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Annual Meeting
The T/L/C meets yearly at the Association of Asian Studies meeting. The
venue and dates for the AAS meeting changes every year. The 2009 meeting will take place in Chicago.

Annual Business Meeting
Sheraton
Chicago, IL
7:15PM to 9:00 PM
Missouri Room
Saturday
March 28, 2009

TLC Business MEETING AGENDA (7:15-9:00)

1) This year's meeting will start with a talk “Perceptions of Sukhothai through the Ages” by Dr. Hiram Woodward, Curator Emeritus, Asian Art, Walters Art Museum. This year's TLC theme is “Art History and TLC Studies.” Dr. Woodward's talk will be designed for a general audience and be reflections on mythical and non-mythical elements in texts concerning Sukhothai: legend and projection in the early Bangkok period; the discovery and reading of the Sukhothai inscriptions; the integration of Sukhothai into the history of Siam; the debate over the authenticity of the Ram Khamhaeng inscription; and the current situation.

As many of you know, recently four famous Art Historians (and members of the TLC) passed away: Henry Ginsberg, Betty Gosling, Ingrid Muan, and Roxanna Brown. Dr. Woodward was close friends of Henry, Betty, and Roxanna. He composed a moving obituary for Henry and has been instrumental in supporting the investigation into the death of Roxanna. He has stated that he would make his talk a dedication to these late Art Historians. Because of the recent deaths of our colleagues in Art History and the controversies over art theft, questionable appraisals, and the display of national treasures, the field of Southeast Asian Art History is very much in the news. This talk should attract a large crowd.

Dr. Woodward is one of the most well-respected art historians in Southeast Asia. He is curator emeritus of the excellent Walters Museum Asian Collection and publisher of dozens of articles and books, and adviser/teacher to nearly three generations of students in Southeast Asia and North America. He is also one of the only Art Historians who has published studies on art and history in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. He has a broad regional view and is innovative in his questions and approaches to the field.

At the business meeting we will open the floor to ideas for
next year's "discipline" (Ethnomusicology, Linguistics,
Development Studies, Economics, Religious Studies, etc.).

2) Call for panel ideas for a T/L/C sponsored panel. This
year's TLC-Panel is on Friday March 27th at 1:00 pm.
#80 on the panel list:

"The Scholarship of Roxanna Brown and its Implications for Future Research on the Ceramics, Art, and Trade of Southeast Asia: Sponsored by the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group (Chair: Robert L. Brown, University of California, Los Angeles).”

This is certainly not the only panel that has
Cambodian, Lao, and Thai Studies papers. I also encourage TLC
members to see the list of panels below.

3) Website (tlc.ucr.edu), listserv updates.

4) Member news--we have lots of new members!

5) Nominations and Elections:

Continuing executive committee members:
Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry (University of Hawaii), Dr. Susan Kepner (UC Berkeley), Dr. Kristin Lundberg (University of Kentucky), and Dr. Richard Ruth (Naval Academy).

Outgoing executive committee members: Dr. ML Pattaration Chirapravati (California State University at Sacramento), Dr. Catherine Raymond (Northern Illinois University), Dr. Penny Edwards (University of California at Berkeley), Dr. Justin McDaniel (chair), (University of California at Riverside).

Jonathan Padwe (Yale University) will serve for one more year as Graduate Student Chair.

*Outgoing executive committee members can be re-elected. New
members can be nominated in person (and voted on) at the TLC
meeting.

**This year there was a call for nominations to replace the four outgoing executive committee members (including the chair).

***Lawrence Ashmun (Bibliographer) will remain the TLC bibliographer.

6) Announcements (Please come with any information on upcoming
conferences, fellowship opportunities, performances, archive
openings, etc. that you would like to bring to the attention
of the TLC membership. If you send me these announcements I
will also post them on the TLC website).

7) Call for donations for the Ingrid Muan Graduate Traveling
Fellowship.

8) Financial report.

9) Members announce new TLC related publications

10) Floor open for any other announcements.

Thanks,
justin

ADDENDUM:
*OTHER TLC or Southeast Asian Studies panels, events, and
meetings in conjunction (numbers refer to their place in the
on-line AAS meeting program. If any panel, etc. interests you
the room locations are listed on-line.):

http://www.aasianst.org/annual-meeting/panels.htm

The numbers will correspond to the on-line AAS schedule.

