“Queering” Thai Masculinities and Sexualities in “Phi Mak Phra Khanong”

Atit Pongpanit explores how the 2013 film “Phi Mak Phra Kanong”—based on a well-known and oft-retold Thai legend—ignores the traditional ending of the tale where the living and the dead are definitively separated. In this film, the hero and heroine question, challenge, and resist norms of sexuality and the power of religion. The film “queers” the contemporary…

APISA 11: 20-21 October 2017 at Naresuan University

Naresuan University’s College of ASEAN Community Studies (CACS) will host the 11th APISA congress: 50 Years of ASEAN amidst Contemporary Challenges: Human Security, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity and Democratization. Register, pay, and submit your abstract now for APISA 11 through our online registration system here. ASEAN is thriving, in part as a result of continuing macro-economic growth…

Foreign Penetration in the CLMV Benefits and Costs

CACS professor Paul Chambers’ exploration of foreign influence and penetration into the “CMLV” states (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam) examines the role of a variety of state actors from near and far attempting to leverage the gap between the four CMLV nations and their ASEAN partners to extend their own influence—varying from Singapore and Thailand to…

Disaster & Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Japan

Please join CACS on Monday, 10 October for “Disaster & Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Japan” from Dr. Tadashi Nakasu of the College of Population Studies of Chulalongkorn University. This presentation will examine natural disasters and disaster management in Japan and share lessons learned for disaster reduction in Japan and in Thailand.   Online registration for…

Managing the Migration Crisis in ASEAN+

Dr Napisa Waitoolkiat together with Dr Sriprapha Petcharameesree reported on “Crisis Management in ASEAN + 3—Migration: In Search of Proper Management”  on 28-30 July in Bangkok at the 14th Annual Network of East Asia Think Tanks Meeting. Their work was used to provide a memorandum on migration for the ASEAN Plus Three summit in Vientiane 6-8 September 2016.

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Myanmar Watch: the Road to Election 2015

Myanmar Watch: The Road to Election 2015 Chuthaporn Suntayakorn Dr. Piratorn Punyaratabandhu Dr. Napisa Waitoolkiat Photo courtesy of oxlaey.com Myanmar will hold its general elections on 8th November 2015. The November general elections will mark a significant step for Myanmar’s democratization given that they are the first open elections in almost three decades since the…