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Dr. Nankyung Choi is an expert on Political Science and Anthropology. For an interview with Dr. Nankyung, click here.

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4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network
Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships

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The conference was organized by the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), the Netherlands and the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN). It featured papers and panels that addressed continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme “Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships.”

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The Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) was inaugurated on 27 February 2001 as a faculty-based research centre within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (now the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CLASS). It is the only research Centre focused on Southeast Asia in Hong Kong. SEARC has established a strong international reputation as an important setting for the study of political, economic, and social issues in contemporary Southeast Asia. While receiving funding in most years from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), SEARC members have actively sought competitive external grant funding, helping to foster a steady output of high-quality publications and working papers. The Centre has also attracted many respected scholars as visitors who, in carrying out research projects and conducting seminars, have further energized the Centre. And in regularly sponsoring international conferences, workshops, public addresses, and roundtables, SEARC has contributed widely to public debate and intellectual life at CityU.



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Recent Seminars

Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow
31 Aug 2015 (Mon)
Abstract: Southeast Asia represents a profound puzzle for students of democracy and democratization. Democracy is weak or absent in the region’s wealthiest states &nda... details
Deferential Surrogates and Professional Others: Recruitment and Training of Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan and Japan
27 Apr 2015 (Mon)
Abstract: Facing similar problems of population aging and care deficit, Taiwan and Japan have nevertheless adopted divergent approaches to recruiting and training migrant ca... details
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Recent Working Papers

Date Title Author
31 Aug 2015 (Mon) Thailand in Sino-US Rivalry at the Crossroads of the Thai Internal Conflict Dr Pavin CHACHAVALPONGPUN
28 Aug 2015 (Fri) Democracy and development in Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow Prof Benjamin REILLY
17 Aug 2015 (Mon) Thailand in (no)transition: The anti-election movement, the 2014 military coup and democratic breakdown Dr Prajak KONGKIRATI
12 Mar 2015 (Thu) Good Neighbors: Acceptance of Ethnic Minorities in Transitional Myanmar Prof Roman DAVID and Prof Ian HOLLIDAY
27 Feb 2015 (Fri) Contention and Corporate Sustainability Practice in the Cambodian Agricultural Sector Mr Young SOKPHEA
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