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Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, William Noseworthy

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Cambodia’s Muslims and the Malay World: Malay Language, Jawi Script, and Islamic Factionalism from the 19th Century to the Present Philipp Bruckmayr Leiden: Brill, 2019. There are many notable recent books and articles on Cambodia’s Muslim communities, including works by Farina So (2011), Ysa Osman […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Hua Xiaobo

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Dispossession, Accumulation and Persistence Jonathan Rigg Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. In recent decades, rural societies and the agricultural sector in Southeast Asia have undergone dramatic transformations and been integrated into the global economy. A range of book series, special […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Guido Sprenger

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975 Christopher J. Shepherd Singapore: Asian Studies Association of Australia/NUS Press, 2019. When the Timorese surrendered their most sacred ancestral heirlooms to the Portuguese administrators in the second half of the nineteenth and first […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Saowanee T. Alexander

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village Patcharin Lapanun Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. Making Sense of Transnational Marriage through the Eyes of Mia Farang The northeastern region of Thailand, known as Isan, is a geographic nexus of complex issues subject to […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Huang Yun

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Buddhist Revitalization and Chinese Religions in Malaysia Tan Lee Ooi Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. Buddhist Revitalization and Chinese Religions in Malaysia focuses on the background and the historical process of Buddhist revitalization in Malaysia. It analyzes the unique social, cultural, and political context inside […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Julian Millie

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Islam, Humanity, and Indonesian Identity: Reflections on History Ahmad Syafii Maarif Translated by George A. Fowler Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. This book is valuable for its exposition of a characteristically modernist Muslim perspective on Indonesia’s future. Its writer, Ahmad Syafii Maarif (b. West Sumatra 1935), […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Lisa Arensen

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 BOOK REVIEWS Tides of Empire: Religion, Development, and Environment in Cambodia Courtney Work New York: Berghahn Books, 2020. After a long hiatus, there is a welcome resurgence of ethnographic research emerging from Cambodia. Monographs have recently been written by Eve Zucker (2013), Erik Davis (2015), […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, Criselda Yabes

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Creating Sulu: In Search of Policy Coalitions in the Conflict-Ridden Island Criselda Yabes* *Freelance Writer e-mail: yabescriselda[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.10.2_295 The island province of Sulu has seen a military presence for decades, the result of a failed rebel uprising in 1974, when the capital town of […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, Carl Milos R. Bulilan

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 From Governing to Selling Tourism: Changing Role of Local Government in the Tourism Development of Bohol, Philippines Carl Milos R. Bulilan* *Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines e-mail: cmbulilan[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.10.2_273 Tourism is a major global industry. Governments in developing countries have developed tourism […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, Meynardo P. Mendoza

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Conjugal Mayorship: The Fernandos and the Transformation of Marikina, 1992–2010 Meynardo P. Mendoza* *Department of History, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Leong Hall Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines e-mail: mpmendoza[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.10.2_255 From 1992 to 2010, […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, Kusaka Wataru

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Rise of “Business-Friendly” Local Elite Rule in the Philippines: How the Valdezes Developed San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Kusaka Wataru* *日下 渉, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan e-mail: kusaka[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.10.2_223 This paper aims to explain why reform-oriented local politics […]

Vol. 10, No. 2, Takagi Yusuke

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 2 Policy Making after Revolution: The Faces of Local Transformation of the Philippines Takagi Yusuke* *高木佑輔, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7–22–1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106–8677, Japan e-mail: y-takagi[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.10.2_199 The decentralization process trigg Congressional Record. Quezon City: House of Representativered by the […]