Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson is the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government, and Asian Studies at Cornell University. His works include Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Language and Power: Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia, and The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World.

Exploration and Irony in Studies of Siam over Forty Years
Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
Benedict R. O'G. Anderson is internationally known for his groundbreaking work on the politics and cultures of Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. This collection of essays gathers in one book his analyses of Siam (Thailand), its political institutions and bloody upheavals, its literature, authors, and contemporary cinema.

Language and Power
Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia
Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
In this lively book, Benedict R. O'G Anderson explores the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen from two critical facts in Indonesian history—that while the Indonesian nation is young, the Indonesian state is ancient, originating in...

Edited and translated by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

In the Mirror
Literature and Politics in Siam in the American Era
A representative sampling of the short fiction produced by a single generation of Thai writers during the "American Era" in Thailand, the two decades from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, when US involvement in politics and the economy ignited rapid...

Edited by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

Indonesia Journal
April 2008

Indonesia Journal
October 2007

Indonesia Journal
April 2007

Indonesia Journal
October 2006

Indonesia Journal
April 2006
Volume 81

Violence and the State in Suharto's Indonesia
These essays investigate institutionalized violence in New Order Indonesia and the ongoing legacy Suharto's dictatorship has conferred on the nation. The collection includes papers on East Timor, Aceh, Biak, the police, and the Indonesian military...

Introduction by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia
George McT. Kahin
Professor Kahin's classic 1952 study, reprinted for a contemporary audience. An immediate, vibrant portrait of a nation in the age of revolution, featuring interviews with many of the chief players. With new illustrations and a new introduction by...


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