Book Reviews



From Issue 20, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (September 2016). Memory Thickness: Presenting Southeast Asian Pasts

Basagan-ng-TripBasagan ng Trip: Complaints About Philippine Culture and Politics 
Lisandro E. Claudio
Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2016
Reviews by 
Maria Ima Carmela L. Ariate

Mata_Hati_Kita_coverMata Hati Kita, The Eyes of Our Hearts
Compiled by: Angela M. Kuga Thas and Jac SM Kee
Petaling Jaya: Gerakbudaya Enterprise, 2016, 142 pages
Reviewed by Por Heong Hong

Muhammadiyah_JawaMuhammadiyah Jawa
Author: Ahmad Najib Burhani
Yogyakarta: Suara Muhammadiyah, 2016. 184 pages
Reviewed by Hasnan Bachtiar

(Viewing GMS Economic Cooperation from Cultural Horizon: Review on Study on Mechanism of Cultural Development of 5 Countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region). Author: 王士录 (Shilu Wang)
Publisher: Yunnan Publishing Group and Yunnan People’s Publishing House, 2011
Reviewed by 赵姝岚 (Shulan Zhao)

Prenjak_stillFILM REVIEW:
On Five Short Films by Wregas Bhanuteja
Reviewed by: Hikmat Darmawan


From Issue 19, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (March 2016)Buddhism, Politics, and Modernity in Southeast Asia

M_Ravi_reviewKampong Boy
Author: M. Ravi
Singapore: Ethos Books, 2013
Reviewed by Maria-Gabriela Manea

ballot_gratitudeBallot and Gratitude: Dynamic of Electoral Politics and the Clientelism in Thailand
(Heeb Butr Gub Boon Koon: Karn Meung Karn Leuke Tang Lae Karn Plien Plang Krue Kai-U-Pa-Tarm)
Viengrat Nethipo
Chiang Mai: Center for ASEAN Studies, 2015
Reviewed by Kritdikorn Wongswangpanich

Corridor_reviewCorridor (12 short stories)
Alfian Sa’at
Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015 (second edition)

Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd.
Director: Andrew Han

thầu-chín-ở-xiêmFILM REVIEW:
Ho Chi Minh in Siam (Thầu Chín ở Xiêm)
Director: Bùi Tuấn Dũng


From Issue 18  Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (September 2015). Queer Southeast Asia …

Ramon_reviewGuillermo, Ramon. 2013. Ang Makina ni Mang Turing [Mr. Turing’s Machine]
Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.
Reviewed by Caroline Hau
Tai_town_bannerNiti Pawakapan. เรื่องเล่าเมืองไต: พลวัตของเมืองชายแดนไทย-พม่า
Rueng Lao Mueng Tai: Pholawat Khong Mueng Chai Dan Thai Phama
(Story of Tai Town: Dynamics of the Town within Borderline between Thailand and Myanmar)
Chiang Mai: Center for ASEAN Studies, 2015.
Reviewed by Bank Ngamarunchot
Charlie_ChanLiew, Sonny. The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015
Reviewed by Lim Cheng Tju

Aceh_Rohingya_bannerPHOTO ESSAY: The Rohingya in Aceh
Photos: Henri Ismail. Text: Realisa Masardi

View Henri Ismail’s Rohingya in Aceh photos in this slideshow:

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The Rohingya in Aceh


From Issue 17  Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (March 2015)Inequality and Political Regimes in Asia

runnersA new religious cult for Thai middle-class?
Kamin Kamani (คามิน คมนีย์). เย็นวันเสาร์-เช้าวันอาทิตย์ (The Sunday Morning Club), Bangkok: Amarin Publishing, 2004 (1st edition); Banbook Publishing, 2014 (2nd edition), and
Kamin Kamani (คามิน คมนีย์). หัว*ใจ*เท้า (Head, Heart and Feet) 
Bangkok: Banbook Publishing, 2014
Reviewed by Kannapa Pongponrat
barefoot_ScholarJeon Je-Seong (ed.), 맨발의 학자들: 동남아 전문가 6인의 도전과 열정의 현지조사
(Barefoot Scholars: challenges and passions in the fieldwork of six Southeast Asian specialists)
Seoul: Nulmin books, 2014
Reviewed by Park Kwang-Woo
vandonNguyen Van Kim, Vân Đồn – Thương cảng quốc tế của Việt Nam
(Van Don: The International Commercial Port of Vietnam)
Hanoi: Vietnam National University Press, 2014. 450 pages + index, reference
Reviewed by Nguyen Manh Dung

Ilusi_Demokrasi_LokalPandu Wicaksono, (eds.)
Ilusi Demokrasi Lokal: Refleksi Gerakan Antikorupsi Organisasi Masyarakat Sipil

(Illusion of Local Democracy: Reflections on the Anti-Corruption Movement of Civil Society Organizations)
Malang: Intrans Publishing and Malang Corruption Watch, 2014. 138pp.
Reviewed by Muhamad Haripin 

english_only_pleaseMovie Review:
English Only, Please (2014)

Directed by Dan Villegas. Script by Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas
Reviewed by Janus Isaac V. Nolasco


From Issue 16  Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (October 2014). Comics in Southeast Asia

goethe_comics_bannerDid Goethe read comics?
A look at  ‘Comiconnexions’. The website that connects comic artists in Germany and
South East Asia.
By Christel Mahnke
clair_voyance_kyoto_reviewFSc. 2012. Clairvoyance 

(ebook in Japanese, Tokyo: Ohta Publishing; initial serialization in Pocopoco, March-Dec. 2011) 

(Korea in Indonesia, Indonesia in Korea – Cultural Exchange Through Investment and Migration) 

Available online:
Reviewed by Jaqueline Berndt
kid_stuff_pencilTiti Larasati, Kid Stuff
Bandung: Curhat Anak Bangsa, 2010
Reviewed by Elbert Or
kubo_bannerMichael David. Kubori Kikiam: Strips for the Soul Omnibus.
Quezon city: Flipside Publishing, 2013
Reviewed by Kristine Michelle L. Santos
review_5Jun Honna, Paradox of Democratization: The deep structure of Asian politics from Indonesian case
Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. 2013
Original title in Japanese: 民主化のパラドックスーインドネシアにみるアジア政治の深層
Reviewed by Akiko Morishita

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