CSEAS Newsletter
October 6, 2017
Reminder: 
Barbet Schroeder's documentary "The Venerable W" about Myanmar's hardline Buddhist monk Wirathu screens at the Mill Valley Film Festival today at 3:30 p.m. in San Rafael and on October 6 in Larkspur. See the festival website for more details.
CSEAS Events

Tuesday, October 10
Lecture
A New Past: Hidden Narratives of the Vietnam War from the North Vietnamese
Hai Nguyen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University
180 Doe Library
4:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 19
Lecture
Seeing Necropolitics: The Work of Death in Philippine Photographs
Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
180 Doe Library
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.            
Co-sponsored with the Filipino and Philippines Studies Working Group
Campus Events

Tuesday, October 10
Lecture
Living Dangerously: Investigative Reporting from Marcos to Duterte
Raissa Robles, journalist
142 North Gate Hall
12:30 p.m.
Organized by the Graduate School of Journalism
 
Raissa Robles is the senior Manila correspondent of South China Morning Post and the publisher-webmaster-writer of an investigative news blog covering Philippine politics. This event will be livestreamed. RSVP through the event website.
 
Wednesday, October 11
Discussion
Berkeley Writers at Work Series
with Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
101 Morrison Library
12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14
 
Prof. Choy is a CSEAS core faculty member. More details on the Berkeley Writing website.
 
Concert
Gamelan Sari Raras (Javanese gamelan)
Hertz Hall
7:00 p.m.
 
A concert directed by CSEAS core faculty Prof. Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, featuring singer Heni Savitri. See the Music Dept. calendar for ticket information.
Bay Area Events

Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8
Book Event
4th Filipino American International Book Festival 
San Francisco Main Library 
100 Larkin St.  
 
See the website for schedule and list of participants.
 
Thursday, October 12
Lecture
Implications of L'affaire Ahok, or, How Indonesian Democracy Dies
Jeremy Menchik, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Encina Hall, Stanford University
12:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Stanford's Southeast Asia Program and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
 
For much of the 2000s, scholars and activists lauded Indonesia's surprisingly successful transition to democracy. Recent years, however, have made imperfections in Indonesian democracy visible. Prof. Menchik will outline the role that Indonesian Islamic civil society may play in the death of Indonesian democracy. See the APARC website to RSVP.
Announcements

KUOW, the NPR station in Seattle, is sponsoring a new podcast about Vietnamese-Americans called Second Wave, hosted by journalist Thanh Tan. See the website for more information and a sample episode. Tan recently contributed an op-ed to the New York Times about watching the Ken Burns 'The Vietnam War' series with her father, a former ARVN officer.
Fellowships

Mellon Fellowships, Stanford Humanities Center
Stanford University
 
The Mellon Fellowship provides five postdoctoral fellowships in fields represented by Stanford's fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis). Eligible fields for the 2017 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2018): History; Music; Slavic Languages and Literatures. Fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Deadline: November 15, 2017. See the website for more details.
New Books

Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other' (Zed Books, 2017) by Francis Wade
 
This new book explores the foundations for mass violence in Myanmar, and how some of the most respected and articulate voices for democracy have turned on the Muslim population at a time when the majority of citizens are beginning to experience freedoms unseen for half a century. The author is freelance journalist based in London, with extensive experience reporting in Southeast Asia.

The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma (University of Hawaii Press, 2017) by Ward Keeler
 
This new book provides an ethnography of life in a Buddhist monastery along with a broad analysis of Burman gender ideology. In this case, the study underscores how hierarchical understandings condition all relationships. The author is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas-Austin. He is also known for his work on Indonesia, including the book Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves (1987) and his textbook for learning Javanese.
Jobs

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Asian American Studies
Cornell University
 
The Asian American Studies Program invites applications from candidates with expertise in areas such as cinema and media studies, transnational Asian and Asian American cultural production, citizenship studies, immigration studies, political theory, environmental studies, ethnographic filmmaking, and gender studies. The candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program and the Cornell department most appropriate to their disciplinary training. See careers website to apply. Deadline: October 31, 2017.
 
Assistant/Associate Professor, Thai Studies
Harvard University
 
The Anthropology Department seeks to make an appointment in the social anthropology of Thailand. Area of specialization is open, but candidates will be expected to advance the scholarship and teaching of topics related to Thailand, and to Southeast Asian Studies more broadly. See the careers website for more information. Deadline: October 15, 2017.
 
Assistant Professor, International Studies
UC Irvine
Job #JPF04275
 
The International Studies Program invites applications from scholars involved in interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues. Candidates should address explicitly how critical and global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. See the careers website to apply. Review date: November 1, 2017.

Assistant Professor, International Studies (East Asia or Southeast Asia) 
Simon Fraser University 

The School for International Studies invites applications for position with expertise in East Asia or Southeast Asia from any social science discipline with research focused on issues of security and conflict, governance, or development. Deadline: October 27, 2017. See the job listing for more details.
Call For Papers

January 26 - 27, 2018
2nd Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment-ASEAN (ASLE-ASEAN) Workshop
Ecologies in Southeast Asian Literatures: Histories, Myths and Societies
Vietnam National University Hanoi
 
This workshop invites proposals for individual papers addressing a wide range of themes centered on Southeast Asian literatures. Participants must be ASLE-ASEAN members. Details about membership are available on the website. Deadline: October 30, 2017.
 
May 31 - June 2, 2018
44th Annual Meeting French Colonial Historical Society
Indigeneity
Seattle, Washington
 
The conference theme invites participants to consider themes related to indigeneity, nativism, identity, ethnicity, and nationality in French imperial contexts and post-colonial spaces. Proposals on all aspects of overseas France and its legacies are welcome. Papers may be delivered in English or French. See the website for details. Deadline: November 1, 2017.