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Tales From Djakarta: Caricatures of Circumstances and their Human Beings
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer Publication Year: 1999 Publication Number: SOSEA 27

This translation of fiction by the well-known (and suppressed) Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer is a welcome addition for any reader. With little traditional narrative structure and an often angry, ironical tone, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach and mak...

The Hadrami Awakening
Author: Natalie Mobini-Kesheh Publication Year: 1999 Publication Number: SOSEA 28

A ground-breaking study of the Arab Hadrami community in Indonesia. The book considers the evolution of Indonesian Arab identity in the context of the rise of nationalism throughout Southeast Asia during the early twentieth century.

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Author: Carl A.Trocki, ed. Publication Year: 1998 Publication Number: SEAPS 17

A compilation of four essays that present a different approach to the study of politics in Southeast Asia. Most studies focus on politics at the national level, yet these essays deal with regional politics as well as with the practical rather than theoretical aspects of democracy. They examine th...

Nguyen Cochinchina
Author: Li Tana Publication Year: 1998 Publication Number: SOSEA 23

A historical reassessment of southern Vietnam and its distinct culture. The author illuminates the resourceful qualities of the Dang Trong pioneers, develops a meticulous analysis of the Nguyen trade and taxation systems, and, in the process, redefines the chief cause of the Tay Son rebellion. Th...

Author: Mayoury Ngaosyvathn & Pheuiphanh Ngaosyvathn Publication Year: 1998 Publication Number: SOSEA 24

A little studied area of interest, the 1827-1828 war between Siam and Laos had formidable and lasting repercussions on the rest of Southeast Asia and was a prelude to the expansion of European colonial powers. This cataclysmic event is studied through reports, documents, testimonies, and archives...

White Hmong-English Dictionary
Author: Ernest E. Heimbach Publication Year: 1997 Publication Number: LANG-WHITE

Contains over 4,900 definitions. Includes a guide to pronunciation, stresses and tone changes as well as useful phrases and proverbs. 1969. 7th printing 1997. 523 pages.

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Young Heroes: The Indonesian Family in Politics
Author: Saya S. Shiraishi Publication Year: 1997 Publication Number: SOSEA 22

An exploration of the family as a cultural, historical, and political construction in New Order Indonesia. The author analyzes how children's everyday lives and schools are fundamentally shaped by national politics. The inextricable intertwining of family life and politics was a subtle but integr...

Author: John Girling Publication Year: 1996 Publication Number: SOSEA 21

A study of rapid capitalist development in Thailand and the rivalries generated not only between the older bureaucracy and the newer, rising entrepreneurial elite, but also between urban and rural entrepreneurs. Girling analyzes the significance of these developments for the political future of T...

Making Indonesia
Author: Daniel S. Lev & Ruth McVey , eds. Publication Year: 1996 Publication Number: SOSEA 20

This collection examines the genesis and evolution of the modern Indonesian nation-state. Essays range from a study of the nation's imaginative conception to a study of the Suharto government's political and financial infrastructure. Contributing authors include Ruth McVey, Takashi Shiraishi, Fre...

Sbek Thom: Khmer Shadow Theater
Author: Pech Tum Kravel Publication Year: 1996 Publication Number: SBEK THOM

A book studying the history and significance of shadow puppet theater in Cambodia. Khmer and English texts, as well as 153 full-page photographs, describe the Khmer Reamker, an ancient story whose episodes and characters have figured in Cambodian shadow theater pageants for centuries. Published j...

The Revolution Falters : The Left in Philippine Politics After 1986
Author: Patricio N. Abinales , ed. Publication Year: 1996

A close investigation of the contemporary Philippine Left, focusing on the political challenges and dilemmas which confronted activists following the disintegration of the Marcos regime and the reestablishment of electoral democracy under Corazon Aquino.A collection of essays by Kathleen Weekley,...

Essays into Vietnamese Pasts
Author: K.W. Taylor, & John K. Whitmore, eds. Publication Year: 1995 Publication Number: SOSEA 19

A collection of essays demonstrating ways to read the pasts of Vietnam through detailed analyses of its art, chronicles, legends, documents, and monuments. The many voices heard throughout the book undermine the idea of a single Vietnamese past. Essayists include Tran Quoc Vuong and Shawn McHale ...

Author: Ahmat Adam Publication Year: 1995 Publication Number: SOSEA 17

A unique study of the growth and development of the Indonesian press and its influence on the birth of a modern Indonesian socioeconomic and political consciousness. Studies the history of the vernacular press in Indonesia with far- reaching arguments that link the rise of the press to the emerge...

Approaching Suharto's Indonesia From the Margins
Author: Takashi Shiraishi, ed. Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: TRANS-04

This text is the fourth and final volume in a series of essays by Japanese scholars of Southeast Asia. Essayists include Yoshinori Murai, whose "The Authoritarian Bureaucratic Politics of Development: Indonesia under Suharto's New Order" considers the political styles and methodologies of Suharto...

Author: Damrong Tayanin Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: SEAPS 14

Combining autobiography and ethnography, Damrong Tayanin examines the life ways, customs, practices, and beliefs of the Kammu people by describing his own early life experiences. 1994. 138 pp. Illustrations, maps.

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Author: Franklin E. Huffman & Tran Trong Hai Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: LANG-VET-01

1980. 3rd printing 1994. 401 pages.

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Sjahrir: Politics and Exile in Indonesia
Author: Rudolf Mràzek Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: SOSEA 14

A comprehensive biography of the Indonesian nationalist leader and Prime Minister of the Indonesian Republic, Sutan Sjahrir. This work is both a study of an individual and the social conditions that shaped him. The author has conducted extensive research and interviews with those who knew Sjahrir...

Author: Robert B. Jones, Ruchira C. Mendiones & Craig J. Reynolds Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: LANG-THAI-CULTR

Includes a Thai-English glossary of over 3,500 words.Revised edition 1976. 2nd printing 1994. 517 pages. (Oversized)

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Author: Craig J. Reynolds Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: SOSEA 03

Using as a basis Jit Poumisak's The Real Face of Thai Feudalism Today (1957), Reynolds both writes Thai history and critiques the historiography relevant to that history. He is markedly concerned with epistemology and historiography (who writes history and what form it should take, questions of r...

Author: David K., Wyatt, trans. and ed. Publication Year: 1994 Publication Number: SOSEA 16

A new translation of the 1894 chronicle of this important kingdom, which sat astride the major trade routes linking northern Laos to the central Siam plains. Now a town in modern Thailand, Nan was once a powerful ancient principality that began to lose power and control in the late nineteenth cen...

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