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Vol. 8, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Scott EDWARDS

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and Competing Paradigms Anthony Milner, Abdul Rahman Embong, and Tham Siew Yean, eds. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014. Racial divisions in Malaysia have long dominated academic and public discourse concerning Malaysia’s domestic politics, its development, and its society. As Anthony […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Michael D. BARR

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Liberalism Disavowed: Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore Chua Beng Huat Singapore: NUS Press, 2017. In his latest book, Chua Beng Huat offers the reader a thoughtful and provocative interpretation of the principles and the operation of the Singapore government over a 50-year period, though […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Edoardo SIANI

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory Maurizio Peleggi Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2017. “How plausible [. . .] is it to assume the existence of a shared Thai cultural memory?” (p. 4). This is the promising question that sets Thailand historian […]


Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 BOOK REVIEWS Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura Yanwar Pribadi Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Taking into account the historical concept that always presents continuity and change, Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura examines the factors […]

Vol. 8, No 2, Trissia WIJAYA

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Chinese Business in Indonesia and Capital Conversion: Breaking the Chain of Patronage Trissia Wijaya* * Asia Research Center, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia e-mail: trissiawijaya92[at]; trissia.wijaya[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.8.2_295 Taking issues from mainstream research, which has overly coalesced the discussion around […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, Andrea Malaya M. RAGRAGIO and Myfel D. PALUGA

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 An Ethnography of Pantaron Manobo Tattooing (Pangotoeb): Towards a Heuristic Schema in Understanding Manobo Indigenous Tattoos Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio* and Myfel D. Paluga* * Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of the Philippines-Mindanao, Barangay Mintal, Davao City, Philippines; Institute […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, Kanjana Hubik THEPBORIRUK

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Dear Thai Sisters: Propaganda, Fashion, and the Corporeal Nation under Phibunsongkhram Kanjana Hubik Thepboriruk* * กัญจนา เทพบริรักษ์ Department of World Languages and Culture, Northern Illinois University, 335 Watson Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA; Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, 520 College View Court, […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, NAKATSUJI Susumu

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Land Use and Land Cover Changes during the Second Indochina War and Their Long-Term Impact on a Hilly Area in Laos Nakatsuji Susumu* * 中辻󠄀 享,Faculty of Letters, Konan University, 8–9–1 Okamoto, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 658–8501, Japan e-mail: nakatuji[at] DOI: 10.20495/seas.8.2_203 Armed conflicts create drastic […]

Vol. 8, No. 2, Robert COLE et al.

Contents>> Vol. 8, No. 2 Local Agency in Development, Market, and Forest Conservation Interventions in Lao PDR’s Northern Uplands Robert Cole,* Maria Brockhaus,** Grace Y. Wong,*** Maarit H. Kallio,† and Moira Moeliono†† * Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, AS2 03-01 1 Arts Link, Kent Ridge Singapore 117568; Center […]