Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

November 19, 2020
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By NIAS Pres On Monday 16th, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand hosted a book launch and discussion of the book “Future Forward: the rise and fall of a Thai political party”, in collaboration with NYSEAN and NIAS. All five speakers at the eve …

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‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

October 25, 2020
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‘Can the movement he founded thrive in his absence?’ asks Duncan McCargo in a painstakingly researched text published in Nikkei Asia this week. The piece is an adapted extract from the book “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party” …

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Dogmeat Diaries 7: Mae Sot – milk-shakes and mercenaries

Dogmeat Diaries 7: Mae Sot – milk-shakes and mercenaries

October 23, 2020
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This post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai Universi …

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Podcast: Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

Podcast: Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

October 16, 2020
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In this podcast, Martin Seeger from the University of Leeds joins Petra Desatova to talk about his recent book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening: Hidden Histories of Nuns in Modern Thai Buddhism’ jointly published by Silkworm Books and NIAS Press. Mart …

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Letter from Ternate

Letter from Ternate

October 12, 2020
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In this letter from Ternate, Carol Ann Boshier explores one of the islands of the Indonesian Archipelago and reveals its connection to the Theory of Natural Selection Early one morning in March 2017, our Lion Air flight flew low over the pellucid water …

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From Queer Comrades to Queer China

From Queer Comrades to Queer China

August 10, 2020
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By Hongwei Bao In this blog entry, author Hongwei Bao introduces his two books on queer Chinese cultures and reflects upon how he documents China’s LGBTQ community history and conceptualises a postsocialist queer politics in the context of a neoliberal …

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Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

July 14, 2020
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We are thrilled to share the latest episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, co-hosted by NIAS in Copenhagen and CEAS in Turku. In this episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, Duncan McCargo has a conversation with Helene Maria Kyed, the editor of the upcoming …

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‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

June 18, 2020
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By Emma Kiedyk  Martin Seeger is ‘a rare case among western scholars of Thai Buddhism and culture’, says Thai thinker and activisit Sulak Sivaraksa in Seeds of Peace (Vol 35, No.3)¹. The book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’, published by Silkworm an …

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Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

June 15, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chia …

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Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

June 8, 2020
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By Sophorntavy Vorng -Ever since my first trip to Bangkok as a PhD student to do my initial field research for A Meeting of Masks, I’ve been back many times. Shopping malls continue to be important social hubs, and consumption remains as popular an act …

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