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March 26, 2017


Tools for Thinking Connected Southeast Asia #5

1st session of 2018-2019 SOCIAL SCIENCES
Tools for thinking connected Southeast Asia

Monday 12th November 2018/2561, 2-5 pm
PhD programme meeting room, Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology,
4th floor, Faculty of Social Administration building,
Thammasat University, Tha Prachan

"Redefining Thai Tradition: Thai Bhikkhuni (female Buddhist monks) and Women’s Empowerment" by Dr. Kakanang YAVAPRABHAS (Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University)

"The feminization of employment through export-led strategies: evidence from Vietnam" by Dr. Thi Anh-Dao TRAN (IRASEC)

Open to researchers, Master and Ph.D. scholars and public.

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November 9, 2018


Masters of Their Own Destiny

Asians in the First World War and its Aftermath

Chamchuri 10 Bldg., 7th Floor - Chulalongkorn University
November 9th - 10th 2018

The idea of such a conference emerged in Paris at the beginning of the commemoration process of the First World War centenary. While the Asian soldiers and workers were mentioned as a mass of colonized people engaged to serve their masters, the voices of around 1 723 000 Asians (more than 70% of the non-Western people participating in the war), who came from 1914 to 1920 to Europe to fight and work on the front or on the home front, still remain a large unexplored field of research. The cultural history—which take into account the global community of culture between the home front and the front, and the history from below which attempts to account the perspective of common people, have still to question the daily life, the exceptional encounter with the European societies, and the cohabitation with Western common people, that these individuals experienced. Not to mention the discovering of other battlefields in the colonized regions in the Middle East.

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November 6, 2018


Asians in World War One

A Visual History of the Indians,
Siamese and Vietnamese at War

Chamchuri 10 Bldg., 7th Floor - Chulalongkorn University
November 9th - 23rd 2018

The First World War was the first conflict to be photographed and the first in which pictures were actively exploited and controlled in support of the war effort. From WW1, photography became a powerful and established medium of mass communication. Most of these pictures are coming from the French archives and the private archives of the Prince Chakrabongse. The pictures come from three majors archival holdings in France : The Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense (ECPAD), The Service Historique de la Défense and La Contemporaine. An important part of these visual sources were mainly produced by the Section photographique des Armées, created in 1915 by the French Ministry of War to counter the strong German propaganda. Beside the official visual archives, these institutions have also collected private albums of amateur military photographers.

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November 6, 2018


The Asians in the First World War

Digital Ressources and Visual Sources

Alliance Française, 179 Thanon Witthayu
Lumphini, Pathum Wan - 10330 Bangkok
November 10th 2018

During the First World War, the French Ministry of War, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Fine Arts, created a photographic and cinematographic section of the army (Section photographique et cinématographique des armées – SPCA) to carry out reports and films on the front. These images and films were broadcasted to the soldiers and to the home front and abroad, but also serve as material to study military operations. Heir to this SPCA, the ECPAD (Communication and Audiovisual Production Establishment of Defense) broadcasts and enhances the images of its first reporters and plays a major role in the collection of private photos and videos taken or collected by official and amateur photographers and filmmakers. The screening of film on the Siamese Expeditionary Force during the First Word War, will be followed by a debate moderated by Claire Tran (Irasec).

November 6, 2018


Eugène Burnand Exhibition

Alliance Française, 179 Thanon Witthayu
Lumphini, Pathum Wan - 10330 Bangkok
9-23 novembre 2018

Thanks to François Doré from the Librairie du Siam, the Irasec and the Alliance Française are pleased to present 10 original portraits of Asian soldiers painted by Eugène Burnand (1850-1921). They are part of his collection of soldiers of the Great War drawn between 1917 and 1921 by the Swiss painter. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and in Paris, the landscape painter became interested in other genres such as religious painting. He was also passionate about engraving and illustration, collaborating with periodicals like L'Illustration. He is most well-known, however, for his series of pastel and pencil portraits representing soldiers of the Great War. During his military mission in Paris in 1917, he stayed at rue d'Assas, near the seminary of Saint-Sulpice, where passing troops were housed. He drew his first models there and then traveled through France, including Marseille and Montpellier, where the French and British colonial troops were stationed. His models were paid but some refused payment as they considered it an honour. Most are identified by name, some only by rank, unit, or country of origin.

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November 7, 2018


Y-a-t-il un modèle de développement asiatique?

Journées de l'économie (JECO 2018, Lyon)

November 6th-8th - 2018

Organized by the Foundation for the University of Lyon, Les Journées de l'Economie (Jéco) brings together economists, business leaders, administrative experts, journalists, social actors and political leaders every year. Thi Anh-Dao TRAN, affiliated researcher based in Ho Chi Minh City, has participated in the session: "Is there a model for Asian development?"

