This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
December 1, 2015
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Evi at the Boen Bio Temple, Surabaya during Lunar New Year Celebration in 2011
This week we will hear from Evi Sutrisno. She's currently a PhD Candidate in Anthropology. She will tell us about her research on state and religion in Indonesia and how her Chinese-Indonesian identity shaped the research.

As a Chinese-Indonesian, I can't separate my research and academic interests from my personal life and family. In fact, my dissertation topic on Confucianism in Indonesia has been closely related to my childhood in Indonesia. I was born during the New Order regime (1966-1998) led by Soeharto. Before Soeharto came into power, my family was Confucian. The New Order was authoritarian and oppressive to Chinese communities. For example, Soeharto banned Chinese schools and newspapers. Chinese characters were not allowed in public. Chinese-Indonesians were urged to change their Chinese names into Indonesian ones, and they could only celebrate Chinese festivals and religious ceremonies in private. During the 1980’s, when the repression became harsher, our family converted to Catholicism...
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Upcoming Events (5)


Islam, Politics, and Performing Arts in Indonesia


Thu, Dec 3, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

UW, Thomson Hall, Room 317

Join members of Black Umbrella Theater Group (Teater Payung Hitam) in an informal discussion of Islam, politics and performing arts in Indonesia. You're invited to come for all or part of the two-hour session. Bring your questions, or just come to listen. All welcome!

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Tue, 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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Health - What kind of access to health care and public health do we owe undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees?

by Carina Fourie & Sara Goering

Tomorrow, Dec 2, 12 Noon

Savery Hall, Room 361

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Online Information Session

M.A. Southeast Asian Studies
UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Thu, Dec 3, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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