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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

September 21st, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Her-Story: The Study of Alternative History through ASEAN Women’s Literary Works"  Ranwarat Poonsri, PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University   ASEAN women’s literary works present the universal sisterhood and reveal some significant issues namely Amy-Tan syndrome (mother-daughter conflict), the anti-ideal Asian women...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

September 28th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Road Ends Here: A Small Market Border Town and Thailand's Future" Niti Pawakapan, Visiting Fellow (SEAP), Professor of Anthropology, Chulalongkorn University I am completing my research on a small market town located in Thailand’s northwestern region called Khun Yuam. Because of its location on a local trade route, Khun Yuam, despite its smallness, has been economic...


Six Months to Salvation

October 2nd, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

The first documentary to explore the full consequences of "voluntourism" is coming to Cornell Cinema for a one-time FREE screening, with an intro by Director Lorenzo Benitez (A&S '19). Seven volunteer English teachers from Australia gradually confront the colonial implications of their work in rural Thailand. Over the course of six months, they contend with their inexperience...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 5th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Seeing Necropolitics: Memory Work in Philippine Photographs Then and Now" Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of a state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. In the early 20th centu...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 12th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850 CE" Christian Lammerts,  Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Southeast Asian Studies, Rutgers University Between the 13th and 19th centuries upper Burma was a regional center for the production of a distinctive genre of Buddhist legal literature known as dhammasattha ("treatise o...


Xẩm Hà Thành Vietnamese Music Ensemble

October 12th, 2017 - 8:00PM-9:30PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Join us for a very special performance by the Xẩm Hà Thành ensemble, featuring hát xẩm, which is a musical practice dating back to the 14th-century Trần dynasty, when it became popular in the Northern region of Vietnam. Itinerant blind musicians (xẩm xoan) traveled from village to village, singing epic, historical, humorous, and erotic songs, accompanying themselves on...


Solo, Solitude w/filmmakers

October 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, & actress Marissa Anita via Skype! 2016 > Indonesia > Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen With Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Eduward Manalu Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear o...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 19th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Dilemmas of a Japanese Historian of Southeast Asia: Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001) and the Ghost of Pan-Asianism" Takamichi Serizawa, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001), known as a pioneering scholar of Vietnam and Southeast Asian history in Japan, once in the mid-1970’s, made a speech in front of young...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Crown and the Capitalists: The ethnic Chinese, extraterritoriality, and the founding of the Thai nation" Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Director of Thai Studies, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Wasana Wongsurawat's The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese, Extraterritoriality, and the Founding of the Thai Nation is a study...


2017 Families in Business Conference: The Future of Family Business

October 27th, 2017 - 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: Statler Hotel

Room: Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor

Registration, networking, breakfast, opening remarks Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am Location Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel Forums Time: 9:40 - 11:50 am   Lunch and “Future of Family Business”  panel with parent / child – Moderated by Margarita Tsoustoura Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel  ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Anybody, Anything, Anywhere: Diasporic Subjectivites and the Figure of the Buddha" Ashley Thompson, Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, SOAS, University of London The Buddha figure in the contemporary world is laden with meaning – multiple different meanings depending upon the eye of the beholder. So laden that it functions, in semiotic terms, as an empty signifi...


Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...


The Island Funeral w/screenwriter

November 4th, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premierew/ screenwriter Kong Rithdee in person! 2015 > Thailand > Directed by Pimpaka Towira With Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey through increased military presence into...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Negotiating transitions: On the adaptation of community-based ritual theater in post-war Cambodia." Stephanie Khoury, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Tufts University Stéphanie Khoury’s work deals with the political, religious, social and artistic conditions of musical and theatrical expressions in postcolonial and postwar contexts. Her research is f...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Jawi Manuscripts and Violent Histories: Gun Gurus and Shooter-Sufis in Late Nineteenth Century Malaya" Teren Sevea, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania This paper focuses upon Jawi manuscripts that contained the instructions of Sufis and ‘gun gurus’ along the late nineteenth century Straits of Melaka. In return for gifts,...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 30th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"When Religion Ends: Buddhist Prophetic Temporality in Cold War Southeast Asia" Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History, University of Wisconsin Madison Take heed; thunder rumbles in the east an old neak ta [guardian spirit] clasps his hands together and weeps, shrimp lay their eggs on the top of the mountain, a white crow hides quietly in a clump...


CU Music: Cornell Gamelan Ensemble

December 5th, 2017 - 8:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Lincoln Hall

Room: B20

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director. ...

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