The Crown and the Capitalists provides a notably de-nationalized, trans-nationalized, and inter-nationalized account of modern Thai history, with implications well worthy of consideration and further exploration over the years to come.
ASEAS(UK) are proud to present the first webinar in our Online Event Series, an online panel discussion on Southeast Asian National Responses to Covid-19.
New for 2020, ASEAS(UK) is delighted to announce the launch of our Online Event Series, a programme of webinars bringing together the latest research and debates within Southeast Asian Studies. … Continue reading Online Event Series
Searching for Work provides absorbing snapshots of what life is like for low and unskilled precarious labour in Southeast Asia today. It will be of interest and value to students and scholars of development, gender, migration, and labour.
The Indonesian island of Lombok is home to a deeply Islamic society, where religious groups can have more sway than the formal government. Jeremy Kingsley’s book examines the influence of a network of ulama and Islamic schools to think about how authority actually works on the ground.
By Sandar Win It has been a great pleasure for me to read Koji Kubo’s work on Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market since there are a dearth of studies on Myanmar’s … Continue reading Review of: Koji Kubo, Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market: Controls, Reforms, and Informal Market
By Shona Loong Myanmar’s faltering political transition has been scrutinised from many angles, but hardly ever through the lens of the survivalist strategies of the country’s poor. This is where … Continue reading Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar
By Astri Suhrke When Violence Works is a provocative title of a book, and Patrick Barron sets about to show how violence has worked in Indonesia in a select number … Continue reading Review of: Patrick Barron, When Violence Works: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia
By Michael Buehler Stories about growing religious intolerance in Indonesia have frequently made headlines around the world in recent years. The arrest and subsequent imprisonment of the Christian governor of … Continue reading Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism
By Anh-Susann Pham Thi Speaking Out in Vietnam is a long-awaited contribution to Vietnam studies and will be essential reading for many future projects that aim to focus on the … Continue reading Review of: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party–Ruled Nation
By Michael Buehler Recent years have seen an upsurge in works on authoritarianism in general and subnational authoritarianism in particular. In this context, the growing presence of dynasties in politics … Continue reading Review of: Kanchan Chandra, Ed., Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics
By Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra Professor Adnyana Manuaba was one of the great creative thinkers of Balinese and Indonesian society. He was the founder of Bali HESG … Continue reading Obituary: Professor Adnyana Manuaba