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South East Asia Research, vol. 25, n° 3, September 2017

South East Asia Research, vol. 25, n° 3, September 2017
Special issue : Value transfers in Southeast Asia : Religion, Charity, and Subjectivity in an era of Neoliberal Reform

Guest editor : Konstantinos Retsikas

Table of contents

  • Value transfers in South East Asia by Konstantinos Retsikas
  • Domestic volunteer tourism in Thailand : The volunteer spirit and the politics of ‘good people’ by Nattaka Chaisinthop
  • The neglected side of philanthropy : Gifts to hungry ghosts in contemporary Việt Nam by Marina Marouda
  • An excess of goodness? Volunteering among aid professionals in Cambodia by Anne-Meike Fechter
  • The gift of future time: Islamic welfare and entrepreneurship in 21st century Indonesia by Konstantinos Retsikas
  • The great value of poor migrants: State policies, Christian morality and primary education in Sabah, Malaysia by Yvan Schulz

Book reviews

  • Th. C. van der Meij and N. Lambooij (eds),The Malay Hikayat Miʿrāj Nabi Muḥammad by Peter Riddell
  • Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance Without Liberalism by Chris Chaplin

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« Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash » by Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan, Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash by Tim Hannigan, 14/09/2017, Asian Review of Books

Eka Kurniawan is the Quentin Tarantino of Indonesian literature: a brash wunderkind, delivering gleeful references to pulp fiction, lashings of stylized violence, and an array of characters and scenarios that far surpass the tropes and clichés which inspire them. But as with Quentin Tarantino, one might occasionally wonder just how much substance lies beneath the indisputably stylish surface.

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (a peculiar rendering of the Indonesian title, Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas, which might be better translated as “like revenge, longing must be paid in full”) is Kurniawan’s third novel to be translated into English. It follows his acclaimed debut, the surreal historical epic, Beauty is a Wound, and the short, sharp Man Tiger. As with the previous books there is plenty of sex, brutality and outrageous humor. But this time around there is no direct engagement with Indonesian history and few overtly supernatural elements. What we have instead is the violently quixotic odyssey of a man who can’t get an erection.

The book begins with the protagonist—street thug and sometime assassin Ajo Kawir—sitting on the edge of his bed, staring forlornly at his flaccid penis, “nestling like a newly hatched baby bird—curled into itself, looking hungry and cold”. And the opening dialogue is the first of Ajo Kawir’s many one-sided conversations with his unresponsive member:

He whispered to it, get up, Bird. Get up, you Wretch. You can’t just sleep forever. You have to get up. But that damn little bird didn’t want to get up.

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A télécharger : Architects of Buddhist Leisure

A télécharger : Justin Thomas McDaniel, Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, University of Hawaii Press, 2016

Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region—in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia’s culture of Buddhist leisure—what he calls “socially disengaged Buddhism”—through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how “secular” and “religious,” “public” and “private,” are in many ways false binaries. Moreover, places like Lek Wiriyaphan’s Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand, Suối Tiên Amusement Park in Saigon, and Shi Fa Zhao’s multilevel museum/ritual space/tea house in Singapore reflect a growing Buddhist ecumenism built through repetitive affective encounters instead of didactic sermons and sectarian developments. They present different Buddhist traditions, images, and aesthetic expressions as united but not uniform, collected but not concise: together they form a gathering, not a movement.

Despite the ingenuity of lay and ordained visionaries like Wiriyaphan and Zhao and their colleagues Kenzo Tange, Chan-soo Park, Tadao Ando, and others discussed in this book, creators of Buddhist leisure sites often face problems along the way. Parks and museums are complex adaptive systems that are changed and influenced by budgets, available materials, local and global economic conditions, and visitors. Architects must often compromise and settle at local optima, and no matter what they intend, their buildings will develop lives of their own. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure asks readers to question the very category of “religious” architecture. It challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.

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Hearing Allah’s call : preaching and performance in Indonesian islam

Parution : Julian Millie, Hearing Allah’s call : preaching and performance in Indonesian Islam, Cornell University Press, 2017

Hearing Allah’s Call changes the way we think about Islamic communication. In the city of Bandung in Indonesia, sermons are not reserved for mosques and sites for Friday prayers. Muslim speakers are in demand for all kinds of events, from rites of passage to motivational speeches for companies and other organizations. Julian Millie spent fourteen months sitting among listeners at such events, and he provides detailed contextual description of the everyday realities of Muslim listening as well as preaching. In describing the venues, the audience, and preachers—many of whom are women—he reveals tensions between entertainment and traditional expressions of faith and moral rectitude.

