Performing Southeast Asia

Performing Southeast Asia

The book asks how theatre contributes to and/or addresses the political condition in the contemporary moment, how does it represent the complexity of experiences in peoples’ daily lives and how does theatre engage in forms of political ...

Author: Marcus Cheng Chye Tan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030346867

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Performing Southeast Asia: Performance, Politics and the Contemporary is an important reconsideration of the histories and practices of theatre and performance in a fluid and dynamic region that is also experiencing an overarching politics of complexity, precarity and populist authoritarian tendencies. In a substantial introductory essay and essays by leading scholars, activists and practitioners working inside the region, the book explores fundamental questions for the arts. The book asks how theatre contributes to and/or addresses the political condition in the contemporary moment, how does it represent the complexity of experiences in peoples’ daily lives and how does theatre engage in forms of political activism and enable a diversity of voices to flourish. The book shows how, in an age of increasingly violent politics, political institutions become sites for bad actors and propaganda. Forces of biopolitics, neo-liberalism and religious and ethnic nationalism intersect in unpredictable ways with decolonial practices – all of which the book argues are forces that define the contemporary moment. Indeed, by putting the focus on contemporary politics in the region alongside the diversity of practices in contemporary theatre, we see a substantial reformation of the idea of the contemporary moment, not as a cosmopolitan and elite artistic practice but as a multivalent agent of change in both aesthetic and political terms. With its focus on community activism and the creative possibilities of the performing arts the region, Performing Southeast Asia, is a timely intervention that brings us to a new understanding of how contemporary Southeast Asia has become a site of contest, struggle and reinvention of the relations between the arts and society. Peter Eckersall The Graduate Center City University of New York Performing Southeast Asia – with chapters concerned with how regional theatres seek contextually-grounded, yet post-national(istic) forms; how history and tradition shape but do not hold down contemporary theatre; and how, in the editors’ words, such artistic encounters could result in theatres ‘that do not merely attend to matters of cultural heritage, tradition or history, but instead engage overtly with theatre and performance in the contemporary’ – contributes to the possibility of understanding what options for an artistically transubstantiated now-ness may be: to the possibility, that is, of what might be called a ‘Present-Tense Theatre’. C. J. W.-L. Wee Professor of English Nanyang Technological University Performing Southeast Asia examines contemporary performance practices and their relationship with politics and governance in Southeast Asia in the twenty-first century. In a region haunted historically by strongman politics, authoritarianism and militarism, religious tension and ethnic strife, the chapters reveal how contemporary theatre and performances in the present reflect yet challenge dominant socio-political discourses. The authors analyse works of political commitment and conviction, created and performed by Southeast Asian artists, as modes and platforms of reaction and resistance to the shifting political climates that inform contemporary life in urban Southeast Asia. The discussions center on issues of state hegemonies and biopolitics, finance and sponsorship, social liberalism and conservatism, the relevance of history and tradition, and globalisation and cultural practice. These diverse yet related concerns converge on an examination of the efficacies of theatre and performance as means of political intervention and transformation that point to alternative embodiments of political consciousness through which artists propose critical options for rethinking the state, citizenship, identity and belonging in a time of seismic socio-political change. The editors also reframe an understanding of ‘the contemporary’ not simply as a temporal adjective but, in the context of present Southeast Asia, as a geopolitical condition that shapes artistic and performance practices.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary Southeast Asian Performance

Contemporary Southeast Asian Performance

This volume offers vital insights into recent developments in Southeast Asian performance.

Author: Matthew Isaac Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443826273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Mutual borrowing, fluid transactions and transformations of performances and performers have a long and enduring history in Southeast Asia, but this trend has been heightened and made more vivid in the contemporary period. The omnipresence of global communications has provoked and inspired yet more novel experiments and collaborations between cosmopolitan artists and globally-oriented performers. This volume offers vital insights into recent developments in Southeast Asian performance. It demonstrates the ways in which contemporary artists and performers are increasingly working betwixt the traditional boundaries of the nation and discourses of identity. The essays collected here are testament to ongoing conversations and relations among scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners in Southeast Asia and around the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance Popular Culture and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia

Performance  Popular Culture  and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia,and as such,provides a resource for our studies. However,our
concentrationonreligious piety facilitatesimportant insightsinto aregion that has
experienced severaldecades ofIslamic revivaland thecurrent proliferation of
Islamic ...

