Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Politics of Community for Vietnamese Lesbians

A review of A Queer Political Economy of “Community”: Gender, Space, and the Transnational Politics of Community for Vietnamese Lesbians (les) in Saigon, by Natalie…

Buddhist Reform in 20c China & Singapore

A review of Kuayue Zhong, Xin de fojiao dashi: Zhuandao fashi yanjiu 跨越中、新的佛教大师: 转道法师研究 (A Master across China and Singapore: Research on Venerable Zhuandao), by…

Birth Pangs of the Malaysian Nation

A review of Contested Nationalisms and Propaganda: Birth Pangs of a Malaysian Nation, 1957-1969, by Cheong Soon Gan.  In the first twelve years of Malaya/Malaysia’s independence,…

Spain, China & Japan in Manila 1571-1644

A review of When Political Economies Meet: Spain, China and Japan in Manila, ca. 1571-1644, by Birgit Magdalena Tremml. Birgit Magdalena Tremml’s study on the…

South Asia + Southeast Asia on DR

The fourth season of Dissertation Reviews begins this Fall, and the South Asia and Southeast Asia series will continue to bring you reviews of dissertations,…

New Face on Southeast Asia Studies DR

We are very excited to welcome a new editor to “Southeast Asia Studies Dissertation Reviews,” Inga Gruß (Cornell University). She joins the current editor, Chiara Formichi (City…

Jihad & Passionate Politics in Indonesia

A review of After Jihad: A Biographical Approach to Passionate Politics in Indonesia, by M. Najib Azca. Drawing from his own experience as a former…