|: : FY2003 Field Station Annual Report|
|(1) Research Activities:|
| The Makassar Field Station (hereafter MKSFS) set up the MKSFS-UNHAS Joint Laboratory on the campus of Hasanuddin University (UNHAS) to be a support base for research activities. As of March 2004, three ASAFAS students were sent there. Three other students are preparing to go to MKSFS to do research for their doctoral dissertations in 2004.
|Graduate school research building on campus of Hasanuddin University||Field Station joint laboratory on the 5th floor of the research building; two adjoining rooms||Research activity support environment in the joint laboratory|
|Adjoining meeting room||Water lily: May the FS activities thus flourish...|
|(2) Development and Improvement of MKSFS-UNHAS Joint Laboratory:|
| The MKSFS has, besides being a base for research work by graduate students from Japan, another big objective. That is to be a front line base for integrated area studies by creating an environment where both Japanese and Indonesian researchers can freely exchange ideas develop discussions. Even after the present 21st Century COE Program period is over, we are thinking of jointly retaining the office as ongoing intellectual space for further developing the foundation already laid here for international research activities. We believe that the significance of setting up the MKSFS in the present 21st Century COE Program is to give graduate students hands-on training at the research sites on the on-site research methods that have been honed by the CSEAS and UNHAS instructors.
To this end, in addition to the basic provisions for on-site research in FY2003, we have laid the groundwork for supporting UNHAS and ASAFAS to jointly educate graduate students and to conduct joint research.
On the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali there is a cultural tradition of shadow theater. We have provided a portable projector to enable screening of video footage anywhere that there is a white wall or cloth, so that fieldwork can be presented before the local people and their reactions and feedback obtained. On-site research methods should undergo changes from day to day. It is a question of how to develop new possibilities of area studies. MKSFS wants to pursue those possibilities with the graduate students.
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