Graduate Students’ Teaching Award for Semester 2, 2016-2017

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is delighted to announce that two of our graduate tutors have been awarded the Graduate Student’s Teaching Award in recognition of their excellent teaching in Semester 2, 2016-2017.

Congratulations to the following graduate tutors:

Ms Ong Yanchun (PhD Candidate)

Mr Tan Zi Hao (PhD Candidate)
– also a recipient of the Graduate Students’ Teaching Award (GSTA) Honour Roll in recognition of their sustained high performance in winning the award three times.

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!!

Wang Gungwu Medal & Prize

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is delighted to announce that Mr Goh Aik Sai has been awarded the Wang Gungwu Medal & Prize (AY2016-2017) for the Best Masters thesis in the Social Sciences/Humanities for his thesis entitled ‘Enlightenment on Display: The Rise and Fall of Singapore Buddhist Museums’. (Advisor: Professor John N Miksic.)

Congratulations to Goh Aik Sai!

Graduate Students’ Teaching Award for Semester 1, 2016-2017

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is delighted to announce that three of our graduate tutors have been awarded the Graduate Student’s Teaching Award in recognition of their excellent teaching in Semester 1, 2016-2017.

Congratulations to the following graduate tutors:

Mr Thow Xin Wei (MA Candidate)

Mr Simon Christian Rowedder (PhD Candidate)

Mr Tan Zi Hao (PhD Candidate)

 

 

Philippine National Book Development Board 34th National Book Awards

Kanami Namiki’s book Ramon Obusan, Philippine Folkdance and Me: From the perspective of a Japanese Dancer won the National Book Award for Best Book of Non-Fiction in English, awarded by the Philippine National Book Development Board. The book is based on Kanami’s M.A. thesis, written at NUS under the supervision of Professor Reynaldo Ileto. Kanami is currently a PhD candidate at the NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies.

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New Publication: Remembering/Rethinking EDSA by JPaul S. Manzanilla and Caroline Hau (eds.)

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce a new co-edited publication by our doctoral student JPaul S. Manzanilla.

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Manzanilla, JPaul S and Caroline Hau (eds.), Remembering/Rethinking EDSA, Philippines: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2016

In the thirty years since the “People’s Power Revolution” of 1986, there is still no consensus on what EDSA was and what it means. Remembering/Rethinking EDSA is an anthology that gathers together the reminiscences and reflections of activists, academics, and artists, focusing not only on those who took part in the event, but also on those who came of age in the wake of EDSA. The act of remembering becomes an occasion for rethinking and reassessing the contested legacy of EDSA and its continuing implications for present and future generations of Filipinos.

Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards at the International World Peace Conference ‘Better Understanding for a Better World’

Congratulations to Khoo Yi Feng on winning the Best Paper and Best Presentation awards at the International World Peace Conference ‘Better Understanding for a Better World’ held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 2nd to 6th December 2015.

Yi Feng’s paper titled “From Victims to Victors: Learning Psychological Resilience from Khmer Survivors” discussed the coping strategies that the survivors of the Khmer Rouge employed in response to their traumatic past.

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“★ or ✗ ?” by Ghazrizal Azry Ghazali Nor is a Winner!

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce that Mr. Ghazrizal Azry Ghazali Nor, a Masters candidate at the Department, has won both the Critics’ Choice Award and the Viewers’ Choice Award at the ‘Singapore on Screen 2014’ competition held by the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Singapore Research Nexus on 12 March 2014. Ghazrizal’s short film ★ or ✗ ? was a landslide winner in both categories.

★ or ✗ ? asks us to consider how we depict what we see, and if there is a right or wrong way to represent it.

★ or ✗ ? can be viewed on the NUS YouTube Channel.

Congratulations to Ghazrizal on his achievement!