I’d like to draw your attention to an exhibition on Myanmar that opened on 2nd December here in Singapore. In total 32 objects were borrowed from the National Museums of Myanmar. The other 28 in the show are from the Asian Civilisation Museum’s collection.
Cities and Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar
02 Dec 2016 - 05 Mar 2017
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Call for Papers Verge: Studies in Global Asias 4:2 / Indigeneity
edited by Charlotte Eubanks (Penn State) and Pasang Yangjee Sherpa (New School)
If “Asia” is a place, notional or otherwise, then to be “Asian” is to have some particular relation to that place, but the exact quality and texture of that relation, its historical depth and identitarian legacy, can be difficult to plumb, even in cases of indigeneity, when the ties between people, land, and identity may be especially snug.
Recently the second volume of the textbook An Introduction to Human Rights in Southeast Asia, has been made available for free on the internet (link below), as a creative commons text. The textbook is designed for undergraduate students but may be used as basic background reading for graduate students. It places human rights in a Southeast Asian context, using Southeast Asian examples, and examining regional laws, policies, and practices around human rights.