An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 - July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawai‘i ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program
Colonialism Experiences and
Their Legacies in Southeast Asia
An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 to July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program
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Experiencing Colonialism: Literature, Religion, Women and the Arts
This week examines colonialism through the experience of the
colonized, making use of religion writing and rituals, literature and the arts.
In addition to the direct contestations of colonial power discussed in Week
One, elements of dissent were woven into the daily lives of Southeast Asians
through religious rituals and writing, through story-telling and through visual
Anne Hansen (University of Wisconsin, Madison) will focus
Monday morning’s session on how religious communities made use of the values
and practices global modernity to reflect on and rest colonialism in Cambodia.
The following morning, Pattaratorn Chirapravati (California State University,
Sacramento) will address how colonization affected art practices in both island
and mainland Southeast Asia. In morning sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Hendrik Maier (U.C. Riverside) will focus on the perceptions of colonials themselves, juxtaposing their stories with an
in-depth discussion of the Indonesian novel, This Earth of Mankind. On Wednesday afternoon, Chiara Formichi
(Cornell) explores how Islamic art and religious ritual evolved in the colonial
environment of Indonesia under the Dutch. A Friday morning group discussion
will close out the week.