This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
December 15, 2015
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Thank you!

Thank you for coming to the performance by Teater Payung Hitam last Friday. It was a packed house! We had over 100 guests, and we were so impressed that most of you stayed for the symposium.

If you missed the performance, no worries. The video of the performance will be ready for online viewing in 2-3 weeks. In the mean time, have a look at some pictures on our facebook page.
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In Memoriam: Benedict Anderson 

From the New York Times:

"Benedict Anderson, a scholar of Southeast Asia who transformed the study of nationalism by positing that nations were “imagined communities” that arose from the fateful interplay of capitalism and the printing press, died on Saturday night at a hotel in Batu, Indonesia. He was 79."

"Dr. Anderson’s best-known book, 'Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism,' first published in 1983, began with three paradoxes: Nationalism is a modern phenomenon, even though many people think of their nations as ancient and eternal; it is universal (everyone has a nation), even though each nation is supposedly utterly distinctive; and it is powerful (so much so that people will die for their countries), even though on close inspection it is hard to define."

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Featured Courses - Winter 2016

Our core faculty members will offer six (6) courses on Southeast Asia during Winter 2016. The course topics range from colonialism, modernity, state-society to trauma. Explore and sign up!  

Comparative Colonialism
CHID 480/HSTCMP 485 with Vincente Rafael
TTh     1:30-3:20

Indonesian History
HSTAS 534 with Laurie Sears
Th      3:30-5:20

Southeast Asia Studies
JSIS A 506 with Celia Lowe
T      11:30-1:20

Southeast Asian Modernities
ANTH 469 with Jenna Grant
TTh    3:30-5:20

State-Societies in Third World
JSIS B 310 with Mary Callahan
TTh      2:30-4:20

Violence, Myth and Memory
HSTAS 264/JSIS B 264 with Laurie Sears
MW    1:30-3:20
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This section lists news items and other recently-published resources that have been recommended by faculty and grad students over the past week. To submit an item for next week, email

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For general information on funding sources, including FLAS, visit the SEAC website
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