IAS Member of NACAI – The Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes. The Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries (CCRNC) at Fudan University invites ten academic institutes in ASEAN countries to co-establish “the Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI)” as an academic network for promoting studies on ASEAN-China relations. As part of Shanghai Forum (www.shanghaiforum.fudan.edu.cn/en/) over May 27th to 29th, 2017, the IAS Director Associate Professor Jeremy Jammes, and Associate Professor Chang-Yau Hoon will present a paper at the NACAI conference entitled “ASEAN-China Relations in Transition: Differences Management and Win-win Cooperation”.
In Silent the Sea, Writing the Shores – Traveling over the South China Sea Dr. Hendrik M.J. Maier, Luce Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Riverside (USA), presents a series of reflections on the problems of maps and mapping, narrative and narration, as the background to a discussion of how older Malay writing dealt with the Sea, including the South China Sea – it is an entity beyond human understanding and beyond description. The published working paper is available here.
In Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore: A Process-Oriented Approach, Mizanur Rahman examines international labour migrants in the context of South–South migration with a focus on Bangladeshi migration to Singapore. Two principal questions in the South–South migration are addressed: Why and how individuals migrate for work; and what impact this temporary form of migration has for migrants and their families. The book adopts a relatively new methodological approach to labour migration by linking different phases that migrants undergo in the migration process and by combining migrants in the host country with their families in the origin country. This is achieved through identifying and addressing six key areas: (i) migration policy, (ii) social imperatives of migration (iii) recruitment, (iv) social worlds of the migrants, (v) remittance process, and finally, (vi) family development dynamics. More on IAS Publication.