Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India

A review of Mercantile Aesthetics: Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India (1664-1761), by Liza Oliver. This dissertation unravels the meaning of South Indian textiles…

State Archives of West Bengal

A review of the State Archives of West Bengal (Kolkata, India). Researching the river Ganges during the 18th and 19th century led me along Kolkata’s…

Cambodian Cham Identities in a Global Age

A review of From the Khmer Rouge to Hambali: Cham Identities in a Global Age, by Kok-Thay Eng. The Cambodian Genocide: most scholars have heard…

Decolonising Anglo-Indians

A review of Decolonising Anglo-Indians: Strategies for a Mixed Race Community in Late Colonial India during the First Half of the Twentieth Century, by Uther…

Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan

A review of Marshaling Culture: Strategies of Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan, by Winifred Kai-wen Chang. Winifred Chang’s dissertation is a reexamination of the centrality…