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7 Sep 2015
Dr. Samson Lim, Singapore University of Technology and Design, "Forgery and Formalism in Early Capitalist Bangkok"

14 Sep 2015
Dr. Yu Xiaojiang, HKBU, "Sociocultural effects of returnee overseas Filipino workers in the Philippines society"

SEARC Event Calendar (Sem A 15/16) (updated as of 28 Jul 2015)
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Recent Events
4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network
Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships

 ABRN Poster

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

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
Intimate Colonialism? Family Law and Anti-Asian Racism in Colonial Burma, Southeast Asia, and Beyond
20 Apr 2015 (Mon)
Abstract: The last two decades have given rise to a flourishing literature on the manipulation of sex, sentiment, and domestic arrangements in the making of empire. Yet, thi... details
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Recent Working Papers

Date Title Author
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
24 Feb 2015 (Tue) Orientalism, “Burma girls” and Western Music Dr Andrew SELTH
17 Feb 2015 (Tue) Life and Times of Filipino Seamen During the Period of Spanish Colonialism Mr Rolando G. TALAMPAS
26 Jan 2015 (Mon) Between colonial legacies and national policies: The racialization of religious groups and its impact on social (dis)unity (1910s-2010s) Dr Chiara FORMICHI
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