Regional Social & Cultural Studies

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The RSCS programme studies and examines the history, sociology and anthropology of national and transnational processes within Southeast Asia. Specifically, RSCS is concerned with ethnographic practices and theory-building in the areas of contemporary histories, nation-building, ethnicity, religion, class and popular culture in the region.

Key research areas are the processes of nation-building, civil society and religion, cultural globalisation and identity-making, contemporary politics, and democratisation and multiculturalism in Southeast Asia.

The programme publishes the internationally-refereed SOJOURN thrice a year. The journal covers topics on urbanisation, migration, ethnicity, religion, popular culture, nation-building, civil society, family and gender.

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Projects

  1. Religion in Southeast Asia

For more information, please contact the Coordinators Dr Norshahril Saat norshahril_saat@iseas.edu.sg and Dr Terence Chong terence_chong@iseas.edu.sg

  1. China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century

For more information, please contact the Coordinator Professor Leo Suryadinata leo_suryadinata@iseas.edu.sg

  1. Media, Technology and Society

For more information, please contact the Coordinator Ms Lee Sue-Ann lee_sue_ann@iseas.edu.sg


The Politics of Art in Southeast Asia Seminar Series ran from 2016 – 2020