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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a number of events such as lectures, film screening, workshops, symposia, conferences, exhibits, and performances throughout the year.  Several of these events are in collaboration with other U-M units, and are often free and open to the public. To see what we have planned for this semester, please view our poster»

CSEAS Lecture Series. Last Flight to Bangkok: Reflections on 60 Years in Southeast Asia

Gayl D. Ness, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan
Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
Weiser Hall Map
He focuses on the massive transformation in Development. He is especially attentive to the Environment - Social Organization perspective, or Human Ecology and would be talking about how rice production leads to large empires with state-like political administration, and how the river systems in Vietnam encourage the development of strong political centralization in the North and political decentralization in the South. He would be reflecting on SEAsian geography and how it leads to the high independence of women through out the region and how the independence of women led to a quick closure of the demographic transition, reducing fertility. His lecture would include comparison between SEAsia with Africa and show if AFRICA had been able to have the same fertility decline there would now be almost 500 million Africans, implying much less stress in Europe.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Discussion, Lecture, Southeast Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures