Review of: Wasana Wongsurawat, The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019

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.

Review of: Silvia Vignato and Matteo Carlo Alcano, Eds., Searching for Work: Small-Scale Mobility and Unskilled Labor in Southeast Asia

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.

Review of: Koji Kubo, Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market: Controls, Reforms, and Informal Market

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

Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar

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

Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism

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