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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

Challenging The Singapore Consensus
08 Apr 2016 (Fri)
Abstract: Since independence in 1965, Singapore has achieved spectacular economic growth and social development. The United Nations’ Human Development Index places Sin... details
Spreading the Buddha’s Teachings Today: Thailand’s International Meditation Centers as Sites of Missionization
22 Mar 2016 (Tue)
Abstract: Missionization continues to be a dynamic force shaping modern Thai Buddhism. Buddhists continue to missionize in distinct ways by building on historical models, su... details
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Recent Working Papers

Date Title Author
19 May 2016 (Thu) The End of Military-Guided Electoral Authoritarianism: The 2015 Elections in Myanmar Dr. Marco BÜNTE
13 May 2016 (Fri) Managing Religious Diversity in South East Asia: How Insult Laws Backfire Dr. Cherian GEORGE
19 Apr 2016 (Tue) Spreading the Buddha’s Teachings Today: Thailand’s International Meditation Centers as Sites of Missionization Dr. Brooke SCHEDNECK
16 Feb 2016 (Tue) Lost in Transition: The Lessons of Southeast Asia for the Middle East and North Africa Dr. Teresita Cruz-del ROSARIO
05 Feb 2016 (Fri) The “protection” capacity of National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia Prof. James GOMEZ & Prof. Robin RAMCHARAN
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