The 44th Southeast Asia Seminar (Webinar)

The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective
Histories, States, Markets, Societies

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Deadline: January 20, 2021

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The 44th Southeast Asia Seminar (Webinar)

The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective
Histories, States, Markets, Societies

Via Zoom Webinar
March 1, 2021, 9 : 00 to 17 : 30

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CALL FOR REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN 44TH SOUTHEAST ASIA WEBINAR ON MARCH 1, 2021

“The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective: Histories, States, Markets, Societies”

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University welcomes applications from interested scholars, students, government officials, NGO and other civil-society organization members, and the general public to register to attend the lectures and seminar sessions of the 44th Southeast Asia Seminar on “The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective: Histories, States, Markets, Societies,” which will be live-streamed via Zoom Webinar on March 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time/GMT+9). Deadline for registration is January 20, 2021. Registered attendees can participate in the open forum that follows each session.

To register, click here. Deadline for registration: January 20, 2021.


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The 44th Southeast Asia Seminar

“The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective:
Histories, States, Markets, Societies”

As of December 6, 2020, according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 65.87 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections and more than 1.52 million deaths worldwide. On January 13, 2020, the first recorded case outside China was confirmed in Thailand. By January 30, the World Health Organization’s situation report indicated that more than half of the first eighteen countries that had confirmed cases were from the closely connected Asia-Pacific region, including China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Australia (Taiwan, which registered its first case on January 21, was excluded because it was not a member of the WHO).

Since then, the countries in this region have had varying degrees of success in adopting variegated policies and other responses to the pandemic and its devastating effects on people’s lives and livelihoods. Mortality rates from Covid-19 are highest in the Philippines (7.99 deaths per 100,000 population, as of December 6, 2020; updated statistics here) and Indonesia (6.57), and lowest in Thailand (0.09) and Vietnam (0.04). Japan, despite not undertaking large-scale PCR testing and imposing tight lockdown, has a lower-than-average mortality rate (1.76) among developed countries. This suggests a heterogeneity of thinking, policies, practices, and behavior on the part of states, markets, and societies as they cope with, find ways of surviving and living with, the coronavirus.

The Covid-19 pandemic provides a touchstone as well as a window from which to view, analyze, and understand the evolving dynamics that are (re)shaping the histories, politics, economies, landscapes, ecologies, cultures, and daily life of this region. How have Japanese and Southeast Asian states, markets, and societies responded to the pandemic crisis? What constraints and opportunities for transformative change does the pandemic afford? What would a post-Covid-19 Japan and Southeast Asia look like?

The 44th Southeast Asia Seminar seeks to provide grounds for reflection and comparison by presenting a selection of “case studies” through which prominent experts based in the region adopt a variety of perspectives—historical, epidemiological, political, economic, and socio-cultural—to critically examine the connectivity, impact, and implications of the pandemic, the challenges and lessons it poses, and the policy, market, and quotidian responses adopted by different actors in and across nations and regions.

 

Speakers

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Program
(for registered attendees only)

The 44th Southeast Asia Seminar (Webinar) on
The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective:
Histories, States, Markets, Societies

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Via Zoom Webinar
March 1, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time/GMT+9:00)

Day 1, March 1, 2021

  • 9:00-9:05
    Welcome Remarks by Prof. Hayami Yoko, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University
  • 9:05-9:15
    Introduction to the 44th Southeast Asia Seminar by Assoc. Prof. Decha Tangseefa, Chair, Southeast Asia Seminar Committee, CSEAS
  • 9:15-9:30
    Self-introduction of Seminar Participants (only the core participants)
  • 9:30-10:30
    Lecture 1:
    Prof. Woo Wing Thye, Sunway University and University of California at Davis
  • 10:30-11:30
    Lecture 2:
    Prof. Emeritus Kurokawa Kiyoshi, University of Tokyo, of Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies and of Tokai University
  • 11:30-12:20
    Lunch Break
  • 12:20-14:20
    Seminar 1 Session:
    Prof. Francis Geaologo, Ateneo de Manila University
    Dr. Chris Baker and Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit, Chulalongkorn University
    Prof. Shandre Thangavelu, Sunway University
  • 14:20-14:30
    Coffee Break
  • 14:30-16:00
    Seminar 2 Session:
    Prof. Khuat Thu Hong, Institute of Development Studies (Hanoi)
    Dr. Monica Nirmala, Advisor to Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs
  • 16:00-16:15
    Coffee break
  • 16:15-17:15
    Lecture 3:
    Prof. Amin Soebandrio, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
  • 17:15-18:00
    General Discussion

 

Note:
Please note that the time zone indicated in the schedule is based on Japan Standard Time (GMT+9).

 

Contact

email: seaseminar44[at]cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp