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Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions

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Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King & Michael Parnwell (eds) 2009 Adopting a multidisciplinary approach and including contributions from some of the leading researchers on tourism in Southeast Asia, this volume combines introductory material with an in-depth examination of anthropological writing on Southeast Asian tourism, followed by case studies dealing with issues as diverse as globalization, […]

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Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia:

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Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King & Michael Parnwell 2010 This book examines heritage tourism across the Southeast Asian region from different disciplinary perspectives. With material that is new and topical, it makes an important contribution to the fields of tourism studies, cultural studies, development and planning studies, and beyond. Set against a backdrop of the […]

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Cambodia’s Economic Transformation

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Caroline Hughes & Kheang Un (eds) 2011 From 2002, Cambodia underwent a visible economic transformation driven largely by such external factors as increased Chinese demand for primary commodities and a strong international demand for Cambodian garments. Apart from dramatic rates of economic growth, the boom involved the disappearance of forests and the decline of logging, […]

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The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region

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Victor T. King 2008 One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. A single-authored, integrated introductory volume on the sociology of Southeast Asia is long overdue. This book is the first of its kind. […]

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Beyond Democracy in Cambodia: Political Reconstruction in a Post-Conflict Society

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Joakim Öjendal & Mona Lilja (eds) 2009 The peace agreement, major reconstruction efforts and UN-supervised elections that followed Cambodia’s dark period of civil war and genocide have not brought the democracy and reconstruction that was hoped for. Political stability has emerged but seemingly only at the expense of democracy. Moreover, reconstruction efforts appear to be […]

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Cambodians and Their Doctors: A Medical Anthropology of Colonial and Post-Colonial Cambodia

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Jan Ovesen & Ing-Britt Trankell 2010 At face value, this book is about medicine in Cambodia over the last hundred years. At the same time, however, by using ‘medicine’ (in the sense of ideas, practices and institutions relating to health and illness) as a prism through which to view colonial and post-colonial Cambodian society more […]

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Saying the Unsayable: Monarchy and Democracy in Thailand

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Søren Ivarsson & Lotte Isager (eds) 2010 The Thai monarchy today is usually presented as both guardian of tradition and the institution to bring modernity and progress to the Thai people. It is moreover seen as protector of the nation. Scrutinizing that image, this volume reviews the fascinating history of the modern monarchy. It also […]

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Ideas, Society and Politics in Northeast Asia and Northern Europe

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Ras Tind Nielsen & Geir Helgesen (eds) 2012 This intriguing volume explains why, after centuries of Western scholars studying Asia, Asian scholars are beginning to study Western societies in return. Responding to the rise of Nordic studies in China, Japan and Korea, the authors explore how economic success in East Asia is raising issues – […]

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Modern China-Myanmar Relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence

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David I. Steinberg & Hongwei Fan 2012 This volume examines the changing relations between China and Burma/Myanmar since Burmese independence in 1948 and the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Using Chinese sources, it documents the negotiations and settlement of outstanding issues such as the border demarcation, the Chinese Nationalist forces in […]

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On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China

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Trine Brox & Ildikó Bellér-Hann (eds) 2014 Since 1949, Tibetans and Uyghurs generally have been perceived as the two most problematic members of the PRC’s great family of peoples and been the targets of ‘carrot and stick’ measures designed to facilitate their integration into the PRC. In recent years, a solution to the problem of […]

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