Asian Studies 3300/6600
Cornell University, Fall 2013 (New course)
1 credit Wednesday evenings, 730-830pm, room TBA
Coordinator: Magnus Fiskesjö, Dept. Anthropology
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Burma (Myanmar) is rapidly gaining in importance, with political change on several fronts, following on decades of military rule, and a new openness to contacts with Western countries.
2013 Makhampom Study Tour
18 day Applied Theatre Intensive in Thailand
A valuable new resource is available for those interested in Oceania and the Pacific Rim. The Southeast Asia Program recommends Ronald Gatty’s Fijian-English Dictionary as the most up-to-date lexicographic source for the language, a reliable, practical guide that includes helpful notes on word usage and Fijian culture. This book can be downloaded as PDF files through Cornell’s E-commons site: http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/28702 It is also available as a print-on-demand title listed in the SEAP catalogue.
Congratulations to the eight students from Cornell (3 grad, 4 undergrad, and 1 alum) who have been recommended for SEA-related Fulbrights at the U.S. national level.
Benedict Anderson, renowned scholar of Southeast Asian studies and author of Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism, gave the 9th Golay Lecture. His talk "Letters, Secrecy, and the Information Age" reflects on the trajectory historiography in Southeast Asia and traces how information has been stored, circulated, hidden, or extinguished.
A video of Anderson's talk is available on Cornell Cast at http://www.cornell.edu/video/?videoID=2434.
The Fall 2012 SEAP bulletin is now available in print and online--with articles on disappearing plantations Malaysia, an Akha runner, Indonesian language, Malay history, and a symposium about South Vietnam. Also updates about new staff at SEAP, the upcoming Golay lecture by Ben Anderson, and much more.
The full brown bag schedule for the fall semester is available by opening the attachment below.
We are happy to announce that the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has just voted to accept the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) as one of its Overseas Research Centers (AORC).