Tag Archives: Malaysia

Bodhisattvas in Kuala Lumpur

A review of Becoming Bodhisattvas: Practices and the Popular Discourse of Kuan-Yin in Kuala Lumpur, by Arthur Chia. It has often been noted that the…

Sexuality, Islam & Politics in Malaysia

A review of Sexuality, Islam and Politics in Malaysia: A Study of the Shifting Strategies of Regulation, by tan beng hui. In the past decade…

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,…

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…

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,…