January 2018
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Where in SEA


Answer to last newsletter's question:
Congratulations to Polly Woodbury and Bich-Ngoc Turner for getting the answer right: Sa Pa Market in Little Hanoi in Prague, Czech Republic! Back when the Czech Republic was part of Communist Czechoslovakia, the country welcomed guest workers from Vietnam. As of the 2011 census, there were an estimated 83,000 Vietnamese in Czech Republic. According to Radio Praha, the Vietnamese community revolves around a huge open-air market known to Czechs as "Little Hanoi", and to Vietnamese as "Sapa", after an area of outstanding natural beauty in Vietnam.

This Week's "Where in SEA" am I?
I'm in a gondola being serenaded with O Sole Mio by my gondolier clad in traditional uniform as I make my way down an artificial, chlorinated grand canal. The cement buildings on either side are painted in Mediterranean tones, and house imported boutiques and restaurants. Where in Southeast Asia am I? Submit your answers to seac@uw.edu!

Submit Your “Where in SEA” question, get a Starbucks Gift Card: It’s for the Kids!
Send us your “Where in Southeast Asia” trivia-style question and photo along with an informative answer of at least 250 words (400 max) that describes why the place, person, or natural feature you’ve chosen as your subject matter is important. As long as it’s suitable for posting on our website, you’ll receive a Starbucks gift card for each question and answer you submit. Hurry! Gift card offer is limited to the first 20 submissions.

Featured Articles

Roundtable Discussion on Myanmar and the Rohingya Crisis

January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Thomson 101

SEAC is sponsoring a Roundtable Discussion on Myanmar and the Rohingya Crisis, organized by Associate Professor of Anthropology Ben Marwick, on January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Thomson 101.  Our featured articles this week were published in the Mekong Review, a new Southeast Asian literary journal, and provide background regarding the historical context of the current crisis and a critique of Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the ethnic violence.



The SEA x SEA Film Festival!



SEAxSEA: The Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival
4:30pm-7:30pm, January 24-26, 2018
Thomson Hall 101

The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future.

In this, our inaugural year, we are proud to feature two full-length documentaries from indigenous female storymakers from Southeast Asia. “War is a Tender Thing” by Adjani Arumpac features the conflict in Mindanao, Philippines, vis-a-vis her own heritage as half-Muslim and half-Christian. “The Peace Agency” examines the role that a grassroots women’s organization founded by Lian Gogali has in maintaining peace and rebuilding Poso, Indonesia. In addition, we are pleased to show many short films from the region, most of them student-made.

For the full festival lineup, please visit our site here. RSVP on our Facebook event here, and drop by for some free popcorn, drinks, and most of all, great films!

Recommended Resources

Study abroad in Hanoi and Haiphong!


Our Vietnamese language instructor Bich-Ngoc Turner is pleased to announce that her proposed study abroad program in Hanoi and Haiphong (Seattle's sister city) has been approved and now up for online application. You can take a look at the program overview here. You can also visit their Facebook page here.

The JSIS Diversity and Equity Committee

The Jackson School just recently launched a site for the Diversity and Equity Committee. Please check out any available resources here.

Conferences, Study Abroad & Journals

UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia, UC Berkeley, April 27-28, 2018 - Abstracts due January 19, 2018.

Call for Manuscripts: "Asian Politics"

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. We are developing a special section for spring 2018 titled “Asian Politics.” The following are suggested manuscript titles that might be appropriate for the issue but we certainly welcome other submission possibilities: "Asian Democracies: An Overview,” "Teaching about the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula,” “Anglo-American Historical Influences and Contemporary Asian Governments,” “The Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire in World History,” “The Rise of Asian Nationalism,” “Indonesia’s Political Prospects,” “Religion, Politics, and Contemporary India,” “The Geopolitical Ramifications of China’s Post-Mao Rise,” “Tokugawa Japan: Myths and Realities,” “Japan and the UK; Contemporary Politics and Government,” “Lee Kuan Yew’s Political Thought and Asia,” and “Civil Society in Contemporary Asia.”

