April 2018
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Where in SEA?

Answer to last newsletter's Where in SEA question:
Congratulations to Vanna Song for getting the answer right: University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City!

This week's Where in SEA?
This picture was taken in the 1950s in what was once the royal capital of this mainland Southeast Asian state. This inland city was founded in 1857 by a hill and surrounding four rivers. These people are celebrating the New Year, which happens around mid-April. In addition to street performances and parading beautifully decorated floats around the city, they also douse each other with water. Where in Southeast Asia am I? Submit your answers to seac@uw.edu!

by Wagaung

Featured Article

The ART of Survival

Left to right: Rithy Panh, Sameth Mell, Jenna Grant. Photo by Bunthay Cheam

Last week, the Southeast Asia Center had the honor of being part of The ART of Survival at Seattle City Hall. Adrian Alarilla talks more about what went down. Read more here.


Keraton: Indonesian Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 4-9 PM
Rainier Vista at the University of Washington 

Keraton: Indonesian Festival 2018 is finally here! The Indonesian Students Association (ISAUW) is bringing back its annual event, allowing you to experience life in Indonesia right here in Seattle. Step into a world of Indonesian folk tales and experience with Pak Raden (ISAUW's mascot) a journey you will never forget! Enrich your knowledge of this legendary experience through exquisite food, fun games and performances, featuring two special guest stars!


Spring Fling: An Evening of Dance, Music, & Food


Saturday, April 14, 2018
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) and the Filipino Community of Seattle will be hosting "Spring Fling: An Evening of Dance, Music, & Food," in anticipation of the 2018 Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival! For ticket inquiries, please contact Marie Serica or Juliet OmliCawas Cheatle at (206) 722-9372.

SAVE THE DATE! Pagdiriwang 2018: Sat June 2 to 3!

ASEAN, Maritime Security, Trade, and the Trump Administration

A Panel Discussion with U.S. Ambassadors to Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam
May 1, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall (KNE)

Join us for a talk with the U.S Ambassadors to the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries of Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Following the panel discussion, there will be opportunity for audience questions. Since 1992, the US-ASEAN Business Council has brought U.S. Ambassadors stationed in major ASEAN countries to cities throughout the U.S. in order to raise the profile of the dynamic Southeast Asia region and to forge economic and people-to-people connections between U.S. business, government, academic leaders, and ASEAN markets. Learn more at www.aseanmattersforamerica.org.


Recommended Resources

Funding & Fellowships

Do you have talents in the graphic arts? Consider entering the COTI logo design contest! $100 gift card will be awarded to the winning logo selected to represent COTI (the Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian), the first organization for all teachers of Bahasa Indonesia in the US. Entries are due by April 30th. Please send your design to: board@coti-usa.org

Designs are expected to contain the following elements:
* Red color on a white background (representing the Indonesian flag)
* the Nusantara Archipelago
* the COTI acronym

COTI will own the copyright of the selected design. Learn more about the COTI organization here.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship. Application closes May 31, 2018.

Conferences, Study Abroad & Journals

The Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Patras in Patras, Greece, June 5-7, 2019. Proposals due April 20, 2018.

Education About Asia Call for Manuscripts: "Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)" Manuscripts due April 20, 2018.

From the Grassroots to the Global: the 9th International Small Cinemas Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, November 9-10, 2018. Abstracts due April 30, 2018.

UW Department of Asian Languages and Literature 2018 Graduate Student Colloquium: "Transnationalism and Transdisciplinarity", University of Washington, May 12, 2018. Abstracts due April 30, 2018.

Transnationalism reflects the crossing of cultural, ideological, and linguistic borders and boundaries. Multiple disciplines can provide different lenses and help us better understand cultures, language, communication, and identities. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

•Analysis of nation-state ideology: nationalism, neoliberalism, colonization and decolonization, immigrants, and national identity;
•Language acquisition in a variety of contexts: internal migrants, distance learners, and immigrant learners;
•Language politics
•Politics and literature: imagination, resistance, and political identity;
•History and literature: collective memories, representation of the past, and trauma;
•Identity: cultural identity, mass culture, subjectivity and objectivity Participants in the colloquium can choose to participate in either the conference or workshop.

Conference presenters will deliver a talk no longer than 15 minutes that summarizes research in progress. Workshop participants can submit a work in progress to other members one week in advance and agree to read other participants’ submissions and provide constructive feedback. Graduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals on Asia-related topics. Please submit proposals of no more than 200 words by April 30 to Rie Tsujihara: rtsuji@uw.edu. Indicate in your email whether you would like to present at the conference or join a workshop. Proposals will be considered by representatives of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature.

The 3rd International Music and Performing Arts Conference (IMPAC2018), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Malaysia, November 13-15, 2018. Abstracts due May 2, 2018.

ASEAS-UK Conference: Southeast Asia Meets Global Challenges, University of Leeds, UK, September 5-7, 2018. Abstracts due May 31, 2018.
University of Leeds

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

Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia, National University of Singapore, September 27-28, 2018. Proposals due June 15, 2018.

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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