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]]gmail.com; trissia.wijaya[at]murdoch.edu.au DOI: 10.20495/seas.8.2_295 Taking issues from mainstream research, which has overly coalesced the discussion around patronage-ridden relationships and money politics, this paper argues that democracy has restructured the pattern of state-ethnic Chinese business relationships into a dispersed network, due to the dynamics of capital convertibility within varying scales of power and interests. Offering a unique perspective on capital conversion, this paper aims to debunk the orthodox view of Chinese capital as being merely money that […]

Vol. 7, No 3, KHOO Boo Teik

Contents>> Vol. 7, No. 3 Introduction: A Moment to Mull, a Call to Critique Khoo Boo Teik* * The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan e-mail: khoo-bt[at]grips.ac.jp DOI: 10.20495/seas.7.3_271 The year 2017, which marked the 60th year since the Federation of Malaya emerged from colonial rule to become a new nation, was a compelling moment to reflect on important social, economic, cultural, and political developments and changes that had taken place. Some changes were realized more or less as planned, while others were unforeseen. Some fulfilled hopes, but others scuttled expectations. Many brought lasting outcomes but many more only transitory impacts. This chapter serves […]

Vol.3, No.1 Ramon Guillermo

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 1 Themes of Invention, Help, and Will: Joachim Campe’s Robinson der Jüngere in Tagalog and Bahasa Melayu Translations Ramon Guillermo* * Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Metro Manila, Philippines e-mail: bomen.guillermo[at]gmail.com Joachim Heinrich Campe’s pedagogical work Robinson der Jüngere (1779/1780) represents one of the most important and popular educational works of the European Enlightenment. It is not widely known that this work was translated into Malay as Hikayat Robinson Crusoë (1875) and into Tagalog as Ang Bagong Robinson (1879) in the late nineteenth century. This paper attempts a preliminary comparative analysis of […]


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