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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Viren Murthy, "Pan-Asianism and the Legacy of the Chinese Revolution" (U Chicago Press,  2023)

July 13, 2024

Pan-Asianism and the Legacy of the Chinese Revolution

Viren Murthy
Hosted by Nicholas Zeller

Recent proposals to revive the ancient Silk Road for the contemporary era and ongoing Western interest in China’s growth and development have led to i…

Politics in Action 2024: Singapore Update

July 12, 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Singapore Update

Kenneth Paul Tan
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, M…

Eric Thompson, "The Story of Southeast Asia" (NUS Press, 2024)

July 11, 2024

The Story of Southeast Asia

Eric Thompson
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

Does Southeast Asia “exist”? It’s a real question: Southeast Asia is a geographic region encompassing many different cultures, religions, political st…

Timothy Barnard, "Singaporean Creatures: Histories of Humans and Other Animals in the Garden City" (NUS Press, 2024)

July 6, 2024

Singaporean Creatures

Timothy Barnard
Hosted by Isobel Akerman

In Singaporean Creatures: Histories of Humans and Other Animals in the Garden City (NUS Press, 2024), historian Tim Barnard and his colleagues offer a…

Politics in Action 2024: Laos Update

July 5, 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Laos Update

Kesone Kanhalikham
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, M…

Politics in Action 2024: Vietnam Update

June 28, 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Vietnam Update

Layton Pike
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, M…

Erin Lin, "When the Bombs Stopped: The Legacy of War in Rural Cambodia" (Princeton UP, 2024)

June 28, 2024

When the Bombs Stopped

Erin Lin

Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States dropped 500,000 tons of bombs over Cambodia—more than the combined weight of every man, woman, a…

Clare Hammond, "On the Shadow Tracks: A Journey Through Occupied Myanmar" (Allen Lane, 2024)

June 20, 2024

On the Shadow Tracks

Clare Hammond
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

In 2016, journalist Clare Hammond embarked on a project to study the railways of Myanmar–a transportation network that sprawls the country, rarely use…

Politics in Action 2024: Indonesia Update

June 20, 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Indonesia Update

Navhat Nuraniyah
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, M…

Joanna Siekiera, "21st Century as the Pacific Century: Culture and Security of Oceania States in Great Power Competition" (Warsaw UP, 2023)

June 18, 2024

21st Century as the Pacific Century

Joanna Siekiera

With the ever-greater shift of the balance of global power towards the Pacific region, what does this have implications for the geopolitics of the reg…

Naosuke Mukoyama, "Fueling Sovereignty: Colonial Oil and the Creation of Unlikely States" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

June 5, 2024

Fueling Sovereignty

Naosuke Mukoyama
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

European colonialism was often driven by the pursuit of natural resources, and the resulting colonisation and decolonization processes have had a prof…

Stephanie Joy Mawson, "Incomplete Conquests: The Limits of Spanish Empire in the Seventeenth-Century Philippines" (Cornell UP, 2023)

June 1, 2024

Incomplete Conquests

Stephanie Joy Mawson
Hosted by Patrick Jory

When the Spanish colonization of the Philippines began in 1565, early reports boasted of mass conversions to Christianity and ever-increasing numbers …

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…