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Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures

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Elisabeth L. Engebretsen & William Schroeder (eds), with Hongwei Bao 2015 This book brings together some of the most exciting, original and cutting-edge work being conducted on contemporary queer China. The volume includes original essays by some of the most prolific and central queer activists and artists in the PRC, placing their writing alongside work […]

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Mobile Citizens: French Indians in Indochina, 1858-1954

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Natasha Pairaudeau 2016 When France laid claim to the territories which became French Indochina, its beleaguered trading posts on the east coast of India gained a new purpose, sending Indians to help secure and administer its newest possessions and to assist in their commercial expansion. The migrants were among those peoples of France’s overseas empire […]

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China's Contested Internet

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Guobin Yang (ed) 2015 Is there a pre-Weibo and post-Weibo era in Chinese Internet history? Are hackerspaces in China the same as in the West? How can the censorship of an Internet novel end up “producing” it? How is Lu Xun’s passive and ignorant spectator turned into an activist on the Internet? What are the […]

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China’s Contested Internet

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Guobin Yang (ed) 2015 Is there a pre-Weibo and post-Weibo era in Chinese Internet history? Are hackerspaces in China the same as in the West? How can the censorship of an Internet novel end up “producing” it? How is Lu Xun’s passive and ignorant spectator turned into an activist on the Internet? What are the […]

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End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World

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David P. Chandler, Robert Cribb & Li Narangoa (eds) 2016 Aiming to balance the focus on European events in global public discussions and reminiscences of World War II, End of Empire focuses on a brief, 100-day period at the end of the war across a broad sweep of eastern Asia – a time when the […]

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King Norodom’s Head: Phnom Penh Sights Beyond the Guidebooks

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Steven W. Boswell 2015 King Norodom’s Head deals with sights of Phnom Penh rarely found in guidebooks. This is not, therefore, a guidebook with walking tours of the town. There are no detailed descriptions of the Royal Palace, National Museum, or Khmer Rouge’s infamous S-21 detention-cum-torture centre, though all these places make appearances in the […]

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Cultivating Gender: Meanings of Place and Work in Rural Vietnam

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Cecilia Bergstedt 2015 “The husband ploughs, the wife transplants, the buffalo harrows.” In rural Vietnam, this ancient saying has survived communist revolution, land reforms and the recent rise of market-oriented household farming. And yet, even if this trinity still pictures the ideal essence of farming life, the reality is that urbanization, labour migration and economic […]

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