Professor Abdul Halim Ali has been appointed Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies (Institut Pengajian Asia Timur), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.Professor Abdul Halim Ali has been appointed Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies East Asian Studies is a distinct multidisciplinary field of scholarly enquiry and education that promotes a broad humanistic understanding of East Asia past and present. East Asian Studies is located within the broader field of Area studies and is also interdisciplinary in (lnstitut Pengajian Asia Timur), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. UNIMAS is the eighth University, established just after the declaration of Vision 2020. (UNIMAS UNIMAS Universiti Malaysia Sarawak ), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. Professor Halim replaces Professor Madya Dr. James U.H. Chin who resigned the Directorship, 28 February, 2007, in order to take up a position as Professor and Head of the School of Business, Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne University of Technology is a university based in a number of campuses in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
In addition to degree programs at Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral levels, the University also operates as a technical college (through its TAFE , Sarawak Campus, Kuching. Professor Halim continues as the Institute's Nusantara Chair, a position which he has held since 1 January 2003. Last year, Professor Halim co-edited with another former Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Professor Abdul Rashid Abdullah, a research volume on the socio-economic conditions in 14 coastal kampungs in western Sarawak, Masyarakat Pesisir Sarawak Barat Dco,a (2006, Program Nusantara, Institut Pengajian Asia Timur, UNIMAS).
A half-day seminar was held at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on May :23, 2007, to discuss the results of a research project, "Status dan Keperluan Pembangunan Sosio-Ekonomi Kampung Pusa, Betong" ("Status and Socio-Economic Development Needs of Kampung Pusa, Betong"). Begun in 2005, the project is a joint study by the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and the Fakulti Pengurusan Perniagaan UiTM, Cawangan Sarawak.
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(chat) BRB - (I will) be right back. (2005, vol. 36: 242-43), Professor James Chin James (Jim) Chin has been a public health epidemiologist for close to a half century. His work has entailed field research, program management, and teaching, mostly in public health surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases. and Jayl Langub of the Institute of East Asian Studies, UNIMAS, organized a 2-day workshop in November 2005, which brought together a number of retired senior Sarawak administrative officers to share their experiences of administrative service during the transitional period from colonial rule to independence. Professor Chin and Jayl Langub, as co-editors, have now published, based on this workshop, a volume of these recollections, Reminiscences: Recollections of Sarawak Administrative Service Officers (2007, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (kwä`lə lm`pr), city (1990 est. pop. : Pelanduk Publications). (reviewed in this volume).
Among the visitors to the Institute of East Asian Studies during 2007 were Robert Pringle, author of Rajahs and Rebels (1970, Macmillan), who spoke on "Rajahs and Rebels in Retrospect: A look back at Iban history in the Brooke era," and Professor Allen Maxwell, who spoke on his past field research in Brunei and on "Brunei salasilah: an underexplored genre of Southeast Asian historical texts." Universiti Malaysia Sarawak has proposed to reprint Robert Pringle's Rajahs and Rebels. However, in a note to your Editor, Pringle reports that in returning to the US, he discovered that a Malaysian publisher had already pirated the book. Through the US Embassy, a complaint was made to the Malaysian Ministry of Trade, which sent a "cease and desist Cease and desist (also called C & D) is a legal term used primarily in the United States which essentially means "to halt" or "to end" an action ("cease") and to refrain from doing it again in the future ("desist"). " letter to the pirates, who have now recalled the book and destroyed their stocks. With this, it is hoped, a legal reprint can appear.
Hanne Christensen writes from Denmark that, in addition to raising two young children, Ronja (10) and Rasmus (6), she is currently working on a consultancy to help establish a course focusing on ethnobotany ethnobotany /eth·no·bot·a·ny/ (-bot´ah-ne) the systematic study of the interactions between a culture and the plants in its environment, particularly the knowledge about and use of such plants. at the University of Copenhagen The University of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Universitet) is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Denmark. . She hopes to be involved in the future with a similar course at the University of Arhus. In addition, she returns to Sarawak (and Sabah) three times a year, as a guide with a large Danish travel agency, and so is able to regularly revisit Nanga Sumpa, the site of her major Iban ethnobotanical research.