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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC

October 2019

Book Discussion “A History of the Thai-Chinese” by Jeffery Sng

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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“A History of the Thai-Chinese”, written by Singaporean former diplomat Jeffrey Sng and his wife Pimpraphai Bisalputra brings to life the rich stories and legends of the Thai-Chinese. This community has had a tremendous impact on Siamese history and modern-day Thailand well beyond Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown. Many modern Thai leaders, including prime ministers, high-ranking officials and business leaders, are ethnic Chinese and of Chinese lineage and Sino-Thai influence is palpable in the spheres of politics, culture and economics.  Through interviews…

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Panel Discussion “International Foundations in Southeast Asia: A Declining Resource for Civil Society?”

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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While there is much talk of the shrinking of civic space in Southeast Asia (and the world), public discussion rarely touches on how this also affects (and is affected by) the availability of funding for civil society organizations, in particular those that advocate for human rights. Last February, SEA Junction has launched a series of events and publications focusing on the funding challenges experienced by civil society in the region, with support by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).  This initiative…

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Workshop on Indonesian Dolls by Saepudin and Wati Astuti

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Southeast Asia is a region rich in arts and craft. SEA Junction workshop series aims to provide a venue for both children and adults to learn by doing about some of these artistic traditions. On October 26 and 27 at 1 pm we welcome two Indonesian craft tutors, Saepudin and Wati Astuti, from Circa Handmade Indonesia, an organization working to enhance economic empowerment of disadvantaged women in West Java through the production and sale of traditional art and craft program.…

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