Events - 23 Oct 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
23/10/2013
12:00 pm

Centre for Malaysian Studies: JOINT SEMINAR: CENTRE FOR MALAYSIAN STUDIES/ DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
Monash Asia Institute, Room H5.95, Building H, Caulfield Victoria
23/10/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JSC Seminar Series
Japanese Studies Centre
Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Building 54 (next to the bus loop), Monash University, Clayton Campus, Clayton Australia
 

Past events

Normalising Chinese Indonesians
H Building, Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Event Date: 18/10/2017

Herb Feith Memorial Lecture 2017

Associate Professor Charles Coppel, University of Melbourne

DATE
Wednesday
18 October 2017
TIME
6pm for
6.30 – 8.30pm
VENUE
H116, H Building, Caulfield campus, Monash University
RSVP here [RSVP essential as light supper will be served]
Abstract
Indonesia has a very large population comprising hundreds of ethnic groups. The ethnic Chinese are one of the largest, but their numbers are much smaller than is commonly believed. Historically, they have been treated differently from other ethnic groups, especially during the three decades of President Suharto’s New Order regime. Since 1998 formal discrimination against them has been repealed. Have the Chinese been ‘normalised’? What does the experience of Ahok in the recent Jakarta gubernatorial election say about this?
Bio
Charles Coppel is an Honorary Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at The University of Melbourne. He has been researching the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia for more than half a century. His publications include Indonesian Chinese in Crisis (1983), Studying Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2002), and the edited volume Violent Conflicts in Indonesia (2006). His contribution to the field was recognised in the festschrift edited by Tim Lindsey and Helen Pausacker, Chinese Indonesians: Remembering, Distorting, Forgetting (2005) and his contribution to Indonesian nation-building by a NABIL Foundation Award (2009).
ALL WELCOME!

Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan dialogue on the enhancement of cultural diversity
Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno Campus, Taitoku Tokyo
Event Date: 15/10/2017

Public Symposium (supported by Australia-Japan Foundation Grant 2016-2017) 

"Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan dialogue on the enhancement of cultural diversity"

FLYER Download: Front & Back

15 October 2017, 2-6pm 

Lecture Room 5-109, Department of Music, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts

(With English-Japanese simultaneous interpreting)

Immigration Museum in Melbounre, Australia has been dynamically engaging with formal and informal education and community activities to enhance cultural diversity in society through artistic installation and interactive visual program as well as historical exhibition of migration. A similar concern has been developing in Japan where many actors such as Immigration Museum Tokyo pilot program have organized artistic projects. This symposium aims to advance dialogue between Japan and Australia to collaboratively promote cultural diversity in society.

Monash Arts Dean's Alumni Speaker Series
Windsor Hotel
Event Date: 12/10/2017

Strengthening Australia and Indonesia's Bilateral Relations

Monash Arts is delighted to present the Dean's Alumni Lecture Series, featuring alumni who are eminent leaders in their fields.

Hosted by the Dean, Professor Sharon Pickering, this inaugural lecture features Ibu Dewi Wahab, Consul General of Indonesia (Victoria and Tasmania), with a response by Professor Ariel Heryanto and questions from the audience. The event will also feature the book, 'Footprints of Indonesians in Victoria' presented by Professor Margaret Khartomi.

This free event is open to alumni, staff, students and the public. Drinks, canapés and desert will be served. Registration essential by Thursday 5, October.

Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Thursday 12 October, 6.15pm-7.30pm

Click here to Register

Asia Society @ NGV: Going Global. Japanese Culture from Edo to Emoji
National Gallery of Victoria
Event Date: 28/09/2017

Going Global. Japanese Culture from Edo to Emoji

How has Japanese art and culture been appreciated, translated and appropriated and how has Japan used its 'cool' factor to project a national image to the world?

Inspired by the journey of Hokusai’s 'The great wave off Kanagawa' from Edo print to emoji, take a look at the enduring influence of Japanese art and culture in the world from multiple perspectives.

Date: Thursday 28 September, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm 

Speakers:  

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Director of Monash Asia Institute;

Utako Shindo, artist,

Dean Prenc, General Manager, Madman Entertainment. 

Cost: Free, bookings essential 

Venue: Clemenger BBO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Foyer Entrance, access via Arts Centre forecourt) 

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/asia-society-at-ngv-cool-japan/

 

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