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)

Workshop Programme




Registration (8:45-9:15)


Welcoming remarks (Michael Connors,  Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Mark R. Thompson, CityU, Hong Kong)    


Session 1 (9:30-10:45)


Methodological Problems in the Study of Southeast Asian Liberalisms : Lisandro Claudio, De La Salle University


Two Challenges to ‘Liberal Reformism’ in Southeast Asia- Mark Thompson


Session 2 (11:00-12:15)


Thai Liberalism in Comparative-Historical Focus: Democracy, Dictatorship and the ‘Revolting’ Middle Class- Federico Ferrara, City University of Hong Kong


Thai Liberalism in the 20th Century: Revisiting 1997- Michael Connors


Session 3 (14:00-15:15)


Cambodia: Banal Liberalism, Accidental Liberalism - Astrid Norén-Nilsson, Lund University


Is Myanmar’s NLD a Liberal Political Party? – Roman David, Lingnan University


Session 4 (15:30-17:15)


Liberalism in Indonesia: Between Authoritarian Nativism and Islamism - David Bourchier, University of Western Australia


Free and Illiberal: On the Manifest Paradox in Malaysian Nation Building – Kee Beng Ooi, Penang Institute


Liberalism in Singapore: Liberal Vestiges in an Illiberal Regime – Stephan Ortmann, City University of Hong Kong


Closing session and publication plans (17:30-18:30)