Culture

Scholarly Publications

The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India

March 2016

The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography.

Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation

March 2010

The United States belongs to various organizations and networks that encompass countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.  The East Asia Summit (EAS) is not among them.  Should the US try to...

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

News

A New Look at Cinema in Southeast Asia from Former LKC Fellow Gerald Sim

August 2020

Gerald Sim, a former Lee Kong Chian Fellow with the Southeast Asia Program, explores how Southeast Asian identities, histories, and cultures are portrayed in film in a new book, ‘Postcolonial Hangups...

APARC Names 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellows

February 2020

APARC is pleased to announce that two young scholars, Jeffrey Weng and Nhu Truong, have been selected as our 2020-21 Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia. They will begin their...

Reflections on Journalism Across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

Events

Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora

November 7, 2013

Vietnamese diasporic relations affect and are affected by events inside Viet Nam.  In her recent book, Transnationalizing Viet Nam, Prof.

Is the Party Over? The Obsolescence of Authoritarian Growth in Singapore and Malaysia

April 8, 2013

In Singapore the People’s Action Party has held power continuously since 1959, having won 13 more or less constrained legislative elections in a row over more than half a century.

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.