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Recent posts

Podcast on Alexanderson's "Subversive Seas: Anticolonial Networks across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire"


This list will enjoy my podcast interview with Kris Alexanderson about her book Subversive Seas: Anticolonial Networks across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire.




New Book: Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment through the Ages

Dear Friends,


I am pleased to share this new release with you.  I posted on the H-Buddhism list as well but wanted to highlight to this list that  while the scope is pan-Buddhist, there are multiple sections specific to SE Asia's Theravada tradition, in particular on magical practices in the Brahmajāla Sutta from the Dighanikaya, on the protective ritual conveyed in the the Āṭānāṭiya Sutta, Somdet To, and lots more.

Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment through the Ages
by Sam van Schaik

Job Announcement: Several positions recently posted at the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam recently announced 4 job openings.  The posting/closing dates for all 4 positions are:

Posting Date:     08/13/2020
Closing Date:     09/15/2020

Brief job descriptions for all 4 positions and links for more information are provided below:

(1) Human Security in Southeast Asia (open rank)

13th International Indonesia Forum Conference: 24-26 August 2020 (Mixed Format)

Dear Colleagues,
The 13th International Indonesia Forum is proceeding this year more or less as planned thanks to the support of Universitas Katolik Santo Thomas (Indonesia) and National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan).
The conference program (subject to minor changes) is now online and online participation is possible.
You can find all information on the website:
There is no charge to a