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Myanmar studies academics decry SOAS Professor of Burmese Language post closure

Losing the position will end an important legacy of language scholarship and close opportunities for scholars interested in broader Burma/Myanmar studies.

Flipping the SCRIPT: Anwar seeks to repair his nation in postnormal times

The opposition leader's new book is a pitch to lead Malaysians as they set out together to repair their social fabric.

Buddhism and peace-building in Samlot District’s Kampong Lapov

Through Buddhist ceremonies, relations between perpetrators and victims from different places have been reconnected and restructured.

Acceptance starts from home: The role of families of LGBTI+ youth

Parent-led networks have created tremendous impact for the LGBTI+ movement in Asia.

After the Nong Bua Lamphu shooting, a need for grief-sensitive journalism

Evidence of inappropriate reporting on the Nong Bua Lamphu tragedy is rife.

The Yogyakartan Surrealism of Jokowi

Like the Yogyakartan surrealist, Jokowi’s leadership offers a dreamscape, relying much on the promise of the future.

A conversation about Vomit Girl: Mai Nguyen-Long talks to Elly Kent

Studying Vietnamese folkloric practices, the artist has crafted objects that reflect the aesthetics of creative subversion and resistance.

NBSEAS on “The Road to Dien Bien Phu: A History of the First War for Vietnam”

How were the Vietnamese communists able to achieve their remarkable victory over powerful French colonial forces?

Time to shift our focus on Indonesian communist studies?

Political actors' roles in regenerating the spectre of communism deserve closer attention.

Queering LGBT rights in Timor-Leste

If the state’s role as the protector of LGBT community rights is naturalised, the LGBT community may struggle to problematise state-sponsored “homonormativity” as a political strategy.

Azhar Harun: Speaker of the Lower House who descended to a ‘Government Lapdog’

There is an urgent need for a reform-oriented speaker to be appointed to combat toxic Malaysian parliamentary proceedings.