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March 27, 2015
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Emily Peterson is UW's latest PhD with a focus on Southeast Asia

Emily defended her dissertation "Insularity and Adaptation: Investigating the role of exchange and inter-island interaction in the Banda Islands, Indonesia” on March 17. She is pictured above doing isotope analysis. Read more on the SEAC website
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Upcoming Events

Forbidden Love Film Series

Starts Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

Relax with the Southeast Asia language programs as we explore the theme of "Forbidden Love" in films from Indonesia,  the Philippines, Malaysia and Viet Nam.

Tuesday, April 7 - Indonesia
Thursday, April 9 - The Philippines
Tuesday, April 14 - Malaysia
Thursday, April 16 - Viet Nam

Films TBA

Snacks and English subtitles provided!

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UW Khmer Students Association: 19th Annual New Year's Show

Saturday, April 11, 5:00-11:00 pm

Husky Union Building

This year the Khmer Students Associaton's New Year's show is about the Khmer folktale of Moni Mekhala. From the food to the language to the dancing - be prepared to have fun with Khmer-Americans from all around the greater Seattle area!

Presale tickets are $15 for UW students and $18 for the general public. See the Facebook page for details about how to purchase presale tickets.

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Bradley Davis: Under the Black Flag: Violence and Oral Tradition in the China-Vietnam Borderlands

Monday, April 13, 4:30-6:30 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 317 

This presentation examines the relationship between violence and oral tradition in the China-Vietnam borderlands. Drawing on years of archival research and fieldwork, historian Bradley Camp Davis tells the story of life in the borderlands under the Black Flag and the continued resonance of nineteenth century violence in contemporary uplands oral traditions in Vietnam and China. 

Bradley Davis is an Assistant Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in Willimantic, CT.  He received his Master of Arts in International Studies, China Studies (2002) from the Jackson School of International Studies, and Ph.D. (2008) in History from the University of Washington.  

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Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

Wednesday, April 22, 5:00-7:00 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

Join us for this unique, inspiring event. The author, Erika Berg, will give a narrated presentation followed by a panel discussion with refugee youth artists living in the Seattle area. 
  • Learn about Burma’s ongoing struggle for democracy
  • Bear witness to stories (painted) by youth forced to flee violence in Burma/Myanmar
  • Explore ethnic, religious, political, socioeconomic divides
  • Promote justice through art and advocacy
Snacks provided, but please bring a dish for a community potluck 

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Learn more about the project and order the book online

Additional Sponsors:
Refugee Youth Empowered
Burma/Myanmar Student Association

Events hosted by FASA sa UW Other upcoming events

These events are not sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, but we do recommend that you go!

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