The list of individual papers has not yet been published. If I missed anything, please tell me. Regardless, on first glance, it looks like a good year for the TLC!

The conference will be in Chicago from March 26-29, 2009. More details to be sent out this winter. For pre-registration, please see:

http://www.aasianst.org/annual-meeting/registration.htm

**Note panel #239 has been canceled.

THURSDAY, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

5. Local Motion: Placing Herbal Knowledge in Early Modern East and Southeast Asia (Carla S. Nappi, Montana State University)

6. The Contribution of Pop Culture to Foreign Language and Culture Competency: Examples from Thailand and Cambodia: Sponsored by COTSEAL (John F. Hartmann, Northern Illinois University)

8. Individual Papers: South and Southeast Asia in International Context (Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University)

FRIDAY, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

50. New Voices in Asian Studies: Selected Graduate Student Papers from AAS Regional Conferences: Sponsored by the Council of Conferences (Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University)

54. Monastic Labor: Thinking about the Activities of Monastics in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Theravada Societies (Thomas A. Borchert, University of Vermont)

FRIDAY, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

75. Intersections and Divergences of Traditional Political Authority in South and Southeast Asia (Oona T. Paredes, University of Missouri, Columbia)

79. Truth and Prestige in Southeast Asia: Status, Authority and Knowledge from Indonesia to Vietnam (Gareth Barkin, University of Puget Sound)

80. The Scholarship of Roxanna Brown and its Implications for Future Research on the Ceramics, Art, and Trade of Southeast Asia: Sponsored by the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group (Robert L. Brown, University of California, Los Angeles)

FRIDAY, 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

105. The City in Motion: Fluid Dynamics of Culture and Power in Urban Southeast Asia (Sarah Womack, University of Oxford)

SATURDAY, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

130. Individual Papers: Contemporary Issues in Thailand and Laos (Katherine A. Bowie, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

SATURDAY, 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

176. Sovereignty and its Exceptions: Making and Unmaking Impunity in South and Southeast Asia (Ken MacLean, Clark University)

179. Towards an Anatomy of Thailand: Modern Sub-Cultures (Michael J. Montesano, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)

180. ASEAN/Southeast Asian Literature: Contemporary Trends and Translations (Teri Shaffer Yamada, California State University, Long Beach)

182. Roundtable: “The Language of the Gods in the World of Men:” Commentators from South and Southeast Asia: Sponsored by the South Asia Council (Charles Hallisey, Harvard University)

192. The Sinew of Power: Capital, Trade and Gunpowder in East and Southeast Asia, 1100-1683 (Wing-Kin Puk, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

SATURDAY, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

200. Local Understandings of Corruption in South and Southeast Asia (Jonathan Padwe, Yale University)

203. Southeast Asian Grotesques: Wonder, Curiosity, and Horror in Perceptions of Southeast Asia (Sarah Benson, Saint Johns College)

205. Roundtable: Early Southeast Asian History: The Legacy of O. W. Wolters: Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Council (Craig J. Reynolds, Australian National University)

SUNDAY, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

239. Roundtable: Information Access and Border Crossing in Southeast Asian Studies: Sponsored by CORMOSEA

**Previous meeting minutes (Atlanta, 2008):

Annual Business Meeting Minutes
Atlanta, GA
7:00PM to 8:30 PM
Hanover E
Saturday
April 5th, 2008

TLC Business MEETING MINUTES (7:00-8:30)

1) This year's meeting started with a the annual distinguished scholar talk "Cooptation and Resistance: The Coup, the South, and the State of Thai
Political Studies" presented by Dr. Duncan McCargo. This talk is the third in the TLC "discipline series." This year's focus is "Political Science."

Dr. McCargo's talk was provocative and lively. He had been asked to offer a general talk for a wide audience and therefore gave an overview of the four of the most important topics in the study of Thai politics today: 1) Former Prime Minister Taksin Shinawatra; 2) The conflict in the South; 3) The Monarchy; and, 4) The 2006 Coup.

