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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University would like to
announce the launch of a new website for a new Large-Scale Research Program
funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
In 2011, a new program “Promoting the Study of Sustainable Humanosphere
in Southeast Asia” was initiated. The program aims to strengthen the concept
of a Sustainable Humanosphere as a leading principle. This concept arose
out of five years of research on a Global COE Program carried out at the
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (2007-2012)
Sustainable Humanosphere is a concept that refers to a holistic vision
of the environment. It encompasses the need to manage the movement of water,
air, material and energy conversion as well as the management of land.
The concept is not just limited to the sphere of production with nature
as a provider of resources, but also includes interactions within the entire
“sphere of life.” Through this concept we aim look at the sustainability
of the earth from the perspective of the tropics, a central zone of biodiversity.
Our new program will continue to pursue lines of inquiry set in motion
in our last program to help further understand the Sustainable Humanosphere.
To analyze political and economical imbalances inherent in globalization
and worldwide environmental problems, the program will continue to develop
research that actively makes use of “multiple regimes of knowledge” that
have accumulated in response to Southeast Asia’s specific characteristics.
1. Aim to promote research on plural co-existence by focusing on social capital, the strengthening of social infrastructures, and regional restructuring. The key to this is to look at how social networks serve as public property.
2. Aim to promote research on tropical biomass society by taking the global capitalization of tropical biomass as our key concept. To do this we will focus on the glocal linkages between tropical biomass society and global interests.
3. In order to foster cooperation among academic communities in Southeast Asia and East Asia and to strengthen Japan’s role in it, we will hold sustainable humanosphere seminars in the region; promote graduate level education; develop and maintain an international system for sharing research results; and eventually establish an Asian Consortium of Sustainable Humanosphere research. We plan to hold a number of events, symposiums and workshops under the above program and will regularly post updates in H-Asia. We will also be recruiting post-doc fellows are various intervals.
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