Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

A journal publishing scholarly articles on Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, East Timor, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Embraces several academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, March

Imagining Selves and Inventing Festival Sriwijaya
Daniels, Timothy P. Clifford Geertz, in his discussion of the social history of an East Central Javanese town, described how rural migrants attempted to make sense of modern elections and political factions by applying old systems of meanings.(1)...
"Iron Claws on Malaya": The Historiography of the Malayan Emergency
This article addresses the historiography of the Malayan Emergency (1948-60). It does so by challenging two archetypal works on the conflict: those of Anthony Short and Richard Stubbs. These argue the Emergency was locked in stalemate as late as 1951....
Japan through Vietnamese Eyes (1905-1945)
Vietnamese resistance to French rule dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, but the first decade of the twentieth century heralded a new chapter in the long history of anti-colonialism in Vietnam. It began with the fervent reformist efforts of a...
Military Mortality in Tropical Asia: British Troops in Tenasserim, 1827-36
The demographic history of Southeast Asia remains largely uncharted. This is particularly true of mainland Southeast Asia prior to the commencement of the era of high imperialism in the second half of the nineteenth century. To be sure, in recent years...
The Colonial Heritage of Human Rights in Indonesia: The Case of the Vote for Women, 1916-41
To live is to knit with two strands of yarn; one from the present and one from the past.(1) Globalization, the worldwide web of economic and cultural communications with its unifying and integrative tendencies, has done more than deeply affect the...
The Visible Hand in Tempo Doeloe: The Culture of Management and the Organization of Business in Java's Colonial Sugar Industry
This article develops an argument about the business culture and managerial organization of the colonial Indonesian sugar industry. It argues that developments in both spheres during the third quarter of the nineteenth century - largely ignored in...
Vietnamese Ceramic Trade to the Philippines in the Seventeenth Century
This paper examines the trade in ceramics from northern Vietnam into island Southeast Asia in the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It focuses on two issues: the question of typology of Vietnamese ceramics(1) and the feasibility of these wares...
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