CSEAS Newsletter
February 7, 2020
Indonesians evacuated from Wuhan, China are sprayed with antiseptic on their arrival home to a quarantine facility on the Natuna islands, Riau province.
CSEAS Events
Tuesday, February 18
Book Event
A Celebration of Doreen G. Fernandez’s “Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture”
With Aileen Suzara, Chef/Educator & Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
554 Barrows Hall
4:00 p.m.            
Co-sponsored with the Department of Ethnic Studies
Campus Events
Friday, February 7
Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and Its Implications for Bangladesh
10 Stephens Hall
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Organized by the Institute for South Asia Studies
Co-sponsored by CSEAS

Featured Speaker: Hannah Beech, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, The New York Times. See the ISAS website for the full program.

Friday, February 7
"Respect those above, yield to those below": Conceptualizing social hierarchy in Vietnamese interlocutor reference
Jack Sidnell
Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto-Mississauga
820 Barrows Hall
4:00 p.m.
Organized by the Social Science Matrix

Thursday, February 20
From New Spain to the Dutch East Indies: Global Histories of Indian Cotton
Sugata Ray
Associate Professor of Art History, UC Berkeley
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
102 Kroeber Hall
6:00 p.m.
This talk is presented as part of the museum’s new exhibit, Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, which opens next week. See the events page for details.
Bay Area Events
Saturday, February 15
Book Event
Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia
Omnivore Books
3885a Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco
3:00 p.m.

Food writer Eleanor Ford will discuss her new cookbook about Indonesia.

Wednesday, February 19
The Indo-Pacific: China, America, ASEAN, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery
Richard Javad Heydarian
Author and Columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Encina Hall, Stanford University
12:00 p.m.

See the APARC website for details and to RSVP.

Thursday, February 27
Panel Discussion
Looking Ahead: Southeast Asia in 2020 with Four Consuls General
Asia Society Northern California
Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington St., San Francisco
5:30 p.m.

A panel discussion with the Consuls General from Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. See the Asia Society website for details and for tickets.
Arnoud Arps is in residence as a Visiting Graduate Student Researcher with CSEAS this spring semester. He is a Ph.D. student at the University of Amsterdam whose research focuses on Dutch military excesses during the Indonesian Revolution and Indonesians’ later understanding of this period as seen in popular culture, such as through film and music. His residency here is supported by a grant from the Prince Bernhard Foundation. He will be based in Berkeley, with his wife, through mid-May. He can be contacted at arps [at] berkeley.edu.
New Books
Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia (Princeton University Press, 2020) by Diana S. Kim

This new book outlines the shift from when opium taxation provided a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers in Southeast Asia, to when these same colonizers moved to ban the opium trade. This book suggests that the idiosyncracies of colonial bureaucracies, as seen in cases from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam, led to the change. The author is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
The Colonial Life of Pharmaceuticals: Medicines and Modernity in Vietnam (Cambridge University Press, 2019) by Laurence Monnais

This recent book traces the life of pharmaceuticals in Vietnam under French rule, considering access to drugs and the existence of multiple therapeutic options in a colonial context. The history follows the many steps by which pharmaceuticals were produced and distributed, from colonial doctors to private pharmacists, from consumers to various drug traders and healers. The author is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Asian Studies (CETASE) at Université de Montréal. 
Call For Papers
April 11, 2020
Stemming the Tides: Indonesia in the Age of Climate Catastrophe
Yale University
New Haven CT

A conference organized by the Yale Indonesia Forum. Deadline: February 22, 2020. See the website for details.

August 24-25, 2020
13th International Indonesia Forum Conference
The Center and Periphery: Development and Sustainable Management of Indonesian Resources.
Universitas Katolik Santo Thomas
Medan, Indonesia

Papers are solicited that propose to explore how the center and periphery can work together to answer the challenges in developing and sustainably managing Indonesian resources. Deadline: March 31, 2020. See the website for details.

September 25-27, 2020
After Hope: Future Forms and Alternative Methods
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco

Marking the inauguration of the Asian Art Museum's TRILOGY series, this symposium will explore diverse expressions and legacies of hope within contemporary art, using the work of artists from across Asia and its diaspora. Proposals that address contemporary, historical, and theoretical approaches to hope and its various discontents are welcome. Deadline: March 15, 2020. See the H-Net announcement for details.