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This weeks Bookshelf Spotlight is for folktales from Laos. For more information/examples: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight #Laos #Folktales

This weeks Bookshelf Spotlight is for about Vietnamese Revolutions. For more information/examples: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight #VietNam #Revolutions

Photo from Bloodfaces: Through the Lens: #Chin Women of #Myanmar, featured in our #Tattoos of Southeast Asia Bookshelf Spotlight:

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Friction: An ethnography of global connection by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

9 A history of early modern Southeast Asia, 1400-1830 / Barbara Watson Andaya and Leonard Y. Andaya

"Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border" - The misrule of the Burmese military junta continues to be the main catalyst of refugees in Southeast Asia today. In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from that regime. More info:

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Under three flags: Anarchism and anti-colonial imagination by Benedict Anderson For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

"Tribute to Brunei and Other Poems" by John Onu Odihi - In this new collection of poetry the verses represent the synoptic capture of particular environments and incidents, as well as author John Onu Odihi’s reflection of them. More info:

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Mien relations: Mountain people and state control in Thailand by Hjorleifur Johsson For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Civilizing the Margins: Southeast Asian government policies for the development of minorities by Christopher R. Duncan For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

"Rising China and Asian #Democratization: #Socialization to 'Global Culture' in the Political Transformations of #Thailand, China, and Taiwan" by Daniel Lynch - This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. More info:

"Saints, Sinners and Singaporeans" by Damien Sin - This selection of 50 poems is thoroughly personal, culled from the experiences of the author’s life. Childhood memories are reflected in poems with a playful use of words. In other poems, you can hear the plaintive cry of the poor and outcast. More info:

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Colonialism, violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh controversy and its aftermath by Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

"Thailand Unhinged: The Death of Thai-Style Democracy" by Federico Ferrara - delivers an excoriating critique of Thai politics and society over the tumultuous years that followed the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. More info:

"Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The #Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern #Thailand" by Tim Forsyth, Andrew Walker - Challenges scholars, policymakers, and resource managers to reexamine long-held assumptions about “environmental degradation.” Through a case study of northern Thailand the authors ask how, why, and with whose influence environmental situations are defined. More info:

The author, Ma Ma Lay, writes authentic portrayals of modern Burmese society. The translator, Than Than Win, is well regarded and has worked on English translations of Burmese short stories and poems. This book is an easy and enjoyable read, and important to those interested in modern Southeast Asia. For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight #Myanmar #ModernLiterature

Po Sein, "the 'father of Burmese theatre', consummate performer, innovator, romantic and lover." If interested in learning more about this interesting figure, check out "The Great Po Sein", one of this our Bookshelf Spotlight featured selections. More info:

"Fear and Sanctuary: Burmese Refugees in Thailand" by Hazel J. Lang - An examination of the plight of the refugees of Burma’s protracted civil war, many of whom have fled across the border into Thailand. This study looks at the changing nature of the refugee situation and the responses of the parties involved. More info:

"The Pa-O" by Russ Christensen - The Pa-O, one of Burma’s many ethnic minorities, engaged in a forty-year insurgency against the government of Burma which ended in a cease-fire in 1994. This is the first book on the Pa-O in English. More info:

Malaysia is a country riddled with folklore of ghosts: hantu, pontianak, tigbanua, djinn and so on. There are hundreds. This books takes a light hearted look at some of the ghost stories that are popular in that country. read and believe – if you will! More info: