CSEAS Newsletter
July 2019
Bagan , the Buddhist archaeological zone founded in the 11 th century in central Myanmar, was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as was the Plain of Jars , a megalithic site in central Laos dating from 500 BCE.
Bay Area Events
Sunday, July 28
Film Screening
Chinese Whispers
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth St., Oakland
3:00 p.m.            

A free film screening and discussion with the lead artist, Rani Pramesti, about the May 1998 riots in Indonesia and issues of sexual violence. 

Through August 2
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth St., Oakland

Paintings by Balinese-born artist I Made Moja.
News & Announcements
The  latest issue  of the  Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies has been published online (open access). The journal is now soliciting contributions for its next issue on tourism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

The deadline to apply to the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) for a grant to conduct research in Indonesia is August 31, 2019. Grants are available up to $6,000. See the AIFIS website for details.
Jobs & Fellowships
Assistant Professor, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
CSU East Bay

The Department of Ethnic Studies seeks an innovative teacher/scholar/activist and especially welcomes candidates with additional specialization(s) in Filipinx American Studies, environmental justice, ethnic literatures, community engagement, decolonial theory, women of color feminisms, and/or GLBTQIA issues. Deadline: August 15, 2019. See the Interfolio site to apply.
Open Rank Hire, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media seeks applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: inter-Asia cultural studies; cultural and new media industries in Asia; network theory and data cultures of Asia; critical diaspora and mobility studies; new media, indigenous and sovereignty studies; digital ethnography; posthumanism, environment and ecology in Asia. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in cultural studies and critical theory, and a demonstrated engagement in the cultural, political and ethical implications of race, gender, sexuality, social class and social practice. See the jobs website for details. Deadline: August 16, 2019

Assistant Professor, Sociology
St. Mary’s College of California
The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position with expertise in the sociology of race/ethnicity and sex/gender. Deadline: October 1, 2019. See the Interfolio posting for details.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Migration and the Humanities
Mahindra Humanities Center
Harvard University

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Deadline: November 15, 2019. See the announcement for details.

Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore

Applicants may apply for one of the four types of positions (Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow). Deadline: September 3, 2019. See the ARI website for details.
New Fiction
Patron Saints of Nothing (Kokila, 2019) by Randy Ribay

In this new novel , aimed at young adults, the main character, Jay Reguero, is supposed to start as a new student at the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he hears that his cousin has been murdered in the Philippines as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, he decides to travel to Manila to find out the real story. The author was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. He is currently based in the Bay Area.
If I Had Two Lives (Europa, 2019) by Abbigail Rosewood

In this new novel , a young girl growing up in Vietnam is isolated from the world in a secretive military encampment. Withdrawing from her distant mother, she turns for affection to a sympathetic soldier and to the only other girl in the camp. Later, as an adult living in New York, she realizes that these childhood experiences have influenced her current relationships and she decides to return to Vietnam to face her past. The author was born in Vietnam and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.
Call For Papers
November 11-15, 2019
Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd)
Bangkok, Thailand

This research symposium is organized by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO-RIHED) as part of its 60th anniversary celebration. Papers welcome that explore the current state and future direction of higher education and development. Deadline: August 16, 2019. See the website for details.

February 27-28, 2020
Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950
University of Manchester (UK)

This conference seeks to explore how logistical and practical factors, such as the physical environment including climate and distance from the metropole, influenced the creation of both scientific and humanistic knowledge in British colonies. Deadline: August 23, 2019. See the website for details.

March 19-22, 2020
Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts

AAS is accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2020 annual conference. Deadline: August 6, 2019. All submissions must be through the AAS website .

March 23-24, 2020
Slavery in Early Modern East and Southeast Asia
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The goal of the workshop is to spark discussion about the involuntary circulation of people within and beyond the East and Southeast Asian region. Travel and hotel will be provided. A selection of the papers will appear in a special issue of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Deadline: August 26, 2019. See the H-Net announcement for details.

May 30-June 1
Mechademia: “Ecologies”
International Manga Museum
Kyoto, Japan

The organizers invite scholars, artists, and producers of Asian popular cultures to develop individual conference papers and/or panels on Asian media ecologies. Deadline: September 1, 2019. See the website for details.