The sermonizers use in-jokes, double entendres, and mimicry in their expositions, playing on their audiences’ emotions, triggering reactions from critics who accuse them of neglecting listeners’ intellects. Millie focused specifically on the listening routines that enliven everyday life for Muslims in all social spaces—imagine the hardworking preachers who make Sunday worship enjoyable for rural as well as urban Americans—and who captivate audiences with skills that attract criticism from more formal interpreters of Islam. The ethnography is rich and full of insightful observations and details. Hearing Allah’s Call will appeal to students of the practice of anthropology as well as all those intrigued by contemporary Islam.

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Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 12, n° 3 (Summer 2017)

Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 12, n° 3 (Summer 2017)

The Transformation of Vietnamese Studies since 1980: Essays in Honor of Hue-Tam Ho Tai

Table of contents

  • Introduction by Mark Philip Bradley
  • Hue-Tam Ho Tai’s Millenarianism and Peasant Politics in Vietnam : A Retrospective by Charles Keith
  • The Postcolonial War : Hue-Tam Ho Tai and the “Vietnamese Turn” In Vietnam War Studies by Edward Miller
  • On Memory and Materiality in the Study of Vietnam by Christina Schwenkel
  • On Radicalism and Ethnographic Research on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Vietnam by Ann Marie Leshkowich
  • Life Stories of Vietnamese Women Married to Chinese Men in Wanwei, Guangxi, China: A New Research Approach in Vietnam by Nguyễn Thị Phương Châm


  • On Becoming a Student of Vietnamese History by Hue-Tam Ho Tai

Hue-Tam Ho Tai: List of Publications

  • Hue-Tam Ho Tai : List of Publications

Book Reviews

  • Nigel Thrift and Dean Forbes, « The Price of War: Urbanization in Vietnam, 1954–1985 » ; Danielle Labbé, « Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920–2010 » by Annette Kim
  •  Nam C. Kim, « The Origins of Ancient Vietnam » by John N. Miksic
  • Caroline Herbelin, Béatrice Wisniewski, and Françoise Dalex, « Arts du Vietnam: Nouvelles Approches » by Ellen Takata
  • Sarah Turner, Christine Bonnin, and Jean Michaud, « Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands » by Oliver Tappe
  • Yves Le Jariel, « L’ Ami oublié de Malraux en Indochine: Paul Monin (1890–1929) Une vie inachevée » by Natasha Pairaudeau

Viet Thanh Nguyen : Le sympathisant

Nouvelle parution : Viet Thanh Nguyen, Le sympathisant, Belfond, 2017

À la fois fresque épique, reconstitution historique et oeuvre politique, un premier roman à l’ampleur exceptionnelle, qui nous mène du Saigon de 1975 en plein chaos au Los Angeles des années 1980. Saisissant de réalisme et souvent profondément drôle, porté par une prose électrique, un véritable chef-d’oeuvre psychologique. La révélation littéraire de l’année.
Je suis un espion, une taupe, un agent secret, un homme au visage double.

Ainsi commence l’hallucinante confession de cet homme qui ne dit jamais son nom. Un homme sans racines, bâtard né en Indochine coloniale d’un père français et d’une mère vietnamienne, élevé à Saigon mais parti faire ses études aux États-Unis. Un capitaine au service d’un général de l’armée du Sud Vietnam, un aide de camp précieux et réputé d’une loyauté à toute épreuve.
Et, en secret, un agent double au service des communistes. Un homme déchiré, en lutte pour ne pas dévoiler sa véritable identité, au prix de décisions aux conséquences dramatiques. Un homme en exil dans un petit Vietnam reconstitué sous le soleil de L.A., qui transmet des informations brûlantes dans des lettres codées à ses camarades restés au pays. Un homme seul, que même l’amour d’une femme ne saurait détourner de son idéal politique…

SYMPATHISANT n. m. : personne qui approuve les idées et les actions d’un parti sans y adhérer.

