Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Rethinking Buddha Images in Thailand

A review of The Social and Religious World of Northern Thai Buddha Images: Art, Lineage, Power and Place in Lan Na Monastic Chronicles (Tamnan), by…

Three Colonial Collections in Japan

A review of Three Colonial Collections in Japan The Northern Studies Collection, Hokkaidō University, Sapporo, Japan 札幌市北区北8条西5丁目 北海道大学附属図書館 北方資料室 tel: +81-1-1706-2994; website The Northern Studies…

Progressive Islam in Indonesia

A review of Faith, Moral Authority, and Politics: The Making of Progressive Islam in Indonesia, by Alexander R. Arifianto. At a time when Islamic organizations…

The Politics of Law & Order in Myanmar

A review of The Politics of Law and Order in Myanmar, by Nick W. Cheesman. While Myanmar has received a considerable amount of attention during…

Student Activism in Indonesia

A review of Living for the Caliphate: Hizbut Tahrir Student Activism in Indonesia, by Claudia Nef Saluz. Claudia Nef Saluz’s dissertation makes an important contribution…

Blogging Your Research: Fieldwork Websites

Considering the Benefits of Fieldwork Websites Before beginning fieldwork for my PhD dissertation, I followed a number of blogs that related to my subject of…

Political Religion & the Khmer Rouge

A review of Pol Pot’s Total Revolution: An Inquiry of Democratic Kampuchea as a Political Religion, by Steven Michael DeBurger. Pol Pot’s Total Revolution offers…