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Scholarly Publications

Culture and Power in Traditional Siamese Government
Author: Neil A. Englehart Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: SEAPS 18

A broad reevaluation of Siam's political culture as it existed prior to King Chulalongkorn's administrative reforms in the nineteenth century. Englehart examines wide-ranging evidence to show that traditional Siamese government functioned more effectively and rationally than most scholars have ac...

Violence and the State in Suharto's Indonesia
Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson, ed. Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: SOSEA 30

These essays, many of which were originally published in the journal Indonesia, investigate institutionalized violence in New Order Indonesia and the ongoing legacy Suharto's dictatorship has conferred on the nation. The collection includes papers on East Timor, Aceh, Biak, police, and the Indone...

Javanese Literature
Author: Nancy K. Florida Publication Year: 2000 Publication Number: SURAKATRA 2

Annotated bibliography of Javanese manuscripts housed in the Reksa Pustaka library in Surakarta, the first institutionalized library in the Indies founded and administered by native Javanese. 2000. 576 pages. (Oversized)

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Studies in Southeast Asian Art
Author: Nora A. Taylor, ed. Publication Year: 2000 Publication Number: SOSEA 29

This wide-ranging collection of essays examines the arts of Southeast Asia in context. Contributors study the creation, use, and local significance of works of art, illuminating the many complex links between an object's aesthetic qualities and its origins in a community. 2000. 244 pages. Color i...

Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam
Author: Vicente L. Rafael, ed. Publication Year: 1999 Publication Number: SOSEA 25

A collection of essays that stem from a conference on the nature, definitions, reasons, and substance of criminality and the relationship between criminality and colonial state formation. The authors delve into such themes as surveillance, incarceration, law and custom, secrecy, and corruption. H...

History, Culture, and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives
Author: Oliver W. Wolters Publication Year: 1999 Publication Number: SOSEA 26

A study of regional history based on culture and intra-regional relationships, this collection of essays marks a difference in approach and focus on the part of the author himself, who explores questions of historiography (his lengthy postscripts give extensive commentary on the 1982 edition). Ar...

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...

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