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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...

Stanford expert on managing tensions in the South China Sea

June 2013

SEAF director Donald K. Emmerson recently joined a panel of experts for a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on managing tensions in the South China Sea.

Regional conflicts are no simple matter

May 2012

In trying to understand the source of a regional conflict we should avoid focusing too narrowly on a single issue of identity, said Lee Kong Chian Fellow Graham Brown during a May 15 seminar at...

Graham K. Brown, University of Bath, in residence this spring

March 2012

SEAF welcomes Graham K. Brown as the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellow in-residence during the spring quarter.

Indonesian campaign poster symbolism and political identity

February 2012

Riding around on the back of a motorcycle in 2009, Jeremy Menchik snapped photos of hundreds of Indonesian campaign posters.

The "Chinese diaspora" and Southeast Asia

May 2011

People began emigrating in significant numbers from China beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century, and many settled down in Southeast Asia.

Regionalism and governance in Asia

November 2010

Earlier in 2010, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center scholars Donald K.

Hard Choices reviewed in the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

November 2010

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia, an acclaimed volume in the Walter H.

Republic of Indonesia Ambassador Djalal addresses the future

November 2010

In 1998, in the twilight of the 20th century, the resignation of Indonesia's autocratic president Suharto ushered in a new political era.

News of SEAF Scholars in 2009-2010

June 2010

The Southeast Asia Forum experienced an embarrassment of riches in 2009-2010.

Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation

May 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.

SEAF Scholars Traveling to Philadelphia despite Old Joke

October 2009

Past, present, and future Southeast Asianists linked to SEAF have ignored the hoary joke about the contest whose first prize is one week in Philadelphia and whose second prize is two weeks in that...

Morada and Jones on 'Hard Choices'

October 2009

Edited by SEAF Director Don Emmerson and co-published in 2008-09 by APARC at Stanford and ISEAS in Singapore, Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia continues to...

Indonesia's New Horizons: Education, Regionalism, and Foreign Policy

August 2009

[This essay is based on notes for a talk delivered on 11 March 2009 to an international seminar—“Indonesia 2025:  Geopolitical and Security Challenges”—convened in connection with the inauguration...

Contexts of terror in Indonesia

July 2009

Jim Castle is a friend of mine. I have known him since we were graduate students in Indonesia in the late 1960s.

What's Up with Southeast Asian Studies at Stanford? Recap, Prospect, Controversy

June 2009

The 2008-09 academic year was a busy time for the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF).

East Asian Regionalism in a New Global Context: Balancing Representation and Effectiveness

June 2009

A keynote speech delivered on 19 March 2009 to a conference on  “The Philippines and Japan in East Asia and the World:  Interests, Identity, and Roles” organized by the Philippines’ Asian Center...

Stanford undergraduates pose questions for Singapore in Singapore Journal

August 2008

The inaugural (March 2008) issue of PRISM, an undergraduate journal published by the University Scholars Programme (USP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), carries a dozen essays.

ASEAN adopts charter despite differences over Myanmar

November 2007

A long-time loose group of countries focused on trade and business, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is trying to forge a common market roughly similar to the European Union.