January 2018
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JSIS Southeast Asia Center

Where in SEA

by Aaron Smith

Answer to last newsletter's question:
Congratulations to Manuel and Lauren Divina for getting the answer right: Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila, Philippines! Fort Bonifacio used to be called Fort William McKinley, after the 25th President of the United States, and was a US military reservation. After independence, it was turned over to the Philippines, was renamed Fort Bonifacio (after the Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio), and until today still houses the headquarters of the Philippine Army. However, most of the land has been turned over to commerical and residential purposes, including this Grand Canal Mall, and is now known as Bonifacio Global City.

This Week's "Where in SEA" am I?
I'm by a gold-covered structure thought to have been built in the 3rd century, although because of numerous foreign invasions, it had to be reconstructed several times. It has become one of the most important national symbols of this country. 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 Article

SEAxSEA: The Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival

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

This week, our MA student Adrian Alarilla writes about the film festival he's organizing with the Center, The SEAxSEA Film Festival, that explores Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future.

You can read the full article here.


Recommended Resources

Storytelling Fellows

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a digital story?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. The program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project. Take a look at  the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary. Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design,  and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by January 19th.

Check out the workshop’s trailer!

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.

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 Papers: InterAsian Connections VI, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, December 4–7, 2018 - Proposals due February 28, 2018.

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

Education About Asia Call for Manuscripts: "Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)" Manuscripts due April 20, 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.

Did you know that there are approximately 140 FLAS fellowships per year for UW students? 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).

Applications now open! Due January 31, 2018 at 5 PM PST.
For more information and to apply, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

Wed Jan 17, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Tu Jan 23, 2:30-3:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Th Jan 25, 2-5:30 PM (FLAS Table), Scholarships Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons
Th Jan 25, 2:30-3 PM 'Last-minute tips for FLAS Applicants,' Mary Gates Hall 171

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

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

Multi-Country 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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