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Toys for the souls : life and art on the Mentawai Islands

Nouvelle parution : Reimar Schefold, Toys for the souls : life and art on the Mentawai Islands, PRIMEDIA Editions, 2017

This book presents a detailed and inspiring picture of the traditional ways of life and the impressive art of the Mentawai archipelago located off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. This shamanistic culture, most notably found on the northernmost island of Siberut, maintains an ancient relationship between man and the spiritual world. Within this worldview, everything is animated. Not only do humans have souls, but so do animals, plants and objects. To please these souls and to create harmony, alluring artifacts have been created for generations. In this way life, art, ritual and esthetics are intertwined: a notion reflected in the field photographs and in the beautiful and rare objects that are described and illustrated here. Toys for the Souls reveals for the first time the richness and creative power of an artistic imagination, deeply rooted in Southeast Asian prehistory.

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Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, n° 22 (September 2017)

Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, n° 22 (September 2017)

Thai cosmic politics : locating power in a diverse kingdom

Table of contents

  • Thai cosmic politics : locating power in a diverse kingdom by Edoardo Siani
  • In the name of the people : magic and the enigma of health governance in Thailand by Daena Funahashi
  • Land and lordship : royal devotion, spirit cults and the geo-body by Andrew Alan Johnson
  • « Raya kita » : Malay Muslims of Southern Thailand and the King by Annusorn Unno
  • A Christmas mourning : catholicism in post-Bhumibol Thailand by Giuseppe Bolotta
  • Good, clean mourning in Thailand cosmopolitan cosmos by Matthew Philipps

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Inside Indonesia, n° 129 (Jul. – Sep. 2017) : Citizenship

Inside Indonesia n° 129 (Jul. – Sep. 2017) : Citizenship

« I am an Indonesian citizen! » by Ward Berenschot and Gerry van Klinken

What does exercising citizenship in Indonesia’s democracy look like?

 Digital citizenship by M. Zamzam Fauzanafi

Online corruption talk in Banten can be vitriolic

Labour takes a citizenship approach by Hari Nugroho

Despite the impressive activism of Pekalongan’s labour union, its political clout remains limited

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens by Yearry Panji Setianto

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

From mother to citizen by Vita Febriany

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

 « We are natural-born children, you are adopted » by Safrudin Amin   

Locals contest national citizenship rights in North Maluku

When « home » is not home by Laila Kholid Alfirdaus

Locals react coolly to ex-transmigrants who return to Java after fleeing violence elsewhere

 Islam and citizenship by Chris Chaplin

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

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Southeast Asian Studies : Rural Northeast Thailand in Transition

Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 6, n° 2 (August 2017), special issue, Rural Northeast Thailand in Transition: Recent Changes and Their Implications for the Long-Term Transformation of the Region

Guest Editors: Kono Yasuyuki, Arunee Promkhambut, and A. Terry Rambo

Table of contents

Introduction by Yasuyuki Kono, Promkhambut Arunee , A. Terry Rambo

The Agrarian Transformation in Northeastern Thailand: A Review of Recent Research by A. Terry Rambo

Household Dynamics, the Capitalist Economy, and Agricultural Change in Rural Thailand by Podhisita Chai

Household Structure and Sources of Income in a Rice-Growing Village in Northeast Thailand by Yuko Shirai and A. Terry Rambo

Improvement in Rainfed Rice Production during an Era of Rapid National Economic Growth: A Case Study of a Village in Northeast Thailand by Kazuo Watanabe 

Factors Influencing Variations in the Density, Extent of Canopy Cover, and Origin of Trees in Paddy Fields in a Rainfed Rice-Farming Village in Northeast Thailand by Moriaki Watanabe, Vityakon Patma and A. Terry Rambo

Multiple Cropping after the Rice Harvest in Rainfed Rice Cropping Systems in Khon Kaen Province, Northeast Thailand by Promkhambut Arunee and A. Terry Rambo

Trends in Hybrid Tomato Seed Production under Contract Farming in Northeast Thailand by Gedgaew Chalee, Simaraks  Suchint and A. Terry Rambo

Recent Changes in Agricultural Land Use in the Riverine Area of Nakhon Phanom Province, Northeast Thailand by  Praweenwongwuthi Sorat, Kaewmuangmoon Tewin,  Choenkwan Sukanlaya and A. Terry Rambo

