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Announcing Annual Report 2017-2018


The Center is pleased to announce the release of our annual report covering academic year 2017-18. The report is available in PDF form here and on the Annual Reports page.

In 2017-18, the Center moved into the last year of its four-year National Resource Center grant. In this report, we include faculty publications, grants, and collaborative teacher-student projects including two exhibits that were displayed at Hamilton Library over the course of the academic year.

In this report, you’ll also find a listing of student scholarship recipients, theses and dissertation titles, and alumni updates. Of special note, one of our alumni hiked the Appalachian Trail to raise money for Friends of Thai Daughters, which you can read more about on his website. Student efforts are also highlighted as the graduate student run journal Explorations published its 14th volume, Water in Southeast Asia.

NRC-funded projects included the Voicing Diversity Project, which produced a documentary film with a second in the editing stage as this report goes to press (projected for release in late September 2019), as well as a monthly newsletter in English from our project partner the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia; Vietnamese language instruction was continued at Kapiʻolani Community College; two excellent examples of digital humanities resources Ub-Ufok Ad Fiallig: Tales of Enchantment and the Old Kiyyangan Village Teacher’s Archaeology Manual were produced and published on the CSEAS website; and finally, a new gamelan set, Gamelan Semara Pegulingan Taksu Gitaning Shanti, was added to strengthen our educational outreach efforts.

We recap Southeast Asia performances (including Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita); include talks on conflict in Myanmar, anthropology, soil management, and disaster risk management; and feature videos including a TEDx talk and faculty interviews.

Finally, we look at the analytics mined from our website, social media, and web content outreach efforts. These statistics allow us see where our visitors are coming from, and what content they’re primarily interested in reading in our newsletter, on our website, and in our social media postings.