CSEAS Newsletter
July 2017
Offerings at a temple in Bali
Bay Area Events

Thursday, August 17
Filipino Flavors of the Bay Area
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., San Francisco
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Four chefs will trace Philippine culinary heritage in the Bay Area. See the museum website for more information.
Sunday, August 20
Flower Power Workshop: Balinese Flower Offerings
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., San Francisco
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ethnobotanist Deepa Natarajan will lead a workshop on canang sari (Balinese flower offerings). See the museum website for details.
New Books

Yuan Phai, the Defeat of Lanna: A Fifteenth-Century Thai Epic Poem (Silkworm Books, 2017), t ranslated by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit
Written after a 15th century battle, this poem may be the oldest work of literature from Siam. It features the earliest and most detailed description of a Siamese army and an elaborate eulogy for a local monarch, as well as scenes of personal treachery, heroism, and combat. The authors are renowned experts on Thailand, and noted also for their translations of traditional Thai literature. They won the A. L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize in 2010 for their translation of the epic love story, Khun Chang Khun Phaen.

Assistant Professor, Asian and Gender Studies
University of Notre Dame
This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master's degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master's degree will arrive in Fall 2017. See the Interfolio listing for more details and to apply.
Call For Papers

October 20, 2017
Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures
The Open University, London
This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to draw fresh attention to Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing. Keynote Speakers: Philip Holden (NUS), Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (National Institute of Education, Singapore). Send your title, abstract (250 words) and short biography (80-100 words) to Kelly Tse at kelly.tse [at] sant.ox.ac.uk by July 30, 2017.
November 10-11, 2017
Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Annual Meeting
Thai Studies scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the annual meeting to Jenjit Gasigitamrong, jenjit [at] humnet.ucla.edu. See the website for the College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, for the announcement. Extended deadline: August 15, 2017.
March 22-25, 2018
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference
Washington DC
AAS is accepting proposals for its 2018 annual conference for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to Individual Papers. Deadline: August 8, 2017. All submissions must be through the AAS website.
May 23-25, 2018
Modes of Authority and Aesthetic Practices from South Asia to Southeast Asia
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
The conference intends to think comparatively about the relationship between aesthetic phenomena and authority in South and Southeast Asia where the aesthetic dimension plays a particularly important role in the legitimation strategies of different types of authority. Deadline: September 30, 2017. See the website for more information.
August 23-27, 2018
AAS Workshop: Asia and the Anthropocene
University of Michigan
The AAS invites applications to participate in the second of three workshops in its series "Emerging Fields in the Study of Asia" supported by the Luce Foundation. The selection committee seeks research papers that grapple with the challenges posed by this new understanding of planetary conditions. See the AAS website for more information. Deadline: October 2, 2017.