Archive for March, 2012

Phnom Penh Mapping Meetup Thursday 29th March

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The 4th Phnom Penh Mapping Meetup is this week, Thursday 29/3/12.

5:30 PM at Equinox, Street 278. Map:


  • Mathieu Pellerin (Licadho), on Quantum GIS
  • “GIS application: health research in Cambodia” by Agus Rachmat. His team used GIS to view the distribution of disease cases and try find the relationship between the diseases and environmental factors.

Organizer is from ‘Engineers Without Borders’.

Ten Years of Khmer Arts and Five Years of Khmer Arts Ensemble

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Wednesday 28th of March at Baitong Restaurant, Phnom Penh.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Dear all

We would like to propose you to meet next week, Wednesday 28th March for an informal researchers meeting
in Phnom Penh. It could be a great opportunity to know each other, welcome new faces and present shortly our current research, questions, doubts, etc…

Hope to see you at Baitong Restaurant, St 360, BKK1
Wednesday 28th of March, 6 pm


Human Sciences Encounters in Phnom Penh



Coordinating team:
Pascale Hancart Petitet, Emiko Stock, Léo Mariani, Gabriel Fauveaud

Equity TV subtitled [English]

Friday, March 23rd, 2012


Dear Viewer,
Please find the attached release for the upcoming Equity Weekly Show, broadcast every Sunday after the national news(starting around 7:40PM)on National Television T.V.K. and rebroadcast on Mondays and Fridays at Noon.

This week in our show 229:
Topic 1 : ASEAN Security(Feature)

Topic 2 : Evicted people from Borei Keila (Main Story)

Please be informed that from this week onward you can find our previously broadcast shows, now with English subtitles, by visiting the website below:

Show 191: Rubber Plantation in Ratanakiri & Internet for the Poor(ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Show 199: Commune's Safety Program & Impact of Flood in Steung Treng(ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Show 201: Indigenous Peoples and Development & Living Heritage (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

We hope you will find our show of interest and welcome your contributions and feedback.
For more information about our program,  please visit :

If you wish to review some of our previous shows online, you can find  all our clips on

If you wish to share your comments on our shows, please go to or SMS to 012 345 867

Thanks for your attention,
Equity Programs

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John Weeks

CONF Women & Manga (Hanoi, March 23-25)

Monday, March 19th, 2012


CONF Women & Manga: Connecting with Cultures Beyond Japan

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Women’s MANGA Research Project, asianbeat of Fukuoka Prefectural Government, in cooperation with Shojo Manga Power Project, share the delight of hosting a multiple event on Manga entitled “Women & Manga: Connecting with Cultures beyond Japan” in Hanoi from March – April 2012.

Manga, which is a kind of lingua franca, is now a global phenomenon connecting with cultures beyond Japan. Particularly, shōjo mangaor the girls comics genre is interesting owing to its history of more than a half century which has been inspiring women to create, while previously around the world, many comics cultures have targeted boys, not girls.

In this multiple event, we will focus on manga works created by women for women, and explore the potential of such manga cultures beyond Japan, throughout three dimensional events; exhibits of manga works, workshops by manga artists (for invitees only), and an international conference by scholars on comics from different countries.

The exhibition is a visual introduction of shōjo manga, focusing on the artworks of two leading Japanese comics artists; Hideko Mizuno and Moto Hagio. Mizuno is one of celebrated shōjo manga pioneers who drew sparkling stars in character’s eyes, while Hagio is often called “A god of shōjo manga” with numerous awards. There will be also a special section to exhibit the artworks of Mutsumi Hagiiwa and FSc (Singaporean) who will come to Hanoi for their workshops and talks. The opening will start at 10am on Wednesday 21 March at the exhibition hall of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung) and the exhibition runs until Sunday 15 April.

At the international conference, distinguished scholars and experts on comics will provide academic research topics on comics and manga with Vietnamese interpretations. Studying comics is quite new and this is the first conference in Vietnam solely dedicated to comic studies. The conference will be held at Vietnam Women’s Museum (36 Ly Thuong Kiet) from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March.

For more information: Ms. Ha Nguyen (Ext. 113) / Ms. Nha (Ext. 115) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam    TEL 04 3944 7419

International conference: Paper presentations (23rd) and Lectures (24th, 25th)

Venue:                Meeting Hall Level 2 Room 203, Vietnam Women’s Museum

                            36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Friday 23 March

The conference on this day will be delivered in English with Vietnamese interpretation.

13:00 – 13:10            Welcome words

Chair:                          Prof. Dr. Fusami Ogi (Chikushi Jogakuen University, Japan)

13:10 – 13:40            Mr. Lim Cheng Tju (International Journal of Comic Art, Singapore)

“A Rose by Any Other Name: Considering Alternative Comics by Female Creators in Southeast Asia”

13:50 – 14:20            Dr. Gan Sheuo Hui (Kyoto Seika University, Japan)

“Newly Imagined Lives: Portrayals of Young Women in Recent Mainstream Southeast Asian Manga and Comics”

14:40 – 15:10            Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kazumi Nagaike (Oita University, Japan)

“What Are Japanese Yaoi/BL Studies?: An Historical and Analytical Overview”

15:20 – 15:50            Ass. Prof. Dr. Shige Suzuki (Baruch College, the City University of New York, USA)

“Social Potential of the Comics Medium: Tobe Keiko's With the Light”

16:00 – 16:30            Prof. Dr. Jaqueline Berndt (Kyoto Seika University, Japan)

“Gendering Comics: Possibilities and Limitations of “Women’s Manga””

Saturday 24 March

The conference on this day will be delivered in Japanese with Vietnamese interpretation.

Chair:                          Assoc. Prof. Kotaro Nakagaki (Daito Bunka University, Japan)

14:00 – 14:40            Mr. Pham Hoang Hung (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)

Keynote Lecture

14:50 – 15:30            Assoc. Prof. Sakae Kato (Daito Bunka University, Japan)

“Acceptance of Japanese Manga in Vietnam and Its Potentiality”

15:50 – 16:30            Assoc. Prof. Yukari Fujimoto (Meiji University, Japan)

“The Dawn of Shōjo Manga before the 1970s”

Sunday 25 March

The conference on this day will be delivered in Japanese with Vietnamese interpretation.

Chair:                          Prof. Dr. Jaqueline Berndt (Kyoto Seika University, Japan)

14:00 – 14:40            Prof. Dr. Fusami Ogi (Chikushi Jogakuen University, Japan)

“The Golden Age of Shōjo Manga – Kawaii and Cool”

14:50 – 15:30            Assoc. Prof. Kotaro Nakagaki (Daito Bunka University, Japan)

“From Shōjo Manga to Women's Manga”

15:50 – 16:30            Round table by all scholars and participants

Organized by Mr. Pham Hoang Hung (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)

Exhibition Title:                    Tradition and History: Hideko Mizuno & Moto Hagio

                            – two leading Japanese shōjomangakas in the early days

Duration:            Wednesday 21 March – Sunday 15 April 2012

                            [Exhibition hours] 09:30 – 18:00 (no closed days)

Venue:                The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

                            27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Contents:            60 cartoon drawings in total

                            by Hideko Mizuno, Moto Hagio, Mutsumi Hagiiwa, FSc

Opening:             10:00 – 11:30 Wednesday 21 March 2012

               Introduction of two comics artists: Mutsumi Hagiiwa, and FSc

               Lecture by Prof. Dr. Masami Toku (California State University)

               “Shojo Manga! Girl's Power!”

The lecture will be delivered in Japanese with Vietnamese interpretation.