Southeast Asia China-Interactions ClusterCluster closed as of 30 June 2009
The revival of the links which had long tied Southeast Asia with China is one of the most obvious of recent regional trends. Understanding the changes now taking place, as well as the growing interdependencies and alliances which are emerging, demand that we examine these linkages through both contemporary and historical lenses. Professor Anthony Reid leads this cluster, which has sponsored a number of innovative workshops, conferences and lectures. To assist in publishing the results of such research both within and beyond the University, a new publication series entitled Southeast Asia and China: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives has been launched in collaboration with NUS Press. Since 2006 the cluster has developed a particular focus on The Cold War as it affected Southeast Asia, and has established a partnership with Peking University to pursue the documentation of these issues across the former ‘bamboo curtain’.
There are also projects on Southeast Asian archeology and on Aceh which have developed their own dynamic under the nurturing umbrella of the cluster.
Former Clusters Members | Resource Centre | Related Links | The Cold War in Asia 1945-1990 | Archaeology Project | ARI Aceh Initiative