CSEAS Newsletter
March 17, 2017
Blue-and-white dish, Gongxian kilns, China, c. 830s
An artifact recovered from a 9th century shipwreck found off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia in 1998. A new exhibit at the Asia Society in New York highlights the ship's cargo and what its discovery reveals about trade routes of the period, that reached from the Middle East to East and Southeast Asia.
CSEAS News

CSEAS would like to announce the significant news that it is merging with the Institute of East Asian Studies ( IEAS). The process will take place over the next few months. This re-structuring will help promote cross-border initiatives with the centers that are now part of IEAS (Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Buddhist Studies and Silk Road Studies) and provide more financial stability to CSEAS. CSEAS will continue to manage its own programs, and is still a consortium Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asia with UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. There will be some changes coming to the CSEAS website and graphic identity later this year, but the CSEAS office address and other contact information will remain the same.
 
Fellowships for UC Berkeley graduate students
 
CSEAS-affiliated graduate students are welcome to apply for IEAS Graduate Fellowships in East Asian Studies. The maximum award amount is $6,000. The deadline for 2017-18 fellowship competition is Monday, April 3, 2017. The IEAS website has full details on the application process. The expectation for this year's competition is that proposals for Southeast Asia-focused topics will include some border crossing aspects relating to countries in East Asia. For questions, please contact cseas [at] berkeley.edu.
Campus Events

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly will honor the late Prof. Jeffrey Hadler with a Special Recognition Faculty Mentor Award at their award ceremony on Thursday, April 13, to be held at Anna Head Alumnae Hall, 2537 Haste St., from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Announcements

Dengue Fever, the California-based Cambodian psychedelic rock-influenced band, will perform Saturday, April 1 at the UC Theater on University Ave. in Berkeley on a bill with the North African band Tinariwen.
 
Transnational Asia, an online journal published by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, seeks submissions for its second issue to be published in Spring/Summer 2017. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017
 
Global Southeast Asian Diasporas, a book series edited by Richard T. Chu (UMass), Augusto F. Espiritu (UIUC), and Mariam Lam (UCR) seeks submissions. See the Brill series  website for more information.
New Book

Gendering the Trans-Pacific World (Brill, 2017), edited by Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
 
This new book is the inaugural volume of a new book series covering this emergent interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field. The volume features new and established scholars that collectively examine the geographies of empire, intimacy and affect, beauty and the body, and the circulation of culture. Contributors for Southeast Asia topics include Tessa Ong Winkelmann, Gladys Nubla, Genevieve Clutario, Nobue Suzuki and Lan Duong. Catherine Ceniza Choy is Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She is a CSEAS core faculty member. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine.

Call For Papers

December 1-4, 2017
Conference of the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS)
Expanding Boundaries: Ethnicity, Materiality and Spirituality
Academy of Social Sciences
Hanoi, Vietnam
 
The 13th conference of ISARS welcomes submissions that discuss issues of identity, practices of spirituality and material culture. See the conference website for details. Submission deadline: March 30, 2017.