The theme that linked these four topics together was the approach of the scholar of Thai politics. McCargo emphasized that scholars should no longer reserve criticism of Thai royal and government policies out of a misplaced admiration for Thailand and should not hesitate to study the scandalous, corrupt, and often violent underbelly of Thai public and political life. After quoting from Benedict Anderson's well-known paper "The Study of the Thai State and the State of Thai Studies" published exactly thirty years ago, he asserted that scholars of Thai politics (Thai and non-Thai) have been generally restrained in their criticism of the monarchy, Thai political systems, and controversial issues. Scholars have been told to stay away from investigating common rumors of corruption and underhanded political maneuverings. Scandal was not the "proper" subject of the historian or political scientist. However, this avoidance of writing about the darket side of Thai politics has led scholars to maintain a position of "admiration" for the Thai state. Scholars certainly need enthusiasm for their studies and naturally enjoy working in Thailand, but when enthusiasm slips into admiration, then critical distance is lost. However, recent events have made it impossible for scholars of Thai politics to maintain this admiration or even neutrality.

The amazing success of Prime Minister Taksin Shinawatra in the polls and voting booths despite his controversial war on drugs, conflicts of interest, attacks on the free press, and subtle criticism of the monarchy has forced scholars to confront the often tenuous relationship between monarchal power and democratic rule. Furthermore, it has forced scholars deeply to investigate the power of Taksin's cult of personality, as he is the first Prime Minister in 40 years who has been as successful in the creation of his public image as he was in his economic policies. Scholars have been forced to decide whether they wish to adopt a critical or admiring view of Thaksin.

The Islamic militancy, brutal central government crackdown, and related separatist movement in the South of Thailand have also forced scholars to question their admiration for the Thai State's ability to maintain a policy of unity through diversity. Problems related to regionalism, ethnicity, religious violence, local history, and economic disparity in the South have forced scholars to enter into a debate regarding the legitimacy of the Thai State, and to question the myth of Thailand as a peaceful and open land of smiles.

The monarchy is another subject that has generally been off-limits to scholars in Thailand. This is partly due to fear of reprisal, upsetting Thai friends, and self-censorship. However, recent publications by Thai scholars and by Paul Handley, as well as panels at the International Thai Studies conference at Thammasat University in January, 2008 have brought debates about the monarchy out in the open. No longer is it sufficient for the monarchy to be described as an apolitical force in Thailand.

Finally, the military coup of September 19, 2006 has forced scholars to question the nature of Thai democratic politics. While many scholars initially supported the coup as necessary to remove Thaksin and return order, others quickly switched to criticizing the role of the new government, the press, the Privy Council, and the monarchy in this political upheaval. Some other scholars have remained silent and offered tacit approval for the seizure of power.

In the end, Dr. McCargo emphasized that like journalists, scholars of Thai politics have to learn how to be fearless, write clearly, and enter into the contemporary political debates in Thailand.We cannot let our enthusiasm for Thai Studies turn into blind admiration for the Thai State.

This talk was well-received and will certainly promote debate for years to come in the TLC and related scholarly groups.


1) After the talk, we opened he business meeting we open the floor to ideas for next year's "discipline" (Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Development Studies, Economics, Religious Studies, Art History, etc.). Members are encouraged to send in suggestions for ideas for next year's “discipline” theme. Once we have some consensus, the executive committee will start inviting possible speakers.

2) Call for panel ideas for a T/L/C sponsored panel. This year's TLC-Panel wa on Saturday April 5th at 2:45 pm :”Critiquing Re-studies: Reflections by Authors of Re-studies in Northern Thailand." Sponsored by the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia Group (Marjorie A. Muecke, University of Pennsylvania). This panel was extremely well-received. The room was crowded and Charles Keyes offered a comprehensive and thought-provoking response.

Members at the business meeting suggested that next year there should be a panel on changing agricultural patterns and policies in Southeast Asia, as well as new developments in Art History. The executive committee encourages members who want to be considered for the Thai, Lao, Cambodia Studies Group designated panel for the 2009 annual meeting in Chicago to send in proposals to the TLC (via: justin.mcdaniel@ucr.edu) before June 1, 2008. Members are also encouraged to think about panels which respond to recent political, social, economic, and environmental events in Southeast Asia.

3) Website (tlc.ucr.edu), listserv updates. The entire website has been updated, reformatted, and reorganized. I encourage all members to send in their photographs (digitally) to the TLC. The TLC wants to begin archiving these photographs for future scholars and students. For more information, please contact justin.mcdaniel@ucr.edu. Furthermore, members are encouraged to send in announcements regarding their (or friends or colleagues) new publications in the field, so we can let other members know about all the exciting new work that is being produced.

