New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Changing Research Styles in Southeast Asia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Fieldwork and the Self: Changing Research Styles in Southeast Asia edited by Jérémy Jammes and Victor T. King. The chapters in this volume were developed from a conference held at UBD in 2018 that was organized by then director of IAS Jérémy Jammes, currently Professor in Anthropology and Asian studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Lyon, and Victor T. King, Senior Professor of Borneo Studies at IAS.Fieldwork and the Self…

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New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Vietnam

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Vietnam at the Vanguard: New Perspectives Across Time, Space, and Community edited by Jamie Gillen, Liam C. Kelley, and Phan Le Ha. This transdisciplinary edited book explores new developments and perspectives on global Vietnam, touching on aspects of history, identity, transnational mobilities, heritage, belonging, civil society, linguistics, education, ethnicity, and worship practices.The chapters in Vietnam at the Vanguard were first presented at Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (EWV), an annual…

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New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia: Critical Perspectives edited by Zawawi Ibrahim, Gareth Richards, and Victor T. King. Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia: Critical Perspectives seeks to break new ground, both empirically and conceptually, in examining discourses of identity formation and the agency of critical social practices in Malaysia. Taking an inclusive cultural studies perspective, it questions the ideological narrative of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ that dominates explanations of conflicts and…

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October 2021 IAS Newsletter

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share its latest newsletter.To learn about the work of the Institute and its researchers, please see below.To view previous IAS newsletters, please click here. October 2021 Newsletter (Please refresh the page if the newsletter does not load.)

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Arensen on Inhabiting a War-Altered Landscape in Cambodia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Lisa Arensen has recently published a paper entitled “Living with Landmines: Inhabiting a War-Altered Landscape.”Published in Material Culture, this article examines the efforts of the inhabitants of Reakshmei Songha village in western Cambodia to live in an environment that is littered with the material remains of war.To view the article, please visit the Material Culture website.To learn more about Dr. Arensen’s scholarship, please visit her IAS staff web page.Arensen, L. (2021). “Living with Landmines: Inhabiting a War-Altered Landscape.” Material Culture (online first): 1-16. Doi:…

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Seminar on Political Consolidation in Malaysia

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 13 October 2021 for a talk by Associate Professor Dr Abdillah Noh (FASS) on “Change Agents in Political Consolidation in Malaysia: Part of a Solution or Part of the Problem.” For more information, please see the flyer below.

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IAS Working Paper on Migration, Ethnic Diversity, and Economic Growth in Indonesia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the publication of IAS Working Paper No 66: Migration, Ethnic Diversity, and Economic Growth: Towards an Empirical Understanding of Regional Development in Indonesia by Aris Ananta, Evi Nurvidya Arifin, Ari Purbowati, and Paul J. Carnegie. Please see below for details. Abstract: It is a commonly held assumption that while migrants can contribute to economic growth, their impacts on population composition may also generate socio-cultural tensions and political instability. As such, ethnic diversity of a province or a community may have a positive or negative affect on regional…

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