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Southeast Asia Seminar: Program and About the Lecturers

 The 33rd Southeast Asia Seminar on
    “Region” and Regional Perspectives on/from Southeast Asia


Day 1 (Monday, September 7)
Delineating the Field: Diversity and Integration
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:20 Welcome remarks by Kosuke Mizuno, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University
9:20-10:15 Seminar orientation
10:15-10:30 Library orientation by Yumi Kitamura (CSEAS, Kyoto University)
10:30-11:15 Informatics orientation by Kimiya Kitani (CSEAS, Kyoto University)
11:15-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:30 Anthony Reid (Visiting Fellow, CSEAS), “Strong States, Weak States, No States: Can Southeast Asia’s Diversity be a Strength in the 21st Century?”
14:30-14:40 Break
14:40-16:10 Koji Tanaka (Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University), “The Making of Southeast Asia: The Significance of Its Ecological Background as Viewed from Contemporary Environmental Issues”
16:10-17:00 Free discussion
Day 2 (Tuesday, September 8)
Southeast Asia within a Wider Regional Framework
9:00-10:30 Kaoru Sugihara (CSEAS, Kyoto University), Southeast Asia and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1800-2009
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Liu Hong (Visiting Fellow, CSEAS), “Network and Governance in Transnational Asia: Toward a New Framework of the East Asian Political Economy”
12:10-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-14:45 Nissim Otmazgin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Popular Culture and the Making of East Asia”
14:45-15:00 Break
15:30-16:30 Noboru Ishikawa (CSEAS, Kyoto University), “National Space, Flows, and Interfaces: Towards a Spatial Ecology of Southeast Asia”
16:30-17:30 Free discussion
Day 3 (Wednesday, September 9)
Historical and Contemporary Networks
9:00-10:30 Caroline S. Hau (CSEAS, Kyoto University), “Political Passions and Social Daydreams: On Asianism as Network and Fantasy”
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Takeshi Onimaru (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), “Shanghai Connection: The Communist Network in East and Southeast Asia in the 1920s and 1930s”
12:10-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-14:45 Takashi Shiraishi (Council for Science and Technology Policy), “Southeast Asia in the Making of a Region”
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:30 Ken Miichi (Iwate Prefectural University), “Islam and Southeast Asia in the Age of Globalization”
16:30-17:30 Free discussion
Day 4 (Thursday, September 10)
Ideas and Practices
9:00-10:30 Yoko Hayami (CSEAS, Kyoto University), “Gender and Changing Families in Southeast Asia”
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Masaaki Okamoto (CSEAS, Kyoto University), “Politics and Thugs in Southeast Asia: Irony of Democratic Consolidation Projects?”
12:10-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-14:45 Patricio Abinales (CSEAS, Kyoto University), “The World as an Opium Den: Non-Traditional Security in the 21st Century”
14:45-14:55 Break
14:55-17:15 Film showing of Wong Kar-wai’s “2046” (2004)
17:15-18:00 Free discussion
Day 5 (Friday, September 11)
Collaboration and Exchanges
9:00-10:30 Members of the Summer Seminar, “Future Directions of Southeast Asian Studies”
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Takaaki Oiwa (Japan International Cooperation Agency), “Supporting Regional Public Policy in Southeast Asia and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)”
12:10-13:10 Lunch break
13:10-15:00 Eyal Ben-Ari (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Erik Martinez Kuhonta (Visiting Fellow, CSEAS, Kyoto University), Discussion and Commentary

About the Lectures

Patricio N. ABINALES is Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. His is co-author (with Donna Amoroso) of State and Society in the Philippines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). His current research is on the relationship between rodent-borne diseases, state formation and local politics.
Eyal BEN-ARI is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has carried out research in Japan, Israel and Singapore on white collar communities, early childhood education, business expatriates, the Israeli and Japanese militaries and peace-keeping forces. His previous publications include Body Projects in Japanese Childcare (1997), Mastering Soldiers (1998) and (with Zev Lehrer, Uzi Ben-Shalom and Ariel Vainer) Rethinking the Sociology of Combat: Israel’s Combat Units in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2008). Among his edited books are (with John Clammer) Japanese Presences in Singapore, (with Edna Lomsky-Feder) The Military and Militarism in Israeli Society (2000), (with Daniel Maman and Zeev Rosenhek) War, Politics and Society in Israel (2001), (with Smita Jassal) Echoes of Partition (2006) and (with Kobi Michael and David Kellen) The Transformation of the World of Warfare and Peace Support Operations (2009).
Caroline S. HAU is Associate Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. She was educated at the University of the Philippines and Cornell University. Her books include Necessary Fictions: Philippine Literature and the Nation, 1946-1980 (2000) and On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins, 1981-2004 (2004). She is currently working on a book of Southeast Asian political biographies (co-edited with Kasian Tejapira) and a book on ethnic-Chinese cultural politics in the Philippines.
