CEAS is pleased to announce that the project purchased and distributed over 100 copies of each published volume to various institutions in the region with largest numbers allocated to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The project hopes that these volumes will enjoy well-used lives in the institutions’ libraries and contribute to promoting awareness about APT.
All three CEAS books are on the shelves now! Their titles are:
• Advancing the Regional Commons in the New East Asia (edited by Siriporn Wajjwalku, Kong Chong Ho and Osamu Yoshida)
• Institutionalizing East Asia: Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional Cooperation (edited by Alice Ba, Cheng Chwee Kuik and Sueo Sudo)
• Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus (edited by Lee Lai To and Zarina Othman)
In partnership with Thammasat University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, CEAS hosted a book launch event for all three volumes on May 31, 2016. To celebrate the publication of the CEAS volumes, all eight editors of the books convened in Bangkok to participate in two exciting public seminars on various dimensions of “ASEAN Vision 2025: Forging Ahead Together.” Khun Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN Secretary General, gave a speech to the assembled audience. Having delivered an inspirational talk at an earlier workshop, his comments were an especially meaningful commemoration of the project’s work.
The fifth official workshop was held on the 12th and 13th of June, 2014 at the Pullman Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Because the workshop agenda was skewed towards editorial decisions, rather than review of chapter contents, the secretariat issued invitations only to the reviewers and to a small group of authors who wished to receive further feedback on their chapters. During the workshop, several important topics were covered, including the management of politically sensitive topics in chapter contributions; negotiations with potential book publishers; book cover designs; final chapter order within volumes; and consistency of terms within and among volumes.
The third official CEAS workshop was held from the 26-28th of June, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Primarily an opportunity to provide feedback on individual chapter contributions and to strengthen ties among the authors and institutions represented in the network, the fifth workshop allowed project members to reflect upon their own and others chapter contributions.