Some remarks on the current state and possible future of Southeast Asian Studies

Jory, Patrick (2010) Some remarks on the current state and possible future of Southeast Asian Studies. JATI - Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010 27-33.

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Author Jory, Patrick
Title Some remarks on the current state and possible future of Southeast Asian Studies
Journal name JATI - Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
ISSN 1823-4127
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2010
Start page 27
End page 33
Total pages 7
Editor Hanafi Hussin
Daniel Weiner
David Martin Jones
Mala Rajo Sathian
Place of publication Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publisher Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Malaya
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The purpose of this chapter is to examine what I shall contend are two important changes that have taken place and that are changing the nature of Southeast Asian Studies, and are furthermore likely to affect its future character. The first is a shift in the centre of gravity of the field of Southeast Asian Studies from Western (and to a lesser extent, Japanese) scholarly institutions to the universities of the Southeast Asian region itself. That is, more and more of the scholars and students of Southeast Asian Studies are Southeast Asians, researching, teaching, and studying in the region itself. The second change concerns the nature of the university itself. From the state-controlled institutions of the post-independence period, informed by a nation-building ethos and training a large proportion of its students for jobs in the state sector, universities around the Southeast Asian region are now being granted greater autonomy over the management of the university and in determining its academic offerings. In return they are being obliged to respond more and more to the demands of the private sector and, more generally, to a globalized economy. I believe that we need to understand both these changes if we are to prepare ourselves for the development of the field in the future.
Keyword Southeast Asian Studies
Scholarly institutions
Post-independence period
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue. Edited by Hanafi Hussin, Daniel Weiner, David Martin Jones and Mala Rajo Sathian.

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