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AAS 2022 Southeast Asia Panels


The Association for Asian Studies Conference will be held both virtually and in person in Honolulu from March 24-27, 2022. See below for the full Southeast Asia panels.

Please note that all times indicated are in the Hawaii Time Zone – EDT (UTC-10:00).

Thursday, March 24

12:30pm-2:00pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Southeast Asia: Empire Competition and Circulation of Goods
  • Timor-Leste at 20 Years: Challenges of Attaining and Maintaining Independence

Friday, March 25

9:30am – 11:00am (HST)

Virtual

  • Reading Javanese literature and questions of theory I
  • Strengthening the Field of Southeast Asian Language Instruction through Collaboration

In person

  • Buddhism and Transnationalism in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Change, Contestation and Hydropower Dam Development in the Lower Mekong River Basin
  • Collisions, Contradictions, and Camp: Revisioning Bangsa Malaysia through Malay Performing Arts
  • Conservative Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia: Priorities, Contentions, Evolutions
  • Mobility, Diaspora, Solidarity: Forging East Timorese Identities and Connections through Time
  • Reconstituting Nanyang: Ideological, Cultural, Religious, and Commercial Influences in Shaping Southeast Asia in the Cold War Era

11:30 am -1:00 pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Fleeting Agencies: A Social History of Indian Coolie Women
  • Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia
  • Reading Javanese literature and questions of theory II

In person

  • Natural and Supernatural Worlds across Southeast Asia
  • Past as Prologue: Diasporic Experience and the Production of Knowledge in Southeast Asian Studies
  • Scientific knowledge and expertise in contemporary Southeast Asian rural development
  • Secrets and Secrecy in Southeast Asia
  • South Vietnam’s Era of Openness: Transnational and Global Histories of Republican Vietnam

1:30pm -3:00pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Discipline, Sociality and the State
  • Durian Matters 1: From Farm to Table
  • Indonesian Democracy in Retreat?
  • Negotiating Silences: Reading Memory, Heritage and Culture in Asian Narratives

In person

  • Erasure and Memory in Transitional Indonesia: Cultural, Demographic and Educational Perspectives
  • Networks and Mobilities of Belief in the Making of Vietnamese Catholicism
  • Passing Through Thailand, What Becomes of the Body?
  • Power, Politics, and “Green” Biofuels in Indonesia
  • Project Himalayan Art: developing resources for integrating Himalayan culture into teaching on Asia

3:30pm-5:00pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Durian Matters 2: Impact of Covid 19 on the Durian Industry
  • Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence (TFSV) in Singapore

In person

  • 21st Century Asian Arts: Indonesian Roots and Routes
  • A Crossroads Through Time: A Synthesis of Myanmar Prehistory and Ancient History
  • Buddhist Fidelity, Fiction, and Philosophy in Early Vietnamese Print Culture
  • Pandemic Pedagogies: Lessons in Teaching Southeast Asia
  • Spaces of Southeast Asian History

Saturday, March 26

10:30am-12:00pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Human Rights in Timor-Leste, Twenty Years After Independence: International Frameworks in Local Contexts
  • Thinking with Things: From Life to Afterlife in Southeast Asia

In person

  • Learning in and out of the Classroom: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Schooling Practices in Indonesia
  • Mindanao and the Philippines: Part I, Colonial Mindanao in Regional Perspective
  • Revisiting Civil Society in Southeast Asia: Not Always on the Democrats’ Side
  • What was (or is) Islamic Reform?: New Directions in the Study of Islamic Reformism in Indonesia

12:30pm-2:00pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Agrarian Realpolitik: Migration, work, and large-scale land enclosures in Indonesia
  • Culture of Care: Insights and Critical Perspectives on Systems and Practices of Caregiving in the Philippines and Cambodia

In person

  • Infrastructures and Structures for Tourism in Southeast Asia, 1910s-30s
  • Mindanao and the Philippines: Part II, Conflicts Old and New in 21st Century Mindanao
  • Multifaceted Membership of the Society : Rethinking the Citizen-Noncitizen Binary through Crisis in Asia
  • Music, Performance, Art and Astrology
  • Peopling the Past: Biography and History in Colonial Vietnam

4:00pm-5:30pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Leviathan at the Margins? Rethinking the Colonial State and Plural Society in Burma
  • Textile Research in Southeast Asia: New Methods and Paradigms

In person

  • A Hmong Intellectual History Approach to Understanding Human Experience
  • Contentious and Contested Identities Along the Burma/Bangladesh Border
  • Mapping the Megacity: rethinking the past, present and future of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Traditions of Scholarship in Mainland Southeast Asia 1

6:00pm-7:30pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Intersecting Powers in the Staging and Representation of Cambodian Performing Arts
  • Traditions of Scholarship in Mainland Southeast Asia #2

In person

  • Buddhist Imaginaries and Politics of mid-20th Century Southeast Asia
  • Fractured: Thinking with fragments in Southeast Asia
  • Love, Beauty, and Community: Women in Vietnam
  • Southeast Asia and the Cultural Cold War

Sunday, March 27

9:00am-10:30am (HST)

Virtual

  • Islam, Religious Authority, and New Media in Indonesia
  • Unpacking and Repackaging Japanese Migrants in the US-Ruled Philippines: Alternative Perspectives in History and Deep Film Indexing

In person

  • Connecting People Positively? The Infrastructure of Mobility in Democratic India and Socialist Vietnam
  • Deathscape Discourses in Urbanizing Southeast Asia: Rituals, History, and Heritage
  • Unsettling Citizenship and Subjecthood

10:45am-12:15pm (HST)

Virtual

  • Deepening the Root, Braving the Wind: Chinese Indonesians Ethnic Identity, Political Participation and China Soft Power Intervention in Indonesia
  • Making a Region of Southeast Asia: Traditions and New Possibilities
  • Religious food charity, care, and social agency in Vietnam and Myanmar
  • Theravada Buddhists in Dangerous Times

In person

  • Deathscape Discourses in Urbanizing Southeast Asia: Life, Death, and Spatial Contestations
  • Haze, Sand, Fire, Water: Environmental Crises in Southeast Asia
  • Ho Chi Minh, France, the United States, and Missed Chances for Peace in Vietnam, 1945-1947
  • Resistance and the State in Southeast Asia
  • Studies of Legitimacy and Authority in Vietnamese Texts

12:30pm-2:00pm (HST)_Virtual

  • Beyond the Coloniser-Colonised Divide: Other Approaches to Singapore’s Colonial Histories
  • Democratization from the Bottom-up vs The State Ruse of Consent: Perspectives on Post-authoritarian Thailand
  • Old and New: Biopolitics in Asia

For more information, please visit Asian Studies’ website