Southeast Asian Studies

Southeast Asian Studies

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Interviews with scholars of Southeast Asia about their new books hosted by Nick Cheesman, Michele Ford, Patrick Jory, and Duncan McCargo.

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Building a More Inclusive Society: Disability and Work in Timor-Leste

May 25, 2024

Building a More Inclusive Society

Kim Bulkeley
Hosted by Natali Pearson

What does an inclusive society look like? And what are the challenges and opportunities when the society in question, Timor-Leste, is one of the most …

Mark Moyar, "Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War, 1965-1968" (Encounter, 2023)

May 22, 2024

Triumph Regained

Mark Moyar
Hosted by Charles Coutinho

Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War, 1965-1968 (Encounter, 2023) is the long-awaited sequel to the immensely influential Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam W…

Robert Lyman, "A War of Empires: Japan, India, Burma, and Britain: 1941–45" (Osprey, 2021)

May 21, 2024

A War of Empires

Robert Lyman
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

In 1941 and 1942 the British and Indian Armies were brutally defeated and Japan reigned supreme in its newly conquered territories throughout Asia. Bu…

Martin Dusinberre, "Mooring the Global Archive: A Japanese Ship and Its Migrant Histories" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

May 19, 2024

Mooring the Global Archive

Martin Dusinberre
Hosted by Ran Zwigenberg

In Mooring the Global Archive: A Japanese Ship and Its Migrant Histories (Cambridge UP, 2023), Martin Dusinberre follows the Yamashiro-maru steamship …

Marina Welker, "Kretek Capitalism: Making, Marketing, and Consuming Clove Cigarettes in Indonesia" (U California Press, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Kretek Capitalism

Marina Welker
Hosted by Reighan Gillam

Indonesia is the world's second largest cigarette market: two out of three men smoke, and clove-laced tobacco cigarettes called kretek make up 95 perc…

Tessa Winkelmann, "Dangerous Intercourse: Gender and Interracial Relations in the American Colonial Philippines, 1898–1946" (Cornell UP, 2023)

May 15, 2024

Dangerous Intercourse

Tessa Winkelmann
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Dangerous Intercourse: Gender and Interracial Relations in the American Colonial Philippines, 1898–1946 (Cornell University Press, 2023), Dr. Tessa…

Sony Coráñez Bolton, "Crip Colony: Mestizaje, US Imperialism, and the Queer Politics of Disability in the Philippines" (Duke UP, 2023)

May 14, 2024

Crip Colony

Sony Coráñez Bolton
Hosted by Michele Ford

In Crip Colony: Mestizaje, US Imperialism, and the Queer Politics of Disability in the Philippines (Duke UP, 2023), Sony Coráñez Bolton examines the r…

Women’s Experiences of Workplace Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Cambodia’s Construction Industry

April 20, 2024

Women’s Experiences of Workplace Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Cambodia’s Construction Industry

Michele Ford and Vichhra Mouyly
Hosted by Natali Pearson

In Cambodia, the government and civil society organisations have paid significant attention to Gender-based Violence and Harassment, within both the d…

Elliott Prasse-Freeman, "Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar" (Stanford UP, 2023)

April 16, 2024

Rights Refused

Elliott Prasse-Freeman
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Over three years have passed since a military coup of February 2021 in Myanmar precipitated a popular uprising that has since transformed into a revol…

Jane M. Ferguson, "Silver Screens and Golden Dreams: A Social History of Burmese Cinema" (U Hawaii Press, 2024)

April 5, 2024

Silver Screens and Golden Dreams

Jane M. Ferguson
Hosted by Patrick Jory

Within the social sciences and the humanities, international research in Burma/Myanmar studies tends to lean toward political science and Buddhist st…

Emily Conroy-Krutz, "Missionary Diplomacy: Religion and Nineteenth-Century American Foreign Relations" (Cornell UP, 2024)

March 24, 2024

Missionary Diplomacy

Emily Conroy-Krutz
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Missionary Diplomacy: Religion and Nineteenth-Century American Foreign Relations (Cornell University Press, 2024) illuminates the crucial place of rel…

Financial Access and Socio-Economic Development in Indonesia

March 19, 2024

Financial Access and Socio-Economic Development in Indonesia

Tanvir Uddin
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Globally, 1.4 billion people are considered to be “financially excluded,” meaning they cannot safely access appropriate and affordable financial servi…

Amber Worlds: The Global Amber Trade in the China-Myanmar Borderlands

March 15, 2024

Amber Worlds

Alessandro Rippa

What role do China and other Asian countries play in the global amber trade? And, what can we learn about the big challenges of our time by studying a…

Charlotte Setijadi, "Memories of Unbelonging: Ethnic Chinese Identity Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia" (U Hawaii Press, 2023)

March 15, 2024

Memories of Unbelonging

Charlotte Setijadi
Hosted by Michele Ford

The ethnic Chinese have had a long and problematic history in Indonesia, commonly stereotyped as a market-dominant minority with dubious political loy…

David E. Gilbert, "Countering Dispossession, Reclaiming Land: A Social Movement Ethnography" (U California Press, 2024)

March 12, 2024

Countering Dispossession, Reclaiming Land

David E. Gilbert
Hosted by Stephen Pimpare

Two decades ago, a group of Indonesian agricultural workers began occupying the agribusiness plantation near their homes. In the years since, members …

Diego Javier Luis, "The First Asians in the Americas: A Transpacific History" (Harvard UP, 2024)

March 5, 2024

The First Asians in the Americas

Diego Javier Luis
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Between 1565 and 1815, the so-called Manila galleons enjoyed a near-complete monopoly on transpacific trade between Spain’s Asian and American colonie…

Ryan Wolfson-Ford, "Forsaken Causes: Liberal Democracy and Anticommunism in Cold War Laos" (U Wisconsin Press, 2024)

March 1, 2024

Forsaken Causes

Ryan Wolfson-Ford
Hosted by Patrick Jory

Ryan Wolfson-Ford’s provocative new book, Forsaken Causes: Liberal Democracy and Anticommunism in Cold War Laos (U Wisconsin Press, 2024), is an intel…

Steve Ferzacca, "Sonic City: Making Rock Music and Urban Life in Singapore" (NUS Press, 2021)

February 29, 2024

Sonic City

Steve Ferzacca
Hosted by Khadeeja Amenda

The basement of a veteran shopping mall located in the central business district of Singapore affords opportunities to a group of amateur and semi-pro…

Airports, Buses, Internet Cables, and the Local and National Politics in the Philippines

February 28, 2024

Airports, Buses, Internet Cables, and the Local and National Politics in the Philippines

John Sidel
Hosted by Petra Alderman

What can airports, busses, and submarine internet cables tell us about the local and national politics in the Philippines? And how do they position th…

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, "Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam" (Duke UP, 2021)

February 26, 2024

Experiments in Skin

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Hosted by Yadong Li

Through a creative focus on skin, in Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam (Duke UP, 2021), Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu examines the …