4) Member news--we have lots of new members! Many members came to the TLC business meeting for the first time this year. There was an excellent turn out to hear Duncan McCargo's talk and to participate in the business meeting.

5) Nominations and Elections:
**Continuing executive committe members: Dr. ML Pattaration Chirapravati (California State University at Sacramento), Dr. Catherine Raymond (Northern Illinois University), Dr. Penny Edwards (University of California at Berkeley), Dr. Justin McDaniel (chair), (University of California at Riverside).

These members will serve for two year terms (2007-2009).

We elected a new graduate student chair, Jonathan Padwe (Yale University), for a one year term as Graduate Student Chair.

**This year there was a call for nominations to replace four executive committee members. Four new members were nominated at the meeting or through the executive committee after the meeting based on nominations after the meeting. The new members are: Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry (University of Hawaii), Dr. Susan Kepner (UC Berkeley), Kristin Lundberg (University of Kentucky), and Richard Ruth (Cornell University).

*Lawrence Ashmun (Bibliographer) will remain the TLC bibliographer.

6) Announcements:
*Philippe Peycam announced the new activities of the Center for Khmer Studies. There was much exciting news including: 1) Title 6 funding to help build a new library, seminar center, and scholar/student workspaces; 2) new library acquisitions including access to JSTOR; 3) a new volume of the CKS scholarly journal Siksacakr; 4) an increase in the number of student and scholar resident fellowships; three recent and successful conferences on ceramics, higher education, and minorities; 5) a new project on dance history. Please see khmerstudies.org for more information.

*Nicola Tannenbaum announced the new Southeast ceramics exhibition directed by Louise Cort at the Freer Gallery in Washington DC. Please see: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/TakingShape.htm

7) Donations for the Ingrid Muan Graduate Traveling Fellowship:
• Members were extremely generous this year and we received a record amount of donations for the Ingrid Muan Graduate Traveling Fellowship: 325.23 dollars! This more than doubled last year's donations.
• Ms. Navin Moul has won this year's fellowship for 250 dollars. Ms. Sandra Avila and Ms. Leslie Woodhouse were co-winner for 50 dollars each. We dipped into our endowment a bit, but these were three excellent candidates whose talks were well-received. We look forward to more TLC/AAS graduate student contributions next year!

8) Financial report:
Financially, the TLC is healthy. As of March 30, 2008, the TLC has 1314.83 USD in its primary account. In May 2007 we requested 1,000 USD from SEAC. We received this funding and UCR matched it. This funding is being used to maintain the website and hire an undergraduate technical expert. Therefore, we have 3,314,83 in funding available. 2,000.00 of this is being reserved to fund a student assistant to maintain the website. Averaging 5 hours a month, we have 14 more months of funding available to fund this student IT expert. Our goal is to maintain a minimum balance of 1,000.00 USD for future and unforeseen projects. However, we may not need to spend all of this money on the student assistant and may be able to maintain a balance of at least 1,500.00 USD. This funding is separate from the 416.00 USD collected through annual donations. This donated funding goes towards the annual Ingrid Muan Fellowship. This year we received 325.23 dollars from donations. This gave us a total of 741.00 USD in the traveling fellowship account. After awarding three fellowships (350.00) we now have a total fund of 391.23 USD. There are efforts underway to apply for additional grants and make calls for additional donations to partially support scholars of Thai, Lao, Cambodia Studies to travel to the annual AAS meeting.

9) After the meeting most members joined our Southeast Asian Studies colleagues at the Kahin Prize Reception sponsored by SEAC. Over desert and drinks, over 200 members of various area groups (Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia/Brunei/Singapore, Indonesia, and Burma) learned about the groundbreaking career of George Kahin from Thak Chaloemtiarana, Anne Hansen, and Mary Zurbuchen, among others. Anne Hansen, the outgoing chair of SEAC organized the very successful and memorable event. Thak Chaloemtiarana was fundamental in raising the funds to endow this award. David Chandler was the brainchild behind of the idea of a George Kahin Book Prize.

See you in Chicago!

