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The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

Empire as a Moral Problem: Religious Cosmopolitanism and Colonial Modernity in Northeast Asia

November 6, 2013

In the early twentieth century, against the backdrop of colonial violence, the Japanese annexation of Korea, and World War I, religious and secular groups in East Asia voiced support for a new...

Jesus, Lenin, and Victor Hugo: The “Outrageous” Syncretism of Caodai Religion in Vietnam and California

May 8, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies The Caodai religion is unique.  Born in French Indochina in 1926, it mixes Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism with organizational elements from...

Establishing Identity: Documents, Performance, and Biometric Information in Immigration Proceedings

May 6, 2013

How do we know that a person is what she claims to be? Or how do we make others believe that we are the person that we claim to be?

Indonesia Is No Model for Muslim Democracy

March 5, 2013

Since the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, the country has made great strides in consolidating a democratic government.

Colonialism and Patterns of Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary India

December 6, 2012

Why does ethnic violence in multi-ethnic states revolve around one identity rather than another?

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 23, 2012

The first annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers conference takes place this summer, from July 23 to 25, at Stanford.

Discourses of Defiance: Framing Muslim Self-Determination in Thailand and the Philippines

May 23, 2012

Using the concept of framing, this presentation will explore discourses behind the move for greater self-determination on the part of the Malay-Muslims of southern Thailand and the Moro of the...

Fake Encounters in India: Instant Justice By Police and Posthumous Trial by Media

September 27, 2011

A police “encounter killing,” or simply “encounter,” is a term with no legal validity but which has seeped via the media into Indian English so surely that it has acquired a life of its own.

Does Democratization Imply Islamization? Lessons from Democratic Indonesia, the World’s Largest Majority-Muslim Country

May 18, 2011

Indonesia has undergone democratization since 1998. Islamic political parties have re-emerged, but they have failed to gain significant support.

Pop Preachers, Pornography, and Moral Politik: Islamic Statecraft in Democratic Indonesia

February 10, 2010

In October 2008 Indonesian legislators finally passed a law against pornography.

Malaysia at the Crossroads: Race-based Politics, the Emergence of a Multiracial Alternative and the Road Ahead

October 14, 2009

Malaysia, a nation in Southeast Asia is a fascinating polyglot: while its people are predominantly Muslim, it is also a surprisingly diverse nation, with many communities of faith living together...

Science and Secularity: Rethinking Religous Reform

October 9, 2008

This series of talks explore a number of issues which have arisen from a study of ethnogenesis, identity formation, state building, religious reform, and socio-economic "modernization" in selected...

Rediscovery of India by the American Academy

February 27, 2008

In the past decade, academia has experienced a remarkable revival of interest in India.

Protest and Repression in South Korea (1970-1979)

January 11, 2008

Chang's presentation seeks to understand the emergence and evolution of social movements during the 1970s in South Korea.

Not What It Seems: Muslim Governance in Malaysia Today

October 29, 2007

Tectonic shifts have underscored the gradual Islamization of mainstream politics in contemporary Malaysia.

Schools for Zealots? Islamic Education and Democracy in Indonesia - and Implications for the Muslim World

October 16, 2007

In recent years the largest Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has seen the growth of contrary trends: a peaceful movement for democracy led and supported mostly by Muslims but also incidents of...

Imagining the Indian Nation: The Role of Literature in the Nationalist Movement: 1920-1947

February 20, 2007

There was nothing inherently unified about the diverse cultures, religions and languages that comprised the Indian subcontinent under colonialism.

Breakdown of Monoethnic Society in South Korea: The Influx of Foreign Laborers and the Aging of the Population

October 13, 2006

One aspect of globalization that is receiving increasing scholarly attention is international migration, especially the transnational migration of workers.

Indian Politics and International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

May 3, 2006

About the speaker: Achin Vanaik, fellow and board member of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam is one of the most important analysts of contemporary Indian politics.

How to Study Islam as a Religion and in Society

October 7, 2005

Cosponsored with the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford

Power, Rights, and Desire: The "Islamic State" in Muslim Southeast Asia

March 3, 2004

Daulah Islamiyya (Islamic sovereignty, or an Islamic state) is a declared objective of the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyya.

Getting Closer? Southeast Asia and the Middle East

November 19, 2003

In the United States since 9/11, there has been a tendency to reduce Southeast Asia's connections to the Middle East to religion: that is, to the Muslim faith shared by majori-ties east of the...