Centre of South East Asian Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
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- The Song of Kieu: Vietnam’s National Epic
Timothy Allen (translator), Dr Dana Healy (Senior Lecturer in Vietnamese Studies) and Henry Eliot (Creative Editor of Penguin Classics)
In this lively new translation, Timothy Allen reworks Nguyen Du’s epic poem for the 21st century English-language reader.
- ASEAN Film Festival
A week-long festival showcasing South East Asian contemporary feature films from each of the ten ASEAN-member nations.
- Ramen Teh (Ramen Shop)
Director: Eric Khoo
Join us on the opening night of the ASEAN Film Festival with a screening of Ramen Teh (Ramen Shop).
- Apa Ada Dengan Rina (What’s so special about Rina?)
Director: Halif Haji Mohamad, Farid Azlan Ghani
Bruneian comedy feature film released in 2013.
- Legend of Muay Thai 9 Satra
UK premiere of the 2018 Thai animated fantasy film.
- Price of Love
Director: Matthew Robinson
Film screening of award-winning Cambodian family film released in 2016.
- Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family)
Director: Yandy Laurens
Film screening of Indonesia family film followed by a panel discussion conducted by the Indonesia Film Committee and Cultural Department of the Indonesian Embassy.
- Sabaidee Luangprabang (Hello Luangprabang)
Director: Sakchai Deenan
2008 romantic drama film directed by Sakchai Deenan.
- Rise of the Legend (Lee Chong Wei)
Director: Teng Bee
2018 Malaysian biopic film directed by Teng Bee about the inspirational story of national icon Lee Chong Wei.
2018 film from Myanmar based on the book of the same name.
- The Tailor
Director: Trần Bửu Lộc, Nguyễn Lê Phương Khanh
2017 Vietnamese drama film directed by Trần Bửu Lộc and Nguyễn Lê Phương Khanh.
- Kung Paano Siya Nawala (How she left me)
Director: Joel Ruiz
2018 drama and romance film directed by Joel Ruiz.
- The Outcome of the Elections and Its Implications for Indonesian Politics Over the Next Five Years
Dr. Michael Buehler (SOAS), Liston Siregar (BBC Academy), and Isabel Dunstan (Chatham House)
Indonesia is holding its 5th general election in April 2019. A panel of experts will discuss the outcome of the elections and its implications for Indonesian politics over the next five years.
- The Belt & Road Initiative: International Responses
This conference is designed to examine how this flagship foreign policy initiative of President Xi Jinping is affecting the key regions in the world along both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and how countries thus affected are responding.
- Mindanao: Cartographies of History, Identity and Representation
The Annual Philippine Studies Conference SOAS focuses its 2019 edition on Mindanao. It seeks to gather academics, policymakers, cultural workers and artists to map the contours of Mindanao’s porous and overlapping ethnolinguistic homelands and its conceptual and physical sites of representation, identity formation, and conflict.
- 2019 Indonesia Kontemporer
The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this year on Saturday 5 October. Artists and crafts people participating in this event hailed from many parts of the world outside Indonesia.