TAKSU An Evening of Balinese Dance (Friday, 10 November 2017, 7:30pm)

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies presents “Taksu“, an evening of Balinese dance performed by students of SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in Southeast Asia.

Be sure to join us for this one-night only showcase on Friday 10 November 2017 at 7.30pm at LT13

Tickets priced at $10 each. Get them at the Taksu Booth along the Central Library Walkway from 12 Oct – 26 Oct 2017 or at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies (AS8, Level 6) or via email at fasbox67@nus.edu.sg.

Celebration for Southeast Asian Studies Graduating Class of 2017

On 10 July 2017, the Department of Southeast Asian Studies hosts a graduation tea party to celebrate and recognize our graduate’s achievements and their transition to an important new phase of life. Members of the faculty and student got together at the AS8 Level 4 Foyer for an al fresco tea reception before their commencement ceremony the same evening.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!

Launch of “From the Ashes – Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics”

The much awaited exhibition “From the Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Ceramics” was officially launched by Assoc Prof Itty Abraham with an opening speech at the NUS Museum on 8 February 2017 as part of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies Silver Jubilee celebrations.

The exhibition consists of about 100 objects, most of which were made at the Twante site approximately 35 kilometers west of Yangon. Many of the Twante items are believed to date from the fifteenth century, when production of ceramics there reached its apogee. From Myanmar, Twante ceramics were traded as far away as Japan, the Philippines, and Julfar on the Arabian Peninsula.

The exhibition catalogue includes a chapter entitled “Twante and the study of Southeast Asian glazed pottery” by Prof John Miksic of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies and a contribution by Southeast Asian Studies alumna Ms Foo Su Ling titled “Curatorial notes: Archaeology and Innovation”.

As part of the launch, Dr Myo Thant Tyn, a Myanmar chemist and head of the Myanmar Ceramic Society, was invited to share his attempts at reviving the ancient art of glazed pottery making. Dr Myo has been trying to revive the pottery-making industry in Twante to take advantage of the new market for old style pottery which is emerging due to a newly-expanded tourist market.

The exhibition will run from 9 February to 30 December 2017 at the NUS Museum Archaeology Library. Admission is free.

Sharing session by Dr Myo Thant Tyn.

25 years of Southeast Asian Studies @ NUS

The 2016/2017 Academic Year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Southeast Asian Studies Programme which has become a full-fledged Department since July 2011.

To celebrate this milestone, the Department of Southeast Asian Studies will be holding several events and we would like YOU to join us!

Register and pay for our Silver Jubilee Dinner online here: https://nus.edu/2anDnPj

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