Events - 25 Sep 13

In addition to regular seminar series organised by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, the Japanese Studies Centre, the National Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Centre for Malaysian Studies, MAI provides international conferences and seminar series.

 

 

Date/Time Event
25/09/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JSC Seminar Series
Approaches to studying language and social interaction: Analyzing longitudinal conversational data in Japanese
Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Building 54 (next to the bus loop), Monash University, Clayton Campus, Clayton Australia
25/09/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Japanese Studies Centre Seminar: “Approaches to studying language and social interaction: Analyzing longitudinal
Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Building 54 (next to the bus loop), Monash University, Clayton Campus, Clayton Australia
25/09/2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Other
Postgraduate Research Seminar on Asia-Pacific (PRFAP) Seminar: Lily Chan talk about the writing of “Toyo”
Monash Asia Institute, Room H5.95, Building H, Caulfield Victoria
25/09/2013
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

CAN TECHNOLOGY SET US FREE?
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building (Building 11), Monash University Victoria
 

Past events

Narrating my story as a member of multicultural society
The Theatrette, Immigration Museum
Event Date: 24/09/2017

From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy #4

Narrating my story as a member of multicultural society

 Date & Time: 2-3:30pm, 24 September 2017

Venue: Immigration Museum Seminar Room

Organized by Monash Asia Institute & Immigration Museum

Narrating one’s own experience is a significant act of empowerment for a person with multicultural backgrounds. However such narrative is often listened to as a story of “ethnic minorities”, not as that of fellow citizens co-dwelling in society. Featuring three acclaimed creative writers, this seminar will discuss the ways in which migrant or diasporic stories are addressed as a member of society and received without being reduced to “their” stories.

Speakers

Rebecca Lim is an award-winning writer and illustrator of sixteen books. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award for best YA, Rebecca’s work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award, the David Gemmell Legend Award and the Children’s Book Council Award Book of the Year Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish. She is editing an anthology of Australian voices with Amberlin Kwaymullina.  

Dr. Michelle Aung Thin was born in Burma, and is the current National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing. She is of Anglo-Burmese, of mixed Burmese, Indian, Dutch and German descent. Her current project is about the experience of seeing Yangon, the city of her birth. Her first book was the acclaimed ‘The Monsoon Bride’, and her second book will be about her return to Burma.

Alice Pung is an award-winning author and editor of ten books, including ‘Unpolished Gem’ and ‘Her Father’s Daughter’, and the editor of ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia.’ She also writes for the Age, the Monthly, and the Good Weekend. Alice is the current Artist in Residence at Janet Clarke Hall, the University of Melbourne. 

 

From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy_ #4
Immigration Museum Melbourne
Event Date: 24/09/2017

Narrating My Story as a Member of Multicultural Society

Narrating one’s own experience is a significant act of empowerment for a
person with multicultural backgrounds. However such narrative is often listened
to as a story of “ethnic minorities”, not as that of fellow citizens co-dwelling in
society. Featuring three acclaimed creative writers, this seminar will discuss the
ways in which migrant or diasporic stories are addressed as a member of
society and received without being reduced to “their” stories.

Presenters

Alice Pung is an award-winning author and editor of ten
books, including ‘Unpolished Gem’ and ‘Her Father’s
Daughter’, and the editor of ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia.’
She also writes for the Age, the Monthly, and the Good
Weekend. Alice is the current Artist in Residence at Janet
Clarke Hall, the University of Melbourne.

Rebecca Lim is an award-winning writer and illustrator of sixteen
books. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Aurealis
Award and Davitt Award for best YA, Rebecca’s work has also been
longlisted for the Gold Inky Award, the David Gemmell Legend Award
and the Children’s Book Council Award Book of the Year Award. Her
novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish,
Portuguese and Polish. She is editing an anthology of Australian
voices with Amberlin Kwaymullina.

Dr. Michelle Aung Thin was born in Burma, and is the current
National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian
Writing. She is of Anglo-Burmese, of mixed Burmese, Indian, Dutch
and German descent. Her current project is about the experience of
seeing Yangon, the city of her birth. Her first book was the acclaimed
‘The Monsoon Bride’, and her second book will be about her return to
Burma.

