Monday, July 25, 2016

South China Sea Arbitration Discussion, ASEANFocus

The ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) at the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute is proud to present to you the Special Issue ofASEANFocus on the South China Sea Arbitration which can be accessed and downloaded at

• The “ABCs” of the Tribunal Award
• The Next Steps after The Award: Views from the Philippines and China
• Debunking the Myths of the South China Sea: A Chinese Perspective
• Analyses from Selected ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners
• Thoughts and Reflections from International Thought Leaders

Call For Papers - At the Crossroads of Care and Giving, 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Conference

April 13-15, 2017, Portland, Oregon
Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

In recognition of Portland’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in America, the 2017 conference of the Association for Asian American Studies focuses on the broad theme of care and caregiving through the history, culture and practices of governmental and non-governmental care. We ask participants to think of care–and the lack of care–in broad terms: care as humanitarian relief, care of the environment, care of historical heritage and culture, care of the self, and care of others. How have Asian Americans received care and contributed to a caring world both at home and overseas? Conversely, how have some knowingly or unintentionally participated in larger institutions of power and profit that compete with communities and cultures of human expression, nurturing, sympathy, humanitarianism and bridge-building? What can governments and people in power do to provide support for these individual and collective efforts for a caring world?

Call For Papers - Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds (16th to 19th Century)

November 10-11, 2016
International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline: August 10, 2016
This workshop aims specifically at scholars currently doing source-based historical research on the slave trade in Asia. The workshop will address the following themes: Size of slave trade; Patterns of slave trade; and, Sources on slave trade. Early career scholars (including Ph.D. researchers) who are currently engaged in source-based historical research on the slave trade in Asia are encouraged to react.

Research Opportunities: Greater Mekong Countries Social Survey Center, Khon Kaen University

Leveraging the success of the Isan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Programme, which involved large-scale mixed methodology surveying of municipal populations in Northeast Thailand on sensitive issues such as language and culture rights and the implementation of rights-oriented civic policies, the College of Local Administration at Khon Kaen University, the regional university for Thailand's Northeast, is happy to introduce to you the Social Survey Center, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.

We specialize in:
1) Academic instruction and training.
2) Facilitation for Thai and foreign researchers.
3) Research and public education.

Through COLA's network in Thailand and throughout Greater Mekong Countries, we intend to open up local governments for research and have a proven track record in conducting and publishing research which has a real effect on implementing policy changes in association with municipal governments. We will work with you to help plan, implement, and publicise your research, always with the goal of policy change in mind. Email John Draper ( if interested.

Research Affiliations - Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia has announced a new program for practitioners, researchers and graduate students that supports an affiliation with the university and some funding support.

Fellowships: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Deadline: October 16, 2016
Applicants are invited to apply for ONE of the four types of positions of job opportunities (Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical). Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI's specific cluster of research as listed in Research Clusters and Their Focus.  

ASEAN Regional Research Award - Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2016
The ASEAN Research Program is a multicountry award to Southeast Asia. Research may be conducted in one, two or three of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Proposed projects should be three to six months in length, undertaken during a single residence abroad. Scholars in all appropriate disciplines are welcome to apply.  

Post-doctoral Research Position: Social-anthropological Research on Crisis and Mobility in SEA at Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 31 August 2016

The application materials should address one of the central aspects of ISA’s midterm research program “Engaging with Crisis, Mobility and Transformation” in mainland Southeast Asia.”

Academic Position - Anthropology of Tourism, Pilgrimage, and Heritage Lehigh University

Deadline: December 5, 2016

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: An Evidence-Based Regional Assessment.

Asia Centre -an independent non-profit think-tank based in Bangkok- is bringing together academics and researchers for an evidence-based analysis of the Universal Periodic Review's (UPR)  impact on Southeast Asia. 

About the conference
All Southeast Asian states have undergone two review cycles of their respective human rights situations under the process.But what is the impact of the UPR on human rights in the region? And does the focus on constructive dialogue and the state-centric nature of the process help improve the situation?
This conference seeks to critically examine the UPR process through evidence-based research to evaluate its impact on SoutheastAsian states and societies. The findings will be compiled into a publication after the seminar.

Abstract Submission
Submit an abstract of 300 words and a short bio by 15th July 2016. For more information please refer to the attached call for abstracts or visit our website.
Full Papers are due on 30th August 2016.

Conference Details
Date: 15th -17th September 2016
Venue: Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
Conference Fees:USD 150 Early bird rate until 15 July 2016
                            USD 75   Special Student Rate

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hmong Minor available Fall 2016 at California State University, Fresno

Web announcement:   

In the Central Valley, home to 47,000 Hmong Americans, California State University, Fresno is offering a new minor emphasizing the learning of Hmong language and culture for heritage and foreign language learners starting August 22, 2016. The Hmong minor has 20 units divided in 6 courses. The first five courses will focus on language learning from beginning to advanced levels. In the sixth course, learners will study the Hmong language and culture within the various multicultural environments in Asia, and in the Diaspora (Americas, Europe and Australia) to better understand the formation of the Hmong identity.

The Hmong minor will contribute to educate, nurture and reflect on the Hmong experiences in a global fashion in the multicultural and globalized world. Serving as a bridge of (re)connection with the Hmong culture and a source of pride for the first-Hmong generation students, it will provide a strong foundation of academic knowledge to reinforce all learners’ critical thinking skills toward understanding the Hmong contemporary issues. Moreover, it will provide language abilities and cultural sensitivity to the professional workforce in the Central Valley and elsewhere. It will particularly prepare future bilingual teachers to take the California Subject Examination for Teacher (CEST) –Hmong.

To encourage the study of the Hmong language and culture, Dr. Kao-Ly Yang, French and Hmong language professor, makes sure the textbooks remain affordable. For the whole minor, the cost of the textbooks will be about $150. For more information, contact Dr. Kao-Ly Yang, coordinator of the Hmong Program at

Call for Papers - Migration With(out) Boundaries, Michigan State University

October 21-22 2016
Abstracts Due: August 19, 2016

MSU will host the fifth annual graduate student research conference on migration, welcoming papers on the theme, Migration With(out) Boundaries. Migration Studies is a burgeoning and all-too-relevant area of academic attention, and the conference seeks to foster a cohort of scholars working on any thematic, conceptual, spatial, or temporal aspect of human migration from any disciplinary perspective.

Call for Papers - Amerasia Journal, Exhibiting Race and Culture

Guest Editors:
Professor Constance Chen (Loyola Marymount University), Professor Melody Rod-ari (Loyola Marymount University)

Publication Date: Issue planned for Summer/Fall 2017 publication
Due Date: Paper submission (5,000-6,000 words excluding endnotes) due November 15, 2016

In this special issue of Amerasia Journal, we seek to examine the ways in which visual representations have shaped political, socioeconomic, cultural, and ideological milieus on both sides of the Pacific across historical time and geographical space.  

Call for Papers - Association for Asian Studies

Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:00pm EST

The AAS Program Committee is accepting Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, Workshop proposals, and Individual Paper proposals for review and consideration. The 2017 AAS Annual Conference will take place next spring in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 16-19, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel.

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Paper webpage. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal as some information has changed.