Colonial Experiences and Their Legacies in Southeast Asia


Honolulu, HI



June 10, 2019 - July 5, 2019 (4 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience



This multidisciplinary summer institute will explore the multiple ways in which Southeast Asian societies responded to colonial presences and how the legacies of these experiences shaped subsequent efforts to forge national identities, envision independent political futures, and imagine new relationships between the state and its citizens. Organized chronologically, the program will foreground the key themes of globalization and cultural pluralism through both broad overviews and case studies of specific Southeast Asian countries, and will provide a model for thinking critically both about colonialism’s diverse social, political, economic and cultural ramifications, and about how postcolonial states engage with contemporary globalization processes. 

Project Director(s)

Peter D. Hershock; Barbara Watson Andaya

Visiting Faculty

Patricio Abinales; Muhamad Ali; Leonard Andaya; Pattaratom Chirapravati; George Dutton; Chiara Formichi; Anne Hansen; Vina Lanzona; Laurie Sears; Nora Taylor; Ardeth Thwanghmung; Jeffrey Winters; Peter Zinoman

Grantee Institution

East-West Center

Funded through the Division of Education Programs