Week @ CSEAS
March 3, - March 7, 2014
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March 7, 2014 Cheong Soon Gan (University of Wisconsin-Superior)
The National Anthem: Contested and Volatile Symbol of Post-Colonial Malaysia, 1957-1969
In this talk, Dr. Gan examines the discourse surrounding the disrespect shown to the National Anthem in Malaysia during the first decade of independence. Initially, those who refused to stand silently when the Anthem was played were characterized as rude and/or ignorant of the new responsibilities of citizenship. However, the discourse was eventually submerged into the wider and continuing contestation over the meaning of this newly independent nation, and those showing disrespect for the Anthem racialized and accused of disloyalty to their nation. Gan argues that while a national anthem might be a symbol that resonates most with a citizenry due to musicís ability as a vessel of emotional (and national) expression, it is precisely an anthemís performative nature that makes it an unstable and malleable symbol of national identity, vulnerable to varying interpretations of the meaning of the nation.
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On Campus Events:
Film Series for History 246: Southeast Asian Refugees of the Cold War. All films are free and open to the public.
Documentary Film: America's Mandarin (1954-1963) (1983, 2004 edition; 60 minutes)
Wednesday, March 5, 6:00 pm. 1111 Humanities Building
Thai Conversation Table
Wednesday, March 5, 4:30-5:30 pm, Lakefront Cafeteria, Memorial Union.
For more information, contact Varangkana Pusiripinyo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnamese Conversation Table
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:00 pm. 1244 Van Hise Hall.
For more information, contact Hong Thi Dinh, email@example.com
Filipino Language Table
Friday, March 7, 5:00 pm, Lakefront Cafeteria, Memorial Union.
For more information, contact Ma. Aurora (Mara) Joaquin, firstname.lastname@example.org