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New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

NBSEAS discusses “Uneasy Military Encounters” with Ruth Streicher

Streicher spent time researching this troubled region talking to local civilians, activists, journalists, academics, as well as military conscripts and senior officers.

NBSEAS: “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul have analysed the stunning rise and fall of this party in their co-authored book.

NBSEAS discusses “The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire”

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.

Singapore: A Modern History – Faizah Zakaria speaks to Michael Barr on his new book

Michael D. Barr critiques the foundational timeline of the state-sponsored history known as the ‘Singapore Story.’

New Books on Southeast Asia: Melissa Crouch on the Myanmar Constitution

On the unusual context for the drafting of the Constitution of Myanmar, and its impact on present-day politics.

New books on Southeast Asia: Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018)

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.

Nick Cheesman in conversation with Sumit K. Mandal on “Becoming Arab”

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;

Vietnamese Colonial Republican: The Political Vision of Vu Trong Phung

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Peter Zinoman.

Lee Morgenbesser on ‘Behind the Façade’

The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.

Claudio Sopranzetti on ‘Owners of the Map’

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 Way: Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam

The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast talks to Tam Ngo about her new book on protestantism in Hmong society in Vietnam.