From Issue 28, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (September 2020)

ตาสว่าง [Ta Sawang]
Author: Claudio Sopranzetti, Sara Fabbri and Chiara Natalucci
Translation (to Thai): Nanthawat Charnprasert
Publisher: Reading Italy, 2020
Reviewed by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

The Marawi Siege and Its Aftermath: The Continuing Terrorist Threat
Author: Rommel C. Banlaoi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; (2019), 148 pages
Reviewed by Rizal G. Buendia

Man of Contradictions Review KRSEAMan of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the struggle to remake Indonesia
Author: Ben Bland
Publisher: Penguin (2020), 192 pages
Reviewed by Liam Gammon 

The Rise of Sophisticated Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia (Elements in Politics and Society in Southeast Asia)
Author: Lee Morgenbesser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, (2020), 75 pages
Reviewed by Joshua Kurlantzick 

Thailand: History, Politics and the Rule of Law
Author: James Wise
Publisher: Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, (2020), 312 pages
Reviewed by Paul Chambers

A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir
Author: Benedict Anderson
Publisher: Verso Book (2016), 205 pages
Reviewed by Binit Gurung

From Issue 27, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (MARCH 2020)

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race
Author: Terence A. Harkin
Publisher: Silkworm Books (2017)
Reviewed by Massimo Morello

한국의 동남아시아 연구: 연사, 현황 및 분석 (Southeast Asian Studies in Korea: The History, Trends and Analysis)
Edited by: Chung-si Ahn and Je Seong Jeon
Publisher: Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2019
Reviewed by Minji Yoo

Praktik Kewarganegaraan di Indonesia Dalam Prespektif Historiografis (Citizenship Practices in Indonesia: A Historiographical Perspective)
Author: Bambang Purwanto
Publisher: Yogyakarta: Penerbit Ombak, 2019
Reviewed by Eka Ningtyas

Las Vegas in Singapore: Violence, Progress and Crisis of Nationalist Modernity
Author: Lee Kah-Wee
Publisher: NUS Press, 2018
Reviewed by Terence Chong

They Told Us to Move: Dakota – Cassia
Editor: Ng Kok Hoe and the Cassia Resettlement Team
Publisher: Ethos Books, Singapore, 2019
Reviewed by Rita Padawangi

From Issue 26, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (SEPTEMBER 2019) 

Urip Iku Urub, Untaian Persembahan 70 Tahun Profesor Peter Carey
Life is Flame, 70th Anniversary Festschrift for Professor Peter Carey)
Edited by: FX Domini BB Hera
Publisher: Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas, Indonesia, 2019.
Reviewed by Christina M. Udiani

Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia
Author: Mark Thompson  
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot; 1st ed. 2019 edition (December 29, 2018)
130 pages
Reviewed by Joshua Kurlantzick

Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines 
Author: Jonathan Miller 
Publisher: Scribe Publications, 2018
Reviewed by Ramon Guillermo

Robert Kuok. A Memoir with Andrew Tanzer 
Author: Andrew Tanzer 
Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub 
376 pages
Reviewed by Ooi Kee Beng

Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia
Author: Janet Steele
Publisher: NUS Press
184 pages
Reviewed by Rachel Rinaldo

From Issue 25, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (MARCH 2019) 

KRSEA-Anderson-review베네딕트 앤더슨 (Benedict Anderson)
Author: Suh Jiwon
Publisher: Seoul: CommunicationBooks Inc, 2018.
Reviewed by Hyun Kyoung KIMç

Gender-Politics-to-Life-Narrative-Review-KRSEA众女喧哗 ─ 从性别政治到生命叙事 (Heteroglossia: From Gender Politics to Life Narrative)
Editors: 杨洁(Yong Kiat), 张溦紟 (Cheong Wey Jin)
Publisher: Women’s Group of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Reviewed by Lai Wan Teng 

Indonesia: Twenty Years of DemocracyIndonesia--Twenty-Years-of-Democracy-Review
Author: James S. Davidson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2018
Reviewed by Ehito Kimura

Mythbusting-Vietnam-Review-KRSEAMythbusting Vietnam: Facts, Fictions, Fantasies
Edited by: Catherine Earl
Publisher: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2018
Reviewed by Nicholas Chapman

Anand-book-review-KRSEA-ThailandAnand Panyarachun and the Making of Modern Thailand
Author: Dominic Faulder
Editions Didier Millet 2018
Reviewed by Benjamin Zawacki

From Issue 24, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (SEPTEMBER 2018) 

