CSEAS Newsletter
April 14, 2017
'Kneeling and Watching the Festivities' (2016) 
by Leang Seckon (Cambodia)
CSEAS Events

Discussion and Film Screening
Monday, April 17
'A Tomb for Khun Srun' (2015)
Organized by the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies
Panel discussion at 4:30 p.m., 341 Dwinelle Hall
Film screening at 6:00 p.m., 370 Dwinelle Hall
Khun Srun was a Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed in 1978. This documentary film highlights his literary voice while focusing also on his daughter in the present day.  Discussants: Eric Galmard , director; Khatharya Um , Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Siti Keo , Ph.D. candidate in History, UC Berkeley. Moderated by Penny Edwards , Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Campus Events

Saturday, April 15
Nusantara East Meets West
Organized by the Berkeley Indonesian Students Association
West Crescent Circle
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Games, food and performances. See the BISA website for information.
Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 18
One Belt, One Road: Remaking Eurasia?
180 Doe Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Organized by the Institute of East Asian Studies
Speakers: Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, University of British Columbia
Thursday, April 20
Capitalist Transformations on Indonesia's Indigenous Frontiers
Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
155 Donner Lab
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Organized by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Native American Studies Program
Prof. Li will discuss how capitalism and the force of markets has transformed the lives of Indonesia's indigenous farmers.
Monday, April 24
China's Economic Statecraft toward Myanmar and North Korea
James Reilly, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
180 Doe Library
4:00 p.m.
Organized by the Center for Chinese Studies and Institute of East Asian Studies
Other Events

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29
Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network
1422 Melnitz Hall, Darren Star Screening Room
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
This symposium at UCLA will feature presentations by scholars (Bliss Lim, Panivong Norindr, Arnika Fuhrmann, Fatimah Rony, Mariam Lam and others), filmmaker discussions, and film screenings, including a special screening of P. Ramlee's Bujang Lapok (1957). See the website for full details.

The latest edition of the University of Hawaii CSEAS online student journal Explorations includes an article by UC Berkeley graduate student Katie Bruhn. The  Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia Young Academic's Voice features an article by UC Berkeley graduate student Thiti Jamkajornkeait. Both students are Ph.D. candidates in the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies.
New Book

American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of U.S. Colonialism in the Philippines (University of Chicago Press, 2017) by Rebecca Tinio McKenna
This new book examines the work of Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner, who went to the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century to design environments for the U.S. occupation government. Burnham's work is most directly visible in the planning of the summer capital of Baguio, which gave physical form to American rule and its contradictions. The author (Ph.D., Yale University, 2010) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

The UC Critical Refugee Studies Collective (CRSC) invites grant proposals from UC-affiliated faculty and graduate students. The CRSC is a four-year initiative (2017-2020) led by Prof. Yen Le Espiritu (UCSD) and Prof. Lan Duong (UCR) and funded by the UC Office of the President. Topics/themes over the next four years: time and space; land and water; secrets and stories; and wellbeing and resilience. Grant amount maximum is $10,000. See the website for details. Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney (SSEAC) has travel grants available for sabbatical visitors and graduate students interested in partnering with Sydney faculty. Deadline: April 28, 2017 
Call For Papers

August 16-17, 2017
Remapping the Arts, Heritage, and Cultural Production: Between Policies and Practices in East and Southeast Asian Cities
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
The purpose of this multidisciplinary conference is to explore both government-led cultural policies and the organically emerging artistic and creative practices aimed at the empowerment of local communities and neighborhoods in contemporary East and Southeast Asian cities. See the ARI website for more information. Deadline: April 30, 2017
September 7-9, 2017
Speech and Space: Discursive Environments across Non-Arab Islam
Vanderbilt University
In contrast to the core Arabic-speaking world of Islam that, through a common language, sought a unity that reflects the universality of the shari'ā, the Islam that has been domesticated in the non-Arab world appears of necessity to be more dialogic in its action. Conference themes: Speech, Space, Integration. See the H-Net announcement for full details. Deadline: May 1, 2017
September 11-12, 2017
Hakluyt Society Symposium
Trading Companies and Travel Literature
University of Kent (UK)
This conference explores how the various European companies collected, created, curated, protected and utilised material relating to travel and discovery around the world. Speakers: Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State), Nandini Das (Liverpool), Michiel van Groesen (Leiden), Margaret Hunt (Uppsala), Djoeke van Netten (Amsterdam). See the conference website for more details. Deadline: April 30, 2017
November 10-11, 2017
Mobile Bodies: A Long View of the Peoples and Communities of Maritime Asia
SUNY Binghamton
Sponsored by the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas
Keynote speaker: Amitav Ghosh
This conference will explore the mobility of individuals across maritime Asia and seek to pair contemporary and historical experiences of travel and mobility to understand continuities and changes experienced and brought about by traveling bodies. See the website for full details. Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2017.
December 11-12, 2017
River Cities: Water Space in Urban Development and History
Airlangga University
Surabaya, Indonesia  
This symposium aims to contribute innovative ways of thinking about how to better integrate rivers, creeks and canals into the fabric of contemporary cities in Asia. Supported by the Urban Knowledge Network Asia, Airlangga University, and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). See the IIAS website for more information. Deadline: May 1, 2017.