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Seminar on “Soft But Spiky Power: Can the Durian Go Global?”

In this seminar, Dr Gaik Cheng Khoo talks about China’s growing appetite for Malaysia’s durians and explores aspects of the Malaysian durian’s identity that differentiates itself from Thai varieties that dominate the global market.
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Seminar on "Facilitation of Investment for ASEAN Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs)”

In this seminar, Dr. Mia Mikic talks about the integration of ASEAN member states into GVCs and establishment of regional production networks for the future. She considers the impact of several ongoing developments for AMS, such as: (1) trajectory of traditional GVC growth; (2) technological drivers of changes in division…
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Seminar on “China’s Opera Diplomacy and the Chinese Diaspora in 1950s-1960s Bangkok and Singapore”

In this seminar, Dr Zhang Beiyu unravels how Chaozhou opera practitioners engaged businessmen in several nodal points (Shantou, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore), struggled to adopt new practices, and formed transnational alliances and networks to carry out the circulations of Chaozhou opera in this turbulent era.
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Seminar on “Bridging the Belt and Road Divide: Promoting Inclusive Development through Disability Cooperation in Southeast Asia”

In this seminar, Professor Zhang Wanhong assessed the activities and progress of Disability Cooperation between China and Southeast Asian countries, and provides a discussion on the challenges and possible directions of China’s inclusive development efforts under the BRI framework.
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