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Muslim Societies of Southeast Asia

Muslim Societies of Southeast Asia

A Symposium at U.C. Berkeley

Saturday, November 15, 2003
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Institute of East Asian Studies conference room
6th Floor
2223 Fulton St.
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley-UCLA Consortium National Resource Center

for Southeast Asia



“Muslim Societies of Southeast Asia: Perspectives from Anthropology, History and Literature


Saturday, November 15, 2003

8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

IEAS Conference Room, 6th floor, 2223 Fulton St., Berkeley CA 94720



8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration; coffee


9:00 – 9:05 a.m.


Peter Zinoman, Chair, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley


9:05 – 9:15 a.m.

Opening remarks:

Geoffrey Robinson, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA

Jeffrey Hadler, Dept. of South & Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

Symposium Co-organizers


9:15 – 10:45 a.m.



Book discussion: "Islamic Modern: Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia"

Michael Peletz (Colgate University)


Book discussion: "Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia"

John Bowen (Washington University)


Discussants: Daniel Lev (University of Washington); Dadi Darmadi (Harvard University)


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.



11:00 - 1:00 p.m.



"Islam and Gender Politics in Indonesia"

Suzanne Brenner (UC San Diego)


"Reform, National Integration and the Transformation of Islamic Education in Southern Thailand"

Carlo Bonura (University of Puget Sound)


“Traditionalism and Feminism: Women, Religious Practice, and Islamic (National) Performance in Indonesia”

Anne Rasmussen (College of William and Mary)


Discussant: Mary Zurbuchen (Ford Foundation)


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch (on own)


2:30 – 4:30 p.m.



“Immemorial Custom in the Balance—Haji Abdul Karim Amrullah, Datuk Sanggoeno Di Radjo, and ‘Islam versus Adat’ in 1919”

Jeffrey Hadler (UC Berkeley)


"A Trust in the Family, An Interest in Kinship: English Law, Mahommedan Intentions and Arab Genealogies in Colonial Singapore and Hadhramaut"

Michael Gilsenan (New York University)


“The Bahr al-Mazi: A Neglected Text of Southeast Asian Islam from Egypt”

Michael Feener (UC Riverside)


Discussant: Gabriel Piterberg (UCLA)


4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Closing remarks:

Daniel Lev (University of Washington)



Discussant-at-large: Nikki Keddie (UCLA)

Cost : Free and open to the public.

(510) 642-3609

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies