Considers the history of the Iu Mien, an upland Laotian minority caught in the disruptions of the Vietnam-American war, challenging the prevailing academic theory that groups living in the hinterlands of Southeast Asia have traditionally fled to the hills, seeking isolated independence and safety.
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.
Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia
In this volume, contributors offer rich ethnographic analyses of religious practices in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma that examine the roles materiality plays in the religious lives of Southeast Asians.
Manuscripts of the Radya Pustaka Museum and the Hardjonagaran Library
Nancy K. Florida
Detailing the contents of the 1,204 texts inscribed in these 478 manuscripts, Nancy K. Florida's fully-indexed catalogue of Javanese-language manuscripts guides the reader through a wide range of materials.
This volume chronicles the extensive demographic transformations in Southeast Asia documenting how public health and other policy interventions contributed to rapid population growth and how new patterns of settlement and migration ensued.