Yearly Archives: 2020

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Vol. 9, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2020 CONTENTS Articles Demarcation of the Yunnan-Burma Tai Minority Area in Warry’s Report of 1891–97: A Critical Evaluation against the Background of Contemporary Chinese Historiography ・・・ Hanli Zhou Volker Grabowsky Post-1998 Changes in Rural Java: The Rapid Expansion of the Middle Class ・・・ Agung Wicaksono The Rubber […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Nicholas ROSS

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Rebel Politics: A Political Sociology of Armed Struggle in Myanmar’s Borderlands David Brenner Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Rebel Politics explains the breakdown of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) ceasefire in 2011 and the gradual re-escalation of conflict in the territories of the Karen National […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Sokhieng AU

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Beyond the Asylum: Mental Illness in French Colonial Vietnam Claire E. Edington Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Claire Edington’s Beyond the Asylum is a welcome addition to the fields of the history of medicine in Southeast Asia and the global history of medicine. The author’s […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, ITO Masako

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party-Ruled Nation Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. This book divides Vietnamese people who have spoken out against the authorities in recent years into four categories and analyzes how the party-state “repressed” […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Guanie LIM

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 The Defeat of Barisan Nasional: Missed Signs or Late Surge? Francis E. Hutchinson and Lee Hwok Aun, eds. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2019. This book unpacks Malaysia’s 14th general election (GE-14) of May 2018. Facing the long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, the freshly configured opposition bloc, […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Wasisto Raharjo JATI

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Scandal and Democracy: Media Politics in Indonesia Mary E. McCoy Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Mary McCoy’s book contains an alternative way of viewing the role of the media in the Indonesian democratization process. Since its inception, the New Order regime had a hostile relationship […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Jacques P. LEIDER

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 BOOK REVIEWS Myanmar’s Buddhist-Muslim Crisis: Rohingya, Arakanese, and Burmese Narratives of Siege and Fear John Clifford Holt Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2019. John Holt’s latest publication is a most welcome addition to the body of research on the Rakhine State crisis, which has lasted […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, Carola Erika LOREA

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Contesting Multiple Borders: Bricolage Thinking and Matua Narratives on the Andaman Islands Carola Erika Lorea* *Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 e-mail: aricar[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.9.2_231 In the liquid borderlands between South and Southeast Asia, where refugees from East […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, Valerie MASHMAN

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 The Story of Lun Tauh, “Our People”: Narrating Identity on the Borders in the Kelabit Highlands* Valerie Mashman** *I have been associated with this village and the Kelabit community for over 30 years through marriage. Fieldwork took place through participant observation and unstructured interviews during […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, Klemens KARLSSON

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 A Place of Belonging in Myths and Memories: The Origin and Early History of the Imagined Tai Khuen Nation (Chiang Tung/Kyaingtong, Myanmar) Klemens Karlsson* *Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand e-mail: klemens.karlsson[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.9.2_181 This study […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, Frances O’MORCHOE

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Narrating Loss and Differentiation: Lahu Origin Stories on the Margins of Burma, China, and Siam Frances O’Morchoe* *Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Shwe Gone Plaza, Bahan, Yangon, Myanmar e-mail: francesomorchoe[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.9.2_161 This article examines variations in Lahu oral tradition across time and […]

Vol. 9, No. 2, Erik DE MAAKER and Monica JANOWSKI

Contents>> Vol. 9, No. 2 Borderland Narratives Erik de Maaker* and Monica Janowski** *Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands Corresponding author’s e-mail: maaker[at] **School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, United […]