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Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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The Minority Muslim Experience in Mainland Southeast Asia A Different Path

The Minority Muslim Experience in Mainland Southeast Asia: A Different Path

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By John Goodman
July 14, 2021

This book examines the lives of the Malay and Cham Muslims in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and examines how they co-exist and live in societies that are dominated by an alternative consensus and are illiberal and non-democratic in nature. Focusing on two major Muslim communities in Southeast ...

Global Indonesia

Global Indonesia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jean Gelman Taylor
June 30, 2021

In the 19th century, colonial rule brought the modern world closer to the Indonesian peoples, introducing mechanized transport, all-weather roads, postal and telegraph communications, and steamship networks that linked Indonesia’s islands to each other, to Europe and the Middle East. This book ...

Literature and Nation-Building in Vietnam The Invisibilization of the Indians

Literature and Nation-Building in Vietnam: The Invisibilization of the Indians

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Chi P. Pham
June 18, 2021

This book analyses why Indians have been made invisible in Vietnamese society and historiography. It argues that their invisibilization originates in the formulaic metaphor Vietnamese nation-makers have used to portray Indians in their quest for national sovereignty and socialism. The book ...

Political Continuity and Conflict in East Timor A History of the 2006 Crisis

Political Continuity and Conflict in East Timor: A History of the 2006 Crisis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ruth Nuttall
June 15, 2021

This book examines the history of political continuity and conflict in East Timor between 1974 and 2006, and the origins of an unexpected crisis in 2006 which caused an international military intervention and several more years of UN missions. Providing a fresh and empirical political history to ...

Translational Politics in Southeast Asian Literatures Contesting Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Translational Politics in Southeast Asian Literatures: Contesting Race, Gender, and Sexuality

1st Edition

Edited By Grace V. S. Chin
March 16, 2021

Highlighting the interconnections between Southeast Asia and the world through literature, this book calls for a different reading approach to the literatures of Southeast Asia by using translation as the main conceptual framework in the analyses and interpretation of the texts, languages, and ...

Affect, Narratives and Politics of Southeast Asian Migration

Affect, Narratives and Politics of Southeast Asian Migration

1st Edition

By Carlos M. Piocos III
February 25, 2021

This book explores the politics of gendered labor migration in Southeast Asia through the stories and perspectives of Indonesian and Filipina women presented in films, fiction, and performance to show how the emotionality of these texts contribute to the emergence and vitality of women’s social ...

Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

1st Edition

By S. C. Y. Luk, P. W. Preston
December 31, 2020

This book addresses key questions about how Singapore is likely to develop going forward, what are the key challenges facing the state, and how is the government going to deal with these matters. The book shows how important Lee Kuan Yew and subsequent individual leaders have been in shaping ...

The History of South Vietnam - Lam The Quest for Legitimacy and Stability, 1963-1967

The History of South Vietnam - Lam: The Quest for Legitimacy and Stability, 1963-1967

1st Edition

By Vinh-The Lam
November 30, 2020

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the political instability of South Vietnam between the two Republics and offers a valuable contribution to the study of the history of Vietnam as it focuses on a decisive period in the history of South Vietnam. A much-needed examination of the political ...

Embodied Performativity in Southeast Asia Multidisciplinary Corporealities

Embodied Performativity in Southeast Asia: Multidisciplinary Corporealities

1st Edition

Edited By Stephanie Burridge
October 23, 2020

A collection presenting cutting edge research from music, dance, performance art, fashion and visual arts, written by scholar-practitioners working in Southeast Asia. This eclectic monograph explores multi-disciplinarily performativity through the body. Exploring the notion of the body as central ...

The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections Identity Politics and Regional Perspectives

The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections: Identity Politics and Regional Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Leonard C. Sebastian, Alexander R. Arifianto
October 16, 2020

The 2018/2019 Indonesian elections were among the most divisive elections in Indonesian history, where identity politics and ethno-religious sentiments were prevalent not just during the 2019 presidential election, but also during the 2018 regional executive elections as well. Contributors to this ...

The Political Economy of Growth in Vietnam Between States and Markets

The Political Economy of Growth in Vietnam: Between States and Markets

1st Edition

By Guanie Lim
October 06, 2020

Since the doi moi reforms in 1986, Vietnam has experienced a dramatic socioeconomic transformation. Lim examines the role of the state and its interaction with market forces in bringing this change about. Taking the motorcycle and banking industries as case studies, this book explores the dynamics ...

ASEAN and Power in International Relations ASEAN, the EU, and the Contestation of Human Rights

ASEAN and Power in International Relations: ASEAN, the EU, and the Contestation of Human Rights

1st Edition

By Jamie D. Stacey
September 08, 2020

This book analyses the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a powerful actor in International Relations by examining how the ASEAN community has evolved, looking specifically at its relationship with the EU with regards to human rights. The book adds to important contemporary debates ...

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