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Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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1-10 of 73 results in Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  1. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

    By Tony Wilson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philippine Politics

    Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Local Governance in Timor-Leste

    Lessons in postcolonial state-building

    By Deborah Cummins

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Across many parts of the postcolonial world, it is everyday reality for people to cross regularly between state-based and customary governance, institutions and norms. This book examines this phenomenon in the context of the villages of Timor-Leste, and the state-building efforts that have been...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Singapore Malays

    Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State

    By Hussin Mutalib

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education,...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Southeast Asia and the Cold War

    Edited by Albert Lau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The origins and the key defining moments of the Cold War in Southeast Asia have been widely debated. This book focuses on an area that has received less attention, the impact and legacy of the Cold War on the various countries in the region, as well as on the region itself. The book contributes to...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

    By David Hicks

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Southeast Asia and the European Union

    Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

    By Naila Maier-Knapp

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Amidst the Eurozone crisis, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its dialogue and engagement with and within Southeast Asia. The EU’s contemporary approach towards Asia emphasises the importance of open economies and common challenges of the 21st Century. So-called non-traditional security issues...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Chinese Indonesians Reassessed

    History, Religion and Belonging

    Edited by Siew-Min Sai, Chang-Yau Hoon

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Chinese in Indonesia form a significant minority of about three percent of the population, and have played a disproportionately important role in the country. Given that Chinese Indonesians are not seen as indigenous to the country and are consistently defined against Indonesian nationalism,...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge