Books Received

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Letters of sincerity: The Raffles collection of Malay letters (1780-1824). A descriptive account with notes and translation

By ADAM AHMAT

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2009

ISBN: 978-967-9948-45-5

A history of Myanmar since ancient times: Traditions and transformations

By MICHAEL AUNG-THWIN and MAITRII AUNG-THWIN

London: Reaktion Books Ltd, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-86189-901-9

Privatizing water: Governance and failure and the world's urban water crisis

By KAREN BAKKER

Singapore: NUS Press, 2010

ISBN: 978-9971-69-569-9

The Chinese diaspora in South-East Asia: The overseas Chinese in Indo-China

By TRACY C. BARRETT

London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-78076-134-3

Southeast Asian independent cinema

Edited by TILMAN BAUMGARTEL

Singapore: NUS Press, 2012

ISBN: 978-9971-69-640-5

Recovering liberties: Indian thought in the age of liberalism and empire

By C.A. BAYLY

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-107-01383-4

Beyond the myth: Indian business communities in Singapore

By JAYATI BHATTACHARYA

Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011

ISBN: 978-981-4311-36-6

Commanders of Dutch East India ships in the eighteenth century

By JAAP DE BRUIJN

Translated by R.L. ROBSON-MCKILLOP and R.W. UNGER

Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-84383-622-3

Northern Thai stone inscriptions (14th-17th centuries): Glossary

By MAREK BUCHMANN

Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz for the Deutsche Morgenlandische Gesellschaft, 2011

ISBN: 978-3-447-06536-8

Madang: International Journal of Contextual Theology in East Asia

Edited by SO0 IL CHAI

vol. 15, June 2011

Seoul: Korean Association of Progressive Theologians

ISSN: 1738-3196

Walmart in China

Edited by ANITA CHAN

Ithaca: ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-8014-7731-7

The AWARE saga: Civil society and public morality in Singapore

Edited by TERENCE CHONG

Singapore: NUS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-9971-69-551-4

The Tongking Gulf through history

Edited by NOLA COOKE, LI TANA and JAMES A. ANDERSON

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-8122-4336-9

Routledge handbook of heritage in Asia

Edited by PATRICK DALY and TIM WINTER

Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-415-60045-3

The way that lives in the heart: Chinese popular religion and spirit mediums in Penang, Malaysia

By JEAN DEBERNARDI

Singapore: NUS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-9971-69-417-3

Cantonese society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, religion, medicine and money. Essays by Marjorie Topley

Edited and introduced by JEAN DEBERNARDI

Singapore: NUS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-9971-69-524-8

Treacherous subjects: Gender, culture, and trans-Vietnamese feminism

By LAN P. DUONG

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4399-0178-6

Performing the divine: Mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam

By KIRSTEN W. ENDRES

Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-87-7694-076-8

Churchill and the Lion City: Shaping modern Singapore

Edited by BRIAN P. FARRELL

Singapore: NUS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-99719-69-552-1

The end of innocence? Indonesian Islam and the temptations of radicalism

By ANDRIEE FEILLARD and REMY MADINIER

Singapore: NUS Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-9971-69-512-5

The Halal frontier: Muslim consumers in a globalized market

By JOHAN FISCHER

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-230-11418-0

Annotated sources of Ming history: Including southern Ming and works on neighbouring lands, 1368-1661, 2 vols. …