2018 William Willetts Lecture: The Chinese Trade Network of the Southeast Asia Archipelago

The first part of this presentation will discuss ceramics as one of the key items in the Chinese trade networks of early modern Southeast Asia, giving particular attention to the little known region of eastern Indonesia. In considering Southeast Asia more generally, the second half will focus on the diverse uses of ceramics, both imported and locally produced. It will give specific attention to the incorporation of ceramics into the daily lives of communities and individuals in very different contexts.-

Professor Leonard Y. Andaya (Ph.D. Cornell; BA Yale) is Professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Hawai‘i. He has written extensively on the early modern history of Southeast Asia, particularly on Indonesia and Malaysia. He was the Tan Chin Tuan Professor in Malay Studies in 2011-2012 and is currently the inaugural holder of the Yusof Ishak Chair in the Social Sciences at NUS. He is presently writing a book on the history of eastern Indonesia in the early modern period.

Professor Barbara Watson Andaya (Ph.D. Cornell; MA Hawai‘i; BA Sydney) is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, and is currently attached to Yale-NUS and the ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute. In 2005-06 she was President of the American Association of Asian Studies and in 2010 she received the University of Hawai‘i Regents Medal for Excellence in Research. Her academic interests extend across Southeast Asia, and her present project is a regional history of gender and religious interaction, 1500-1940.

The programme will begin at 7:30 pm and end by 9:00 pm and will be held in the visitors’ Briefing Room on the first floor of the National Library (off the main reception hall), 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064. This programme is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the National Library carpark (basement). The closest MRT stop is Bras Basah.

Wed Mar 7, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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100 Victoria Street Singapore
Southeast Asian Ceramic Society