MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN MAY 2016

MAI BULLETIN MAY 2016

From the MAI Director’s Desk

MAI Research Day is coming soon. It is an exciting initiative to develop crossfaculty collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in Asia. We have received many interesting expressions of interest and really look forward to having a productive scholarly exchange! MAI welcomes a new research initiative, South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN). Its launching seminar with four inspiring speakers will be held on 2 May. The Centre for Southeast Asian Studies May Seminar will discuss an important issue of indigenous conceptualisations of entrepreneurship in Indonesia’s oil palm business. And there will be a book launch of South Vietnamese Soldiers that innovatively examines the hitherto neglected experiences of two generations of soldiers. Last but not least, please be gently reminded of the last call for submission of proposals for two international conferences MAI is organizing. Please check the detail of all events and information in this bulletin and the MAI webpage.

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

 

MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN MAY 2016

MAI BULLETIN MAY 2016 _

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From the MAI Director’s Desk

MAI Research Day is coming soon. It is an exciting initiative to develop crossfaculty
collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in Asia. We have received many interesting
expressions of interest and really look forward to having a productive scholarly exchange! MAI
welcomes a new research initiative, South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network
(SADIRN). Its launching seminar with four inspiring speakers will be held on 2 May. The Centre for
Southeast Asian Studies May Seminar will discuss an important issue of indigenous conceptualisations
of entrepreneurship in Indonesia’s oil palm business. And there will be a book launch of South
Vietnamese Soldiers that innovatively examines the hitherto neglected experiences of two generations
of soldiers. Last but not least, please be gently reminded of the last call for submission of proposals for
two international conferences MAI is organizing. Please check the detail of all events and information in
this bulletin and the MAI webpage.

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

 

CFP – Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: An Evidence-Based Regional Assessment.

Asia Centre is proud to announce the 

 

Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: 

An Evidence-Based Regional Assessment.

 

By May 2016, each state in Southeast Asia will have completed its second cycle of the Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review (UPR). But what is the impact of the UPR on human rights in the region? And does the focus on constructive dialogue and the state-centric nature of the process help improve the situation?

 

Asia Centre -an independent non-profit think-tank based in Bangkok- is bringing together academics and researchers for an evidence-based analysis of the UPR’s impact on Southeast Asia. The findings will be compiled into a publication after the seminar.

 

Abstract Submission:

Submit an abstract of 300 words and a short bio by 30th May 2016. For more information please refer to the attached call for abstracts.

 

Date: 15th -17th September 2016

Venue: Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

Conference Fees:USD 150 Early bird rate until 15 June 2016

                             USD 75   Special Student Rate

 

For inquiries, please contact Michelle @ contact@asiacentre.co.th. Do also like the Facebook page for conference updates.

 

 

Film Screening and Directors Q&A – DAMMED

 

Monash University’s Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability invites you to a screening of the award-winning documentary 

 

DAMMED

to be followed by a Q&A with the film’s directors, Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl, and an opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and canapés.

 

Thursday 5 May, 6:30-9pm

at Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St

Carlton  

 

About the film

Winner of Best Film in the “Water for All” category at the Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, India, 2014 and Gold for Best Script at the IDPA Awards, India, 2015

For more information please… click here

 

Event is FREE but registration is Essential for catering purposes – drinks and canapés will be served. Please click here to RSVP

 

 

Film Screening and Directors Q&A – Cotton For My Shroud

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability invites you to a FREE screening of the award-winning documentary:  

 

Cotton For My Shroud,

to be followed by a Q&A with the film’s directors,

Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl.

 

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016

Time: 03:30 pm – 05:30 pm

Venue: Campus Centre Cinema, Building 10, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton.

