Aug 5, 2016 (Fri)

Time Program
08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening Remarks

1.      Johnson Chang (Inter-Asia School)

2.      Sri Margana / Farabi Fakih (Gadjah Mada University)

3.      Ngoi Guat Peng (IAS S’pore and M’sia office)

09:20 Group photos
09:30 Keynote Speech I

Speaker: Hilmar Farid (Director-General of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Education, Indonesia)

Changes in the Cultural Politics of Malayness during the Sukarno and Suharto Period

Moderator: Johnson Chang (Inter-Asia School)

10:30 Q & A
10:50 Tea Break
11:00 Panel One: Imagined communities: Malay, Malayness and Identity in Nusantara

Moderator: Ravando Lie


1.      Sandra Khor Manickam (History department, NTU)

The “Greater Sphere” of the 25th Army: Wartime constructions of an archipelagic community

2.      Rommel Curaming (History and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam)

Filipino Malayness: Rizal and the Rethinking of the Analytics of Malayness

3.      Wong Chin Huat (Politics Program, Penang Institute)

Malays in Malaysia – A Club or a Clan?

4.      Pamungkas A. Dewanto (Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University)

The Politics of Procedure in the Indonesian Migrant Worker Governance


12:20 Discussants:

1.      Abdul Rahman Embong (Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

2.      Syed Husin Ali (Former Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya)

3.      Ong Kok Chung (Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media, Institute of Future Cities, Chinese University of Hong Kong )

4.      Shishka Prabawaningtyas (International Relations, Paramadina University)

13:00 Q & A
13:20 Lunch
14:30 Panel Two: Transformation and Change: Malay Literature and Culture

Moderator: Wildan Sena Utama 


1.      Sri Margana (History Department, Gadjah Mada University)

Malay Classical Literature in Javanese Traditional Historiography

2.      Anastasia Wiwik Swastiwi (Researcher, Balai Pelestarian Nilai Budaya Kepulauan Riau)

The Development of The Existence of Art in Malay Literature

3.      Teo Lee Ken (Malay Studies, National University Singapore)

Usman Awang: Justice, Literature And Society

4.      Ahmad Fuad Rahmat (Faculty of Arts, Nottingham University Malaysia)

The Conveniences Of Shame: Some Notes On A Persistent Political Tool


15:50 Discussants:

1.      Ramon Guillermo (Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines)

2.      Agus Suwignyo (History Department, Gadjah Mada University)

3.      Yerry Wirawan (History Department, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta)

4.      Amir Muhammad (Buku Fixi)


16:30 Q & A
16:50 End

Aug6, 2016 (Saturday)

Time Program
08:30 Registration
09:00 Keynote Speech II

Speaker: Francis Loh Kok Wah (Former Professor of Political Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, President of Aliran)

State, Society, Nation in Multi-Ethnic Multi-Religious Malaysia and Indonesia: Keeping Mind of Local Interests and Perspectives

Moderator: Agus Suwignyo (History Dept., Gadjah Mada University)

10:00 Q & A
10:20 Tea Break
10:30 Panel Three: Nation-building: Ideological Struggles

Moderator: Ong Kok Chung (Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media, Institute of Future Cities, Chinese University of Hong Kong )


1.      Maznah Mohamad (Malay studies, National University of Singapore)

Religion and Politics in Malaysian Nation-Building: A ‘Double-Movement’ of Hegemonic and Plural Islam

2.      Farabi Fakih (History Dept, Gadjah Mada University) & Rhoma Dwi Aria Yuliantri (History Dept., Yogyakarta State University)

Malaysia through the Prism of Sukarno’s World Order: The formation and continued legacy of the image of Malaysia from the viewpoint of Indonesian nationalists during Konfrontasi.

3.      Ngu Ik Tien (Chinese Studies, University of Malaya)

Ideological movements in post-World War Two Sarawak

4.      Budiawan (History Dept., Gadjah Mada University)

Tension in the Indonesia – Malaysia relations and the recalling of popular memory of “Konfrontasi” after the fall of Suharto


11:50 Discussants:

1.      Suzie Handayani (Anthropology Dept., Gadjah Mada University)

2.      Por Heong Hong ( Malaysian Chinese Research Centre, University of Malaya)

3.      Wong Chin Huat (Politics Program, Penang Institute)

4.      Sai Siew Min (Independent Researcher)


12:20 Q & A
12:40 Lunch
13:50 Panel Four: Nation-building: People’s Movement and the making of Constitution

Moderator: Chong Ton Sin (SIRD Publishing)


1.      Thum Ping Tjin (Centre for Global History, Oxford University)

The Malayan Vision of Lim Chin Siong

2.      Seng Guo Quan (Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University)

Recovering Genealogies of the Creole Public: A Comparative Reading of Chinese Minority Histories in the Late Colonial Malaya and Indonesia

3.      Linda Sunarti (History Dept, Universitas Indonesia)

Javanese diaspora to the Malay Peninsula at the 19th -20th Century : Reconstructionof the Cultural Relations Indonesia-Malaysia


14:50 Discussants:

1.      Hong Lysa (Independent researcher)

2.      Helen Ting (Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

3.      Bambang Purwanto (History Dept., Universitas Gadjah Mada)

4.      Josh Hong (Independent researcher)

15:30 Q & A
15:50 Tea Break
16:00 Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Ngoi Guat Peng (Chinese Studies, Nanyang Technological University)

1.      Sri Margana (History dept., Gadjah Mada University)

2.      Abdul Rahman Embong (Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

3.      Chen Kuan-hsing (Cultural studies, National Chiao-Tung University

4.      Chiyo Wakabayashi (International Studies, Okinawa University)

5.      Ikegami Yoshihiko (Inter-Asia School, Tokyo Office)


17:10 Discussion
17:20 Closing