Southeast Asia

Indifference in diversity: ignorance & apathy towards refugees in Indonesia

A new documentary seeks to explore the plight of refugees in Indonesia seeking resettlement in Australia.

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Public health, social impacts, and political attitudes

Southeast Asian citizens are not providing carte blanche to their governments to wind back civil liberties and political rights.

Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia, 2005-2019: Patterns and Significance

Sovereignty concerns arise over foreign ownership of critical national assets, and foreign control of service provision in critical sectors.

Temasek History Research Centre: Archaeology and Art History of Southeast Asia Programme webinar series

Comprehensive introductory lectures in Archaeology and Art History of Southeast Asia with a focus on the pre-Modern to the Modern periods.

The price for neutrality is reform and preparedness

The current version of ASEAN is inadequate to implement a robust neutrality enforcement policy that follows a “strong neutrality” and “cohesive neutrality” principle.

Gameplay for good: gamified crowdsourcing for better public policy in Southeast Asia

The success of Translator Gator illustrates a gap between current policy making and rapidly changing technologies.

Civil Society and Southeast Asia’s Authoritarian Turn

Just as there is no simple correlation between democracy and good governance, we can no longer draw a straight line between authoritarianism and weak governance.

NBSEAS: “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul have analysed the stunning rise and fall of this party in their co-authored book.

History and Art History in Southeast Asia

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?

Launching ARTSEA: art, design and architecture in Southeast Asia

A platform for diverse collection of articles, videos, seminars, photo essays and reviews on art, design and architecture, and its place in society and history in Southeast Asia.

Human rights ritualism in Southeast Asian regionalism

Regional organisations can play a wide range of roles in the human rights governance of the region, because different motivations for adopting rights and commitments result in different regional institutional designs.

Seminar presentation: “History and Art History in Southeast Asia” Professor Adrian Vickers

New Mandala and the Southeast Asia Institute at The Australian National University are pleased to present this seminar by Professor Adrian Vickers, who is a Visitor in the School of Culture History and Language.

ASEAN on Myanmar’s coup: revisiting Cold War diplomacy on Cambodia

ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).

Can Vietnam lead ASEAN?

Vietnam seems to be managing global crises such as the pandemic and recession better than many other Southeast Asian nations.

COVID-19 flights to nowhere: radical escape or radical reimagining of the everyday?

The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?

EOI close this week! Southeast Asian researcher looking at gender & sexuality? New Mandala is looking for you.

Funded by the ANU Gender Institute, NM's latest project offers workshops in developing a short video using readily available devices. Get your EOI in before 12 Dec.

Emerging dynamics among Southeast Asia’s Nepali diaspora

Associations and the polyvocality of social media can bring to fore diverse meanings of being in the diaspora

Towards genuinely localised humanitarian action

Despite consensus that local organisations make aid and development more responsive and effective, implementation lags.

Rupture—hydropower dams in Cambodia as “engines of extraction”

Hydropower dams in Cambodia generate extensive processes of commodification and extraction, feeding the country’s vast shadow economy.

Rupture—conceptualising nature-society transformation

Sango Mahanty explains how mega infrastructure projects such as hydropower are dramatically transforming nature and society in our region.

COVID-19 and abusive constitutionalism in Southeast Asia: where are the courts?

Extraordinary measures may in the long run jeopardize civil liberties and constitutional democracy.

Launching: Southeast Asia in the time of coronavirus

Our new series looks at coronavirus in Southeast Asia through diverse lens, and invites authors and readers to reflect and speculate on what we can learn from this crisis and all it brings.