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Rebranding Thailand: why is junta so obsessed with wordplay?

« Rebranding Thailand: why is junta so obsessed with wordplay? » by Kornkritch Somjittranukit, 04/02/2018, Prachatai (English) During the past four years, the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has added many terms to the dictionary of Thai politics. At the beginning of their regime, the NCPO coined the term “Returning Happiness”, which later became the name of a weekly TV programme that junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha uses as a channel to communicate with the Thai people. In 2016, the NCPO launched … Continuer la lecture de Rebranding Thailand: why is junta so obsessed with wordplay?

Papia Kristang: Documenting and Describing one of Malaysia’s Disappearing Languages

« Papia Kristang: Documenting and Describing one of Malaysia’s Disappearing Languages » by Robert Laub, 07/02/2018, SOAS Abstract In the year 1511 Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese arrived in Malacca, one of Asia’s largest trade centres. As the Portuguese took root, intermixing between the Portuguese and locals led to the creation of a mixed community. Holding onto their Catholic faith and Eurasian traditions until today, they also continue to speak their Portuguese-lexified creole language, known as Papia Kristang. My study looks into the morphosyntactic … Continuer la lecture de Papia Kristang: Documenting and Describing one of Malaysia’s Disappearing Languages

Chinese Ways of Being Muslim

Yew Wai Heng, Chinese Ways of Being Muslim : Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia, NIAS Press, 2017 Many recent works on Muslim societies have pointed to the development of ‘de-culturalization’ and ‘purification’ of Islamic practices. Instead, by exploring architectural designs, preaching activities, cultural celebrations, social participations and everyday practices, this book describes and analyses the formation and contestation of Chinese Muslim cultural identities in today’s Indonesia. Chinese Muslim leaders strategically promote their unique identities by rearticulating their histories and cultivating ties with Muslims … Continuer la lecture de Chinese Ways of Being Muslim

The Balinese Digital Library

The Balinese Digital Library Almost all of the writings in Balinese were digitized and preserved here in 2011 by the Internet Archive from their major library in Denpasar, Bali. A official in the cultural ministry said that this collection is « 90% of all writings in Balinese. » Most of the Balinese literature is written on palm leaves, or Lontar. Some were not digitized because of the culturally sensitive materials they contain. This makes the Balinese the first to have their complete literature online and available … Continuer la lecture de The Balinese Digital Library

In Plain Sight : Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

Tyrell Haberkorn, In Plain Sight : Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand, University of Wisconsin Press, 2018 Following a 1932 coup d’état in Thailand that ended absolute monarchy and established a constitution, the Thai state that emerged has suppressed political dissent through detention, torture, forced reeducation, disappearances, assassinations, and massacres. In Plain Sight shows how these abuses, both hidden and occurring in public view, have become institutionalized through a chronic failure to hold perpetrators accountable. Tyrell Haberkorn’s deeply researched revisionist history of modern Thailand … Continuer la lecture de In Plain Sight : Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

Of Beggars and Buddhas

Katherine A. Bowie, Of Beggars and Buddhas : The Politics of Humor in the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand, University of Wisconsin Press, 2017 An exploration of the subversive politics of humor in the most important story in Theravada Buddhism The 547 Buddhist jatakas, or verse parables, recount the Buddha’s lives in previous incarnations. In his penultimate and most famous incarnation, he appears as the Prince Vessantara, perfecting the virtue of generosity by giving away all his possessions, his wife, and his children to the … Continuer la lecture de Of Beggars and Buddhas

Ownership and control in 21st century Malaysia

« Ownership and control in 21st century Malaysia » by Charles Brophy, 17/01/2018, New Mandala In a series of public lectures beginning in 2016, Professor Terence Gomez began to distil the findings of his latest research into corporate governance in Malaysia. The first finding was a marked reduction in the holding of private directorships by members of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. The second was a major growth in the influence and power of Government Linked Companies (GLCs; individual state-owned enterprises) and Government Linked … Continuer la lecture de Ownership and control in 21st century Malaysia

Talking Indonesia: Pornography

Talking Indonesia: Pornography with Helen Pausacker, 18/01/2018, Indonesia at Melbourne The prohibition of pornography has been a controversial area of law in Indonesia, attracting the attention both of Islamic conservatives and activists promoting freedom of expression. Several public figures have been investigated and prosecuted under questionable circumstances, raising concerns that the law is being applied arbitrarily. Recently, the police investigation of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab and his female follower Firza Hussein over a leaked salacious Whatsapp chat has put prohibitions of … Continuer la lecture de Talking Indonesia: Pornography