 

 

About the film

Winner of Best Investigative Film at the National Film Awards, India, 2011, Gold for Best Script at the IDPA Awards, India, 2011 and Best Film at the Development Film Festival, India, 2012…click here for more

 

https://business.monash.edu/centre-for-developmental-economics-and-sustainability/events/film-screening-and-directors-q-and-a-cotton-for-my-shroud

 

 

MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN APRIL 2016

MAI BULLETIN APRIL 2016_

From the MAI Director’s Desk

Easter break is over and MAI is gearing up for a multitude of activities. We are organizing a
special international seminar of TransAsia
as Method, in which two distinguished scholars will
discuss “Diaspora Diplomacy” in the context of India and Australia. A new Film Screening
Seminar will begin in April. The first film to be shown is Love and Marriage in Kabul. The Centre
for Southeast Asian Studies will present a seminar on an intriguing topic of Islamic Preaching and
Indonesia’s Public Sphere. And there are two stimulating seminars on modern Japanese history one
on Kobe beef and the other on the Beatles’ Tokyo concerts. Please check the details of all
events in this Bulletin. Last but not least, please do not forget that the call for expressions of
interest is still open for MAI Research Day in May. We will aim to develop crossfaculty
collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in Asia. The call for
papers is also open for two international conferences being organised by MAI. Please kindly
circulate this information. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

 

Book Launch-South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After

South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After

Author:  Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen,

 

Book Launch – by Professor Peter Edwards

Official Historian of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-75

With an opening address – by: Professor Alistair Thomson

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies Monash University

Monday 9 May 2016
at 5:30 for 6pm start
Multicultural Hub, Drill Hall , 506 Elizabeth St
Melbourne (opposite Victoria Market)

 

South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After, written by Monash University historian and ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen, will be launched at the Multicultural Hub, Drill Hall , in Melbourne on 9 May 2016. The book breaks new ground by shedding light on an essentially unexplored aspect of the war: the histories of the men and women who served in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. Drawn from a new oral history collection at the National Library of Australia, South Vietnamese Soldiers examines the experiences of two generations of soldiers and provides insights on their military service as well as their postwar lives. 

 

The Author
Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, PhD, is associate professor and
Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the National Centre
for Australian Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Her published works include Praeger’s Memory Is Another
Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora, the 2010 Choice
Outstanding Academic Title; Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese
Australian Women’s Narratives, shortlisted for the 2007 New
South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards; and Vietnamese Voices:
Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone
Novel. She is editor of New Perceptions of the Vietnam War:
Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the
Diaspora and the Continuing Impact.
Nguyen holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Her previous fellowships include an ARC Australian Research
Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, a Harold White
Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, and a Visiting
Fellowship at the University of Oxford.

 

Associate Professor Nguyen’s previous fellowships include an ARC Australian
Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, a Harold White Fellowship
at the National Library of Australia, and a Visiting Fellowship at the University of
Oxford.

 

ALL WELCOME

Delicious Vietnamese Finger Food will be served

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL RSVP by May 2 to:
arts-eventsmanagement@monash.edu

 

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The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) 4th Postgraduate Workshop

Call for Papers

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) 4th Postgraduate Workshop

 June 30-July 1, 2016

University of Auckland in New Zealand

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) invites proposals for the Fourth Biennial Postgraduate Workshop on Korean Studies, to be held on June 30 and July 1, 2016 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The workshop, supported by the Academy of Korean Studies, is designed to provide a forum for postgraduate students and early career researchers in Korean Studies to present original research and receive feedback from established scholars. Postgraduate students and early career researchers, particularly those who have received grants or fellowships from the Korea Foundation or the Academy of Korean Studies, are invited to submit proposals on current or completed research relevant to Korean studies. Submission requires:

• Completed application form (refer to KSAA website) with an abstract of no more than 300 words by 31 March 2016

A reference letter from thesis supervisor by 31 March 2016 (required for postgraduate student only). 

  The workshop is also seeking participation by senior scholars as discussants. If you are a senior scholar interested in being a discussant for the Workshop, please submit the expression of interest form (available on the KSAA website) by 31 March 2016.

 Important Dates 

• Due date for presentation proposals & discussant expression of interest: 31 March 2016 

• Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2016 

• Due date for Full Paper: 15 June 2016 

Special Notes 

• Pending final funding, program participants—both presenters and discussants—may expect to have part (or possibly all) of their travel costs reimbursed. Given funding limits, travel grants can only be provided for participants who are based in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

• A few papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in the International Review of Korean Studies, subject to the outcome of the peer-review. 

• The details of accommodation and travel assistance will be forthcoming. 

