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Fifty shades of Kiều

Fifty shades of Kiều
Posted: 24 Nov 2017 07:39 AM PST
Kim Văn Kiều, or the Tale of Kiều, by Nguyễn Du (1765-1820), is a jewel in the crown of Vietnamese classical writing. In Vietnam, as Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen (2003: 18) points out, the Tale of…

Revue : Forest and Society, vol. 1, n° 2 (2017)

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2, NOVEMBER 2017 Available online since November 28, 2017 Le site de la revue Table of Contents Regular Research Articles Social Forestry – why and for whom? A comparison of policies in Vietnam and Indonesia Moira Moeliono, Pham Thu Thuy, Indah Waty Bong, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus PDF 1-20 Forestry, illegibility and illegality in Omkoi, Northwest Thailand Bobby Anderson, Patamawadee Jongruck PDF 21-32 Gaps in the thread: Disease, production, and opportunity in the failing silk industry of South Sulawesi Sitti … Continuer la lecture de Revue : Forest and Society, vol. 1, n° 2 (2017)

412 Historic Artefacts to Return Home to Sarawak, Malaysia

412 Historic Artefacts to Return Home to Sarawak, Malaysia   On 22 November, in the historic surroundings of Museum Prinsenhof in Delft, the Netherlands, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports of the Sarawak State Government, Malaysia, received one of the 412 historic artefacts which have been donated by the City of Delft to the Sarawak Museum to be displayed in the exhibition galleries of the new Sarawak Museum Campus. A delegation from Sarawak, led by … Continuer la lecture de 412 Historic Artefacts to Return Home to Sarawak, Malaysia

Piety, Celebrity, Sociality : A Forum on Islam and Social Media in Southeast Asia

Introduction Piety, Celebrity, Sociality by Carla Jones and Martin Slama Nov 08, 2017 Carla Jones (University of Colorado Boulder) and Martin Slama (Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Popular uses of smartphones at an Islamic college in Indonesia. (Photograph by Martin Slama) How can anthropological analyses of religion illuminate rhetoric about the utopic and dystopic potential of social media? While religion and social media may seem like separate realms of social life, ethnographic analysis highlights their shared features and connections. … Continuer la lecture de Piety, Celebrity, Sociality : A Forum on Islam and Social Media in Southeast Asia

Religion and Violence in Myanmar Sitagu Sayadaw’s Case for Mass Killing

Religion and Violence in Myanmar Sitagu Sayadaw’s Case for Mass Killing By Matthew J. Walton About the Author: My FA Anthologies MATTHEW J. WALTON is Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Center at the University of Oxford.   Since late August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have left Myanmar, fleeing a state-led campaign of violence against them. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority and predominantly live in Rakhine State, in Myanmar’s west. They have experienced … Continuer la lecture de Religion and Violence in Myanmar Sitagu Sayadaw’s Case for Mass Killing

Changing political landscape allowing for greater public criticism in Vietnam

Changing political landscape allowing for greater public criticism in Vietnam 07 By student correspondent Diana Tung   Public criticism of the Vietnamese government has become commonplace in a nation previously known for strict political censorship, according to Emeritus Professor Ben Kerkvliet. Professor Kerkvliet’s research focuses on data collection from the early 1990s through to 2015 to trace the emergence of increasingly vocal and public political complaints.  He presented his findings at a recent talk on political criticism in Vietnam at the Department of Political … Continuer la lecture de Changing political landscape allowing for greater public criticism in Vietnam

Youth and a culture of protest in Southeast Asia

Youth and a culture of protest in Southeast Asia by Julian CH Lee, 08/11/2017, Regional Learning Hub, New Mandala Shortly before Malaysia’s general elections in 2008, I sat on a cool floor with blank placards and marker pens, beneath a whirring ceiling fan in a bungalow house in Kuala Lumpur. I sat there with friends, some younger, some older than my 31 year old self, thinking of slogans for our campaign to educate voters about the representation of women in Parliament and the hurdles … Continuer la lecture de Youth and a culture of protest in Southeast Asia

Behind Indonesia’s illiberal turn

Behind Indonesia’s illiberal turn by Vedi Hadiz, 20/10/2017, New Mandala The past year or so has seen conspicuous setbacks to Indonesian democracy’s capacity to protect many social rights, including of some of the more vulnerable members of society—most notably women, religious and sexual minorities, and victims of the 1965–66 mass killings. Ironically, this has occurred under a government whose declared agenda of extending access to social services has been a celebrated and defining characteristic, not to mention the presumption that its establishment had deflected … Continuer la lecture de Behind Indonesia’s illiberal turn

Lineage and Legitimacy: Exploring Royal-Familial Visual Configurations in Cambodia

Lineage and Legitimacy: Exploring Royal-Familial Visual Configurations in Cambodia by Joanna Wolfarth in Trans-Asia Photography Review, vol. 8, n° 1, Fall 2017 : Art and Vernacular Photographies in Asia As with those of many other rulers, the portrait of Norodom Sihanouk (1922–2012), the former king of Cambodia, has been used at various times in order to convey his sovereign status. This was particularly true of his official portrait, which remains a common presence in both public and private spaces throughout Cambodia. This portrait and … Continuer la lecture de Lineage and Legitimacy: Exploring Royal-Familial Visual Configurations in Cambodia