2017-02-21 (Tue) 14:30-17:00 Special Lecture of Dr Farish A. Noor

OSIPP Committee for East Asia Collaboration holds a special lecture by Dr. Farish Noor, a guest scholar of the Japan Foundation's Asia Center, who will visit Japan this month. All welcome.

Special Lecture on Southeast Asia
"The Birth of American Orientalism: America's Early Contact with Southeast Asia"
Lecturer :
Dr Farish A. Noor (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)
Guest commentators:
Associate Professor Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University)
Dr. Claudio Sporanzetti (Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University, University of Oxford All Souls College Postdoctoral Fellow)

Date and time: 21 February, Tuesday, 14:30-17:00
Venue: Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University, 6th floor, Conference Room
Language: English (No Interpretation)
OSIPP Committee for East Asia Collaboration in cooporation with OSIPP (Osaka School of International Public Policy) and Japan Foundation Asia Center

[About the talk]
The talk will be about his latest book on American Orientalism that is different from European Orientalism, apparent from readings of letters and documents by American diplomats, merchants and missionaries who visited Southeast Asia in the early half of the 19th century.

[About the guest speaker]
Farish A. Noor is presently Associate Professor (with tenure) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University; and coordinator of the RSIS doctoral program. His area of research covers the political history of Southeast Asia and religio-political movements in the region. He is also a member of the United Nations Panel of Experts on Religion and Politics.
He is the author of The Discursive Construction of Southeast Asia in 19th Century Colonial-Capitalist Discourse (Amsterdam University Press, 2016); The Tablighi Jama'at in Southeast Asia (Amsterdam University Press, 2014); The Madrasa in Asia: Political Activism and Transnational Linkages. (With Martin van Bruinessen and Yoginder Sikand (Eds.), (Amsterdam University Press, 2008); Islam Embedded: The Historical Development of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS: 1951-2003, (Malaysian Sociological Research Institute (MSRI), Kuala Lumpur, 2004).

For further information, contact:
Haruko Satoh (OSIPP guest instructor, Osaka University Center for Global Initiatives)
Mail Address: hsatoh65◎osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp
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