**Previous meeting minutes (Boston, 2007)

Thailand/Laos/Cambodia Group of the Association of Asian Studies Annual Business Meeting Boston , MA Saturday, 7:15-9:00 PM March 25, 2007  

Meeting Minutes   •  “Anthropological Research in Camboida: New and On-Going Projects,” talk presented by Dr. Judy Ledgerwood ( Northern Illinois University )

Dr. Judy Ledgerwood offered a wonderful and quite comprehensive overview of the numerous research projects in the fields of anthropology, religious studies, and history in Cambodia today. Some of the many highlights included new work by Anne Hansen, Penny Edwards, Alexandra Kent, Kobyashi Saturo, Sommai Chinak, Le Duk Po, John Marston, Anuska Dirks, Elizabeth Guthrie, Ian Harris, among others. She also noted that there is now a growing group of young Cambodian scholars and graduate students who are undertaking ethnographic and historical research. Many of their masters and PhD theses are being overlooked in the academy. There is also a growing concern to document as many narratives of Cambodians who experienced the genocide and the civil war over the past 35 years as possible. This generation is now getting older and new projects are being developed to record oral histories. One particularly outstanding new memoir is called Crossing Three Wildnernesses by U Sam Oeur. She not only called our attention to these new works, but also to growing institutional capacity in Cambodia . In the past, Cambodian scholars were trained in Thailand, Vietnam, France, Australia, and the U.S.; however, with the growth of the Royal University of Fine Arts, Apsara, the Center for Khmer Studies, the Institut bouddhique, DC-CAM, and Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture, with support from a variety of foreign organizations and universities, Cambodian students can pursue major research projects within Cambodia. The talk provided a both a sense of urgency and optimism.

Since this talk was not distributed. It was a rare opportunity to hear one of the leading voices of Cambodian Anthropological Studies.
This talk was the second in the TLC's “Discipline Series.”

This year's focus was “Anthropology.” After the talk, the floor was open to suggestions for next year's “discipline.” “Art History,” “Archaeology,” and “Political Science” were suggested. The executive committee will vote on the theme for next year, and then generate a list of names of senior guest speakers. Since this year was focused on Cambodian Studies, efforts will be made to feature a speaker in Lao or Thai Studies in 2008.

•  Panel ideas for a T/L/C sponsored panel The 2007 TLC sponsored panel was extremely successful. The room was packed to hear talks by Amporn Marddent (Walailak University), Mark Askew (University of Melbourne), Michael Jerryson (University of California at Santa Barbara), and Duncan McCargo (Asia Research Institute (NUS) and Leeds University). Dr. McCargo organized this panel which generated a lively discussion on Buddhism and Violence in Southern Thailand .   There were several suggestions (publically and privately) for TLC sponsored panels to be submitted for the next AAS conference in Atlanta (2008). They include:   *“Minority Peoples” throughout Cambodia , Laos , and Thailand *The Mekhong River *The Thai Military   *The Thai Coup and its Aftermath   *Art History across borders The TLC executive board will be accepting abstracts and proposals for these or other panel themes. In order to be an officially sponsored panel from the TLC you must first send the materials to the TLC executive board. If accepted, the executive board will include a sponsorship notification to the AAS and provide the chair of the panel a letter of sponsorship to include with the full submission to the AAS. In order to be considered for the TLC sponsorship please submit your full proposal, including abstracts to the executive board no later than June 1, 2007 . These proposals will be read and voted on for TLC sponsorship by the board (8 readers). The deadline for final submission to the AAS is usually in late July or early August, 2008. Instructions for panel and paper submissions to the AAS can be found at: www.aasianst.org and in the (forthcoming) Spring 2007 AAS newsletter.   You can send your proposal to Justin McDaniel ( University of California , Riverside ) Department of Religious Studies, 2617 Humanities, University of California , Riverside , CA 92521 justin.mcdaniel@ucr.edu ) and it will be distributed to the other members of the executive board for review.    

•  Center for Khmer Studies announcement by Dr. Philippe Peycam

Philippe Peycam offered the TLC members a wide ranging number of programs sponsored and administered by the Center for Khmer Studies. He emphasized that the CKS is designed to help a new generation of Cambodian scholars and to build academic capacity in Cambodia . There are a number of student, junior, and senior level fellowships that generously assist students and scholars to teach, work, and research in Cambodia, as well as a new Journal of Khmer Studies -- Siksacakr (‘the Wheel of Knowledge'). The Center is publishing the first international academic bulletin focusing on Khmer Studies in Khmer, English and French . The bulletin is aimed primarily at providing Cambodian scholars with an indispensable link to international scholarship on Khmer and Southeast Asian topics. Its purpose is to inform the Cambodian and international academic community of new trends in Khmer studies, projects and programs taking place in Cambodia and overseas involving the Center and its consortium. In addition to the fellowships and the journal, the CKS maintains one of the largest public academic libraries in Cambodia , and sponsors international conferences, research clusters, translation projects, cultural preservation.