 

Trans-Asia Workshop
S Building, Level 8, Room 802 and 803
Event Date: 22/09/2017

Trans-Asia Workshop on the "political" potential of digital communication and social media

The rise of digital communication and social media
has revolutionarily opened up the potential of newly
engendering cross-border alliance, social
movements, activisms and affective publics.
However, what has also been generated is group
polarisation, hate speech and fake news. This
brainstorming workshop aims to revisit the “political”
potential, and limitation, of digital communication
and social media by considering some cases in
Asian contexts.

Presenters

EARVIN CABALQUINTO, Monash University

Topic: Affective Publics (Philippines/diaspora)

DR THOMAS BAUDINETTE, Macquarie University

Topic:  Transnational Sexual Politics in East Asia (Japan-Korea-China)

YACINTA KURNIASIH, Monash University

Topic:  Social-Media and Multilingualism (Indonesia)

Democratisation and Disability Activism in Indonessia
MAI Conference Room, Level 8, Building S, Caulfield campus
Event Date: 07/09/2017

Postgraduate Student Seminar
N5.02, 5th Floor, Menzies Building, Monash Clayton campus
Event Date: 05/09/2017

The PhD Challenge:  HDR Conversation Series 1

Monash Asia Institute (MAI) has been regularly organizing seminars to facilitate the research journey of HDRS working in Asia-Pacific. Based on the feedback of Ph.D. students who attended MAI Postgraduate Student Research Day on 1st of May 2017, we are organizing a HDR conversation focusing on challenges of Ph.D. students. Without a doubt, Ph.D. is a challenging journey full of struggle and dilemmas. Often, these challenges are heightened due to lack of network and peer support. This programme aims to fill this void by creating a positive space where Ph.D. students can feel comfortable with sharing their dilemma and challenges. 

 

The issues to be covered in the seminar were identified by the anonymous survey filled by the HDR students working in Asia. The gravity of the issues discussed in the survey points the need for continuity of such seminar in future. 

 

Programme

Date: Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Time: 12.00-2 pm

Venue: -N502 Meeting Room, Menzies Building, Clayton

Trans-Asia Workshop on "post-imagined-communities"
S801/802, Monash University Caulfield
Event Date: 18/08/2017

Monash Asia Institute

Trans-Asia as method workshop

Approaching the bordering of the nation in a post-imagined-community age

 Date: 12-14:40, 18 August Friday

Venue: S-801/802, Monash University Caulfield campus

 The intensification of cross-border mobility, deepening of cultural diversity within the nation and the evolution of digital media have been drastically changing the landscape of the re-construction of the nation. While nationalism and jingoism are on the rise, the formula of "imagined community" needs to be fundamentally reconsidered. This workshop will discuss with participants how we approach to the bordering of the nation now with an aim to organize a collaborative project.       

Speakers from Monash University.

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi (MAI)

Associate Prof. Gil Soo-Han (MFJ)

Associate Prof. Julian Millie (SoSS)

Light lunch will be provided.

RSVP to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by 15 August

Trans-Asia as Method Workshop
S801 and S801, Level 8, S Building, Monash University Caulfield
Event Date: 18/08/2017

Approaching the bordering of the nation in a post-imagined-community age

The intensification of cross-border mobility,
deepening of cultural diversity within the nation
and the evolution of digital media have been
drastically changing the landscape of the reconstruction
of the nation. While nationalism and
jingoism are on the rise, the formula of “imagined
community” needs to be fundamentally
reconsidered. This workshop will discuss with
participants how we approach to the bordering
of the nation now with an aim to organize a
collaborative project.

