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Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory

David Chandler and Rita Smith Kipp, series editors

Perhaps no other part of the world is as historically complex and as culturally diverse as Southeast Asia. This region has played a key role in world history and will no doubt continue to do so, yet it remains little known to the general public and even to most scholars of Asia.

Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory seeks to raise the visibility of Southeast Asia in scholarly circles and among general readers. Its broad scope covers history (memory) and culture (meanings), especially when these topics also elucidate issues of power (politics) at various social levels. In aiming to publish the very best scholarship on Southeast Asia, the editors welcome manuscripts emerging from a variety of disciplines, especially those produced by scholars who have recently earned Ph.D.’s. Manuscripts should speak to specialists and engage with conversations and debates within the disciplines, but should also be accessible to the international community of scholars and to anyone seriously interested in Southeast Asia.

Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam, by Lauren Meeker (September 2013)

Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia, by Eve Monique Zucker (April 2013)

Potent Landscapes: Place and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia, by Catherine Allerton (April 2013)

Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia, by L. Ayu Saraswati (March 2013)

The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong, by Sverre Molland (2012)

Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos, by Sarinda Singh (2012)

Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma, by Chie Ikeya (2011)

Luc Xi: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi, by Vu Trong Phung, translated by Shaun Kingsley Malarney (2010)

In Buddha’s Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War, by Richard A. Ruth (2010)

The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore, by Kristina Goransson (2009)

The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands, by Johan A. Lindquist (2008)

Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia, by Annuska Derks (2008)

How to Behave: Buddhism and Modernity in Colonial Cambodia, 1860–1930, by Anne Ruth Hansen (2007)

Cult, Culture, and Authority: Princess Lieu Hahn in Vietnamese History, by Olga Dror (2007; out of print)

Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860–1945, by Penny Edwards (2006)
Winner of the Harry J. Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies

Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality, and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand, by Daniel M. Veidlinger (2006)

Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism, and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, by Kathleen Adams (2006)
Winner of the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award (Social Sciences), Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The Tay Son Uprising: Society and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam, by George Dutton (2006)

In the Name of Civil Society: From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, by Eva-Lotta E. Hedman (2005)

Investing in Miracles: El Shaddai and the Transformation of Popular Catholicism in the Philippines, by Katharine L. Wiegele (2004)

Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand, by Megan J. Sinnott (2004)
Winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize for Best Monograph

Print and Power: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Communism in the Making of Modern Vietnam, by Shawn McHale (2003)

Hard Bargaining in Sumatra: Western Travelers and Toba Bataks in the Marketplace of Souvenirs, by Andrew Causey (2003)

Inquiries may be sent to: Pamela Kelley, Acquisitions Editor, University of Hawai`i Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822

 
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