This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
April 10, 2015
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Forbidden Love Film Series
Food, friends and forbidden love. 

Relax with the Southeast Asia language programs as we explore the theme of "Forbidden Love" in films from Indonesia,  the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. Last week we screened CInta Tapi Beda and The Blossoming of Maximos Oliveros. Join us next week for Sepet and Me Thao - Thai vang bong (details below). Both films start at 6 pm in UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

Tuesday, April 14 - Sepet (Malaysia) Will Ah Loong's Chinese heritage keep him from dating Orked, a Malay school girl? - See who's going on Facebook

Thursday, April 16 - Me Thao - Thai vang bong (Vietnam) Can Nguyen and Tam's unlikely friendship withstand the murder of Nguyen's girlfriend and the accusations that follow? - See who's going on Facebook

 Snacks and English subtitles provided!
Upcoming Events (8)

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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Please view the event page to see additional sponsors of this event

Suraya Afiff: Indonesia after Jokowi

Monday, April 13, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

UW Thomson Hall, 317

Please bring your lunch and join us for this opportunity to hear from one of Indonesia's most accomplished scholars, as she talks about Indonesia with regard to its current president, Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Professor Afiff will discuss Indonesia under its popularly-elected president who previously served as Governor of Jakarta. 

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Putting an End to Witch Hunts in Papua New Guinea: A Promising Potion of Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution

Monday, April 13, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

UW William H. Gates Hall, Room 117

Part of the UW School of Law "Global Mondays" speaker series: Widespread belief in mysticism, sorcery, and the occult are entrenched in the history and culture of Melanesian societies. The Sorcery Act of 1971, which outlawed black magic in Papua New Guinea, is illustrative of how indigenous beliefs of sorcery have permeated the infrastructure and laws of an entire society. However, legislation addressing black magic will have little effect on the prevalence of sorcery-related violence. The root of the problem is buried not in a book of laws, but in the deepest layers of society; namely, lack of education and access to health care, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and gender discrimination. 

Presented by Victoria Ainsworth, J.D. Candidate 2015, UW Law; Chief Managing Editor, Washington International Law Journal

Lunch provided

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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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Forbidden Love Film Series

April 14 and 16, 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

Snacks and English subtitles provided!

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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

Filipino Night: Finding my Pin@ay

Saturday, April 25, 5:30 pm

UW, Kane Hall 

Hosted by the Filipino-American Students Association, Filipino Night has been a tradition for over 20 years. It is a means to showcase the talents and potentials of the active members of FASA to both the UW community as well as the community of the greater Seattle area. Additionally, it is a night to raise awareness of current and historical issues Filipino-Americans face. This year FASA will present an original screenplay! The night also includes food, a silent auction and exhibit.

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Indonesian Festival: Keraton

Saturday, May 2, 3:00-9:00 pm

UW, Red Square

Hosted by the Indonesian Students Association, Keraton is an annual event that attracts hundreds of guests from around the Puget Sound. Watch incredible Indonesian dance and music performances, also participate in traditional Indonesian games. And of course, eat some very delicious Indonesian food.  All these highlights are thoroughly selected to showcase the indigenous Indonesian culture. It will most definitely be an evening to remember. 

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

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