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A sarong for Clio
Author: Maurizio Peleggi Publication Year: 2015

This volume testifies to an ongoing intellectual dialogue between its ten contributors and Craig J. Reynolds, who inspired these essays. Conceived as a tribute to an innovative scholar, dedicated teacher, and generous colleague, it is this volume’s ambition to make a concerted intervention on T...

Beyond Oligarchy
Author: Michele Ford and Thomas Pepinsky, ed. Publication Year: 2014

Beyond Oligarchy  features a collection of essays by leading scholars of contemporary Indonesian politics and society, each addressing effects of material inequality on political power and contestation in democratic Indonesia. The contributors assess how critical concepts in the study of politi...

Exploration and Irony in Studies of Siam over Forty Years
Author: Benedict R. O’G. Anderson Publication Year: 2014

Benedict R. O’G. Anderson is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the politics and cultures of Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. His early studies of Indonesia led to the publication of  Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism , a ...

Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field of Indonesian Studies
Author: Eric Tagliacozzo Publication Year: 2014

The twenty-six scholars contributing to this volume have helped shape the field of Indonesian studies over the last three decades. They represent a broad geographic background—Indonesia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada—and have studied in a wide array...

Slow Anthropology
Author: Hjorleifur Jonsson Publication Year: 2014

Slow Anthropology  considers the history of the Iu Mien, an upland Laotian minority caught in the disruptions of the Vietnam-American war. This study challenges the prevailing academic theory that groups living in the hinterlands of Southeast Asia have traditionally fled to the hills, seeking i...

Voices from the Second Republic of South Vietnam (1967–1975)
Author: Keith W. Taylor, ed. Publication Year: 2014

The Republic of (South) Vietnam is commonly viewed as a unified entity throughout the two decades (1955–75) during which the United States was its main ally. Domestic politics during that time, however, followed a dynamic trajectory from authoritarianism to chaos to a relatively stable, eight-y...

A Mountain of Difference: The Lumad in Early Colonial Mindanao
Author: Oona Paredes Publication Year: 2013

A Mountain of Difference  recasts the early colonial encounter between the indigenous Lumad and Christian missionaries in the southern Philippines. This groundbreaking study of the Lumad—the non-Muslim native peoples of Mindanao—draws on Spanish archival sources and indigenous oral traditio...

The Kim Vân Kieu of Nguyen Du (1765–1820)
Author: Nguyen Du, Translated by Vladislav Zhukov, Introduction by K. W. Taylor Publication Year: 2013

Nguyen Du’s  Kim Vân Kieu , written in the early nineteenth century and commonly considered to be a defining masterpiece of Vietnamese literature, is the story of an educated and beautiful young woman who suffers misfortune and degradation before obtaining justice and peace. It is a long poem...

The Politics of Timor-Leste: Democratic Consolidation after Intervention
Author: Michael Leach and Damien Kingsbury Publication Year: 2013

The Politics of Timor-Leste  explores the critical issues facing the Asia-Pacific’s youngest nation as it seeks to consolidate a democracy following years of international intervention. The authors study the challenges that have burdened the state since it broke from Indonesia amid the violen...

Ties that Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance
Author: Angie Ngọc Tran Publication Year: 2013

Ties That Bind  explores Vietnamese labor history from the French colonial period to the contemporary era, tracing a vibrant tradition of workers’ resistance to oppressive conditions. Through interviews with employees, labor organizers, journalists, and officials, as well as evidence from arc...

Demographic Change
Author: Lindy Williams and Michael Philip Guest Publication Year: 2012

During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic change. This volume chronicles the extensive demographic transformations that have accompanied those changes, documenting how public health and other policy interventions contributed to rapid pop...

Glimpses of Freedom: Independent Cinema in Southeast Asia
Author: May Adadol Ingawanij and Benjamin McKay, eds. Publication Year: 2012

Since the late 1990s, a vivid new sphere of cinematic practice in Southeast Asia has emerged and been identified as  independent . What exactly does this term mean in relation to the way films and videos are made, and the way they look? How do issues of festival circulation, piracy, technology, ...

Javanese Literature in Surakarta Manuscripts Vol. 3: Manuscripts of the Radya Pustaka Museum and the Hardjonagaran Library
Author: Nancy K. Florida Publication Year: 2012

This book completes the series of three volumes cataloguing the Javanese-language manuscripts housed in four repositories in the Central Javanese city of Surakarta that were preserved in microfilm under the auspices of the Cornell University’s Surakarta Manuscript Project. The present volume de...

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
Author: Nora A. Taylor and Boreth Ly Publication Year: 2012

This anthology explores artistic practices and works from a diverse and vibrant region. Scholars, critics, and curators offer their perspectives on Southeast Asian art and artists, aiming not to define the field but to illuminate its changing nature and its interactions with creative endeavors an...

The Spirit of Things
Author: Julius Bautista Publication Year: 2012

What role do objects play in crafting the religions of Southeast Asia and shaping the experiences of believers?  The Spirit of Things  explores religious materiality in a region marked by shifting boundaries, multiple beliefs, and trends toward religious exclusivism. While most studi...

Political Authority and Provincial Identity in Thailand
Author: Yoshinori Nishizaki Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: SOSEA-53

The powerful Thai politician and former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa has been disparaged as a corrupt operator who for years channeled excessive state funds into developing his own rural province. This study reinterprets Banharn’s career and offers a detailed portrait of the voters who su...

Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow
Author: Meredith L. Weiss Publication Year: 2011

This work traces the early rise and subsequent decline of politically effective student activism in Malaysia. During the 1970s, the state embarked on a project of “intellectual containment” that both suppressed ongoing mobilization of university students and delegitimized further activism. Th...

Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand
Author: Rachel V. Harrison & Peter A. Jackson, eds. Publication Year: 2010
SPECIAL NOTE:

The Ambiguous Allure of the West is copublished with Hong Kong University Press. As such, SEAP may only sell this book to North American customers. Orders for this book originating outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico must be directed to:

Hong Kong University Pr...

Cultures at War
Author: Edited by Tony Day, Maya H. T. Liem Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: SOSEA 51

The Cold War in Southeast Asia was a many-faceted conflict, driven by regional historical imperatives as much as by the contest between global superpowers. The essays in this book offer the most detailed and probing examination to date of the cultural dimension of the Cold War in Southeast Asia. ...

Vietnam and the West: New Approaches
Author: ed. Wynn Wilcox Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: SOSEA-52

Early studies of Vietnam’s relationship with the West tended to focus on the country’s political and military responses to the aggressions of foreign powers, such as those marking the French colonial period (1862–1954) and the US–Vietnam War. The nine essays in this volume take a differen...

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