Changes in Orang Asli Lives in Malaysia: Engaged Visual Ethnography


Date/Time: Thu Feb 23 2023 17:00 ~ 19:30
Place: Online conference room


'Orang Asli' is the general term for the Indigenous Peoples of Peninsular Malaysia, which comprises 18 diverse groups: sea people, cultivators, hunter-gatherers, and so on. Under the rapid development of Malaysia, the Orang Asli have experienced significant changes in their lives.
This symposium will bring together Orang Asli representatives, Malaysian researchers, and Japanese researchers to talk about these changes, through the use of visual images.

17:00 Aya KAWAI (ILCAA) ‘Opening Remarks: Changes in Malaysia and the Orang Asli’
17:05 Shingo ODANI (Chiba University) ‘Changes in Orang Asli Settlements around Taman Negara’
17:15 Kazuhiro SUDA (Hokkai-Gakuen University) ‘Economic Activities in Sungai Sayap, Terengganu’
17:30 Yukio KUCHIKURA (Emeritus Professor of Gifu University) ‘Economic Activities of the Resettled Semaq Beri Community in Terengganu (focused on 1978-1979) ’
17:45 Juli Edo (CMIS, University of Malaya) ‘Changes in Land Rights of Semai: A Glimpse of Ethnohistory’
18:00 Lipah Anjang (Semai) ‘Role of Women: Past and Present’
18:15 Q&A and break
18:25 Jefree Salim (Orang Seletar Photographer) ‘Seletar: The Sea People of Johor’
18:40 Toshihiro NOBUTA (National Museum of Ethnology) ’A Turning Point for Temuan People in Negeri Sembilan’
18:50 Shereen Ajani (University of Malaya) ‘Temuan Bukit Lanjan: 22 Years after Development’
19:00 Rusaslina Idrus (University of Malaya) ’Visual Ethnography for Land Rights’
19:10 Q&A and discussion
19:20 Aya KAWAI (ILCAA) ‘Closing Remarks’

Language: English, Japanese, Malay (online simultaneous/ consecutive interpretation)
Admission: Free
Pre-registration is required.
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Poster image:
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Sponsored(Co-sponsored) by:
Anthropological Inquiry of Sociality: Dynamics of Tolerance/Intolerance in Transcultural Contexts (ILCAA), The Center for Malaysian Indigenous Studies (University of Malaya), TUFiSCo (ILCAA), KKLO (ILCAA), "Building Digital Library for Humanities" (X-DiPLAS) (National Institutes for Humanities Co-creation Research Initiatives (Knowledge Co-creation Projecs)), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) “Influence of Indochinese languages and cultures upon the linguistic activities of Kayanic peoples in Borneo Island” (Principal Investigator: Mika OKUSHIMA (Tenri University) Project number: 20H04432), Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists (Principal Investigator: Aya Kawai (ILCAA) Project number: 19K13461)

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