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Global China

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Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere have co-authored a short book titled Global China as Method. The book argues that even after four decades of integration into the global socioeconomic system, discussions of China continue to be underpinned by a core assumption: that the country represents a fundamentally different ‘other’ that somehow exists outside the ‘real’ world. […]

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Southeast Asian Newspapers

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East View has announced OA access to a Southeast Asian Newspapers collection covering 125 titles from within the period 1839-1976. All the 125 titles with location, language and available years can be found here “The Southeast Asian Newspapers collection chronicles the changes that took place throughout the region during this period, and the challenges of early […]

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South Asian Newspapers

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East View has announced OA acces to a collection of South Asian Newspapers, including 9 titles from the period 1850-1992: Daily Business Post Dainika basumatī (দৈনিক বসুতী) Dnyānaprakāśa (ज्ञानप्रकाश : the daily Dnyan Prakash) Eastern Examiner  Kerala chronicle Lahore Chronicle Malabar Herald Pakistan Observer Samaja The 9 titles with language, location and available years can […]

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Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

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East View has announced OA access to the Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese News papers collection. All the 292 journal titles with location and available years can be found here “The Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers collection provides invaluable perspective on this critical period. The press of more than twenty cities is represented, spanning the […]

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Shodhganga – Reservoir of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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“Shodhganga” is a common digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations set-up by the INFLIBNET Centre and containing over 383.000 full-text theses and dissertations from Indian acadmic institutions.  It provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access.

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National Archives of India

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The National Archives of India proides  free online access to some of their collections of historical material via the Abhilekh Patal portal for access to archives and learning.   There are 16 different collections incl. e g Education and health, home political, private records, public records. There is also the possiblity to ask for digitization on […]

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緣起香港:張愛玲的異鄉和世界

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Author: 黃心村. A study on the author Zhang Ailing’s time in Hong Kong. Click on 線上看 to read the book. If the button text is “試閱”  then the book is at the moment being read by someone else. Please note: only 1 simultaneous reader.  

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Nation, City, Arena: Sports Events, Nation Building and City Politics in Indonesia

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by Friederike Trotier  In 1962, Indonesia celebrated its national rebirth, modernity and international arrival by hosting the 4th Asian Games in Jakarta. Since then, Indonesia has hosted several other major multi-sport events as well as numerous tournaments in a single sport. But the return to Jakarta in 2018 of the 18th Asian Games was significant: […]

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Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits: Sociality among the Khmu of Northern Laos

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by Rosalie Stolz  How can we conceive of kinship and sociality in the rapidly transforming uplands of mainland Southeast Asia? How to bridge the divide between classical ethnography and modern approaches to kinship studies? Using her rich findings from extensive fieldwork among the Khmu of northern Laos, the author offers a fresh perspective on kinship […]

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Constructing Empire: The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

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by Bill Sewell  Diplomats and soldiers carve out empires, but civilians play crucial roles in building them. This was also true of Japanese Manchuria. Constructing Empire shows how Japanese urban planners, architects, and other civilians contributed to constructing a modern colonial enclave in northeast China, their visions shifting over time. Japanese imperialism in Manchuria before […]

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Deities and Divas: Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond

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Edited by Peter A. Jackson & Benjamin Baumann  In central Thailand, a flamboyantly turbaned gay medium for the Hindu god of the underworld posts Facebook selfies of himself hugging and kissing a young man. In Myanmar’s largest city Yangon, a one-time member of a gay NGO dons an elaborate wedding dress to be ritually married […]

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Everyday Justice in Myanmar: Challenges and Experiences in the Political Transition

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By Helene Maria Kyed  This volume explores how ordinary people in present-day Myanmar obtain justice and resolve disputes and crimes in a time of radical transition in government, politics, society, economy, etc. Its empirical questions serve as a lens to analyze the wider dynamics of state making, the role of identity politics, and the constitution […]

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States and Societies in Motion: Essays in Honour of Takashi Shiraishi

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edited by Khoo Boo Teik and Jafar Suryomenggolo   With contributions from leading scholars in their field, this collection of fourteen essays offers wide-ranging but incisive perspectives on East and Southeast Asian Studies. Apart from informing and enlightening the reader, the essays offer a tribute to Professor Takashi Shiraishi, the renowned Japanese scholar, for his many […]

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Oral Literature, Gender, and Precedence in East Timor: Metaphysics in Narrative

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By David Hicks Decades of war, social upheaval and political change have not lessened the enduring interest of East Timorese in their oral traditions. Although new forms of expression are emerging, the corpus of Timorese oral narrative largely retains an underlying metaphysical unity, and continues to express indigenous notions about gender and precedence. Until now, […]

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The Work of Gender: Service, Performance and Fantasy in Contemporary Japan

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Edited by Gitte Marianne Hansen and Fabio Gygi  Gender and sexuality in Japan has long been a field of academic study, with gender mainly being examined either as masculinities, femininities or as deviating sexualities. In recent years, however, widespread interest in manga, anime and cosplay among the world’s youth has aroused popular interest in the […]

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Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party

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By Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul Thai politics have been intensely polarized since demonstrations against the government of then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra began in 2005. Conservatives aligned with the military and monarchy are pitted against critics of the establishment supporting a more open political order. In the election of 24 March 2019, this pattern […]

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Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism and National Identity in Contemporary Indonesia

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by Chris Chaplin  Recent studies of Indonesian Islam have pointed to the growing prominence of ‘conservative’ and globally expansive Islamic doctrines. Salafism is one such doctrine, and it has gained increasing popularity in Indonesia over the past several decades. Aiming to propagate a ‘literalist’ interpretation of Islam, Salafi activists argue that many local Islamic traditions, […]

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Spirit Possession in Buddhist Southeast Asia: Worlds Ever More Enchanted

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Edited by Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière & Peter A. Jackson In dramatic contrast to the reported growing influence of doctrinal and fundamentalist forms of religion in some parts of Southeast Asia, the predominantly Buddhist societies of the region are witnessing an upsurge of spirit possession cults and diverse forms of magical ritual. This is […]

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Belittled Citizens: The Cultural Politics of Childhood on Bangkok’s Margins

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by Giuseppe Bolotta What does childhood mean in contemporary Thailand? What constitutes childhood in a slum? How does childhood figure in the construction of national citizenships? Rich in ethnographic detail, this fascinating, engaging and illuminating study explores the daily lives, constraints, and social worlds of children born in the slums of Bangkok, and their ways […]

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