NUS Press attends SEASIA 2015 Conference December 10, 2015 13:36
NUS Press was pleased to be part of the "Southeast Asian Studies in Asia" conference held in Kyoto, Japan, on December 12-13, 2015. The conference was an attempt at exploring new directions in re-contextualizing and re-conceptualizing Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian Studies, particularly the legacy and transition of such studies after the Cold War period.
We displayed our 2015 publications, including shortlisted and award winners.
Here’s a highlight of some titles:
- Unequal Thailand: Aspects of Income, Wealth and Power
- Malaysia's "Original People": Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli
- The ASEAN Charter: A Commentary
- Metemorphosis: Studies in Social and Political Change in Myanmar
- Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century
- Journal, Memorials and Letters of Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge: Security, Diplomacy and Commerce in 17th-century Southeast Asia
Peter Schoppert, Director of NUS Press and Dr Paul Kratoska, Publishing Director attended the Conference, supported by our Japanese partners Hotaka. Dr Kratoska convened a panel entitled "Writing for Publication: What Editors Look For, and Common Mistakes by Authors" on 12 Dec, 3 to 5 pm, at Room 104.
Highlights of the event included keynote addresses from Prof Wang Gungwu and Prof Pasuk Phongpaichit, both coincidentally NUS authors. Another favourite moment was when Barbara Andaya name-checked Jacques de Coutre as a source in a presentation on the importance of the orang asli in history.