Watch the debate, read the article published on the site IPJ News.

October 26, 2018

Nouvelle publication

Économie de l’Asie du Sud-Est

Couverture du livreÉconomie de l’Asie du Sud-Est
Au carrefour de la mondialisation
Bréal, Bangkok, octobre 2018
264 p. (ISBN 978-2-7495-3739-9)

Malgré un mauvais démarrage lors des indépendances, l'Asie du Sud-Est a déjoué les pronostics et rejoint dans les années 1980 le « vol des oies sauvages » de la croissance asiatique. Peuplés de 600 millions d’habitants, les onze pays qui composent cette région charnière entre l’Inde et la Chine sont en effet engagés sur une trajectoire de croissance forte et bien plus rapide que celle des autres régions du monde, à l'exception de la Chine. Cette progression est d’autant plus étonnante que, dans les années 1950, ces pays avaient un niveau de revenu proche de celui de l’Afrique subsaharienne, des institutions souvent défaillantes et des spécialisations primaires fragiles.

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November 2, 2018

International Convention

East Asian Economic Association

16th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA 16)

National Taiwan University à Taipei
27 et 28 octobre 2018

Thi Anh-Dao TRAN présidera la session East Asian Integration, South-South Interdependencies and Sustainable Development et présentera deux communications : une co-écrite avec Minh Hong PHI (CREAM-Université de Rouen et Foreign Trade University, Hanoi-Vietnam) et une seconde avec Van H. PHAM (Baylor University, USA) et Hoang Dat VU (Center for Analaysis and Forecasting, VASS, Hanoi-Vietnam).

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October 27, 2018

Academic exchange

Visit of Mr Gleford Jr. N. LAGCAO


On 26 October 2018, Irasec was visited by Mr Gleford Jr. N. LAGCAO, Professor in the Department of History, International Studies and Political Science at Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) and a group of 7 students on a study tour to Thailand. The objective was to discover Irasec as a regional research centre on South-East Asia and to gather concrete points of view and information on the research profession.

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October 26, 2018


Broaden Economics Vietnam

Broaden Economics Vietnam

Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), Hanoi
mercredi 24 octobre 2018

Thi Anh-Dao TRAN, chercheuse de l’Irasec basée à Ho Chi Minh Ville présentera ses travaux au séminaire au Broaden Economics Vietnam : Should I stay or should I go? The role of Renminbi on trade partnerships in Asia

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October 24, 2018


workshop SustainAsia

Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia: Governance and Societies Confronted with Environmental Challenges

workshop SustainAsia
Institut Français de Pondichéry
15 – 18 october 2018

The workshop will bring together members of the 5 French research institutes (UMIFRE) in Asia, namely the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), New Delhi, the Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC), Bangkok, the Maison Franco-Japonaise (MFJ), Tokyo, and The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong.

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October 18, 2018


Africa-Asia, a New Axis of Knowledge

Logo of the University of Dar es SalaamAfrica-Asia 'A New Axis of Knowledge' Second Edition

Venue : University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Conference dates: 20–22 September 2018


Organized by: University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania), Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia, Accra, Ghana) and the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS, Leiden, the Netherlands)

In Partnership With: Muziris Institute for the Indian Ocean Studies, University of Calicut (Calicut, Kerala, India), International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden, the Netherlands), Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands), University of Michigan (UM, Ann Arbor, U.S.), O.S.O.I. - Observatoire des sociétés de l'océan Indien, Université de La Réunion (France), National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore), Social Science Research Council (SSRC, New York, U.S.), Center for Asian Studies (CAS), University of Ghana, (Accra, Ghana), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS, Shanghai, China), Henry Luce Foundation (U.S.) and the African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

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September 20, 2018


Offres de stage pour l'année 2019

Photo de terrain (François ROBINNE)L’ Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (Irasec) accueille chaque année des stagiaires pour une durée de 4 mois à son siège à Bangkok (Thaïlande). Ce stage pour les étudiants inscrits dans une université en master Recherche dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales sur l’Asie du Sud-Est offre l’opportunité exceptionnelle de travailler au sein d’une équipe de chercheurs dans un laboratoire basé dans la région (voir conditions).

L’Irasec prépare le recrutement pour des stages début janvier, début mai et début septembre 2019. 

Merci d'envoyer vos candidatures dès maintenant !

September 20, 2018


The Irasec team is pleased to welcome Christine Cabasset, the new Director of Publications. She holds a phD in geography and planning from the University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, and is a specialist of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She has contributed to many books published by Irasec.

We take this opportunity to present the new office located on the sixth floor of the Alliance Française de Bangkok, in which there are two desks for visiting researchers and students.

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September 19, 2018