Speakers:

Prof Koichi Iwabuchi (MAI)

Assoc Prof Gil Soo-Han (MFJ)

Assoc Prof Julian Millie (SoSS)

MAI/CSEAS presents
N5.02, 5th Floor, Menzies Building, Monash Clayton campus
Event Date: 17/08/2017

Joining the Counterinsurgency: Armed Civilian Mobilization in the Philippines

Steven Zech, Politics and International Relations, Monash University

Abstract

Civilian Armed Force Geographical Units (CAGFUs) and other armed civilian groups in the Philippines serve an important auxiliary role in security provision. For decades, these community-based militias have played an active role in fighting armed revolutionary groups that challenge the state. Tens of thousands of “civilians” have taken up arms and participated in CAFGUs. Despite ties to state security forces, civilians exhibit significant agency in armed mobilization. What motivates community members to participate in CAFGUs? Existing scholarship suggests a variety of factors can influence individual participation, including: general conditions related to insecurity, economic opportunities, resources access, or permissive legal frameworks. Furthermore, factors related to individual threat perceptions, relationships with the state, emotions, and social pressures could also influence civilian participation in CAFGUs, among others. In this research, which I am conducting jointly with Joshua Eastin of Portland State University, I evaluate these explanations with new survey data, and data from personal interviews and community focus groups with CAFGU participants carried out in June and July 2017. The survey data provide descriptive statistics regarding many of factors driving civilian participation in local security institutions, while the interviews and focus groups help to identify the social processes and mechanisms. 

 Bio

Dr. Steven Zech is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University. He serves as Deputy Director for the Master of International Relations program and specializes in international relations, comparative politics, and research methodology. His general research interests include political violence and terrorism, non-state actors, human rights, social identity, and network analysis. Dr. Zech has worked as a researcher on collaborative projects related to nonviolent political change, global transnational terrorism, ethnic conflict, and militant violence in Iraq. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver between 2014 and 2016. In that position he conducted research for projects on "nonviolent action in violent settings." His dissertation and current book project, “Between Two Fires: Civilian Resistance during Internal Armed Conflict,” examines the origins and evolution of civilian self-defense forces in Peru and elsewhere. He carried out extensive fieldwork in the Ayacucho and Junín regions of Peru between 2011 and 2017. Dr. Zech has published numerous academic journal articles on terrorism and political violence, counterinsurgency, torture, and network analysis. He also contributes regularly to the blog Political Violence @ a Glance.

 

Rasan Piya
Building S, Level 8, Room 802, Monash University Caulfield
Event Date: 04/08/2017

Rasan Piya is a documentary on the life of renowned Hindustani
classical vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who represented the 16th
generation of Miyan Tansen’s lineage. He continued not just to
compose, but also to teach, travel and perform across all of India till he
passed away on 18th February 2016 at the age of 107 years.
This is the story of an extraordinary musician, poet and teacher; of
someone who has not only preserved but also added much to an
ancient Indian art form; of a brave man who overcame his physical
limitations to create beautiful music and inspire a whole generation of
musicians and music lovers.
The film explores the various influences that have shaped his life and
music, a life steeped in the rich culture of Awadh. It also offers a
commentary on the change that art in India has witnessed with the
decline of the riyasats (kingdoms) and the patronage they offered.
Lastly, the film attempts to draw one towards our ancient guru shishya
parampara, (traditional teacher-student relationship) as preserved
and practised by one its most revered exponents Rasan Piya.

Writer and director, Niharika Popli, graduated in Engineering from the
University of Delhi in 2010. She then worked with a children’s NGO in
Delhi, directing plays, writing and telling stories, and teaching. A chance
encounter with Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan at a SPIC-MACAY concert in
2007 moved Niharika tremendously. The purity of his music and his
zest for life inspired her to make her first feature length documentary
Rasan Piya. The documentary received the Special Jury Mention at
Mumbai International Film Festival 2016.

Global Local: Sharing Stories with the World
ELTHAMbookshop
Event Date: 03/06/2017

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators, ELTHAMBookshop and Monash Asia Institute present:

A day of readings, discussions, book signings and intellectual engagement.

Featuring:

Osamah Sami;  John Safran;  Gabrielle Wang;  Chris Raja;  Supriya Singh;  Trevor Hay;  Susan Hawthorne;  Hoa Pham;  Jemma Purdey and more

$35 (includes a book of your choice).  $20 (students with valid ID card).  $30 (APWT members)

Prepaid bookings are essential.   Ph: 9439 8700 or elthambookshop@ bigpond.com.  Credit card payments also accepted over the phone.