On-the-ground studies find enormous variety and behaviour that often confound the conventional categorisations of religious type.
Studying Vietnamese folkloric practices, the artist has crafted objects that reflect the aesthetics of creative subversion and resistance.
The artists’ playful images expose societal norms and offer alternatives to understanding women’s position in society
Intangible Cultural Heritage processes carry a structure whose rigidity is out of place with the subject matter.
Kolektif-kolektif berorientasi hak asasi manusia dari Indonesia telah dituduh anti-Semitis di salah satu pameran terbesar di Eropa, Dokumenta di Kassel, German.
Human-rights oriented Indonesian art collectives have been accused of anti-Semitism at one of Europe's largest art exhibitions, Documenta, in Kassel, Germany.
In 2018, Gusmao's reframing of his modernist vision through a lulik alliance signalled a return to his cultural roots that assisted in regaining his waning charisma.
Their contributions were fundamental to shaping Vietnam’s early modern social, religious, and economic society, but historical scholarship has neglected their experiences for centuries.
Adapting traditional dance for healthy community building with local women; but are gender boundaries reinforced or deconstructed?
Literati and politicians have constructed a virtual Shan state that lives on in popular media, rock music, and Buddhist ritual.
Uncovering transnational and gendered experiences reveals a far richer and more multifaceted picture of Indonesian art and identity.
The eviction of the young nation's only art school has shown who holds the real power in Timor-Leste.
The quest for “good citizens, disciplined, healthy, knowledgeable, highly-skilled with professionalism” may accidentally threaten multidimensional health.
Do local peoples—hunter-gatherer, farmers, and others who are “missing” from historical records—remember in the same way? In subjecting memories to maps, we alter the knowledge...
These case studies analyse both the psychological and communal effects of violence and natural disasters and how communities attempt to overcome their effects.
How to track art history as the history of styles deriving from influences, and the history of modernism and its relationship to modernity? Is there art that links Southeast Asia as a region?
"We had people who’d never seen theater before experience it for the first time using Zoom.”
A discussion on the power and limits of colonial racial categories; Hadramis, Sayyids and Sharifas in maritime Southeast Asia; modernity and cultural hybridity; the descendants of Arabs in the Malay world today;
Ann Ang discusses the historical context, origins and identity of the Straits Chinese.
The threat to eliminate all ‘fake news’ isn’t merely an assault on the freedom of speech, it’s also an affront to its beauty, efficacy, recall, and its very existence.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.