Issue 33

Review– Migrante

Title: Migrante. by  J. W. Henley Manchester: Camphor Press Ltd., 2020 “We are the nameless dead now.” This is Migrante’s refrain all throughout the novel, an extended metaphor that summarizes the existence of Rizal, the […]

Issue 33

Review– A Long Road Traveled

Title: A Long Road Traveled. by  Han Hing Quang Stephen Shenfield: In Han Hing Quang’s A Long Road Traveled, the reader follows the author and his family through an essential period in modern East […]

Issue 30

Review– Studying Singapore Before 1800

Studying Singapore Before 1800 Kwa Chong Guan & Peter Borschberg (Eds.) NUS Press, 2018 In 2019, Singapore celebrated the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore. Launched as the “SG Bicentennial”, there was […]

Issue 30

Review– Overflow: A Future History of Manufacturing in China

Overflow: A Future History of Manufacturing in China Zhan Shi Citic Press, 2020, 333 pages 施展《溢出:中国制造未来史》出版社: 中信出版集团 The recent and ongoing China-United States trade war is unprecedented in scale. All sorts of knock-on effects have since […]

Issue 28

Review– ตาสว่าง [Ta Sawang]

Title: ตาสว่าง [Ta Sawang] Author: Claudio Sopranzetti, Sara Fabbri and Chiara Natalucci Translation (to Thai): Nanthawat Charnprasert Publisher: Reading Italy, 2020 Ta Sawang is a graphic novel by a group of Italian anthropologists. There are […]

Issue 28

Review–Thailand: History, Politics and the Rule of Law

Title: Thailand: History, Politics and the Rule of Law Author: James Wise Publisher: Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, (2020), 312 pages Why has Thailand chronically remained mired in instability, continuously struggling to mediate and adjudicate its […]

Issue 28

Review– A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir

Title: A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir Author: Benedict Anderson Publisher: Verso Book (2016), 205 pages Known for his trailblazing contribution to nationalism studies, Chinese-Born Benedict Anderson enjoyed a distinguished intellectual career that knew no […]

Book Reviews

Review– Indonesia: Twenty Years of Democracy

Title: “Indonesia: Twenty Years of Democracy” Author: James S. Davidson Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2018 “Indonesia: Twenty Years of Democracy” (Cambridge University Press, 2018) by Jamie Davidson provides an in-depth analysis of Indonesia’s politics two […]