Yoko HAYAMI (Ph.D. Anthropology) is a cultural anthropologist and Southeast Asianist. She is Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. Her major research has been with ethnic minorities in Mainland Southeast Asia, namely, Thailand and Burma. Her research topics include gender, ethnic identity, religion and family. Her major works are Between Hills and Plains: Power and Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics among Karen (2004, Kyoto University Press and Trans Pacific Press) and a co-edited volume Gender and Modernity: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific (2003, Kyoto University Press and Trans-Pacific Press). She has recently published a book in Japanese on gender and ethnicity among Karen people in Northern Thailand 『差異と つながりの民族誌:北タイ山地カレンにおける民族とジェンダー』(2009 世界 思想社).
Noboru ISHIKAWA is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and is the author of a range of articles on the borderlands and riverine societies of Borneo (Sarawak and West Kalimantan), nation and identity, transnationalism, and political economy/ecology. His publications include Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa, 『境界の社会史:国家が所有を宣言するとき』, and Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland.
HONG Liu is Professor of East Asian Studies and the founding director of the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester; he is also the Chinese Ministry of Education Yangtze Eminent Professor at the School of Asian-Pacific Studies at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. Educated in China, Europe and the USA, he taught at the National University of Singapore between 1995 and 2006 and has held visiting appointments at Kyoto, Stockholm, National Central and Harvard Universities. Liu’s research interests include interactions between China and its Asian neighbors, the Chinese diaspora, and Asian social, business and knowledge networks. He has published six books and more than seventy articles in English, Chinese and Japanese in journals such as World Politics, The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Indonesia, Critical Asian Studies, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 『東南アジア研究』and《历史研究》. His most recent publications include Shuttling between Market, Society and the State: Chinese Merchants in Port Cities and the Making of Business Networks in East Asia [co-editor, in Chinese] (2008); Pramoedya and China [co-author, in Indonesian] (2008), Battle for the Minds: The Cold War in Asia and Beyond (co-editor, forthcoming), and Images, Metaphors and Postcolonial Transformations: A Study of Sino-Indonesian Interactions, 1949-1965 (forthcoming).
Erik Martinez KUHONTA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. His research is in comparative and Southeast Asian politics, especially political economy of development, political development, state-society relations, and qualitative methodology. Kuhonta has held visiting fellowships at the Walter Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, and the East-West Center in Honolulu. He has published in Comparative Political Studies (forthcoming), Asian Survey, Pacific Review, Asian Affairs, Harvard Asia Quarterly, and American Asian Review, and is editor (with Dan Slater and Tuong Vu) of Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (Stanford University Press, 2008). In 2007, he received the McGill Undergraduate Political Science Teaching Award. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.
Ken MIICHI is a lecturer at Iwate Prefectural University. After completing his Ph.D at Kobe University on the youth movements of Nahdlatul Ulama in 2002, he worked at Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University and Embassy of Japan in Singapore. In 2002 his dissertation was awarded the Asia Pacific Research Scholarship Prize. He has conducted extensive research on Islamic political movements and published Islamism in Contemporary Indonesia (in Japanese) in 2004. His English and Indonesian publications include the following: “Book Review: Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, Catatan dari Penjara: Untuk Mengamalkan dan Menegakkan Dinul Islam,” Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 35, Numbers 4-5, 2007; “Penetration of ‘moderate’ Islamism in contemporary Indonesia,” Masatoshi Kisaichi (ed.), Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World, Oxon: Routledge, 2006; “Islamic Youth Movements in Indonesia,” IIAS Newsletter no.32, November 2003; and “Kiri Islam, Jaringan Intelektual dan Partai Politik: Sebuah Catatan Awal,” Tashwirul Afkar, 10, 2001.
Takaaki OIWA is Senior Research Fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute. His research field is political Economy (Economic Development and Institutions, Regional Cooperation), and he has served as Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia group; Deputy Resident Representative of the JICA Indonesia Office; and Group Director/ Senior Researcher of the Research Group at the Institute for International Cooperation of JICA. Recent publications include The Synthesis Report of the Study on Assistance strategy for Southeast Asian Region - Regional Integration and Development Assistance, JICA 2006; Non-Traditional Security Issues and Development Assistance - From the View Point of International Public Goods (National Institute for Research Advancement, in Japanese, 2007).
Masaaki OKAMOTO is Associate Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He is interested in Southeast Asian local politics, especially Indonesia, and in the privatization of violence in Asia. His publications include: (co-edited with Abdur Rozaki) Kelompok Kekerasan dan Bos Lokal di Indonesia Era Reformasi (2006); “An Unholy Alliance: Political Thugs and Political Islam Work Together,” Inside Indonesia 93 (August-October 2008); “Jawara in Power, 1998-2007,” Indonesia 86 (October 2008); and “Populism under Decentralization in Post-Suharto Indonesia,” in Mizuno Kosuke and Pasuk Pongpaichit (eds.), Populism in Asia (forthcoming).
