A Report on Longhouse Communities in the Anap River Basin: Based on Household Surveys
[Yumi Kato][Hiromitsu Samejima][Masahiro Ichikawa]

A Report on Longhouse Communities in the Anap River Basin: Based on Household Surveys Yumi Kato(Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University) Hiromitsu Samejima(Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Masahiro Ichikawa (Department of Agriculture, Kochi University) Introduction  This is a report on surveys of villages in the Anap River Basin of Sarawak, Malaysia. The aim of the surveys was to collect basic information and to figure outline of the longhouse communities in Anap River Basin. This report documents our itinerary and presents excerpts from the interviews carried out by Masahiro Ichikawa, Hiromitsu Samejima, and Yumi Kato on August 23–25, 2011. We conducted interviews in Rh. Mawang and Rh. Entri […]

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Ethnoscape of Riverine Society in Bintulu Division [Yumi Kato, et al.]

Ethnoscape of Riverine Society in Bintulu Division Yumi Kato(The Hakubi Project /Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Hiromitsu Samejima (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Ryoji Soda(Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University) Motomitsu Uchibori (Faculty of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan) Katsumi Okuno(College of Liberal Arts, J.F.Oberlin University) Noboru Ishikawa (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Introduction  The study site of this project is the riverine areas of the Kemena and Tatau Rivers in the Bintulu Division. This article provides an overview of the ethnic groups living along those rivers. However, the details of these people, their backgrounds, and their inter-ethnic […]

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Oil Palm Smallholding by Longhouse Villagers in Inland Area, Sarawak [Yumi Kato, Ryoji Soda]

Oil Palm Smallholding by Longhouse Villagers in Inland Area, Sarawak Yumi Kato(Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies) Ryoji Soda(Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University) Introduction  The recent growth of oil palm agriculture in Sarawak, Malaysia is remarkable. In the 1990s, the area planted with oil palm was less than 200,000 hectares. In 2004, it was more than 500,000 hectares and it reached 920,000 hectares in 2010. (Fig.1) Fig.1: The expansion of the area of oil palm agriculture in Sarawak (1991-2009)(ha) Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sarawak, Malaysian Palm Oil Statistics 2007, 2010  In general, oil palm plantations are created after clear-cutting over a wide range of existing […]

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The 46th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

The 46th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology Our project had a workshop at the 46th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology. The details are as below: Workshop “Tropical forest and its society – the prospect of an ethnographic study of Sarawak” Date:June 23, 2012(Sta.)9:30-12:25 Venue:G(K110) Coordinator:Goro Hasegawa(J.F. Overlin University) Presentation 1  Yumi Kato(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)      “They dynamism of human-nature relationship – a discussion of a case of Sihan” Presentation 2 Kyoko Sakuma(ASAFAS, Kyoto University)      “The views on human-forests interactions based on resource utilization – the case of birds’ nest hunting by the Bulawan people” Presentation 3  Tetsu […]

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Our panel session at BRC (Borneo Research Council) Conference

June 26, 2012 The members of this project participated in BRC (Borneo Research Council) Conference at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Borneo and held a special panel session. At the session we could have many positive feedback from the participants. Among others, we were pleased to get acquainted with the researchers from universities overseas. A member of the Australian National University gave us a frank observation to our presentation which encouraged us a lot. We were fortunate to have an opportunity to share our opinions with a research group who had a presentation called “Political Ecology of the Kapuas River” comprising a group of researchers of Universität Bonn and Universität […]

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