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Reading Southeast Asia

Reading Southeast Asia
Takashi Shiraishi, ed.
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A collection of essays by Japanese scholars, this work deals with the literature (in its broadest sense) of and about Southeast Asia and this literature's relationship to culture, history, and politics. The works studied by these authors include those which deal in politics, theory, language, history, anthropology, and religion. Works include Popular Catholicism in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines: The Case of Cofradia de San Jose by Setsuho Ikehata and Patjar Merah Indonesia and Tan Malaka: A Popular Novel and a Revolutionary Legend by Noriaka Oshikawa. The essays are varied and fascinating. 1990. 188 pages.

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