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Indigenous Movements and Political Sovereignty in Borderland Zones

Emily Hong is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, and her research intersects political and legal anthropology, feminist and decolonial epistemology, indigenous media and...

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The Undulating Landscape of Lao Cinema

By: Chairat Polmuk, PhD candidate, Asian studies

Organizer Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs, gives opening remarks at the two-day Global Grand Challenges Symposium

Cornell faculty and leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

As a pre-eminent research institution and New York’s land-grant university, Cornell is uniquely suited to tackle “grand challenges” like the ones discussed at the Nov. 8-9 Global Grand Challenges...

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Visiting Fellow Spotlight: Hang Nguyen

Dr. Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen is a lecturer at the Faculty of International Politics and Diplomacy of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam. She will be working on a research project at...

1924-1925 Filipino Cornellians

Early Asian alumni website is now live

The Asian Alumni Project is a digital platform with photos, a database, and timeline that spotlights Cornellians who either came from Asia or spent a significant time there after graduation.

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October 19 SEAP Book Launch at Kahin

SEAP hosted a book launch event on Friday, October 19 at the Kahin Center to honor faculty authors, especially Thak Chaloemtiarana, a retired professor in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell.

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What the US Can Learn from China and India’s Engagement With Myanmar

As U.S. pressure tactics have proven unable to improve conditions for the Rohingya, it is worth considering alternatives. Written by SEAP Undergraduate student Abigail Chen.


Visiting Fellow Spotlight: Darsono Hadiraharjo

Darsono Hadiraharjo is a prominent Indonesian musician and shadow puppeteer who believes in the deep connections of the performing arts.

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Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Improvisational Islam is about novel and unexpected ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or...

Mary Moroney, a FLAS recipient

SEAP and SAP receive major grant

SEAP and SAP have been awarded more than $3.9 million in Title VI grants under the federal National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships programs.

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SEAP Faculty, Thomas Pepinsky, maintains foreign language requirement in Arts & Sciences

Thomas Pepinsky, Associate Professor of Government and Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Curriculum Committee, plans to maintain a stringent foreign language requirement of 11 credits in...


Culture Kit Highlight: Burma

Did you know we have not one or two but SIX culture kits about Burma? Learn about Burmese culture, dance, politics, art and more. Kits are available for free through our lending library.

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2018 Fall SEAP Bulletin in print and online

Read about Lao cinema, shrimp farmers in Thailand, the development of a service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, and much more in this issue of the SEAP Bulletin.

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More Than Words: Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious...

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SEAP Publication, Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Since the early twentieth century, Muslim reformers have been campaigning for a total transformation of the ways in which Islam is imagined in the Malay world. One of the most influential is the...

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Upgrading Agricultural Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Myanmar

Written by Taylor Anderson, Jenna Hershberger, Sarah Jenson, Jake Ledoux, Jesse Puka-Beals and Ryan Sherman after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International...

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Myanmar and the Shan Highlands: A Comparative Analysis of Human Capital, Fertilizer Use and Agricultural Development

Written by Krystal Rampalli, Marcus Ruberg and Jade M. Algarín Crowder after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International Agriculture in Developing Nations.

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SEAP Outreach: International Studies Summer Institute workshop for teachers

ISSI brought together 14 presenters with collective expertise on climate change in six different world regions—namely South Asia, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa...