Southeast Asia Studies

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

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A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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The Business of Culture

Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65

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The first critical analysis of Chinese “cultural entrepreneurs,” businesspeople whose entrepreneurial endeavours in China and Southeast Asia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the cultural sphere.

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The Voyage of the Komagata Maru

The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar, Expanded and Fully Revised Edition

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A sweeping revision and reconsideration of the Komagata Maru incident as a defining moment in Canadian, British Empire, and Indian history.

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Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010

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An engaging study of the rapid urbanization of a former village subsumed by the expanding city of Hanoi.

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Red Stamps and Gold Stars

Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia

Edited by Sarah Turner
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A multi-disciplinary volume reflecting on the fieldwork practices and dilemmas of researchers studying ethnic minorities in upland socialist Asia, specifically China, Vietnam, and Laos.

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Moving Mountains

Ethnicity and Livelihoods in Highland China, Vietnam, and Laos

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This collection argues that minorities in the Southeast Asian Massif are not powerless in the face of economic and political change in the region – they are drawing on ethnicity and culture to indigenize modernity and maintain their livelihoods.

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Solidarities Beyond Borders

Transnationalizing Women's Movements

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Case studies from North America, Latin America, and Southeast Asia explore the challenges and benefits of building transnational ties among feminists and women’s groups.

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Gods of Angkor

Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Gods of Angkor celebrates the accomplishments of Khmer bronze casters and their perfection of skill and aesthetic expression over nearly two millennia.

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Reclaiming Adat

Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature

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Weaves a wealth of cultural theory into a rare analysis of Malay cinema and the work of new Malaysian anglophone writers.

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Images in Asian Religions

Text and Contexts

UBC Press

A comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, which examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied.

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