Asian Views of America’s Role in Asia - A Symposium in Hong Kong Expert Workshop - East Asian Security Architecture – The Status of Multilateral Fora Asia-Pacific Conference 2016 One-Belt-One-Road: Opportunities for HK and for the development of Southeast Asia 4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network Southeast Asia Cultural Festival Asian Migration and the Global Asian Diasporas
Forthcoming Seminar(s)
The SEARC seminar series will resume in January 2019
Date: 12 Nov 2018, Monday
Venue: G7603, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG), CityU
Speaker: Prof Julio C Teehankee

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The Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) was inaugurated on 27 February 2001 as a faculty-based research centre within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (now the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CLASS). It is the only research Centre focused on Southeast Asia in Hong Kong. SEARC has established a strong international reputation as an important setting for the study of political, economic, and social issues in contemporary Southeast Asia. While receiving funding in most years from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), SEARC members have actively sought competitive external grant funding, helping to foster a steady output of high-quality publications and working papers. The Centre has also attracted many respected scholars as visitors who, in carrying out research projects and conducting seminars, have further energized the Centre. And in regularly sponsoring international conferences, workshops, public addresses, and roundtables, SEARC has contributed widely to public debate and intellectual life at CityU.



A Southeast Asian Perspective from the City University of Hong Kong.

Recent Seminars

The Rise of Duterte and the Return of Mahathir: Current Features of Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
05 Nov 2018 (Mon)
  Abstract: Through an analysis of news reports, public debates, survey results, speeches and policy documents, the concepts of emergent authoritarian populism in the... details
Propagating the Singapore Model: Geographic Imaginaries of Urban Renewal and Transnational Cooperation in the Belt and Road Era
10 Sep 2018 (Mon)
  Abstract: Studies of Singapore as a creative or communicative city typically focus on its Renaissance City Plan to refashion its urban environment into a domain wit... details
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Working Papers

Date Title Author
07 Sep 2017 (Thu) Legal Dilemmas in Releasing Indonesia's Political Prisoners Daniel Pascoe
22 Feb 2017 (Wed) The Land of Forced Smiles:Military Rule in Thailand and its Discontents James Buchanan
17 Feb 2017 (Fri) Vietnamese Trajectories: Negotiating Refuge and Belonging Through Forced Migrations Stephen James
02 Nov 2016 (Wed) Revolusi! Rebolusyon!: A Filipino Revisiting of Benedict Anderson's "The Languages of Indonesian Politics" (1966) Ramon Guillermo
13 Oct 2016 (Thu) Operationalising UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in South East Asia Amy Barrow
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