Category Archives: Southeast Asia

National Library of Singapore

A review of the National Library of Singapore, Singapore. The tall, bright and shiny National Library of Singapore (100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064; www.nlb.gov.sg), located…

Religious Modernities in Thai Meditation Centers

A review of Constructing Religious Modernities: Hybridity, Reinterpretation and Adaptation in Thailand’s International Meditation Centers, by Brooke Schedneck.  This important and timely work addresses the…

Goddess Images in Cambodian Art

A review of The Symbiosis of Image, Monument and Landscape:  A Study of Select Goddess Images at Prasat Kravan, Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei in…

Gender & Normativity in Post-Tsunami Indonesia

Becoming Better “Men” and “Women”: Negotiating Normativity through Gender Mainstreaming in Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Initiatives in Aceh, Indonesia, by Marjaana Jauhola. In her transdisciplinary PhD research…

National Archives of Singapore

A review of the National Archives of Singapore, Singapore. The National Archives of Singapore (1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868; www.nas.gov.sg) is located in the former premises…

Malaysia & Singapore’s China Policy

A review of Smaller States’ Alignment Choices: A Comparative Study of Malaysia and Singapore’s Hedging Behavior in the Face of a Rising China, by Cheng-Chwee…

Police, Democracy & the Indonesian State

A review of The Rise of Polri: Democratisation and the Political Economy of Security in Indonesia, by Jacqui Baker. Jacqui Baker’s dissertation is a significant…

Islamic Revivalism in Southeast Asia

A review of The Social Dynamics of Islamic Revivalism in Southeast Asia: The Rise of the Patani School, 1785-1909, by Francis Bradley. In the introduction…

Holy War in Teregganu, Malaya 1928

A review of Forests of Islam: Territory, Environment, and Holy War in Teregganu, Malaya, 1928, by Amrita Malhi. Amrita Malhi sets out to investigate the 1928…

Western Medicine in Colonial Malaya

A review of Malay Responses to the Promotion of Western Medicine, with Particular Reference to Women and Child Healthcare in the Federated Malay States, 1920-1939,…