Tag Archives: Colonialism

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…

Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971

A review of Empire Besieged:  The Preservation of Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971, by Justin Jacobs. In comparison with its neighbor Tibet, the plight of…

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…

Famine in Soviet Kazakhstan

A review of The Hungry Steppe: Soviet Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Famine 1921-1934, by Sarah Isabel Cameron. Is Kazakhstan a post-colonial state? How do we…

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,…

Gay Activism in Singapore

A review of How Does Law Matter to Social Movements? A Case Study of Gay Activism in Singapore, by Lynette Janice Chua. Lynette Chua’s study…

The Sitar: Symbol of India?

A review of Networks of Music and History: Vilayat Khan and the Emerging Sitar, by Hans Utter. In a crisply written dissertation, Hans Utter brings…

The Body in Korean Modern Art

A review of Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art:  Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art, by Jungsil Lee. Focusing upon the body in both…