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia before submitting a manuscript for this special section. Please note our relatively modest feature article and teaching resources manuscript word-count ranges. Prospective authors who are unfamiliar with EAA should also read archived articles and essays available at no charge in the website below my signature. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to email the Editor, Lucien Ellington, at l-ellington@comcast.net. 1-3 paragraph descriptions of possible manuscript ideas and will receive prompt replies to queries.

Manuscripts for this special section should be submitted on or before January 8th , 2018 to l-ellington@comcast.net.

The 2018 School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) Graduate Student Conference on Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, March 14-16, 2018- Abstracts due January 20, 2018.

We are interested in proposals for papers, panels, and performances, reflecting on what scholars and others deem “The Asian Century.” Through historical rotation of power, Asia is taking prominence on the global stage. We are interested in research that examines this concept, especially the ways that smaller countries across Asia have gained power. We are also looking for presentations that address inter-Asia and hegemonic interactions, whether through politics, economy, or culture, and can support or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of the Asia Pacific region. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply.

We are especially looking for papers that:
· Involve original research in all areas of Asia and Asian Studies
· Incorporate interdisciplinary methods and frameworks
· Engage comparative studies or transnationalism
· Explore new and emerging trends in Asian Studies
· Critically re-examine existing methodologies and frameworks
· Present Asian performance practices

We invite and encourage you to share our announcement for the Call for Papers to your graduate students who are doing work on Asian Studies. Our theme is “The Asian Century: Emerging Stories” and our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Sophal Ear, from Occidental College.

The 11th Global Studies Conference, University of Granada, Granada, Spain 30–31 July 2018 - Proposals due January 30, 2018.

Call for Applications, 2018 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute: “Infrastructure”, Penn State University, June 10-16, 2018 - applications due March 15, 2018.

Call for Publications: Verge 5.2 (Forgetting Wars), Deadline June 1, 2018.

Funding and Fellowships

Foreign Languages & Area Studies Fellowships 2018-19. Apply by January 31, 2018.

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages. (Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

Th Jan 11, 10-2 (FLAS Table), Study Abroad Fair, HUB Ballroom
Wed Jan 17, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat (see website for instructions)
Tu Jan 23, 2:30-3:30 PST Web Chat (see website for instructions)
Th Jan 25, 2-5:30 (Table), Scholarships Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program. Apply by January 31, 2018.

2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program in Indonesia. Application Deadline February 8, 2018. 

Applications for the 2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program in Indonesia are now open! For U.S. university students or recent graduates interested in learning the language and culture of the most dynamic emerging economy in Southeast Asia, largest Muslim-majority nation, third largest democratic country, fourth most populous nation, and one of the most diverse countries in the world, don’t hesitate to apply now for the 2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (May 24 - August 2, 2018)! http://www.usindo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/USINDO-2018-Summer-Studies-Program-Information_171121.pdf

Boren Awards. Fellowship application due January 30, 2018, Scholarship application due February 8, 2018.

Jobs, Volunteer Opportunities

The Immigrant Solidarity Network is looking for volunteers to respond to Hotline calls in the following languages: Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Ukrainian, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Arabic, Punjabi, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Marshallese, Samoan, Amharic, Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese, Rumanian, French, Nepali, Mixteco, Lao, Hindi.

If you are fluent in one of the above languages, and are interested in helping out, please email Gerhard Letzing at gerhard@washingtonjustice.org

Adjunct wanted for Modern Asia course at Seton Hall University, to start during Spring semester of 2018. The introductory level survey course “History of Modern Asia” covers Asian history and culture from 1800 to the present. The course will meet twice a week for an hour and fifteen minutes at the South Orange, NJ campus of SHU (exact times to be determined). 

Recent PhD graduates or ABD candidates with research interests in China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, or Mongolia will be considered. College teaching experience preferred.

If interested, please email a cv and include a brief message or cover letter describing your scholarly interests and your approach to teaching college students about modern Asia to Jeff Rice at jeffrey.rice@shu.edu.

We want to hear from you!

Do you have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Would you like your photo of Southeast Asian to be featured in TWISEA? We would love to hear from our readers! Please email us your queries at seac@uw.edu!

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