REVIEW: A 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). Kamin Kamani (คามิน คมนีย์). หัว*ใจ*เท้า (Head, Heart and Feet)Bangkok: Banbook Publishing, 2014. As symptoms of [...]

REVIEW: Barefoot Scholars

Jeon 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 This book consists of six notes of fieldwork experience by third-generation Korean scholars on Southeast Asian studies during their Ph.D. years, that were conducted from [...]

REVIEW: Vân Đồn – Thương cảng quốc tế của Việt Nam

Nguyen 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 Over the past few years, sea and island issues have become a common concern for Vietnam, neighboring countries and all over the world. A good number of programs, research projects, [...]

REVIEW: Ilusi Demokrasi Lokal: Refleksi Gerakan Antikorupsi Organisasi Masyarakat Sipil

Pandu 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. Local Corruption, Local Resistance: a Glimpse of Story from Indonesia Following the resignation of president [...]

REVIEW: English Only, Please (2014)

English Only, Please (2014)Directed by Dan Villegas. Script by Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas Bashing the featured films in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 1 has become a tradition as time-honored as the event itself. Most of the films, if not all, are often dismissed either as shoddy filmmaking or as shallow entertainment. Against such opinions, I want to show how one featured film in [...]