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· Overview

Southeast Asia vis-a-vis the Etrangers in the Historical Perspective
Migration has played a significant role in Southeast Asia’s history. The term “Etrangers” may refer to Southeast Asian Chinese and Indians, and also Western colonialists as well as Southeast Asians alienated from foreign societies and colonial authorities. Therefore, in this research cluster, we examine idea that native Southeast Asians and foreigners identify themselves and recognize each other not only by nationality, but also by self-alienation, and that this ‘self-alienation’, between contempt and envy, led to social disturbance as well as cultural assimilation.

YOUN Dae-yeong(Cluster Head, popeyevn@sogang.ac.kr)

· Members

Name Research Areas Affiliation
YOUN Dae-yeong Vietnam Institute for East Asian Studies, Sogang Univ.
KOH Keng We Maritime Southeast Asia Seoul National Univ.
Liam C. KELLEY Vietnam Univ. of Hawaii
KOIZUMI Junko Thailand Kyoto Univ.
Riwanto TIRTOSUDARMO Indonesia Indonesian Institute of Sciences
YEO Woonkyung Indonesia Institute for East Asian Studies, Sogang Univ.
JEONG Yeonsik Vietnam-Cambodia Changwon Univ.
Frederic ROUSTAN Vietnam-Japan Maison Franco-Japonaise

· Cluster Events

– Research Cluster Conference
Southeast Asia vis-a-vis the Etrangers in the Historical Perspective
October 31 ~ November 1, 2013, Sogang University, Seoul Korea

– Cluster Inauguration Seminar
YOUN Dae-yeong: Understanding Hải Phong: A Tentative Survey of Overseas Chinese in the Late 19th and the Early 20th Centuries
YEO Woonkyung: Ethnicizing Illegality: Chinese Traders and Smuggling in Sumatra in the Mid-Twentieth Century