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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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春山文藝賴香吟專輯:國家與小寫的人

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SpringHill Literati Vol. II  Hsiang-Yin Lai: State and the People Without History  ISBN: 9789869907286 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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春山文藝創刊號:歷史在呼嘯

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SpringHill Literati Vol. I A Whistle in History: the Origins of Sorrows and Creativity ISBN: 9789869804240 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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終戰那一天:臺灣戰爭世代的故事

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Through nine stories composed of real characters and real plots, this book is divided into three perspectives from the front line, the rear, and the periphery. It tells the life experiences of the generations of Taiwan in the shadow of World War II, and features their physical and mental state and emotional logic. Each story can […]

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形塑「新人」:中共宣傳與蘇聯經驗 / 余敏玲

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E-book published 2015. 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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Historical Dictionary of theIndochina War (1945–1954):An International and Interdisciplinary Approach

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Christopher E. Goscha 2011 This first historical dictionary in English of the Indochina War (1945–54) provides the most comprehensive account to date of one of the most important conflicts of the twentieth century. Over 1,600 entries provide in-depth, expert coverage of the Indochina War in all its dimensions. Goscha adopts a path-breaking dual international and […]

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