A new book looks at the significance of U Dhammaloka, an Irishman who “went native” and became a Buddhist monk in British Burma
New Books on Southeast Asia: Duncan McCargo on “Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand”
Nick Cheesman talks to Duncan McCargo about his new book on the "hyperlegalism" recently on display in Thailand's courts.
Michael D. Barr critiques the foundational timeline of the state-sponsored history known as the ‘Singapore Story.’
On the unusual context for the drafting of the Constitution of Myanmar, and its impact on present-day politics.
Nick Cheesman talks to the authors of a new book on the "limited liberalism" that allows the tolerance of some minorities in Myanmar, and the exclusion of others.
Nick Cheesman talks to Sara Davies about her new book on the politics of disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia
Sara Davies joins us for a coronavirus pandemic special on New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to talk about health security and political sovereignty in Southeast Asia and beyond.
A discussion on the power and limits of colonial racial categories; Hadramis, Sayyids and Sharifas in maritime Southeast Asia; modernity and cultural hybridity; the descendants of Arabs in the Malay world today;
New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Peter Zinoman.
The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.
New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Claudio Sopranzetti about his monograph on the political role of Bangkok's motorbike taxi drivers.
The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast talks to Tam Ngo about her new book on protestantism in Hmong society in Vietnam.