Book Launch: Southeast Asia: Beyond Borders and Boundaries

Recent publication and launch of the edited volume entitled Southeast Asia: Beyond Borders and Boundaries. ACSRN members Herlin Chien and Jorge Tigno are involved in the book, which looks deeper into the intricacies of politics, society, and culture of Southeast Asia. The book launch event was held June 13, 2018 at the Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, … Continue reading Book Launch: Southeast Asia: Beyond Borders and Boundaries

Face the Nation: Civil Society & The Delivery of Good Governance (Udan Fernando)

Recently, Udan Fernando was invited to appear on national TV for a panel discussion on Civil Society and Good Governance. The discussion appeared on Face the Nation, and included elaborations on Udan's contributions to the Handbook of Civil Society in Asia, published with Routledge last year. Udan’s chapter Sri Lankan Civil Society: Roller Coasters and a Repeat … Continue reading Face the Nation: Civil Society & The Delivery of Good Governance (Udan Fernando)

ISTR Asia Pacific Conference, 2017

Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) December 4-5, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia Hosted by Trisakti University Akihiro Ogawa, Keynote Speech Keynote Address: Global Challenges and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific:  The Role of the Third Sector Asia Pacific International Academic Committee Australia: Ruth Phillips, University of Sydney China: Xijin Jia, Tsinghua … Continue reading ISTR Asia Pacific Conference, 2017

116th American Anthropological Association annual meeting

The Moral Economy of Protest in East Asia December 2nd, 2017 Washington, D.C. Anru Lee (panel chair) Dulam Bumochir (presenter) Presentations: 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM A Destabilizing Stability: The Cultural Politics of Protest and Control in Hong Kong 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Herders' Protests: Pasture, National Identity and State in Mongolia and China 2:30 … Continue reading 116th American Anthropological Association annual meeting

National University of Singapore Newsletter: Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

National University of Singapore newsletter (November, 2017) featuring interview with editor Akihiro Ogawa on the Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. Excerpt: For the man-in-the-street, what is important about scholarship on civil society in Asia? Civil society is an arena where grassroots people have access to public affairs. If we understand how civil society functions … Continue reading National University of Singapore Newsletter: Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia (published September, 2017)

Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia published in late September 2017 See Routledge announcement: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Civil-Society-in-Asia/Ogawa/p/book/9781138655959?platform=hootsuite Other Announcements: Harvard University Program on US-Japan Program Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarvardUSJapan/status/892768541136613376 SSRC twitter: https://twitter.com/AbeFellowship/status/925154000340529153

Civil Society in Myanmar’s New Democracy

Civil Society in Myanmar's New Democracy Recent years have witnessed remarkable changes for civil society in Myanmar – from the level of openness in which to operate, to the sector’s role within society, its interaction with policy makers, and its sophistication. Some aspects may be getting easier, some more difficult; and some observe that the … Continue reading Civil Society in Myanmar’s New Democracy