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  1. Not Out of Hate
    Ma Ma Lay’s 1955 novel of the marriage between a rural teenager to a powerful Anglophile twenty years her senior, set in prewar Burma, is an engaging drama, finely observed work of social realism, and stirring rejection of Western... Learn More
    Published: 19th August 2019
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  2. Passionate Revolutions
    Passionate Revolutions examines the role of political emotions and media in the rise and fall of the Marcos regime. Focusing on the sentimental stories and melodramatic cultural politics of the press and cinema, Espiritu discusses... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2017
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  3. Camp Life Is Paradise for Freddy
    In this lyrical but controversial memoir of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp for Dutch colonialists during World War II, Lanzing enlivens ongoing discussions of the politics of memory and the powerful—if contentious—contributions... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2017
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  4. Women in the Shadows
    Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, connects a mythic past to the present through public ritual performance and is one of most important performance traditions in Bali. The dalang, or puppeteer, is revered in Balinese society as... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2016
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  5. Viet Nam
    During his 20 years as a columnist for Việt Nam News, Huu Ngoc both charmed and educated an international readership with his simple but elegant glimpses into Vietnamese culture. These selections from his column are perfectly... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2016
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  6. Subversive Lives
    From the 1960s to the 1990s, seven members of the Quimpo family dedicated themselves to the anti-Marcos resistance in the Philippines, sometimes at profound personal cost.... Learn More
    Published: 29th July 2016
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  7. Gongs and Pop Songs
    Scholarship on the musical traditions of Indonesia has long focused on practices from Java and Bali, including famed gamelan traditions, at the expense of the wide diversity of other musical forms within the archipelago.... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2015
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  8. Land for the People
    Half of Indonesia’s massive population still lives on farms, and for these tens of millions of people the revolutionary promise of land reform remains largely unfulfilled. The Basic Agrarian Law, enacted in the wake of the... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2013
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  9. Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java
    Women’s status in rural Java can appear contradictory to those both inside and outside the culture. In some ways, women have high status and broad access to resources, but other situations suggest that Javanese women lack real... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2012
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  10. The Return of the Galon King
    In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into one of the largest... Learn More
    Published: 17th November 2010
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  11. Resistance on the National Stage
    Resistance on the National Stage analyzes the ways in which, between 1985 and 1998, modern theater practitioners in Indonesia contributed to a rising movement of social protest against the long-governing New Order regime of President... Learn More
    Published: 2nd November 2010
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  12. Sino – Malay Trade and Diplomacy from the Tenth through the Fourteenth Century
    China has been an important player in the international economy for two thousand years and has historically exerted enormous influence over the development and nature of political and economic affairs in the regions beyond its... Learn More
    Published: 22nd December 2009
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  13. Wartime in Burma
    This diary, begun after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and covering the invasion of Burma up to June 1942, is a moving account of the dilemmas faced by the well-loved and prolific Burmese author Theippan Maung Wa (a pseudonym... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2009
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  14. Indonesian Exports, Peasant Agriculture, and the World Economy, 1850-2000
    The Indonesian economy, like the Indonesian nation state, took shape as part of the colonial transformation of the archipelago by the Dutch in the mid-nineteenth century. The agricultural sector of the economy provided food and... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2009
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  15. Silenced Voices
    Like a number of Netherlanders in the post–World War II era, Inez Hollander only gradually became aware of her family’s connections with its Dutch colonial past, including a Creole great-grandmother.... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2008
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  16. Realizing the Dream of R. A. Kartini
    Realizing the Dream of R. A. Kartini: Her Sisters\u2019 Letters from Colonial Java presents a unique collection of documents reflecting the lives, attitudes, and politics of four Javanese women in the early twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 12th February 2008
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