On Thursday (26/01), Center of Southeast Asia Social Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada (CESASS UGM) welcomed representatives from National Cheng Chi University (NCCU), Taiwan, Prof. Heng-Su, Ph.D and Prof. Yao-Chueh Juan. They were receiving warm welcome from Prof. Dr. phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni, Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, M.A., Dr. phil. Vissia Itta Yulianto, Drs. Muh. Arif Rahman, M.Hum., Ph.D, staff, and intern of CESASS. This visitation initiated ‘potential’ academic collaboration between NCCU and UGM.
SEA CHAT #37: If I was the Director: Breaking the Eurocentric in Postcolonialism and Transnational of Film De Oost (The East) by Syfa Amelia
On January, 24th 2023 (GMT +7) Center of Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada held the agenda called SEA CHAT. The #SEACHAT37 entitled ‘If I Was the Director: Breaking the Eurocentric in Postcolonialism and Transnational of Film De Oost’ was presenting by Syfa Amelia as internship student at CESASS from Master Program in Communication Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
The discussion was started from Syfa that explained the synopsis of the movie De Oost (The East). This movie was directed by Jim Taihuttu and released in 2020 but it’s still interesting to be discussed until today. Syfa explained the critics from her perspective as a part of post-colony country. Those, from her analysis the movie De Oost (The East) was glorifying the white perspective which made the movie looks un-relevant to the history. Further, cited from Syfa’s explanation she found that there were some scenes that stereotyping Indonesia. Other than that, Syfa choose the movie De Oost (The East) because it is still has its correlation to the Southeast Asian country, especially Indonesia.
SEACHAT #36: Under The Smoke of Sugar Factory, a Story of Two Islands and One Commodity: Carribean and Java by Ilham Ramadhan D Arifin
Tuesday (17/01), the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) held an academic discussion forum, 36th Southeast Asia Chat (SEACHAT). On this occasion, a graduate of the Department of Sociology Universitas Gadjah Mada, Ilham Ramadhan D. Arifin, presented his findings about sugar commodities in the Dutch East Indies era on Caribbean and Java islands. To open his presentation, Ilham played a video about the development of sugar cane during the Dutch East Indies era when sugar became the main global commodity from 17th until 19th century.
Visitation of Tennessee University to the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University
On Thursday 05 January 2023 the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies at Gadjah Mada University received a visitation from The University of Tennessee and GEO Fisipol UGM. The visit was carried out by Paul K. Gellert Professor who came from the Department of Sociology College of Arts and Science at The University of Tennessee and was accompanied by his student Kieran Cole Phelps and Giuliana Nicole Castillo.
This was the first visit of The University of Tennessee at the Center of Southeast Asian Social Studies. The visit was intended to give basic knowledge of each research center and to expand the academic connections between The University of Tennessee and academic institutions in Southeast Asia, especially those at Gadjah Mada University. This visit was accompanied by Drs. Muhadi Sugiono as the PSSAT head of the Research and Cooperation Division and a lecturer at the department of international relations at Gadjah Mada University and Professor Jian-bang-Deng lecturer at Tamkang University.
IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies ISSN 2580-6580 (Print) 2597-9817 (Online) is an academic, open access, and double blind reviewed journal about Southeast Asian societies and cultures. Founded in 2017 at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The Journal strives to provide new, rigorous and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asia through inter-disciplinary perspectives. Its scopes includes but is not limited to economic welfare, institutional knowledge production, history, political transformations and the social development of information and communication technology in the region. Contributors may focus on an in-depth individual country analysis or on comparing a multi-country case study. Given the mission statement of CESASS, contributors are encouraged to submit empirical, methodological, theoretical, or conceptual articles about Southeast Asia through the eye of social sciences.