Books Received

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Asia

Songs for Siva: Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi Translated by VINAYA CHAITANYA Lanham, MD: Akamira Press, 2005

Cross culture and faith: The life and work of James Mellon Menzies By LINFU DONG Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005

Beyond metropolis: The planning and governance of Asia's mega-urban regions By APRODICIO A. LAQUIAN Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005

Shifting images of identity in the Pacific Edited by TOON VAN MEIJL and JELLE MIEDEMA Leiden: KITLV Press, 2004

The India-Pakistan conflict: An enduring rivalry By T.V. PAUL Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005

Archaeology of Asia Edited by MIRIAM T. STARK Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

Rethinking Asia's economic miracle By RICHARD STUBBS New York" Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

Citizen power, politics, and the Asian miracle: Reassessing the dynamics By O. FIONA YAP Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005

The social life of opium in China By ZHENG YANGWEN Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005

Southeast Asia

Smallholders and stockbreeders: Histories of foodcrop and livestock farming in Southeast Asia Edited by PETER BOOMGAARD and DAVID HENLEY Leiden: KITLV Press, 2004

Water frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the lower Mekong region, 1750-1880 Edited by NOLA COOKE and LI TANA Lanham/Singapore: Rowman and Littlefield/Singapore University Press, 2004

Conserving nature in culture: Case studies from Southeast Asia Edited by MICHAEL R. DOVE, PERCY E. SAJISE and AMITY A. DOOLITTLE New Haven: Yale Southeast Asian Studies Monograph No. 54, 2005

Christianity in Southeast Asia By ROBBIE B. H. GOH Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, issues, and responses Edited by DEREK JOHNSON and MARK VALENCIA Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005

Dr. Muller's Asian journey: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Yunnan Translated by CAROOL KERSTEN Bangkok: White Lotus, 2004

The emergence of modern Southeast Asia: A new history Edited by NORMAN OWEN Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005

A plastic nation: The curse of Thainess in Thai-Burmese relations By PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGPUN Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005

Revolution, reform and regionalism in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam By RONALD BRUCE ST. JOHN London and New York: Routledge, 2006

Building the Siam-Burma railway during World War li By T. R. SAREEN Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2005

Founders' cults in Southeast Asia: Ancestors, polity, and identity Edited by NICOLA TANNENBAUM and CORNELIA ANN KAMMERER New Haven: Yale Southeast Asian Studies Monograph No. 52, 2003

Britain, Southeast Asia, and the impact of the Korean War By NICHOLAS TARLING Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2005

Nation-building: Five Southeast Asian histories Edited by WANG GUNGWU Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005

Cambodia

Balancing the books: Household financing of basic education in Cambodia By MARK BRAY and SENG BUNLY Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, 2005

Facing death in Cambodia By PETER MAQUIRE New York: Columbia University Press, 2005

Report on the conservation and restoration work of Prasat Suor Prat Tower: Royal plaza of Angkor Thom, Kingdom of Cambodia By TAKESHI NAKAGAWA Tokyo: Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor, 2005

The Bayon master plan: The master plan for the conservation and restoration of the Bayon Complex, Angkor Thom, Kingdom of Cambodia By TAKESHI NAKAGAWA Tokyo: Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor, 2005

Annual report on the technical survey of Angkor monument 2004 By TAKESHI NAKAGAWA Tokyo: Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor, 2004

Indonesia

Etat colonial, noblesse et nationalisme a Java: La tradition parfaite Edited by ROMAIN BERTRAND Paris: Karthala, 2005

Power and political culture in Suharto's Indonesia: the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) and decline of the New Order (1986-98) By STEFAN EKLOF Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2004

Regionalism in post-Suharto Indonesia Edited by MARIBETH, ERB, PRIYAMBUDI SULISTIYANTI and CAROL FAUCHER London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon 2005

Indonesian destinies Edited by THEODORE FRIEND Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005

Fertility, food and fever: Population, economy, and environment in North and Central Sulawesi, 1600-1930 By DAVID HENLEY Leiden: KITLV Press, 2005

State terrorism and political identity in Indonesia: Fatally belonging By ARIEL HERYANTO New York: Routledge 2006

The internet in Indonesia's new democracy Edited by DAVID T. …