Relocating Governance in Asia: state and society in South- and Southeast Asia, c. 1800-2000
From its early narrow focus upon the state, the study of governance in modern Asian societies has increasingly expanded to include non-state actors, networks and institutions. Colonial historians, for instance, have drawn attention to the continued importance of precolonial power brokers under European dispensations, as well as the merchants, mercenaries and local informants who helped sustain these. Likewise the authority of postcolonial nation states has been, and continues to be, mediated by the actions of a wide array of actors within civil society, from religious leaders, to media outlets and various NGOs. Together with formal states, these actors have helped shape Asian cultures of governance.
Focusing upon the interactions between state and non-state actors in colonial and postcolonial societies, this conference seeks to explore the modern history of governance in South- and South East Asia. A detailed programme can be found on the conference website.
Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin
Robert Cribb, Australian National University
Farish Ahmad-Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Attendance is free of charge. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020 - Friday 24 January 2020
Daily start: 09:30
Room: Lorentzzaal (A 1.44)
Contact: Girija Joshi, Maarten Manse or Sander Tetteroo at firstname.lastname@example.org
This conference is made possible by contributions of the programme AMT: Asian Modernities and Traditions, the N.W. Posthumus Network and the Vereniging KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, the Institute of History and the Faculty of Law.
Girija Joshi (Institute for History, Leiden University)
Maarten Manse (Leiden Law Faculty)
Sander Tetteroo (Institute for History, Leiden University)