This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
December 8, 2015
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Season's Greetings!

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

In this issue
Featured Courses*
Study Abroad*

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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

Upcoming Events (2)


Today, Dec 8, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
UW School of Drama, Hutchinson Hall, The Cabaret Theater - Room 205

The Undergraduate Theater Society will be hosting a FREE physical theater workshop led by the members of the Black Umbrella Theater Group (Teater Payung Hitam). The workshop will focus on explorations and improvisations around the performer's body in relationship to self, others and the natural environment. This workshop is open to those who are beginner movement artists and those with more experience. It may appeal to students with interests in suzuki, viewpoints, butoh and other movement-based forms of theater.  

Performance and Symposium
Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics, and Performing Arts in Indonesia

Fri, Dec 11, 6 - 8:30PM

UW Hughes Penthouse Theatre

The evening will include a performance by Black Umbrella Theater Group (Teater Payung Hitam), followed by a panel discussion between theater director Rachman Sabur and scholars of Indonesian theater and, finally, an open public discussion.


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Recommended Resources (1)

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

New item:

  • "Behind the Scenes: Smuggling in the Thailand-Myanmar Borderland" by Sang Kook Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea) and "Context and Comparison in Southeast Asia: The Practical Side of the Area Studies-Discipline Debate" by Kai Ostwald (UBC, Vancouver, Canada) and Paul Schuler (Stanford University) in Pacific Affairs, vol. 88, no. 4 (Dec 2015)

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Fellowships and Funding

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For general information on funding sources, including FLAS, visit the SEAC website
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Conferences and Calls for Papers (1)

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Study Abroad (1)

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