Book Reviews

Jamie S. Davidson, « Indonesia’s Changing Political Economy: Governing the Roads » by Tetsu Konishi

Porphant Ouyyanont, « Rural Thailand: Change and Continuity » by Jonathan Rigg

Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen (eds), « Burma/Myanmar: Where Now? » ; Renaud Egreteau and François Robinne (eds), « Metamorphosis: Studies in Social and Political Change in Myanmar » by Ward Keeler

Soon Chuan Yean, « Tulong: An Articulation of Politics in the Christian Philippines » by Wataru Kusaka

Christine Bacareza Balance, « Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America » by Anjeline de Dios

Juliet Lee Uytanlet, « The Hybrid Tsinoys: Challenges of Hybridity and Homogeneity as Sociocultural Constructs among the Chinese in the Philippines » by Richard T. Chu

Michael Herzfeld, « Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok » by Sophorntavy Vorng

Pamela D. McElwee, « Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam » by Michitake Aso

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La Galigo manuscript – UNESCO heritage – digitally available

La Galigo manuscript – UNESCO heritage – digitally available, 27/07/2017, Leiden University

The La Galigo manuscript at Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has been digitized. The manuscript, which was inscribed in 2011 on UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ Register, is now freely available online and can be used for teaching and research. La Galigo is the world’s longest epic, written in the Buginese language and script. The UBL holds one of the most extensive and valuable La Galigo manuscripts. The digitization of the Leiden La Galigo manuscript was made possible with support from Yayasan La Galigo.

Leiden manuscript
The Leiden manuscript (NBG-Boeg 188) consists of twelve parts and includes the first part of the Buginese epic poem. It tells the story about the origins of mankind according to South Sulawesi tradition. It is the longest fragment of the manuscript in existence. It was transcribed in Makassar, approximately in 1852-1858, by order of Colliq Pujie (Arung Pancana Toa), Queen Mother of Tanete, a small kingdom in South Sulawesi (Indonesia). The manuscript is part of the Makassarese Buginese manuscript collection of the Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap (Dutch Bible Society) and has been on permanent loan since 1905.

World Heritage
The majority of La Galigo manuscripts that have been preserved are located in Indonesia and the Netherlands. Along with one other La Galigo manuscript, which is kept at the La Galigo Museum in Makassar, the Leiden manuscript was inscribed in 2011 on the UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ Register. This entry underlines the global significance and importance of the La Galigo manuscript.

The digitized La Galigo manuscript can be found in Leiden’s digital collections: In addition, transcripts of the Buginese text in Dutch are available, as are relevant documents, maps and images taken from Leiden’s special collections. The digitized text can also be downloaded.

La Galigo is also known as a musical work by the American avant-garde theatre director and artist Robert Wilson. His La Galigo-based performance premiered in Singapore in 2004 and has been performed in many cities worldwide. In the UBL’s online video series World Treasures, Gert Oostindie, director of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and Professor of History at Leiden University, gives more background and discusses the importance of the Leiden manuscript.

Festive meeting in Makassar
On Saturday 19 August, the digital La Galigo manuscript was officially made available online at the Hasanuddin University in Makassar. This event was combined with the launch of the reprints of Volume 1 and 2 and the new print of Volume 3.  The seminar was attended by more than 250 interested participants and representatives of local Indonesian governmental institutions, Hasanuddin University and Leiden University.

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Journal of immigrant and refugee studies, vol. 15, n° 3 (2017)

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 15, n° 3 (2017), Special Issue : Statelessness, Irregularity, and Protection in Southeast Asia

Table of contents


  • Protection Elsewhere, Resilience Here: Introduction to the Special Issue on Statelessness, Irregularity, and Protection in Southeast Asia by Marie McAuliffe


  • Foreigners Everywhere, Nationals Nowhere: Exclusion, Irregularity, and Invisibility of Stateless Bajau Laut in Eastern Sabah, Malaysia by Greg Acciaioli, Helen Brunt and Julian Clifton
  • Contested Statelessness in Sabah, Malaysia: Irregularity and the Politics of Recognition by Catherine Allerton – A télécharger sur :
  • Unpacking the Presumed Statelessness of Rohingyas by Nyi Nyi Kyaw
  • Refugees, Islam, and the State: The Role of Religion in Providing Sanctuary in Malaysia by Gerhard Hoffstaedter
  • Birth Registration and Protection for Children of Transnational Labor Migrants in Indonesia by Jessica Ball, Leslie Butt and Harriot Beazley
  • Who Migrates? Tracking Gendered Access to Migration Within Households “In Flux” Across Time by Choon Yen Khoo, Maria Platt and Brenda S. A. Yeoh

