Reframing Centuries of Cham Forced Displacement

A lecture by Dr Clair Sutherland, Associate University Professor   

21 March 2018

Where: Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1

1.15pm start, finishing by 2.30pm. Sandwich lunch (from 12.30pm) must be ordered by Monday 19 March via the office

Tickets: Members and their guests only

This talk explores how the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora challenge ethnic categorisations of  ‘them’ and ‘us’. The Cham people are a diverse group of once-seafaring Muslim and Hindu communities living on and around the South China Sea, in PRC China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia and who have been subjected to centuries of forced displacement form the now defunct Cham empire. This talk takes the long view of Cham ethnicity, history and culture as represented or silenced in Vietnamese, Malaysian and Chinese museums; analysing how quasi-official museum representations in these countries compare with the diverse identity narratives of Cham people themselves.

Dr Claire Sutherland PhD, MSc, MSc, LLB is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School in the School of Government and International Affairs
Equality and Diversity Dean in the Equality and Diversity

29 NOV


Orazbek and Eastern Tajikistan

Where: Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 [Between Euston station and Euston Square tube station]

7.00pm start, finishing around 8.30pm

Tickets: Members and their guests only

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