Roundtable Session

Sri Magana
Sri Margana

Sri Margana is the head of the Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Science, Gadjah Mada University. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degree at the History Department of UGM. He obtained his doctorate from Leiden University in 2007 writing about the shifting hegemonies of the Blambangan region, in Java’s east hook. He has continued working on the history of the Blambangan region among a variety of other topics.

abdul rahman embong

Abdul Rahman Embong

Abdul Rahman Embong is a Emeritus Professor in sociology of development and Principal Fellow of Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), UKM. He is also the inaugural Principal Fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (INTEGRITY), Kuala Lumpur. His current research focuses on the middle class, corruption and integrity, problems of development (Malaysia-ASEAN-China), social inclusion, and history of ideas and nation-building. His works include The Nation state: Processes and Debates (2000; 2006), State-led Modernization and the New Middle Class in Malaysia (2002), Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and Competing Paradigms (ed. With Anthony Milner & Tham Siew Yean, 2014), and many more. He was President of the Malaysian Social Science Association (2000-2010), and currently the Association’s Special Advisor.

Kuan-Hsing Chen

Kuan-hsing Chen is Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at National Chiao-tung University, Taiwan. He is the convener of Center for Asia-pacific/Cultural Studies at the same university. He is also the chief editor of the international journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movement and Ren Jian Thought Review. Chen held visiting research professorships at National University of Singapore, Yonsei University Korea and Qinghua University China. His publication includes Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization (Duke UP, 2010) and many more.

Chiyo Wakabayashi

Wakabayashi’s research and teaching focus on contemporary Okinawan history, Okinawa-Japan-East Asia-US relations, twentieth-century East Asian and international History, and politics of culture. Wakabayashi received a Ph.D. from Tsuda College (International Studies). Recent works are “Re-imagining a ‘Place’ (再び、場所を想像する)” in Gendai Shiso (現代思想), December 2012, and she published Jeep and dust: political society in Okinawa under U.S. occupation in the context of East Asian Cold War, 1945–1950 (ジープと砂塵——米軍占領下沖縄の政治社会と東アジア冷戦、1945—1950), 2015. Wakabayashi is the co-editor of “Keshi-Kaji(返風)”, a quarterly magazine published in Okinawa.

Ikegami Yoshihiko

Ikegami Yoshihiko was born in 1956. He started working in the editorial department for Modern Thoughts journal 《現代思想》in 1991 and was the chief editor of the journal from 1994-2010. His works include “Japan’s post-war small groups movements”, “New Realism Art as double projects in the Japanese postwar era” in Inter Asia Cultural Studie and some more. Being the chief editor of Modern Thought Journal for 16 years, Ikegami plays an important role in the Japanese academic and intellectual circles through developing new thoughts to juxtapose history with modern social and political studies. Furthermore, he connects the knowledge system and activist networks in different regions (Okinawa, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing etc).

Ngoi Guat Peng

Ngoi Guat Peng is Assistant Professor at the Division of Chinese, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received her PhD degree from the School of Arts and Social Science at National University of Singapore. She is currently a researcher of the Inter-Asia School, and her research interest includes Chinese Intellectual History, Neo-Confucianism, and religion syncretism. She is also concerned about the knowledge production in Malaysian history, the literature and culture.