William Willetts Annual Lecture: “The Chinese Trade Network of the Southeast Asia Archipelago” by Professors Leonard Andaya and Barbara Watson Andaya

7.00pm Wednesday 7 March 2018
Briefing Room on Level 1
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society presents the William Willetts Annual 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.

About Professor Leonard Y. Andaya (PhD Cornell; BA Yale)

Professor Leonard Andaya is Professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Hawaii. 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.

About Professor Barbara Watson Andaya (PhD Cornell; MA Hawaii; BA Sydney)

Professor Barbara Andaya is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii, 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 Hawaiii 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.

This event is open to SEACS members and their guests, who are welcome to join us at 7:00 pm. This is a public lecture with no admission charge.
Held with kind sponsorship of the National Library Board.