Some New Mandala readers in the United Kingdom may not know that the 2006 Association of South-East Asian Studies (UK) conference will be held at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, next weekend. For anybody with a few spare days and some spare sterling, the program does look interesting.

I will be there and it will be great to meet other students and scholars in the UK working on mainland Southeast Asia. I am looking forward to it immensely. If you see me around, feel free to come up and say G’day.