Application Forms 

 Application forms and further information can be found at the KSAA website: www.koreanstudiesaa.wordpress.com/

 For enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretary Mr. Jacob Cowan jrcowansu@gmail.com

 

MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN MARCH 2016

MAI BULLETIN MARCH 2016

From the MAI Director’s Desk

Another exciting year awaiting us! MAI will be organizing three major international conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and
Bangkok and call for papers of the latter two conferences are now open. We are starting a new seminar series, “sex and sexuality” as part of TransAsia as method. And MAI Research Day in
Semester One will be organized as a brainstorming and networking workshop with an aim to develop crossfaculty collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in
Asia. Please see via the link below the details of the workshop. Last but not least, research centres and research clusters will organize various events. MAI will keep you busy and inspired
in 2016 as well!

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

 

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Relocation of the Asian Collections in the Matheson Library

Relocation of the Asian Collections in the Matheson Library

The Asian Collections have been moved to their new and final location on the 1st floor of the Matheson Library and are open for users to browse and borrow books. Note that the collection has been renamed Asian Collections (previously Asian Studies Research Collection).

Due to the ongoing library refurbishment, the main stairs are not available and you will need to use the lift to get to the 1st floor. If you need directions, please ask at the Information point.

If you would like assistance from a member of Asian Collections staff, you can request this at the Information Point or contact us by email.

Asian Collections staff and subject/language responsibilities are as follows:

Indonesian, Southeast & South Asian studies, Asian studies <aline.scott.maxwell@monash.edu

Korean studies <jung.sim.kim@monash.edu

Japanese studies <ayako.hatta@monash.edu>

Chinese studies <xiaoju.liu@monash.edu

For Asian Collections general enquiries or to arrange access to Asian special collections, please ring 99059178.

Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell

Senior Asian Studies Librarian

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW MAI DOCTORAL COMPLETION

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW DOCTORAL COMPLETIONS

We are happy to announce another doctoral completion from the former Monash Asia Institute. 

We are delighted to announce that Anja Fladrich’s Ph. D. another doctoral candidate from the former Monash Asia Institute has had her thesis accepted by Monash Examinations and she will take out her doctoral degree in the coming months.

Thesis title:  THE INTEGRATION OF CHINESE MIGRANTS IN PRATO, ITALY

Supervisors: Professor Emerita Marika Vicziany.

The thesis was by publication on a subject of significance to us all – namely migration into Europe.  This is an important achievement also because Anja was a part time candidate.

 

Congratulations to you Anja.

 

Relocation of the Asian Collections in the Matheson Library

Relocation of the Asian Collections in the Matheson Library

 

The Asian Collections have been moved to their new and final location on the 1st floor of the Matheson Library and are open for users to browse and borrow books. Note that the collection has been renamed Asian Collections (previously Asian Studies Research Collection).

Due to the ongoing library refurbishment, the main stairs are not available and you will need to use the lift to get to the 1st floor. If you need directions, please ask at the Information point.

If you would like assistance from a member of Asian Collections staff, you can request this at the Information Point or contact us by email.

Asian Collections staff and subject/language responsibilities are as follows:

Indonesian, Southeast & South Asian studies, Asian studies <aline.scott.maxwell@monash.edu

Korean studies <jung.sim.kim@monash.edu

Japanese studies <ayako.hatta@monash.edu>

Chinese studies xiaoju.liu@monash.edu

For Asian Collections general enquiries or to arrange access to Asian special collections,

please ring 99059178.

 

From: Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell

Senior Asian Studies Librarian

 

 

International Conference and Cultural Event of Aceh 2016

26-28 September 2016

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University

ICCE Aceh

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – ASIAN CONGRESS FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

CALL FOR PAPERS The ASIAN CONGRESS FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (ACMC) 2016

International Conference in partnership with the Department Ilmu Komunikasi, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
“The Changing Power Structures of Communication: Shifting Notions of Authority and Influence”
27-29 October 2016,  Yogyakarta, Indonesia
For queries and submissions: <acmc2016@asianmediacongress.org>

ACMC CfP 2016

Important Dates:
Abstract submission – April 15, 2016
Abstract approval – within 40 days (max.) after submission
Full papers – June 30, 2016
Early Bird Registration – July 31, 2016

 

2016 Welcome Note of Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster

ACMS 2016 welcome note

 

