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.