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Forthcoming Seminar(s)

Cambodia and China: An Archaeological Perspective
Speaker: Dr Sharon Wong, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Time: 22 Feb 2021 (Mon)

Prof Mark R THOMPSON, AIS head/SEARC director, has written an opinion piece on Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines in the South China Morning Post.

Dr Danny MARKS, AIS assistant professor/SEARC board member, wrote an op-ed in the Bangkok Post comparing the Thai government’s response to the 2011 floods and to the coronavirus.

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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

How Do Iconic Dissidents Behave in Their First Elected Office? Aung San Suu Kyi as Backbencher (2012-2016)
04:00 - 05:30pm, 23 Nov 2020 (Mon)
Abstract:  How do totemic political dissidents behave once propelled into their first elected office? Can the resources and strategies they initially develop explain... details
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Working Papers

Date Title Author
07 May 2020 (Thu) Colonial Burma and Popular Western Culture: An Exploratory Survey Andrew Selth
01 Sep 2019 (Sun) Context and conflict: the political economy of Southeast Asia’s development from independence to hyperglobalisation Toby Carroll
01 Sep 2019 (Sun) Making Sense of Democracy and Governance in the Asia-Pacific Stephen McCarthy and Mark R. Thompson
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
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