Prof. Margaret Kartomi won the Koizumi prize in Ethnomusicology

Warmest congratulations to Professor Margaret Kartomi from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music who is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Koizumi prize in Ethnomusicology. The prize will be awarded in a ceremony in Tokyo in May 2016 in which Professor Kartomi will also give an address on her research work. Named after distinguished Japanese musicologist Fumio Koizumi, the prize was established in 1989. The list of previous recipients of the prize includes such figures as John Blacking, José Maceda, William P. Malm, Bruno Nettl, Tran Van Khe, Jean-Jacques Nattier, Steven Feld, Simha Aron, and other ethnomusicologists whose work has shaped the international landscape of contemporary ethnomusicology. This award is a rare distinction for outstanding achievement and further evidence of the very high esteem in which Margaret’s work is held by her peers across the world. (from the message by Rae Frances, Dean of Arts Faculty)

 

The Indian Diaspora: Hindus and Sikhs in Australia

edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Philip Hughes

ISBN: 9788124608128
Year: 2015

Since the late 1990s, the Indian community in Australia has grown faster than any other immigrant community. The Indian Diaspora has made substantial contributions to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious diversity within Australia. The growth of Hinduism and Sikhism through gurus, temples, yoga and rituals of many kind has brought new colours, images, customs and practices to the profile of Australian religion, and the Australian landscape more widely. At the same time, Hinduism and Sikhism have themselves been transformed as Hindus and Sikhs from different parts of India as well as Fiji, Malaysia and other parts of the world have come together to establish a pan-Indian ethos. Hindus and Sikhs here have also interacted with other sectors of the Australian population and with religions from the Western world. This is the theme of this book.

The Indian Diaspora: Hindus and Sikhs in AustraliaThe Indian Diaspora covers the theory of diaspora, the historical development of the Indian communities in Australia since the late 19th century to the present times, current practices and statistical profiles of Hindus and Sikhs in Australia, and interactions between Hindus and Sikhs with the wider Australian community. There are case-studies of the Indian students and women in the Australian community, of Indian communities in Melbourne and South Australia, and of temple building and the Sikh gurdwara.

The book has been edited by and contains contributions from Purushottama Bilimoria, an internationally-known scholar of philosophy and religion, Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat, one of Australia’s most senior Hindu priests and a scholar of Hinduism, and Philip Hughes, a leading analyst of the religious profiles of the Australian people. It also contains contributions from several other prominent scholars. Included are special essays on the importance of diaspora by the late Ninian Smart and on the 19th century Afghan cameleers and Indian hawkers.

Read more on www.dkprintworld.com

 

The European Union and India: Rhetoric or Meaningful Partnership?

Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany and Poonam Datar, Monash University, Australia

ISBN: 978 1 78347 038 9
Publication Date: 2015

This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU–India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is emerging and whether it will play a role in the future of international diplomacy and business.

 The European Union and India Rhetoric or Meaningful Partnership? Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany and Poonam Datar, Monash University, Australia

The question comes at a time of significant changes in the re-configuration of global power. Using both historical insights and contemporary policy analysis, the authors investigate whether the social, economic and political interests of the EU and India are genuinely compatible. Leaders in both regions have been promoting the relationship for many decades, but the authors scrutinise their words to discover whether they are merely rhetorical gestures or reflect genuine complementarities. They also investigate the motivation behind the relationship, and provide an in-depth analysis of the areas of mutual interest and conflict. The book examines these issues in the context of the history of the EU–India relationship, alongside contemporary policy concerns.

This comparative book will appeal to academics, students and policy-makers with an interest in international politics and public policy, economic development and business, Asian studies and European studies.

Read more on Edward Elgar publishing…

 

Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies

Angelo Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman (eds.)
Monash University Publishing 2015

ISBN (pb): 978-1-922235-33-6

Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci's Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies Asian Horizons is published in honour of the great scholar of Asia, Professor Giuseppe Tucci (1894–1984). Through the work of present-day scholars, both senior and emerging, this volume represents their efforts to maintain the impetus of the profound legacy Tucci left. Renowned to this day as a founding scholar in an extraordinarily wide variety of disciplines, as well as being an explorer of hitherto largely unknown lands, such as Tibet, Tucci gained a deep knowledge of Asia through a familiarity with its people, places and literature. His contribution to modern scholarship is nothing less than remarkable. The volume reflects the broad variety of topics in which Tucci himself displayed deep interest and serves as an homage to his work.

Read more on Monash University Publishing…