Friday, November 14, 2008
Benedict Anderson Drinks THE NOT-SO UNOFFICIAL RECEPTION November 21 (Friday) 8pm
Benedict Anderson Drinks
THE NOT-SO UNOFFICIAL RECEPTION November 21 (Friday) 8pm
In true Manila tradition of welcoming guests, Green Papaya is honored to host the not-so unofficial reception for esteemed scholar Benedict Anderson with San Miguel beer and isaw. Dr. Anderson, professor emeritus of Cornell University, will deliver the closing remarks of The 5th Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference - Manila 2008.
Anderson is best known for his book Imagined Communities, in which he systematically describes the major factors contributing to the emergence of nationalism in the world. He defined a nation as “an imagined political community that is imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign.” He currently teaches in the International Studies at Cornell, and heads its Indonesian program. He is also widely regarded as an authority on 20th century Indonesian history and politics, and has a particular research interest in Southeast Asian culture and dynamics.
STATES OF INDEPENDENCE/ The 5th Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference - Manila 2008 is hosted by the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University with the Society of Filipino Archivist for Film and Loyola Film Circle in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.