28 February 2014

New Books from NIAS Press

The following books were recently published by NIAS Press.

Many more new titles are in the pipeline.

Beyond the Singapore Girl

Discourses of Gender and Nation in Singapore, Chris Hudson
Describes how gender difference has been represented in Singapore and now is challenged in public discourses. Deals with issues of masculinity as well as femininity, in particular the plunge in fertility rates.

Isan Writers, Thai Literature

Writing and Regionalism in Modern Thailand, Martin B. Platt
As well as being the first work published in English tracing the recent literary history of Thailand, Martin Platt’s account of Isan literature opens the way for a further investigation of the regional dimension in modern Thai literature.

More details at: https://www.niaspress.dk/books/isan-writers-thai-literature

Being Malay in Indonesia

Histories, Hopes and Citizenship in the Riau Archipelago, Nicholas J. Long
Focusing on the Riau Archipelago, an area that straddles the cultural divide between contemporary Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, this is a well-written and insightful study of what it is to be “Malay”.

Money, Power and Ideology

Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia, Marcus Mietzner
Provides unprecedented and fine-grained analysis of the inner workings of Indonesian parties, and compares them to their equivalents in other new democracies around the world.

More details at: https://www.niaspress.dk/books/money-power-and-ideology

On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China

Trine Brox and Ildikó Bellér-Hann (eds) Explores how the PRC’s ‘carrot and stick’ approach to its two most problematic nationalities, the Tibetans and Uyghurs, has been implemented and reacted to in the economy, education, popular culture, religious policies and other arenas.

Dictionary of Kammu Yùan Language and Culture Jan-Olof Svantesson

Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell and Håkan Lundström
The orally based culture of the Kammu of northern Laos and adjacent parts of Vietnam, Thailand and China has long been recognised as a repository for much that has been lost or ignored in the literate cultures of their lowland neighbours. This encyclopedic reference work that not only details the life, language and culture of the Kammu but also offers a rich insight into the worlds of minority peoples elsewhere in upland SE Asia and southern China.

Red Stamps and Gold Stars

Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia, Sarah Turner (ed.)
With more and more social scientists embarking on fieldwork in China, Vietnam and Laos, Red Stamps and Gold Stars offers a valuable resource by bringing together all the messiness, compromise, and ethical dilemmas that underscore fieldwork in up­­land socialist Asia – and elsewhere.

More details at: https://www.niaspress.dk/books/red-stamps-and-gold-stars

Pattern and Loom

A Practical Study of the Development of Weaving Techniques in China, Western Asia and Europe John Becker (with the collaboration of Donald B. Wagner)
Reconstruction of an important but long out-of-print work, posthumously published in 1987, that revealed much new knowledge on the development of weaving techniques across the centuries from China through to Europe. This second edition will bring the results of the author’s experimental investigations to a new generation of researchers and weavers.

More details at: https://www.niaspress.dk/books/pattern-and-loom