxford University) and
    Prof. Marcel Fafchamps (Professor of Development Economics in the Economics Department, Oxford University)
  • Decentralisation and Democratisation in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines
    Prof. Patrick Ziegenhain (Interim Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Trier, Germany)
  • Does local governments’ responsiveness increase with decentralization and democratization? Evidence from sub-national budget allocation in Indonesia
    Krisztina Kis-Katos and Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir (PhD candidate, Institute for Economic Research, Department of International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • The paradox of communitarian democracy in Thailand
    Thorn Pitidol (DPhil candidate in Social Policy, University of Oxford)

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Panel VIII: Human Development
4.00pm – 5.30pm
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  • Dr Philip Kreager (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing)
  • Population aging in Vietnam – An irreversible truth
    Matthew Tye (AXA Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford)
  • Parental resources and children’s malnutrition over the life course and their consequences for cognitive outcomes – evidence from Indonesia.
    Sarah Mohaupt (PhD candidate, Social Policy Department, London School of Economics & CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion))
  • Mobility and Opportunities through lifelong learning in Singapore: Promise or trap?
    Rebecca Ye (MSc candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford / Research Associate, Institute for Adult Learning (Workforce Development Agency), Singapore)

Closing Remarks
Dr Philip Kreager (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing)
5.30pm – 6.00pm

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Symposium Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium has been extended to 25 November 2011. Please visit our Symposium page for more information, or download the Call for Papers and submission form.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asia, has been released.

You can download the Call for Papers (pdf) or find out more information here.

SEA Studies Symposium

The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium will be held on Saturday 11 March 2012, in the Deakin and Dahrendorf Rooms, St Antony’s College, Oxford. A Call For Papers will be issued shortly. Please visit the Symposium page for more information.