South East Asian Studies Products

  • Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Friederike Trotier, Alan Bairner

    Despite a widely held, and not entirely erroneous, view that the cultures of East and Southeast Asia commonly favour the mind over the body or, at least mental activity rather than physical endeavour, this collection of essays sheds light on the wide range of diverse ways in which sport and body…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By Clemens Six

    The intensifying conflicts between religious communities in contemporary South and Southeast Asia signify the importance of gaining a clearer understanding of how societies have historically organised and mastered their religious diversity.Based on extensive archival research in Asia, Europe, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Cheesman

    Myanmar’s recovery from half a century of military rule has been fraught. As in other religiously, culturally and linguistically heterogeneous countries where a dictatorship has loosened a tight grip, people there have wanted for democratic institutions to express and manage conflict. Under these…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia

    Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas, 1st Edition

    By Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence once the Laskar…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia

    Transforming the Margins, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler, Anna-Teresa Grumblies

    Since colonial rule, the island of Java served as Indonesia’s imagined centre and prime example of development, while the Outer Islands were constructed as the state’s marginalised periphery. Recent processes of democratisation and regional autonomy, however, have significantly changed the power…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Tropical Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1941-45

    1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the land war during the Second World War in South-East Asia and the South and South-West Pacific. The extensive existing literature focuses on particular armies – Japanese, British, American, Australian or Indian – and/or on particular…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief, 1st Edition

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Economy of Colonial Malaya

    Administrators versus Capitalists, 1st Edition

    By Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja

    Although colonies are often viewed as having been of crucial economic importance to Britain’s empire, those responsible for administering the colonies were often not at all interested in or supportive of commercial ventures, as this book demonstrates. Based on extensive original research, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Thiri Rama

    Finding Ramayana in Myanmar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dawn F. Rooney

    The Thiri Rama – or the Great Rama – was written for court performance and is the only known illustrated version of the Ramayana story in Myanmar. Based on palm-leaf manuscripts and scenes carved on over 300 sandstone plaques at a mid-nineteenth-century Buddhist pagoda west of Mandalay in Myanmar,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge India

  • Neutrality in Southeast Asia

    Concepts and Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Tarling

    This book analyses the notion of neutrality to the politics of the state in Southeast Asia. Distinguishing among neutrality, neutralism and neutralisation, it asks what relation do the concepts bear to the independence of states, and how do they relate to other forms of inter-state relations and to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste

    Dynamics of Social and Cultural Cohabitations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susana de Matos Viegas, Rui Feijó

    1999 was a decisive year in the long history of the people of Timor-Leste, whose future was open when they voted for independence in a UN-sponsored referendum. Its results left no doubt that the Timorese considered themselves to be a nation wishing to have their own state, which they would…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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