Southeast Asian Studies, Orientalism, Decolonization, Baby Boomer Politics & Sympathetic Essentialism

This video continues the conversation started in the previous post about Southeast Asian Studies. We start by talking about the article “Can There Be Southeast Asians in Southeast Asian Studies?” by Ariel Heryanto and then move on to talk about Orientalism, Decolonization, Baby Boomer Politics and Sympathetic Essentialism.

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ASEAN Studies and Southeast Asian Studies – Morning Meditations

I’ve been sick recently, but I have a lot of ideas in my head and so I decided to record a video about them.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the field of Southeast Asian Studies, and how it fits (or doesn’t) in the world today. In the process, I came across some articles in Vietnamese online papers about a recent conference on Southeast Asian Studies in Vietnam that was recently held at Vietnam National University in Hanoi (VNU).

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Streaming From Saigon: Nguyễn Đăng Thục on the Indonesian Âu Lạc

The above video is a discussion of Nguyễn Đăng Thục’s essay “The Origins of the Vietnamese People,” which was published in either the 1960s or early 1970s by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of State in Charge of Cultural Affairs, Saigon, Vietnam. Continue reading Streaming From Saigon: Nguyễn Đăng Thục on the Indonesian Âu Lạc

Streaming From Saigon: Lê Văn Siêu on the Race of the Hồng Bàng

In my ongoing effort to experiment with ways in which digital media can enhance the efforts of historians to examine and talk about the past, I am particularly pleased to begin a new series of videos that I will call “Streaming From Saigon.”

The purpose of these videos will be to introduce ideas that were discussed by Vietnamese historians in the 1950s-1970s.

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