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2013.01.31 - Life Beyond WREAC: Update on Honorary Fellow VT King

posted 31 Jan 2013, 09:57 by Admins ‎(Halima Chen)‎   [ updated 10 Oct 2014, 02:39 ]
Professors Victor T King and Glenn Hook at Professor King's retirement party.
Former WREAC Executive Director, Professor Victor T [Terry] King, has been “keeping busy in retirement.” Since leaving WREAC on 31 July 2012, Terry has been focusing on research on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia and has authored a number of papers and book chapters, as well as giving key note speeches and public lectures in his new capacity as Eminent Visiting Professor at the Institute of Asian Studies and the Sociology-Anthropology programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Terry was succeeded as WREAC Executive Director by Professor Caroline Rose, Director of East Asian Studies at Leeds and Professor of Sino-Japanese relations. She thanked Terry for all his hard work during WREAC’s first six years and his on-going support of WREAC’s various activities.

Professor King with professors Glenn Hook and Jeremy Clegg.

After handing over management duties at WREAC, Terry has been able to focus fully on research. In September last year, he delivered a public lecture on SE Asian UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brunei attended by the British High Commissioner and the French Ambassador. Interest in heritage in Brunei has increased since Brunei ratified the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in March 2012.

Professor King with colleagues at his retirement party.
Terry is putting together an edited volume entitled 'UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective'. Other forthcoming publications include Park, S. W., & King, V. T. (in press 2013) ‘Perspectives on Southeast Asia and the Historical Construction of Southeast Asian Studies: Korea and Beyond’ (Singapore: ISEAS Press) and 'Southeast Asian Studies: the Conundrum of Area and Method' in 'Reflecting Methodology in Southeast Asian Studies' edited by Judith Schlehe, Jürgen Rüland and Mikko Huotari at the University of Freiburg, as well as contributions to a working paper series at Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Asian Studies, starting with the first volume: 'Culture and Identity: Some Borneo Comparisons' (2012).

Terry continues as Emeritus Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Leeds and is an Honorary Fellow of WREAC. For more about Terry and his research, please visit his UBD webpage.