Kurz on Brunei in Chinese Historical Sources, the Southern Tang Dynasty and Srivijaya

Dr. Johannes L. Kurz of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) about two recent talks that he gave: one on Chinese writings on the history of Brunei-China relations, and one on Chinese writings on the South China Sea.In the process, Dr. Kurz also talked about his research on the Southern Tang Dynasty and on Srivijaya.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoO67TBB06w&feature=youtu.be

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Jammes Publishes Volume on Muslim Piety as Economy

Associate Professor Jeremy Jammes of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam has just published a co-edited volume with Associate Professor Johan Fischer of Roskilde University entitled Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia (Routledge).The description of the book is as follows:“The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a site of significant and diverse integration…

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King Named Editor-in-Chief of Suvannabhumi

Victor T. King, Professor of Borneo Studies at the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been appointed Editor-in-chief of the journal, Suvannabhumi: Multi-disciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. King was formerly the Co-editor.Suvannabhumi is the journal of the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies at Busan University of Foreign Studies and is devoted to the publication of scholarship on Southeast Asian Studies. Now in its eleventh year, the journal has recently been recognized by the Korean Citation Index.

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Seminar on Sarawak and the Making of Malaysia

Please join us at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 4 November 2019, for a talk by Dr. Michael Leigh, on “Sarawak: The Making of Malaysia, and Dynamics of Politics” that is being jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.For more information, please see the flyer below.

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Seminar on the Mandala in South Sulawesi

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, for a talk by Dr. Stephen C. Druce of the Academy of Brunei Studies on “Collapsing the Mandala: Empirical Data from South Sulawesi versus Theoretical Models.”For more information, please see the flyer below.

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Professor Victor T. King Gives Keynote

Professor Victor T. King of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam delivered an address in a keynote forum at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSSH); Integrating the Culture and Civilization of the Nusantara, organised by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at the Parkcity Everly Hotel, Bintulu, Sarawak, 8-9 October 2019.Dr. King’s presentation was entitled ‘From the “Sociology of the Social” to the “Sociology of the Cultural” : East-West Parallels and the Southeast Asian Context’.The forum comprised Professor King, and Distinguished Professor Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), who was awarded in…

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Interview with Merlin Franco on Hornbill Research

Dr. F. Merlin Franco, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, speaks in this interview about Hornbills in Brunei and his recent research project to assess the current state of traditional ecological knowledge about hornbills among the Iban community in Brunei. The outcome of that research project can be found here: Franco, F.M. and Minggu, M.J. (2019). When the seeds sprout, the hornbills hatch: understanding the traditional ecological knowledge of the Ibans of Brunei Darussalam on hornbills. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 15: 46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-019-0325-0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n55aAhiXMIU&t=1s

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