CFP : Religion in Southeast Asia

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, 17 – 20 November 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA The deadline for proposals is Thursday, March 1, 2018 Religion in Southeast Asia Unit Statement of Purpose: Situated at the nexus of several civilizational influences — including Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern — Southeast Asia, as a region, remains understudied in terms of its relevance to the theoretical and methodological study of religion. This neglect is in part due to the tendency to reduce Southeast Asian religious systems to the … Continuer la lecture de CFP : Religion in Southeast Asia

New Books Southeast Asian studies

Podcast : New Books Network – Southeast Asian Studies Interviews par Nick Cheesman (Fellow at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University) des auteurs d’ouvrages récemment publiés sur l’Asie du Sud-Est. Derniers podcasts : Tam T. T. Ngo, The New Way : Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam, University of Washington Press, 2016 A écouter sur : http://newbooksnetwork.com/tam-t-t-ngo-the-new-way-protestantism-and-the-hmong-in-vietnam-u-washington-press-2016/ Roderic Broadhurst, Thierry Bouhours and Brigitte Bouhours, Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia, Cambridge University Press, 2015 A écouter sur : http://newbooksnetwork.com/roderic-broadhurst-et-al-violence-and-the-civilising-process-in-cambodia-cambridge-up-2015/ … Continuer la lecture de New Books Southeast Asian studies

IPPA Conference Hue 2018

22nd Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Conference, 22 – 28 september 2018, Hue, Vietnam Liste des sessions : Dispersal Barriers into Southeast Asia during the Late Pleistocene Issues and Creative strategies in archaeological heritage conservation, education, and management Call for Papers: Geoarchaeology in the Asia-Pacific region: current research and future directions – Please forward abstracts to: duke0035@flinders.edu.au Transmission, Transportation and Transition: the Flow of Materials and Ideas Around the South China Sea Maritime Region What Happens after You Excavate a Site? – Preliminary Examinations of Archaeological Records … Continuer la lecture de IPPA Conference Hue 2018

NUSA, vol. 62 (March 2017)

NUSA : Linguistic studies of languages in and around Indonesia, vol. 62 (March 2017) Contact and substrate in the languages of Wallacea Part 1 Editor: Antoinette Schapper Articles Contact and substrate in the languages of Wallacea: Introduction by Antoinette Schapper Tone and language contact in southern Cenderawasih Bay by David Kamholz Roon ve, DO/GIVE Coexpression, and Language Contact in Northwest New Guinea by David Gil Papuan-Austronesian Language Contact on Yapen Island: A Preliminary Account by Emily Gasser A unified system of spatial orientation in the … Continuer la lecture de NUSA, vol. 62 (March 2017)

The Killing Season : A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Geoffrey Robinson, A Killing Season : A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66, Princeton University Press, 2018 The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to … Continuer la lecture de The Killing Season : A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Colloquium on Genocide and Politicide in Asia

Colloquium on Genocide and Politicide in Asia, Spring 2018, Asian Studies Center and Peace and Justice Studies, Michigan State University The Asian Studies Center and Peace and Justice Studies present the Genocide and Politicide in Asia Colloquium, which deepens our knowledge of Southeast Asia as a region from transnational perspectives by bringing outstanding scholars from around the world to the Michigan State University campus in spring 2018. Through lectures based on their cutting-edge research, these scholars will illustrate innovative ways to understand history, culture, … Continuer la lecture de Colloquium on Genocide and Politicide in Asia

Power Plays in Indonesian Waters

« Power Plays in Indonesian Waters : Transforming Indonesia into a Global Maritime Power is a Complicated Game » by Muhamad Arif, 01/02/2018, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society The new Maritime Security Agency has only heightened competition in the Navy-dominated governance of Indonesian maritime security, Muhamad Arif writes. When Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed the presidential regulation on the establishment of the country’s Maritime Security Agency (Badan Keamanan Laut or BAKAMLA) on 8 December 2014, the mood among interested observers was bright. The complicated … Continuer la lecture de Power Plays in Indonesian Waters