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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...

Vietnam and the West: New Approaches
Author: Wynn Wilcox, ed. 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...

Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand
Author: Rachel V. Harrison & Peter A. Jackson, eds. Publication Year: 2010
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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: Tony Day and Maya H. T. Liem, eds. 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. ...

State of Authority
Author: Gerry van Klinken and Joshua Barker, eds. Publication Year: 2009 Publication Number: SOSEA 50

A major realignment is taking place in the way we understand the state in Indonesia. New studies on local politics, ethnicity, the democratic transition, corruption, Islam, popular culture, and other areas hint at novel concepts of the state, though often without fully articulating them.This book...

Phan Chau Trinh and His Political Writings
Author: Vinh Sinh, editor & translator Publication Year: 2009 Publication Number: SOSEA 49

Phan Chau Trinh (1872-1926) was the earliest proponent of democracy and popular rights in Vietnam. Throughout his life, he favored a moderate approach to political change and advised the country's leaders to seek gradual progress for Vietnam within the French colonial system. Unlike many of his c...

Dependent Communities
Author: Caroline Hughes Publication Year: 2009 Publication Number: SOSEA 48

Dependent Communities  investigates the political situations in contemporary Cambodia and East Timor, where powerful international donors intervened following deadly internal conflicts. This comparative analysis critiques international policies that focus on rebuilding state institutions to acc...

A Man Like Him
Author: Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: SOSEA 47

The story of eight years in the brief life of Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung, a courageous Burmese journalist and editor. His political analyses helped guide the nation during a turbulent era marked by internal struggles to establish a democracy independent of Britain in the late 1930s and the Japanes...

At the Edge of the Forest
Author: Anne Ruth Hansen and Judy Ledgerwood, eds. Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: SOSEA 46

Inspired by the groundbreaking work of David Chandler on Cambodian attempts to find order in the aftermath of turmoil, these essays explore Cambodian history using a rich variety of sources that cast light on Khmer perceptions of violence, wildness, and order, the "forest" and cultured space, and...

Conflict, Violence, and Displacement in Indonesia
Author: Eva-Lotta E. Hedman, ed. Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: SOSEA 45

This volume foregrounds the dynamics of displacement and the experiences of internal refugees uprooted by conflict and violence in Indonesia. Contributors examine displacement in the context of militarized conflict and violence in East Timor, Aceh, and Papua, and in other parts of Outer Island In...

Early Southeast Asia: Selected Essays
Author: O. W. Wolters Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: SOSEA 43

A collection of the classic essays of O. W. Wolters, reflecting his radiant and meticulous lifelong study of pre-modern Southeast Asia, its literature, trade, government, and vanished cities. Included is an intellectual biography by the editor, which covers Wolters

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Friends and Exiles
Author: Des Alwi Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: SOSEA 44

Des Alwi tells of his childhood on the eastern Indonesian island of Banda, where he was befriended and adopted by two nationalist leaders, Mohammad Hatta and Sutan Sjahrir, who had been exiled there by the Dutch colonial regime. He describes in detail his experiences on Banda and Java during the ...

Many Ways of Being Muslim
Author: Coeli Barry, ed. Publication Year: 2008
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The Many Ways of Being Muslim  is copublished with Anvil Publishing, The Philippines. As such,  SEAP may only sell and ship this book to customers located in the United States.  Orders for this book originating outside the United States must be directed to: Anvil Publishing

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Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism, Revised Edition
Author: Thak Chaloemtiarana Publication Year: 2007 Publication Number: SOSEA 42

In 1958, Marshal Sarit Thanarat became prime minister of Thailand following a bloodless coup. This book offers a comprehensive study of Sarit's paternalistic, militaristic regime, which laid the foundations for Thailand's support of the US military campaign in Southeast Asia. The analysis documen...

Laskar Jihad
Author: Noorhaidi Hasan Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: SOSEA 40

An in-depth study of the militant Islamic Laskar Jihad movement and its links to international Muslim networks and ideological debates. This analysis is grounded in extensive research and interviews with Salafi leaders and activists who supported jihad throughout the Moluccas.

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Possessed by the Spirits
Author: ed. Karen Fjelstad and Nguyen Thi Hien Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: SEAPS 23

Essays examining the resurgence of the Mother Goddess religion among contemporary Vietnamese following the economic "Renovation" period in Vietnam. Anthropologists explore the forces that compel individuals to become mediums and the social repercussions of their decisions and interactions.

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The Industry of Marrying Europeans
Author: Vu Trong Phung, Trans. and Introduced by Thuy Tranviet Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: SEAPS 22

This work by Vu Trong Phung, written in the 1930s, reports and expands on the author's meetings with North Vietnamese women who had made an "industry" of marrying European men. The Industry of Marrying Europeans is notable for its sharp observations, pointed humor, and unconventional mix of nonfi...

Views of Seventeenth-Century Vietnam
Author: Olga Dror and K. W. Taylor (introduced & annotated) Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: SOSEA 41

This volume introduces two of the earliest writings about Vietnam to appear in the English language. The reports come from narrators with different interests who are viewing different parts of Vietnam at an early stage of European involvement in the region.

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Securing a Place : Small-Scale Artisans in Modern Indonesia
Author: Elizabeth Morrell Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: SEAPS 21

This book describes artisans from South Sulawesi, Indonesia, as they attempt to overcome poverty and communicate ethnic identity through participation in fluctuating silk and tourist souvenir industries. Morrell assesses the significance and long-term sustainability of their activities. The discu...

Spirited Politics
Author: Andrew C. Willford and Kenneth M. George Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: SOSEA 38

The essays in  Spirited Politics  throw light on predicaments that spring from the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary Southeast Asian public life. Covering material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the contributors explore the calamities...

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