Author: T. Daniels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137318398

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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The Muslim-majority nations of Malaysia and Indonesia are known for their extraordinary arts and Islamic revival movements. This collection provides an extensive view of dance, music, television series, and film in rural, urban, and mass-mediated contexts and how pious Islamic discourses are encoded and embodied in these public cultural forms.
Categories: Social Science

Global Culture

Global Culture

4 A Drama of Change Cultural Policy and the Performing Arts in Southeast Asia
Jennifer Lindsay The influence that national government policy and structures for
culture exert upon the shape and survival of prenational " traditional " performing
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Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415932297

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Contributors to the volume focus on such important issues as media imperialism, national identity, cultural policy, globalization of urban cultures, cultural production in a global context, free trade negotiations and agreements, the economic impact of cultural tourism, the impact of globalization on children's television, and the impact of Japanese culture in Asia.
Categories: Social Science

Austronesian Soundscapes

Austronesian Soundscapes

Birgit Abels is a cultural musicologist with a primary specialization in the music of the Pacific and Southeast Asian islands. --

Author: Birgit Abels

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089640857

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Birgit Abels is a cultural musicologist with a primary specialization in the music of the Pacific and Southeast Asian islands. --
Categories: Music

Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019

Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019

OECD, Asian Development Bank. Society's ongoing digital transformation,
risingincomes and education levels have changed citizens' expectations of public
administration, with new demands on public sector performance. Building a ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264305915

Category:

Page: 200

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Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019 is the first edition in the Government at a Glance series for the region. It provides the latest available data on public administrations in the 10 ASEAN member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
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An Emerging Agricultural Problems in High Performing Asian Economics

An Emerging Agricultural Problems in High Performing Asian Economics

Equally remarkable in this period was the advancement of low-income agrarian
economies in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Thailand, to the middle
income stage. Within three decades from the 1960s they were able to achieve ...

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

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Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia China and India 2020 Update Meeting the Challenges of COVID 19

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia  China and India 2020     Update Meeting the Challenges of COVID 19

Comparing PISA 2018 performance with previous cycles is possible in only four
countries in the region: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Indonesia
has seen no significant long-term changes in students' performance in reading, ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264368729

Category:

Page: 140

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The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. The update of the Outlook comprises three main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region.
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Southeast Asian Affairs 2015

Southeast Asian Affairs 2015

Yet by 2010, the Philippine economy was already the strongest performer in
maritime Southeast Asia and had sailed through the ... economic stasis
especially in comparison to its previously higher-performing Southeast Asian
neighbours.

Author: Daljit Singh

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814620758

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Southeast Asian Affairs is the only one of its kind: a comprehensive annual review devoted to the international relations, politics, and economies of the region and its nation-states. The collected volumes of Southeast Asian Affairs have become a compendium documenting the dynamic evolution of regional and national developments in Southeast Asia from the end of the 'second' Vietnam War to the alarms and struggles of today. Over the years, the editors have drawn on the talents and expertise not only of ISEAS' own professional research staff and visiting fellows, but have also reached out to tap leading scholars and analysts elsewhere in Southeast and East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America, and Europe. A full list of contributors over forty years reads like a kind of who's who in Southeast Asian Studies.Regardless of specific events and outcomes in political, economic, and social developments in Southeast Asia's future, we can expect future editions of Southeast Asian Affairs to continue to provide the expert analysis that has marked the publication since its founding. It has become an important contributor to the knowledge base of contemporary Southeast Asia.- Donald E. Weatherbee, Russell Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina
Categories: Political Science

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

Southeast. Asian. Theatre. Bodden, Michael H., Resistance on the National
Stage: Theatre and Politics in Late New Order Indonesia. Athens, OH: Ohio
University Press, 2010. Brandon, James, Theatre in Southeast Asia.

