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)
Date: 1 April 2019, Monday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: Dr Claudine Ang
Room 1B-G04, Floor G, Block 1, To Yuen Building (TYB), CityU
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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

Myanmar’s Way to Genocide: The Rohingya Crisis in a Disciplined Democracy
14 Jan 2019 (Mon)
  Abstract: An estimated 700,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh since the tatmadaw’s (Myanmar’s armed forces) August 2017 &lsquo... details
Federal Republic or Dynastic Federalism? Imperatives of Political and Electoral Reforms in the Draft Federal Constitution of the Philippines
12 Nov 2018 (Mon)
  Abstract: The Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) convened by President Rodrigo Duterte in early 2018 completed a draft federal constitu... details
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Working Papers

Date Title Author
01 Sep 2019 (Sun) Context and conflict: the political economy of Southeast Asia’s development from independence to hyperglobalisation Toby Carroll
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
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