Takeshi ONIMARU is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, specializing in political history and international relations in East and Southeast Asia. He obtained his B.A. in Law from Kyoto University in 1997, his M.A. in Human and Environmental Studies from Kyoto University in 2000, and Ph.D. in Area Studies from Kyoto University in 2005. He was Visiting Researcher at Hong Kong University in 2001, and a Fellow of the Suntory Foundation in 2003. He was also Lecturer/Research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, in 2005; and Research Assistant and Research Associate at GRIPS before his present appointment. His research interests include political and police activities against the international Communist Movements in East and Southeast Asia in 1920s and 1930s; state surveillance system for pandemic flu in Southeast Asia; and comparative state formation in East and Southeast Asia.
Nissim Kadosh OTMAZGIN teaches at the Department of East Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Otmazgin’s academic background is Political Science and East Asian Area Studies. He was conferred his Ph.D. in March 2007 by Kyoto University. As a part of his research, Dr. Otmazgin has conducted extensive fieldwork in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, and Seoul. His Ph.D. dissertation, which examined Japan’s popular culture exports to East Asia, won the Iue Asia Pacific Research Prize in October 2007. He is currently conducting a comparative study on cultural industry and cultural policy in East Asia.
Anthony REID is a Southeast Asian Historian, currently a visiting fellow at the CSEAS of Kyoto University. He is also Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies at the Australian National University, where he was previously employed 1970-99. In between he was founding Director (2002-7) of the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, and Professor of History and founding Director of the Center for SE Asian Studies at UCLA (1999-2002). He was awarded the Academic Prize of the 13th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes in 2002.His more recent books include Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680 (2 vols. New Haven, 1988-93), Charting the Shape of Early Modern Southeast Asia (1999), An Indonesian Frontier: Acehnese and other histories of Sumatra (Singapore, 2004), Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia (Cambridge, 2009); and (as editor or co-editor) Verandah of Violence: The Historical Background of the Aceh Problem (Singapore, 2006), Viet Nam: Borderless Histories (2006), Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia (2007), Chinese Diaspora in the Pacific (2008), Negotiating Asymmetry: China’s Place in Asia (Singapore, 2009).
Takashi SHIRAISHI has a Ph.D. in History, Cornell University in 1986 and taught at the University of Tokyo (1979-1987), Cornell University (1987-97), and Kyoto University (1996-2005). He currently serves as executive member, Council for Science and Technology Policy and President, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO). He has published numerous books, including three award-winning works and two edited books widely used in courses on Asian regionalization and regionalism: An Age in Motion (Cornell University Press, 1990, Ohira Masayoshi Asia Pacicfic Studies Award, available also in Indonesian with the title Zaman Bergerak), Indonesia: Kokka to Seiji (Government and Politics in Indonesia, Libroport, 1990, Suntory Academic Award), Umi no Teikoku (The Making of a Region, Chuokoron, 2000, Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award), Network Power: Japan and Asia (Cornell University Press, 1997) and Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2006). He also serves as editor of Indonesia (Cornell University) and editor-in-chief of Japan Echo.
Kaoru SUGIHARA is Professor of Economic History at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. Trained in Kyoto University (MA) and the University of Tokyo (D Econ), he taught at the Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, from 1978 to 1985, at the Department of History of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1985 to 1996 and at the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, from 1996 to 2006. He is currently President of the Socio-economic History Society of Japan, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association. His Japanese-language publications include Patterns and Development of Intra-Asian Trade (1996) and The Rise of the Asia-Pacific Economy (2003). He is editor of Japan, China and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949 (Oxford University Press, 2005), and co-editor of three volumes on the Third World economic history. He is currently writing a book on The East Asian Miracle in Global History (in Japanese), and editing a volume on Labour Intensive Industrialization in Global History with Gareth Austin, to be published from Routledge. He is also convener of a large-scale interdisciplinary research project “In Search of Sustainable Humanosphere in Asia and Africa”, which is a Global COE Program at Kyoto University, and is engaging in a creative dialogue on sustainability with specialists from diverse science, social science and humanities disciplines.
Koji TANAKA is Director of the Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University. Succeeding CSEAS’s tradition in area studies, Tanaka carried out many fieldworks in Southeast Asia, which are characterized by an amalgamation of ecological, social and cultural approaches. His studies on Southeast Asia started in the middle of 1970s with his interests on agriculture and its development, and have extended to the field of natural resource management and governance. His research activities also cover a variety of geographical units in Southeast Asia, extending from the maritime world of Southeast Asian archipelago to the mountain regions of continental Southeast Asia. Based on his recent fieldworks conducted in Indonesia, Laos and Myanmar, he will introduce and discuss current issues related to natural resource governance, and explore the ecological “image” of contemporary Southeast Asia from both “bird’s-eye view” and “worm’s-eye view” perspectives. His recent works include “Kemiri (Aleurites moluccana) and forest resource management in eastern Indonesia: An eco-historical perspective” (2002), “Inflow of agricultural technologies and outflow of natural resources: Observing the border region of northern Shan State, Myanmar” (2004), “Diversity of wild and weedy rice in Laos” (2006, co-authored), “Land allocation programme and stabilization of swidden agriculture in the northern mountain region of Laos” (2007), and “Sikkim Himalayan agriculture: Improving and scaling up of the traditionally managed agricultural systems of global significance” (2009, co-authored).