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Forthcoming Seminar(s)

Are Singapore’s Finest Years Coming To An End? The Prospects and Limits of Authoritarian Pragmatism
Speaker: Prof Kenneth Paul Tan
Time: 04:00 - 05:30pm, 23 Sep 2019 (Mon)
G7603 CLASS Multi-function Room

Abstract: Contemporary Singapore is simultaneously a small post-colonial, multicultural nation-state and a cosmopolitan global city. In spite of Singapore's histori...

Prof Mark R THOMPSON, AIS head/SEARC director was interviewed by the influential online newspaper Rappler about his research about and current assessment of Philippine politics. More.

Dr Danny MARKS, AIS assistant professor/SEARC board member, wrote an article in the East Asia Forum. More.

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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.



A Southeast Asian Perspective from the City University of Hong Kong.

Past Seminars

Localizing Liberalisms in Southeast Asia
16 May 2019 (Thu)
  SEARC-AIS workshop -- Localizing Liberalisms in Southeast Asia Date:   16 May 2019 Venue: Lau Ming Wai Academic Building- 17/F- 201 (LAU-17-201) Works... details
Authoritarian governance and Singapore's developmental state: The roundtable
15 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Roundtable participants: Cherian George is professor of media studies at Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Communication. His research focuses on media freedom,... details
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Working Papers

Date Title Author
01 Sep 2019 (Sun) Making Sense of Democracy and Governance in the Asia-Pacific Stephen McCarthy, Griffith University and Mark R. Thompson, City University of Hong Kong
11 Jan 2019 (Fri) Context and conflict: the political economy of Southeast Asia’s development from independence to hyperglobalisation Toby Carroll
07 Sep 2017 (Thu) Legal Dilemmas in Releasing Indonesia's Political Prisoners Daniel Pascoe
22 Feb 2017 (Wed) The Land of Forced Smiles:Military Rule in Thailand and its Discontents James Buchanan
17 Feb 2017 (Fri) Vietnamese Trajectories: Negotiating Refuge and Belonging Through Forced Migrations Stephen James
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