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Asian Highlands Perspectives, vol. 48 (2017)

Asian Highlands Perspectives, vol. 48 (2017)

Asian Highlands Perspectives is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 48 : Great Lords of the Sky: Burma’s Shan Aristocracy by Sao Sanda Simms. Written from a Tai/Shan perspective, the intricate and often unsettled realities that existed in the Shan States from early times up to the military coup in 1962 are described in a comprehensive overview of the stresses and strains that the Shan princes endured from early periods of monarchs and wars, under British rule and Japanese occupation, and Independence and Bamar military regime. Part One covers chronological events relating them to the rulers, the antagonists, and the people and the continuing conflict in the Shan State. Part Two deals with the 34 Tai/Shan rulers, describing their histories, lives, and work. Included are photographs and family trees of the princes, revealing a span of Shan history, before being lost in the mists of time. The past is explained in order that the present political situations may be understood and resolved amicably between the Bamar government, the Tatmadaw, and the ethnic nationalities.

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Center for Patani Studies

Center for Patani Studies : Resources for the Study of Patani’s History, Culture, and Society by Francis Bradley

This is an internet center for the study of Patani’s history, culture, and society with a focus on the period prior to its formal inclusion into Siam/Thailand in 1909. Founded in July 2013 by Francis R. Bradley, assistant professor of history in the department of social sciences and cultural studies at the Pratt Institute, the project aims to create a meeting place for people with a scholarly interest in Patani. Current projects include the building of relevant bibliographies and the forging of links between scholars and institutions dedicated to the growth of the field of Patani Studies.

On trouve sur le site des bibliographies : une des sources primaires (manuscrits malais) pour les études sur Patani, une des sources secondaires  (monographies historiques) ainsi qu’une liste des savants musulmans de la région avec quelques données biographiques et leurs oeuvres.

Les chercheurs intéressés sont invités à collaborer au site.

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Malay manuscripts from Patani

« Malay manuscripts from Patani » by Annabel Teh Gallop, 04/08/2017, Asian and African Studies Blog (British Library)

Patani is a culturally Malay-Muslim region located on the northeast coast of the Malay peninsula, in the southern part of Thailand. It has long been renowned as a cradle of Malay art and culture, and especially as a centre for Islamic learning, with close links with the Holy Cities of Arabia. Patani has produced many notable Islamic scholars, the most prominent being Daud bin Abdullah al-Patani (1769-1847), who lived and wrote in Mecca in the first half of the 19th century. scholars, and Wan Ahmad al-Patani (1856-1908), the first Superintendent of the Malay press in Mecca. Patani is one of the great centres of the Malay manuscript tradition, and many manuscripts from Patani are now held in the National Library of Malaysia and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

The British Library holds two manuscripts probably from Patani, both of which may have been copied very recently, and which have been fully digitised. One contains a well-known Malay tale, Hikayat Raja Khandak dan Raja Badar (Or.16128), set during the early wars of Islam, in which the eponymous villain, Raja Khandak (known in some versions as Raja Handak or Raja Handik) and his son Raja Badar battle against the forces of the Prophet. It was a very popular story, and is also found in Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese and Makassar versions.

The second manuscript aquired from the same source, Or. 16129, consists of only 11 folios and contains an unidentified religious work (or fragment of a work) by Imām Aḥmad (the Sunni jurist Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal, 780-855) on the shahādah (profession of faith), set within frames with a commentary written in the margins. The main text has a colophon stating that it was written on 24 Muharam 1[2]60 (14 February 1844) in Mecca. This manuscript is also written in a small neat hand with a ‘modern’ feel, but in this case modern influences are clearly manifest in the use of certain punctuation elements such as brackets and numbered points within the text, indicating a date of production in the 20th century and perhaps even suggesting that the manuscript might have been copied from a printed source.

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