KRSEA-review-Working-Towards-the-Monarchy--The-Politics-of-Space-in-Downtown-BangkokWorking Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok
Author: Serhat Ünaldi
Publisher: Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016
Reviewed by Matthew Phillips

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in BangkokThailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China
Author: Claudio Sopranzetti
Publisher: Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2017
Reviewed by Saksith Chalermpong

50 Years of ASEAN and Singapore
Authors: Tommy Koh, Sharon Seah Li-Lian, and Chang Li Lin
Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific (2017)
Reviewed by Chheang Vannarith

Review-Cambodia’s-Foreign-Relations-in-Regional-and-Global-ContextsCambodia’s Foreign Relations in Regional and Global Contexts
Authors: Sok Udom Deth, Suon Sun and Serkan Bulut (Eds.)
Publisher: Cambodia: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2017
Reviewed by Sorpong Peou

REVIEW-Khaki-Capital--The-Political-Economy-of-the-Military-in-Southeast-AsiaKhaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia
Authors: Sok Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat (Eds.)
Publisher: Thailand: NIAS Press, 2017
Reviewed byJoshua Kurlantzick

From Issue 23, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (MARCH 2018) 

The Wars of Extinction: Discrimination and the Lumad Struggle in Mindanao
Author: Arnold P. Alamon
Illigan City: RMP-NMR, Inc., 2017
Reviewed by Gerry Lanuza

Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China
Benjamin Zawacki
Paperback. Zed Books, London. 15 October, 2017
Reviewed by Joshua Kurlantzick

Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to how Singaporeans communicate
Gwee Li Sui
Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2017
Reviewed by Luke Lu

The Khmer Lands of Vietnam: Environment, Cosmology, and Sovereignty
Philip Taylor
Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Southeast Asia Publications Series, 2014
Reviewed by Lee, Hae Won

Film title: Absent Without Leave
Director: Lau Kek Huat
Hummingbird Productions, 2016
Reviewed by Kuan Chee Wah

From Issue 22, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (SEPTEMBER 2017) 

The End of UMNO?: Essays on Malaysia’s Dominant Party
Author: Bridget Welsh (ed.)
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), 2016.
Reviewed by Jaehyon Lee

Elite: An Anthology
Edited by: Caroline S. Hau, Katrina Tuvera, Isabelita O. Reyes
Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2016
Reviews by Katherine Bandanwal

Film title: Chalat Kem Kong (ฉลาดเกมส์โกง; Bad Genius)
Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya (นัฐวุฒิ พูนพิริยะ)
Reviewed by Pass Pattanakumjon (ภาส พัฒนกำจร)

Drama series review: Lu Yay Chon (The Good Person)
Director: Ko Thaung
Scriptwriters: Myat Phone Mo, Nyi Aung Nyi, Aung Nay Ko Ko, Hein Zaw Oo, Kyaw Yazar Ko
60 episodes (April 2016- July 2016)
Reviewed by Phyu Phyu Lwin 

Film title: Lạc Giới (Paradise in Heart)
Director: Phi Tiến Sơn
Reviewed by Yunxia Wu

From Issue 21, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, (MARCH 2017) 

Film Review: Kabisera (The Seat)
Directed by: Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido
Release date: 25 December 2016
Language: Filipino
Reviewed by Johanna O. Zulueta

 ทาง: รวมเรื่องสั้นชุดซ ายผ านศึก (The Path: stories of the veteran leftists)
Author: เสกสรรค์ ประเสริฐกุล (Seksan Prasetkul)
Publisher: Samanchon Books, 2016

入門 東南アジア近現代史 (Introduction of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian History)
Author: 岩崎郁夫 (Iwasaki Ikuo)
Publisher: Kodansha, January 2017

Tempat Paling Liar Di Muka Bumi (The Wildest place on Earth)
Authors: Theoresia Rumthe and Weslly Johannes 
Publisher: Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama: 2016, and
Tidak ada New York Hari Ini / There is No New York Today (bilingual; translated by John H. McGlynn)
Author: Aan Mansyur
Publisher: Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2016

Keyakinan dan Kekuatan: Seni Bela Diri Silat Banten (Faith and Force: The Silat Martial Arts of Banten)
Author: Gabriel Facal, Translator: Arya Seta
Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia and O’ong Maryono Pencak Silat Award, 2016

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
Reviewed 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

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_LokalIlusi Demokrasi Lokal: Refleksi Gerakan Antikorupsi Organisasi Masyarakat Sipil
(Illusion of Local Democracy: Reflections on the Anti-Corruption Movement of Civil Society Organizations)
Pandu Wicaksono, (eds.)
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 (Oct. 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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