To learn more about these fellowships, the library, and the journal please see the CKS website at www.khmerstudies.org

•  T/L/C website sponsored by the SEATRiP (Southeast Asian Text, Ritual, Performance) Program at the University of California , Riverside : www.tlc.ucr.edu   This website is now available on the web (www.tlc.ucr.edu). Content is constantly being added, links established, and vetted. SEATRiP (Southeast Asian Text, Ritual, Performance) Program at the University of California , Riverside ) has sponsored and constructed this website. A pending internal UCR matching grant in addition to the generous support of SEAC (Southeast Asian Regional Council of the AAS chaired by Dr. Anne Hansen), the TLC has raised 4600 USD over three years 2005-2008). 2200 has been spent to build the website. The board and SEATRiP is open to suggestions and criticisms in order to make this site useful and user friendly. Special thanks to Judith Henchy, Christopher Goscha, Susan Kepner, Tamara Loos, Gregory Green, Lawrence Ashmun, Charles Keyes, Arlene Nehrer, Anne Hansem, Hank Delcore, Michael Montesano, Thomas Borchert, Charles Keyes, Erik White, Patrick Jory, Matthew Wheeler, Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Carol Compton, Michael Jerryson, Judy Ledgerwood, James Lin and many others for their suggestions and support in this endeavor. *Please visit tlc.ucr.edu for suggestions, additions, corrections, and content. Click on the individual countries on the map to see specific information related to Cambodia , Laos , and Thailand respectively. Please report bad links and old content. *Please send TLC related announcements of upcoming events as soon as you become aware of them. *Please send announcements of new publications on TLC subjects.  

•  Membership and listserv updates   In early 2007 we conducted an on-line survey which yielded a large response (53 members responded to date). Based on these responses, we are particularly interested in raising funds to hire a student to help build the website in three major areas: 1) film, music, and image archives for TLC Studies; 2) Regular reports on new articles and books in the field; 3) regular political reporting from Thailand , Laos , and Cambodia .   In addition to building the content of the website, we would like to attract new members to the TLC and its listserv. In June 2005, we had 51 members. Today, we have 207 members. This huge increase in membership in less than two years is thanks to all of you who have told your colleagues and students.  

•  Financial Report   As of March 26, 2007 , the TLC has 1314.83 USD in its primary account. We have requested 1,000 USD from SEAC. This money in addition to a expected matching grant from UCR will increase our fund to 3314.83. Some of this funding will allow the TLC to hire an undergraduate student assistant (5 hours per week) for two years to maintain the TLC website. The executive committee will also generate new ideas for future funding and projects.    

•  Nominations and Elections   There were elections to fill three open positions for the executive board. Three members were nominated, seconded, and unanimously approved: Dr. ML Pattaration Chirapravati ( California State University at Sacramento ), Dr. Catherine Raymond ( Northern Illinois University ), Dr. Penny Edwards ( University of California at Berkeley ).   Erik Davis ( University of Chicago ) was elected as Graduate Student Chair.   These new members will serve for two year terms (2007-2009).   Continuing Executive Committee Members (2006-2008) : Lawrence Ashmun (Bibliographer), Gregory Green ( Cornell University ), Caverlee Cary ( University of California at Berkeley ), Justin McDaniel ( University of California at Riverside ), Chhany Sak-Hunphrey ( University of Hawaii.  

•  Ingrid Muan Traveling Fellowship Donations   This year the TLC raised 155.00 USD from member donations at the TLC business meeting. Although this was a lower amount than previous years (the fellowship began in 2005), our total fund is now 613 USD. This means we will have enough funding to offer one fellowship for 200 USD for Michael Jerryson (a graduate student who gave a talk on the TLC sponsored panel). The executive committee will discuss additional fellowships for deserving and eligible graduate students. Eventually, it may be possible to provide additional fellowship money, especially to graduate students traveling from Asia .   Remember, if you are a graduate student who is gave a talk at the AAS on a TLC subject you are eligible to apply for this funding. Please contact justinm@ucr.edu   To make donations to this fund please send check or money order to Deborah Wong (Department of Music) or Justin McDaniel (Department of Religious Studies) at the University of California , Riverside , CA 92521 . Please make the check out to the TLC and/or Deborah or Justin. Please request a receipt of your donation and it will be sent immediately. If any member would like to propose additional fellowship funds to be created in honor of other former TLC members, please contact the executive board.

