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Forthcoming Seminar(s)

Temporarily no forthcoming seminar.

Mark R. Thompson, SEARC director/AIS head, will participate in a round table "Asianism Retold" at the NIICE Global Conclave

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director published an article in the South China Morning Post

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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

Post-Crisis Capacity-Building in Singapore and ASEAN
04:00 - 05:30pm, 29 Mar 2021 (Mon)
Abstract:  Faced with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has sought to develop a range of multilateral institutions for com... details
Why democrats abandon democracy: Evidence from four survey experiments
04:00 - 05:30pm, 15 Mar 2021 (Mon)
Abstract: In several world regions, democracy is in retreat. This retreat is taking place amid growing polarization in many countries, and analysts are increasingly concerned ... 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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