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IIAS Newsletter 30 Spring 2003



Academic interest in the history of psychiatry and a general fascination with how ‘madness’ fared during the modern period were particularly prominent in Western countries during the 1970s and 1980s in the wake of Foucault’s ground-breaking work on Madness and Civilization and the high-profile campaigns of the anti-psychiatry movement. More recently, problems arising from the de-institutionalization of the mentally ill and the search for safe and financially and socially viable community care options and preventative mental health care measures have rekindled this earlier interest.


Editorial Page

Editorial / Maurice Sistermans

Director’s Note on ASEM / Wim Stokhof

Reply from the Author / Shalini Sharma

Letter to Editor / Birenda Raj Giri


General News

From Aristocrats to Primitives: An Interview with Gananath Obeyesekere / Han ten Brummelhuis (p. 1, 4 & 5)

Settling the Past and the Distribution of Justice in Post-Authoritarian South Korea / Koen De Ceuster

Asia and Europe Should Cooperate Anew / J. Thomas Lindblad


Theme: Psychiatry in Asia

Psychiatry in Asia / Waltraud Ernst

Buddhism, Psychology, and Geopolitics / John Pickering (p. 6-7)

Why Psychiatry Matters in China / Nancy N. Chen

Psychoanalysis in the Chinese Context / Jingyuan Zhang (p. 8-9)

Psychoanalysis in Japan / Andra Alvis

10 Freud on Garuda’s Wings: Psychoanalysis in Colonial India / Christiane Hartnack

11 Tradition and Modernity of Islamic Psychiatric Care in the Subcontinent / Fabrizio Speziale


Research & Reports

12 Bidesia: Migration, Change, and Folk Culture / Badri Narayan Tiwari

13 A Thousand and One Identities: A Meeting with Shauna Singh Baldwin, Shashi Tharoor, and Krishna Baldev VaidThomas de Bruijn

14 A Martyr’s Tale: The Life, Death, and Posthumous Career of Yang Jisheng / Kenneth J. Hammond

15 Artificial Languages: Asian Background and Influences / Frits Staal

16 Colonial and Post-Colonial Hybridities: Eurasians in India / Lionel Caplan

17 When It Is Good To Be Bad: Medieval Indo-Tibetan Tantric Buddhist Apologetics / Isabelle Onians

18 Sanskrit Manuals on Dance / Marina V. Orelskaya

19 Global Performances in Jaipur / Matthew Isaac Cohen

20 Exoticism and Nostalgia: Consuming Southeast Asian Handicrafts in Japan / Ayami Nakatani

21 Burma- Myanma(r) Research and Its Future / Donald M. Seekins

22 Ethnic Nationalism in Nepal / Bal Gopal Shrestha

23 Cultural Landscape in Change / Robert Weber

23 The Seven-Word Controversy / Moch Nur Ichwan (p. 23-24)

24 Power, Religion and Terror in Indonesia / Bernard Adeney-Risakotta

25 Describing Kekerasan: Reconciling the Local and the National / Jemma Purdey

26 Infrastructure of the Imagination - Interview with Patricia Spyer / Jasper van de Kerkhof

26 Publication Trends in Indonesian Studies: The Asia-Pacific Region as New Gravitation Centre / Arndt Graf (p. 26-27)

27 Research on the Collection of Ceramics / Ruth Prior

28 The Politics of Culture in Transnational Management: China during the Twentieth Century / Leo Douw & Chan Kwok Bun (p. 28-29)

29 What is Bon Medicine? / Mona Schrempf & Frances Garrett

29 Wellcome Asia: Histories of Medicine in the UK / Sanjoy Bhattacharya



30 Contemporary Korean Cinema / Roald H. Maliangkay

31 State Formation in Korea / Elisabeth Chabanol

32 A Korean View of Korean Literature / Boudewijn Walraven

32 House of Glass / Heidi Dahles (p. 32-33)

33 Moral Fictions: Tamil Folktales in Oral Tradition / Nile Green

34 Bali: Living in Two Worlds / Laura Noszlopy

34 The Politics of Multiculturalism / Marie-Aimée Tourres (p. 34-35)

35 Preservation of Archives in Tropical Climates / Roger Tol

36 Tourism, Anthropology and China / Margaret Sleeboom

37 Of Moon and Man: A Close look at Chines Landscape Painting / Ricarda Daberkow

37 Differentiation and Integration in Daoism / Paul van Els

38 Women’s Images Men’s Imagination / Victor A. van Bijlert

38 Comintern Eastern Policy and Iran / Touraj Atabaki

38 The Prelude to Empire / Bhaswati Bhattacharya

39 Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa / Leith Morton

40 Books Received


Asian Art & Cultures

41 Exhibiting Chola Bronzes / Debra Diamond

42 Parviz Tanavoli: Sculpted Poetry / Nina Cichocki

43 The Traditional Arts of South Asia / Crispin Branfoot

44 Asian Art Agenda / Kristy Phillips (p. 44-45)

45 Asian Art Online / Thomas Berghuis



46 Asian Space / David Soo

47 Globalizing Media and Local Society in Indonesia / Makoto Koike

47 Fatwa and Religious Authority in Indonesia / Nico Kaptein & Michael Laffan

48 IIAS Research programmes

48 IIAS Publications

49 IIAS Research Fellows

56 IIAS Staff

50 Asia Alliance Partners

50 Mega-Urbanization in Asia and Europe / Freek Colombijn & Peter Nas

51 ICAS 3 Singapore Update

51 After September 11: Islamism in Southeast Asia / Noorhaidi Hasan

51 ICAS Secretariat

51 European Associations for Asian Studies

52 Bangkok in the Age of Partnership / Hendrik E. Niemeijer

52 Clerks’ Jobs for 12 Historians / Hendrik E. Niemeijer



53 ICOPHIL 2004

53 NIOD Fellowships in Southeast Asian Studies / Peter Post

53 Sri Lanka at the Crossroads / Sarath Amarasinghe

53 Religious Mobilization and Organized Violence in Contemporary South Asia / Ravinder Kaur & Christian Lund

54 International Conference Agenda (p. 54-55)



46 Advertising in this newsletter

48 IIAS Info

56 Index IIAS Newsletter #30 - Colophon