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Authoritarianism has been a political feature of many governments in Southeast Asia. After World War II the region undertook decolonization and these countries, one after the other, gained independence. ‘Strongman rule’ reigned in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore while brutal military dictatorships ruled in Burma and Thailand.
Early Southeast Asia before the modern period has been the subject of colonial and postcolonial historiographies. The latter has given way to the privileging of agency as against exogenous forces that older colonial historians have valorized – Indianization, Sinification, Hispanization or Westernization.
Call for Papers for a session at The 22nd Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association conference, Hue, Vietnam, 23-28 September 2018
Session: Same same but different – contacts between distant worlds
The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.