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Beyond Binary: New Approaches to Gender in Southeast Asia Beyond Binary: New Approaches to Gender in Southeast Asia
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Beyond Binary: New Approaches to Gender in Southeast Asia

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featuring Dr. Barbara Andaya

November 10, 2022
Hosted Online: 10:00am Hawaii Time, 3:00pm Eastern Time, 2:00pm Central Time, 12:00pm Pacific Time

It has become a truism that women in Southeast Asia have traditionally enjoyed a relatively favorable position in relation to men in the region. Thirty years of innovative research has opened up new ways of thinking about the variety of female experiences in these diverse cultures and how they differ from the experiences of men. During the same period, research has demonstrated that the indigenous “gender spectrum” acknowledged and embraced male-female unity as manifested in the bodies of ritual specialists, and that the position of such individuals was downgraded with the spread of world religions.

This presentation will examine how these research findings enrich our understanding of the ways gender has been expressed in Southeast Asia, and look forward to some areas, including studies of masculinity, that are well-positioned for further research.

Dr. Barbara Andaya is Professor in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawai’i and former Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In 2005-06 she was President of the American Association of Asian Studies. Educated at the University of Sydney (BA, Dip.Ed.), she received an East-West Center grant in 1966 and obtained her MA in history at the University of Hawai’i. She subsequently went on to study for her Ph.D. at Cornell University with a specialization in Southeast Asian history.

Her career has involved teaching and researching in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and since 1994, Hawai’i. She maintains an active teaching and research interest across all Southeast Asia, but her specific area of expertise is the western Malay-Indonesia archipelago. In 2000, she received a John Simon Guggenheim Award, which resulted in The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Southeast Asian History, 1500-1800. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asia and is also General Editor of the new Cambridge History of Southeast Asia.

ASDP DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES
This is the second in a series of free online webinars which aims to create a forum for exemplary Asia-focused educators to share current research and pedagogical insights.

Beyond Binary: New Approaches to Gender in Southeast Asia

REGISTER HERE

featuring Dr. Barbara Andaya

November 10, 2022
Hosted Online: 10:00am Hawaii Time, 3:00pm Eastern Time, 2:00pm Central Time, 12:00pm Pacific Time

It has become a truism that women in Southeast Asia have traditionally enjoyed a relatively favorable position in relation to men in the region. Thirty years of innovative research has opened up new ways of thinking about the variety of female experiences in these diverse cultures and how they differ from the experiences of men. During the same period, research has demonstrated that the indigenous “gender spectrum” acknowledged and embraced male-female unity as manifested in the bodies of ritual specialists, and that the position of such individuals was downgraded with the spread of world religions.

This presentation will examine how these research findings enrich our understanding of the ways gender has been expressed in Southeast Asia, and look forward to some areas, including studies of masculinity, that are well-positioned for further research.

Dr. Barbara Andaya is Professor in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawai’i and former Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In 2005-06 she was President of the American Association of Asian Studies. Educated at the University of Sydney (BA, Dip.Ed.), she received an East-West Center grant in 1966 and obtained her MA in history at the University of Hawai’i. She subsequently went on to study for her Ph.D. at Cornell University with a specialization in Southeast Asian history.

Her career has involved teaching and researching in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and since 1994, Hawai’i. She maintains an active teaching and research interest across all Southeast Asia, but her specific area of expertise is the western Malay-Indonesia archipelago. In 2000, she received a John Simon Guggenheim Award, which resulted in The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Southeast Asian History, 1500-1800. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asia and is also General Editor of the new Cambridge History of Southeast Asia.

ASDP DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES
This is the second in a series of free online webinars which aims to create a forum for exemplary Asia-focused educators to share current research and pedagogical insights.

ASDP Distinguished Lecturer Series