Talk: The emergence of state and cities in southeast Sumatra

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Readers in London may be interested in this upcoming talk by Dr Pierre-Yves Manguin at SOAS.

At the origins of Srivijaya: The emergence of state and cities in southeast Sumatra
Dr Pierre-Yves Manguin (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient)

Date: 14 March 2017
Time: 5:15 PM
Source: 20170314 – Seminar – Pierre-Yves Manguin

Public Lecture: The Batujaya Site Complex in West Java

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Readers in Singapore my be interested in this public lecture by Professor Pierre-Yves Manguin happening on Wednesday at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies.

FROM PROTO-HISTORY TO BUDDHISM: The  in West Java
Wednesday, 15 September, 4.00pm- 5.30pm
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
ISEAS Seminar Room 2

Full details and registration information here.

Public Lecture: The Spread of Vaishnavism: Religion, Trade and State in Early Historic Southeast Asia

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If you’re in Singapore, check out this talk by Prof. Pierre-Yves Manguin at the Asian Civilisations Museum on Thursday. Registrations closes tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Spread of Vaishnavism: Religion, Trade and State in Early Historic Southeast Asia
Date: 09 July 2009
Time: 7:00 – 8:45 pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum Empress Place

Much research work has been devoted to early Buddhist expansion into Southeast Asia, and to the role of Saivism after the 7th century CE. Historians, however, have not paid much attention to Vaishnavite developments between the 4th and the 7th century, when the first Indianised states of the region were being formed. The central role of devotional forms of Vaishnavism can now be reassessed by bringing together new evidence from archaeology and epigraphy and considering this in the light of some earlier research by art historians.

About the speaker
Pierre-Yves Manguin is a professor at the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies) and also teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). His research focuses on history and archaeology of the coastal states and trade networks of Southeast Asia. He has led archaeological field work in Indonesia and Vietnam and published on themes related to maritime history and archaeology of Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, and on the archaeology of Funan (Vietnam), of Srivijaya (South Sumatra), and of Tarumanagara (West Java).

This lecture is jointly organised by the Research and Publications Unit of ACM and Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

Due to limited seating, registration is required. Please R.S.V.P to nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg by 7th July, Tuesday. Successful registrants will be notified by email.

Public lecture: Pan-regional Responses to Indian Inputs in Early Southeast Asia by Prof Pierre-Yves Manguin

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Registration details here. The talk is on Tuesday!

Date: 22/01/2008
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Asia Research Institute, 469A Tower Block, Level 10, Bukit Timah Road, National University of Singapore

CHAIRPERSON
A/P John Miksic, Southeast Asian Studies Programme, NUS

ABSTRACT
The term ‘Indianization of Southeast Asia’ has caused more trouble than most in the Southeast Asian history business. Used in a colonial era, particularly by the Greater India school of Majumdar and Nilakanta Shastri, to imply colonial types of colonization, political domination and cultural transfer, it was reinterpreted in a nationalist era to imply selective adaptation and localization of some Indian ideas found useful to Southeast Asian rulers. Now that Southeast Asianists and South Asianists are at last resuming their interrupted conversation on a more equal basis, how can we best understand this process of cultural change? Professor Manguin will use the recent archeological finds in various corners of Southeast Asia to suggest an even-handed approach to one of the greatest turning-points in Southeast Asia’s evolution.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Pierre-Yves Manguin joined in 1970 the research staff of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies), where he now holds a position of “directeur d’études” (professor). He also teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He obtained his PhD in History from Sorbonne University. He lived and worked in Indonesia for extended periods, and headed the Research Centre of the EFEO in Jakarta. His research focuses on history and archaeology of the coastal states and trade networks of Southeast Asia. He has lead archaeological programmes in Indonesia and Vietnam, on the archaeology of Srivijaya (South Sumatra), of Tarumanagara (West Java), and of Funan (Vietnam). He has published on themes related to maritime history and archaeology of Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and South China Sea.