•  New Publications   At the meeting several members announced new TLC member authored publications including:

*Susan Lee, 'Rice Plus': Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia (New Approaches in Sociology) ( London : Routledge, 2006)

*Benny Widyono, Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge and the UN. Lessons from Cambodia for Iraq ( New York : Rowan and Littlefield, 2007).

* Past Lives of the Buddha – Wat Si Chum and the Art of Sukhothai
edited with contributions by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, Pierre Pichard,
Peter Skilling, Pattaratorn Chirapravati and Santi Pakdeekham

*Anne Hansen, How to Behave: Buddhism and Modernity in Colonial Cambodia , 1860-1930 ( Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006)  

*Penny Edwards, Cambodge: Cultivation of a Nation ( Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006)    

•  Announcements *Lao Studies to be held at Arizona State University from May 3-5, 2007 . Please see laostudies.org for more information.   *Carol Compton called our attention to www.seasite.niu.edu for more information of the Journal of Southeast Asia Language Teaching which has numerous new articles now on-line. www.seasite.niu.edu/jsealt   *Anne Hansen reminded members who are in the process of publishing a book to apply to the AAS new author's subvention grants of 2,000-5,000 each.   *Thomas Gething announced a new program of fellowships for 20 undergraduate students to study at SEASSI at the University of Wisconisn at Madison . This is a Luce Foundation fund for the next 3 years. The deadline is April 15, 2007 .   * Larry Ashmun announced that (1) the 2007 COTS (Council on Thai Studies) conference will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, most likely in October again; (2) the UNTAC radio broadcasts collection will finally be cataloged, at least preliminarily, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Libraries this summer (i.e., it will thus be noted in WorldCat); and (3) the unique Father Yves Collection (read Hmong studies) is being obtained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and Center for Southeast Asian Studies this year.  Fr. Bertrais, a former missionary to the Hmong in Laos , French Guyana, and Thailand , is now retired in France at age 85.   Please see links for these fellowships, collections, journals, and conferences at tlc.ucr.edu


ADDENDUM:

**OTHER TLC or Southeast Asian Studies panels, events, and meetings in conjunction (numbers refer to their place in the on-line AAS meeting program. If any panel, etc. interests you the room locationsare listed on-line.): http://www.aasianst.org/panels07.htm

There are also several panels directly related to Thai Studies and Cambodian Studies (unfortunately nothing on Lao Studies). The numbers correspond to the on-line AAS schedule. The PDF program which lists room locations, times, etc. is attached.  

Thursday 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

8. The Conundrum of Identity: Marginality, Power and Agency in Southeast Asia (Irving C Johnson, National University of Singapore)

Friday 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

26. Images, Texts, and Corpses: Aesthetics and Economics in Buddhist Funerals in Thailand and Cambodia (Pattaratorn Chirapravati, California State University, Sacramento)

Friday 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

51. Roundtable: Cambodia: Issues of Memory, Justice and Reconciliation - Sponsored by Committee on Teaching about Asia (Namji Steinemann, East-West Center)

53. Individual Papers: New Perspectives on South and Southeast Asia: Religion and State Formation (Cynthia J. Brokaw, Ohio State University)

Friday 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

68. Thai Buddhists at Bay? Confronting the Southern Conflict - Sponsored by the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia Group (Duncan McCargo, National University of Singapore)

Saturday 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

131. The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia (Erik M. Kuhonta, McGill University) Saturday 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

174. Buddhisms beyond Buddhism (Charles Hallisey, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Sunday 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

193. The State of Culture Theory in Southeast Asian Corporations (Marina Welker, Cornell University)

194. Individual Papers: Global Cultural and Capital Exchanges, South and Southeast Asia (Nancy Smith-Hefner, Boston University)

Sunday 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

213. Mining the Past: Working with Memory in Southeast Asian Contexts (Kate McGregor, University of Melbourne)



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