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Conference Schedule

Please note that daylight savings comes into effect between Saturday and Sunday. For remote participants, be aware that the times on Sunday may be an hour different if your location does not observe daylight savings. 

Friday, March 10th
4:00pm Registration
4:30pm Opening Remarks, Keynote Lecture “Cambodia’s Stolen Heritage: A Global Drama” by Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Anthropology
6:00pm Reception
Saturday, March 11th
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Panel 1: Connections Beyond

From Yunnan to Thailand: Bai Zhizhang and his Tai Communist Comrades (Cui Feng, National University of Singapore, Comparative Asian Studies Program)

Visualising the Pre-Islamic Past: Autochthonous Agency and Inter-ocularity in "Noor Islam" and "Isi Neraka" (Herman Lim Bin Adam Lim, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Department of Asian Studies; Graduate Degree Fellow, East-West Center)

The Limits of Empire: Relationship between the Ming dynasty and the Lān Xāng Kingdom (1402-1613) (Zhang Chen, University of Macau, Department of History)

Turning the Wheel of What? Communities of Shared Political Practice across the Premodern Indian Ocean (Bruno Shirley, Cornell University, Department of Asian Studies)

11:00am Break
11:15am Panel 2: Movement(s)

Back through a Box: A Peek Inside Filipino Balikbayan Boxes as a Reflection of Filipino Philosophy and Transnational Communication Strategy (Lady Aileen Orsal, Northern Illinois University Department of Communication)

Hybrid Movement, Digital Technology and the Rise of Far-Right Islamist Protest Mobilization in Indonesia (Aqida Salma, Goethe University Frankfurt, Telkom University, Southeast Asian Studies and Communication)

Guerilla Labor: Freedom, Fugitivity, and Escape amidst Drugs and War in Highland Burma (Joshua Mitchell, Cornell University, Department of Anthropology)

12:45pm Lunch
1:30pm Tour of Cornell's Southeast Asia Collections

3:15pm Panel 3: Media & Gender

“Karma Dressed in a School Uniform” Girl From Nowhere’s Nanno and the Disruptive School Girl Femininity (Anna Naiyapatana, Cornell University, Department of Asian Studies)

Gendering Digital Business: Representations of Cross-Border Burmese Women Jadeite Traders on China's Douyin (Anqi Yan, Yale University, Center for East Asian Studies)

Digital Nomads and Settler Viscosity: The Kristen Grey Deportation Case (Teraya Paramehta, University of Southern California, American Studies and Ethnicity)

4:45pm Break

5:00pm Panel 4: Environmental Politics

New Sanctuaries Required: Tropical Forestry and Property Regimes in Colonial Burma (Michael Mandelkorn, Princeton, Department of History)

Reimagining National Boundaries: Anthropological Perspectives on Indonesia's Waste Trade and Recycling Industry (Jiwon Kim, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anthropology)

Spaceships and Farmers: The Environmental Politics of Authoritarian Technocracy in Gregorio Brillantes’s “The Apollo Centennial” and Han May’s Star Sapphire (Jamie Uy, Nanyang Technological University, English, School of Humanities)

6:30pm Dinner
Sunday, March 12th
8:30am Breakfast

9:00am Panel 5: Discourses and Spaces of Gender

Clothing, Nudity and the Boundaries of the Nation: The Sartorial Politics of Bare Skin in the Heart of Singapore (Xinyu Guan, Cornell University, Department of Anthropology)

The “Great Wall” in the Philippines: Discourse Regarding Interracial Marriage Between Ethnic Chinese and Filipinos (Edward Joseph Ofilada, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of History)

Constructing Gender and Class from the Chinese Entertainment Tabloids in Singapore, 1927-1934 (Lijun Zhang, Cornell University, Department of History)

Living the American Dream: The Filipina Mestiza and the Modern Home (1954-1964) (Kimberly Gultia, McGill University, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture)

11:00am Break
11:15am Panel 6: Constructing Southeast Asian Studies

Cold War’s Accidental Agencies: American Filipinists and the production of Philippine Post-war Historiography (Veronica Sison, University of the Philippines Diliman, Department of History)

The Southeast Asianist Political Theory of Benedict Anderson and James Scott (Thanh Nguyen, Yale University, Department of History)

The Development of Transnational Academic Mobility in Southeast Asia: Case Study of Indonesian Scholars in Malaysia (Betti Rosita Sari, University of Indonesia, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences)

12:45pm Lunch
2:00pm Panel 7: Triangulating Institutions

Limiting the Post-Conflict Democratic Imaginary: A Review of Impunity after Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Cambodia and Timor-Leste (Alexandra Scrivner, Syracuse University, Social Science)

Political Founding after Anticolonialism: Rural Development and Self-Reliance in 1960s Malaya (Yi Ning Chang, Harvard University, Department of Government)

Clientelism, Coercion and Competition: The Politics of Public Financial Resource Distribution in Decentralised Indonesia (Fakhridho Susrahadiansyah Bagus Pratama Susilo, The Australian National University & Yale University, Crawford School of Public Policy, Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies)

3:30pm Closing Remarks