Southeast Asia Digital Summer School

This week-long Digital Summer School is especially designed to support Early Career Researchers with insights, networking, and support as they begin their academic careers.

The event will take place over three days (Thursday 20, Monday 24, and Wednesday 26 May) from 12-2.45pm BST each day, and will feature 6 sessions covering a wide range of topics such as: succeeding in publishing; decolonising research; and post-academic and alt-academic career paths; alongside a networking event for ASEAS members and SEAC’s ECR Network members.

Early Career Researchers and students can get £5 off ASEAS membership in the run up to the event.

Review of: Wasana Wongsurawat, The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019

The Crown and the Capitalists provides a notably de-nationalized, trans-nationalized, and inter-nationalized account of modern Thai history, with implications well worthy of consideration and further exploration over the years to come.

Review of: Silvia Vignato and Matteo Carlo Alcano, Eds., Searching for Work: Small-Scale Mobility and Unskilled Labor in Southeast Asia

Searching for Work provides absorbing snapshots of what life is like for low and unskilled precarious labour in Southeast Asia today. It will be of interest and value to students and scholars of development, gender, migration, and labour.

Review of: Koji Kubo, Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market: Controls, Reforms, and Informal Market

By Sandar Win It has been a great pleasure for me to read Koji Kubo’s work on Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market since there are a dearth of studies on Myanmar’s … Continue reading Review of: Koji Kubo, Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market: Controls, Reforms, and Informal Market

Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar

By Shona Loong Myanmar’s faltering political transition has been scrutinised from many angles, but hardly ever through the lens of the survivalist strategies of the country’s poor. This is where … Continue reading Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar