Issue 31

Review– A Natural History of Empire: Stories

A Natural History of Empire: Stories Dominic Sy Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019 Dominic Sy’s A Natural History of Empire: Stories, composed of seven short stories, is the inaugural awardee of the […]

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– 베네딕트 앤더슨 (Benedict Anderson)

Title: 베네딕트 앤더슨(Benedict Anderson) Author: Suh Jiwon Publisher: Seoul: CommunicationBooks Inc, 2018.도서/베네딕트-앤더슨/ This is the first book in Korean that exclusively introduces the academic life of Benedict Anderson. As we know, Anderson “was born […]

Book Reviews

REVIEW— Elite: An Anthology

Title: Elite: An Anthology Edited by: Caroline S. Hau, Katrina Tuvera, Isabelita O. Reyes Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2016 Elite: An Anthology brings together a kaleidoscope of caricatures of the Filipino elite in a collection […]

Issue 22

Film Review— Chalat Kem Kong (Bad Genius)

Film Title: Chalat Kem Kong (ฉลาดเกมส์โกง; Bad Genius) Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya (นัฐวุฒิ พูนพิริยะ) The Moral Dilemma The Thai movie industry has been in crisis over the past few years in terms of revenue, quality and […]

Issue 22

REVIEW— Lu Yay Chon (The good person)

Drama series title: 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) […]

Issue 16

Review: Kid Stuff

Titi Larasati, Kid Stuff  Bandung: Curhat Anak Bangsa, 2010Reviewed by Elbert Or Tita Larasati, a comics artist based in Bandung, Indonesia, carries her black hardbound notebooks wherever she goes, and takes every opportunity to record her experiences […]

Issue 16

Review: FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance

FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance (ebook in Japanese, Tokyo: Ohta Publishing; initial serialization in Pocopoco, March-Dec. 2011) Available online: by Jaqueline Berndt Betwixt and Between Artists who employ the manga mode of graphic storytelling usually do […]

Issue 5

Review: David Rumsey On-line Historic Maps

URL: davidrumsey.comCreator: David Rumsey, President, Cartography Associates, San Francisco, California The Past as a Foreign Country: Exploring Historical Maps on the Internet   Historic maps are much more than sources of archaic place names, locations of […]