Secularism in South East Asia

Before their independence, many South East (SE) Asian countries were under European colonial rule, e.g. Dutch, British Empire, and Portuguese, and during that period many western ideologies were transferred and then fused with the local eastern culture. The rise of secularism in SE Asia might have come from western colonialism or an effect of modern globalization, but nonetheless, secularism is an important step for SE Asia to become a tolerant and multicultural country. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss the emergence of SE Asia countries after WW2, the rise of militant communism and how it might affect their concept of secularism, and to understand the complex relationship between politics and religion in the modern era.

Everyone is invited to this event and encouraged to voice out their opinion and discuss it with friends.

  • when: April 27, 12 PM – 1:45 PM
  • where: Medical-N817 (Rand Theatre)

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