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Ecological and Historical Perspective on Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

An Ecological and Historical Perspective on Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

For the past high-performing economies in Southeast Asia to return to the track of
sustained growth, it is necessary to design policies to revitalize agriculture based
on the positive analysis of its past success and failure. Such a policy-oriented ...

Author: Y?jir? Hayami

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Agricultura - Sudoeste asiatico

Page: 38

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How location, natural resources, and different policies toward the elite's preemption of unused land shaped the historical development of different agrarian structures across Southeast Asia, conditioning agricultural growth performance until today.
Categories: Agricultura - Sudoeste asiatico

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

It is fair to say that at some point in their history all performing arts of Southeast
Asia were ritualistic or had a strong association with religious ritual . However ,
those performance genres discussed here , in contemporary South - east Asia ...

Author: Keat Gin Ooi

Publisher: Abc-clio

ISBN: UCSD:31822033480625

Category: Asia, Southeastern

Page: 1791

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Contains over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics related to the historical development and global influence of Southeast Asia, covering politics, war, religion, socioeconomics, ethnohistory, geography, and folklore.
Categories: Asia, Southeastern

Practical Lessons for Africa from East Asia in Industrial and Trade Policies

Practical Lessons for Africa from East Asia in Industrial and Trade Policies

Over the past three decades, East and Southeast Asia achieved rapid economic
growth and industrialization with ... The "East Asia Miracle Study" charted the
success of the "High Performing Asian Economies (HPAEs)", and attempted to ...

Author: Peter Harrold

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821334840

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

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Living Standards Measurement Survey Working Paper No. 121. Explores the link between poverty and lack of infrastructure using the 1992-93 Viet Nam Living Standards Survey. The household data indicate that, in general, access to infrastructure is almost equally bad for the poor and the non-poor, although there are some regional and urban-rural differences. The paper gives particular attention to the potential benefits from an expansion of irrigation infrastructure.
Categories: Political Science

Sanskrit Drama in Performance

Sanskrit Drama in Performance

He lived in Asia for eleven years , where he conducted research in the plays and
performing traditions of most Asian ... Among books he has edited or written are
Traditional Asian Plays , Theatre in Southeast Asia , On Thrones of Gold : Three ...

Author: Rachel Van M. Baumer

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120807723

Category: Sanskrit drama

Page: 318

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Categories: Sanskrit drama

Theatre in Southeast Asia

Theatre in Southeast Asia

I asked if cai luong troupes ever performed at the dinh, but he said that was
impossible. This dinh is ... COMMUNAL SUPPORT The third form of troupe
support — communal support — is extremely important in Southeast Asia. In
communal ...

Author: James R. BRANDON

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674028746

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Categories: Social Science

Performing and Reforming Leaders

Performing and Reforming Leaders

... responses to globalization were informed by its English legacy, its marginal
position relative to new regional economic blocs of the European Union and the
North American Free Trade Alliance, and its proximity to Southeast Asia and Asia
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Author: Jill Blackmore

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791470326

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Explores the issues inherent in critical and postmodern feminism in educational leadership.
Categories: Social Science

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia

A more detailed discussion It has been widely argued that all the high performing
Asian economies shared a strong emphasis on education and skill upgrading (
World Bank 1993, Campos and Root 1996). As seen from the discussion above,
 ...

Author: Fredrik Sjöholm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134303137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book examines the institutional changes taking place in, and challenges facing, the region since 1997. It also describes various differences in the reform process between countries in the region. Sjöholm and Tongzon argue that the economies of southeast Asia need to reform their institutions if the previous rapid development is to continue. The institutional weaknesses have been addressed to different degrees and with different success in the affected countries. Against the backdrop of southeast Asia's importance in the world economy, it is hardly possible to overestimate the need to understand this process of change.
Categories: Business & Economics