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Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Kosal PATH

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979 Andrew Mertha Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014, 192p. Andrew Mertha’s book, Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979, not only provides historical insight into the bureaucratic structure of China’s aid to […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Woonkyung YEO

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 To Nation by Revolution: Indonesia in the 20th Century Anthony Reid Singapore: NUS Press, 2011, 348p. To Nation by Revolution is a collection of articles written by Anthony Reid, who has been praised not only for his seminal book Southeast Asia in the Age of […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Kai CHEN

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Business Practices in Southeast Asia: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Theravada Buddhist Countries Scott A. Hipsher London: Routledge, 2010, 207p. Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society Juliane Schober Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011, 248p. An image come to mind […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, LOH Kah Seng

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 The Ruling Elite of Singapore: Networks of Power and Influence Michael D. Barr London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2014, 200p. Michael Barr’s research on the recent political history of Singapore has not generally been well-received by Singaporean academics, to say the least. This is […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, CHIN Hsuen Wei

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World E. K. Tan Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2013, xii+260p. In Southeast Asian studies, a gap often exists between social science and humanities scholarship. This divide has arisen due to differing research methodologies, methods, approaches, materials, issues, […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Agus Suwignyo

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 In Search of Middle Indonesia: Middle Classes in Provincial Towns Gerry van Klinken and Ward Berenschot, eds. Leiden: KITLV Press; Boston: Brill, 2014, xvi+242p. In 2012, the Indonesian Daily Kompas conducted a survey aiming to calculate the actual number and define the characteristics of what […]


Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City Allison J. Truitt Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013, xii+193p. The scholarly study of banknotes (notaphily) is not a new phenomenon. But it did not take systematic modern form until the 1920s. (Ironically, it emerged under the […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, IMAMURA Masao

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma Mandy Sadan Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 470p. Over the past 15 years, Mandy Sadan has single-handedly launched new historical scholarship on the Kachin people. The Kachin, a group of highlanders who […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Janet Alison HOSKINS

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan Họ Folk Song in Northern Vietnam Lauren Meeker Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 192p. Sounding Out Heritage is an exceptionally appealing and well-designed book, from its colorful cover to its smoothly presented theoretical […]


Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 BOOK REVIEWS Exploration and Irony in Studies of Siam over Forty Years Benedict R. O’G. Anderson Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 2014, 166p. Professor Crocodile Who Blocks the Canal Helpfully compiled and arranged both chronologically and thematically in one volume, the various essays, […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, Claudio

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 The Anti-Communist Third World: Carlos Romulo and the Other Bandung Lisandro E. Claudio* * Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan; Department of Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University, 3rd Floor Leong Hall, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, […]

Vol. 4, No. 1, Yagura

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 1 Intergenerational Land Transfer in Rural Cambodia since the Late 1980s: Special Attention to the Effect of Labor Migration Yagura Kenjiro* * 矢倉研二郎, Faculty of Economics, Hannan University, 5-4-33 Amamihigashi Matsubara, Osaka 580-8502, Japan e-mail: k-yagura[at] DOI: Using primary data collected from three villages in […]