CSEAS Newsletter
November 8, 2019
Lan Pham, a Polish-Vietnamese designer. Ba Lan , a new photo series by Zula Rabikowska highlights Poland’s Vietnamese community - the country’s largest non-European immigrant group.
CSEAS Events
Tuesday, November 19
The Myanmar Shwe : Rule of Law in the New Burma
Stephen Rosenbaum
Lecturer, Berkeley Law School
180 Doe Library
4:00 p.m.
Campus Events
Friday, November 8
An Ethnographic Study on Tourism and Heritage Value in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
with Dr. Symonekeo Sensathith Thomas
221 Kroeber Hall
5:00 p.m.
Organized by the Tourism Studies Working Group

Friday, November 8
Late 20th Century Works for Javanese Gamelan
Hertz Hall
8:00 p.m.

See the Department of Music website for ticket information
Stanford Talks
Monday, November 18
Return of the Pontianak: Popular Cinema, Decolonization, and Malay Identities in the 21st Century
Rosalind Galt
Professor of Film Studies, King’s College London; NUS-Stanford Lee Kong Chian Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia
Encina Hall
Stanford University
12:00 p.m.

This talk will discuss the  pontianak , or female vampire, by looking at a popular series of films made by the studio system in Singapore between 1957 and 1965 as well as more recent films in this genre. See the APARC website to RSVP.

Thursday, November 21
Consigned to Hedge: Southeast Asia and America’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Strategy
See Seng Tan
Professor of International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Encina Hall
Stanford University
12:00 p.m.

The talk will assess how Southeast Asian countries and ASEAN have responded to the various Indo-Pacific strategies promoted by the U.S. and the other “Quad” countries (Australia, India, and Japan). See the APARC website to RSVP.
Bay Area Events
Wednesday, November 13
Fast Food Globalization in the Provincial Philippines
Ty Matejowsky
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Central Florida
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco
5:30 p.m.
Organized by the Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

This talk will review the fast food industry in the Philippines where industry giant McDonald's lags behind by the local chain, Jollibee. See the event website to RSVP.
CSEAS and UCLA CSEAS have announced the Call For Papers for a joint UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies conference to be held at UCLA from April 24-25, 2020. The conference theme is Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia . The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 20, 2020. Travel funding is available for scholars and graduate students from UC and CSU campuses. See the UCLA CSEAS announcement for more details. Keynote speaker TBA.
Other News
“Cambodian Rock Band” - a new musical by Lauren Yee - is being presented by the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego from November 12-December 15. The production, which has already won awards and very favorable press in other productions in the U.S., is about a young woman tracing her family’s past in Cambodia. It features the music of Dengue Fever as well as classic Cambodian rock music of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The most recent issue of the online magazine  Words Without Borders  highlights writing in translation from the Philippines, and includes a conversation with Jessica Hagedorn.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center
Harvard University
The center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships on the topic of migration and the humanities. See the  website  for details. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Postdoctoral fellowships, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
University of Southern California
The Society admits up to five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms. Applicants' research and teaching must be in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. See the website for details. Deadline: December 6, 2019.

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship
Kenyon College

The  program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work. Applicants must be members of underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities; women in fields that attract mostly men, or men in fields that attract mostly women; and persons who are first-generation college attendees). Deadline: December 20, 2019.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Asia, 2020-21
Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University

The primary focus of the fellowship is on contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy. See the APARC  website  for details. Deadline: December 20, 2019.

Henry Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship
Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy
Yale University

The program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded for one year and renewable for one additional year, to candidates with proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings at Yale related to American diplomacy. Deadline: December 23, 2019. See the  application portal  for details.
New Books
Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party–Ruled Nation (Cornell University Press, 2019) by Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet

This new book assesses the rise and diversity of public political criticism in Vietnam, showing that it has morphed from family whispers to large-scale use of electronic media. Four clusters of critics are examined: factory workers demanding better wages and living standards; villagers demonstrating and petitioning against corruption and land confiscations; citizens criticizing China-Vietnam relations; and dissidents objecting to the party-state regime and pressing for democratization. The author is Emeritus Professor of Political and Social Change at the Australian National University. 
Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam (Cornell University Press, 2019) by Ivan V. Small

This recent book examines the role played in Vietnam by international remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora, with money and gifts flowing across, and mediating between, transnational kinship networks. Over time this phenomenon has shifted through changing remittance forms and transfer infrastructures, from material and black market to formal bank and money services, leading to transformations in imaginations and in Vietnamese society. The author is Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Central Connecticut State University. 
Call For Papers
January 20-21, 2020
Other Voices: European Influence in the Cold War in Asia
Chulalongkorn University

The Centre for European Studies and the Department of History will host this international workshop to investigate alternative perspectives on the development of the Cold War in Asia, especially in terms of involvement and influences of Europe as individual nations and a community of nations. Deadline: November 15, 2019. See the H-Net announcement for details.

March 16-18, 2020
Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Kuala Lumpur

This symposium aims to promote collaboration and to present research findings and policy recommendations. Themes: Drivers and Enablers; Radicalization, Deradicalization, and Rehabilitation, History; Politics; Narratives; Social Media; International Relations; Security and Governance Financing; Women and Extremism. Submit abstracts by November 30, 2019 to icve.istac [at] gmail.com. Organized by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland and IIUM’s International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation.

March 26-28, 2020
Tourism and Musical Imaginaries
UC Berkeley
Organized by EIREST, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne-Pantheon, UC Berkeley Tourism Studies Working Group, and the Geography Dept., University of Geneva 

The conference is interested in research which shows the power of music in tourism imaginaries shaping their identity of places as destinations, and the tourist experience, performance and re-imagination at the destination. Deadline: November 15, 2019. See the TSWG website for details.

May 15-16, 2020  
Feminist Futures in the Indian Ocean
UC Santa Cruz

The organizers welcome papers that question silences and erasures within Indian Ocean studies and its archives, and attend to embodied and non-hegemonic forms of knowledge production. Deadline: January 1, 2020. See the H-Net announcement for details.

July 23-25, 2020
Asia’s Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies
7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference
Sunway University
Kuala Lumpur

The theme of this conference seeks to explore the responses of popular music as local, trans local national and transnational formations and traditions to the disruptions and changes in the region’s changing techno cultural landscape. See the website for details. Deadline: December 15, 2019.