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. 39, No. 2, June

Anthropological Communities of Interpretation for Burma: An Overview
The empirical foundation for anthropology as an intellectual discipline is ethnography, which I define as the systematic description of cultures and societies based on direct observation. Even so, a lot is omitted here. It is not clear what counts...
Communities of Interpretation in the Study of Religion in Burma
In The invention of world religions, Tomoko Masuzawa explores how the colonial expansion of the West engendered epistemic regimes that were central to the formation of a modern European identity and that defined Europe as the 'harbinger of universal...
Communities of the Past: A New View of the Old Walls and Hydraulic System at Sriksetra, Myanmar (Burma)
The community of interpretation that makes up Myanmar's archaeologists is small. Prior to independence, there were few scientific studies in Myanmar by trained professionals who specifically targeted human settlements. Most finds were byproducts of...
Finding the Political in Myanmar, A.K.A. Burma
From the British colonial soldier-officials and amateur historians who sought to explain the behaviour of the Konbaung monarchy to contemporary academics who attempt to decipher the relationship between 'the people', or 'peoples', and the current military...
Introduction: Communities of Interpretation and the Construction of Modern Myanmar
In the past 120 years, the idea of Myanmar (Burma) has come to be known, produced, and understood through a variety of perspectives that reveal particular and sometimes contested perceptions of the Burmese past, present, and future. One has only to...
Mranma Pran: When Context Encounters Notion
Introduction: Some issues and problems Relegated to analysing the notion of 'Mranrna Pran / Burma' as envisioned by its historians, I began by jotting down their names, starting with the Pagan and Ava periods (ninth-sixteenth centuries) and ending...
Structuring Revolt: Communities of Interpretation in the Historiography of the Saya San Rebellion
In recent decades, the intersection of religion and resistance in colonial Southeast Asia has received considerable attention by scholars and has subsequently endured as a dominant paradigm in the study of anti-colonial protest movements.' Such research...
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