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Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...

Singapore and the Many Headed Monster: A New Perspective on the Riots of 1950,1961 and 1969

by Joe Conceicao eBookIt.com (August 24, 2014)

Former Member of Parliament and diplomat Joe Conceicao (b. 1924) has chronicled the three occasions in Singapore history where the many-headed monster (riots) had been sighted: the three race riots that erupted...

Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals

by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme Lexington Books (May 29, 2014)

This book examines how pigs are entangled in the constitution of relations between humans and between humans and spirits among the Ifugao of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. The book applies concepts like...

Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...

Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock Enigma Books (November 15, 2013)

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.

Customs and Culture of Vietnam

by Ann Caddell Crawford & Henry Cabot Lodge Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1966)

A concise, information-packed background of the history and culture of Vietnam, including the country's relations with the United States.

Comprehensive and authoritative, this book accurately describes this fascinating...

Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia

by Dougald J. W. O'Reilly AltaMira Press (December 21, 2006)

Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia presents a fascinating synthesis of research on the prehistoric societies of mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, both old and new,...

Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly Indiana University Press (July 18, 2011)

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...

Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam Columbia University Press (August 09, 2011)

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...

Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox Scarecrow Press (February 06, 2008)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...

Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee Scarecrow Press (April 23, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...

Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu Scarecrow Press (December 22, 2009)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...

Agent Orange: The Cleanup Begins

by John Stapleton eBookIt.com (April 08, 2013)

Thirty seven years after the end of the Vietnam War an historic event occurred at busy Da Nang Airport, an Agent Orange hot spot where tonnes of the infamous herbicide were decanted and reloaded on to cargo...

The Indonesian Presidency: The Shift from Personal toward Constitutional Rule

by Angus McIntyre Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

This pioneering study of the Indonesian presidency significantly redefines our understanding of Indonesian politics from independence to the present. Angus McIntyre blends political biography with constitutional...

The Tet Offensive: A Concise History

by James H. Willbanks Columbia University Press (January 05, 2007)

In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives,...

Dragon Ascending

by Henry Kamn Arcade (February 07, 2012)

A firsthand report on contemporary Vietnam presents a portrait of a nation that is struggling under the hold of Communism and places the Vietnam war in the perspective of a four-thousand-year-old history.

Cargo Cult as Theater: Political Performance in the Pacific

by Dorothy K. Billings Lexington Books (May 28, 2002)

Dorothy K. Billings' unique ethnography is based on thirty-five years of anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. Cargo Cult as Theater offers anthropologists, and anyone interested in the Johnson cult,...

The Dutch East Indies Red Cross, 1870–1950

by Leo van Bergen Lexington Books (January 29, 2019)

The Dutch East Indies Red Cross (NIRK) took action in 1873 when the Aceh War broke out, which lasted several decades. In this war the organization’s neutrality was tested, but it turned out not to be an issue....

When Violence Works

by PATRICK BARRON Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Why are some places successful in moving from war to consolidated peace while others continue to be troubled by violence? And why does postconflict violence take different forms and have different intensities?...

Beyond the Asylum

by Claire E. Edington Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Claire Edington's fascinating look at psychiatric care in French colonial Vietnam challenges our notion of the colonial asylum as a closed setting, run by experts with unchallenged authority, from which patients...

Arc of Containment

by Wen-Qing Ngoei Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Arc of Containment recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from World War II through the end of American intervention in Vietnam. Setting aside the classic story of anxiety about falling...

The House on Dream Street

by Dana Sachs Algonquin Books (September 08, 2000)

Dana Sachs went to Hanoi when tourist visas began to be offered to Americans; she was young, hopeful, ready to immerse herself in Vietnamese culture. She moved in with a family and earned her keep by teaching...

The Lady and the Peacock

by Peter Popham The Experiment (May 04, 2013)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international...

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

by George Dutton, Jayne Werner & John K. Whitmore Columbia University Press (August 21, 2012)

This work covers Vietnamese culture from its origins to the present. Vietnamese culture is heterogeneous, reflecting the country's shifting geography and multiple peoples over the past two thousand years. It...

Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Michael K. Bourdaghs, Atsuko Ueda, Hirokazu Toeda & Richi Sakakibara et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...

More Than Words

by Richard Fox Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious traditions of Southeast...

Anthropogenic Rivers

by Jerome Whitington Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

In the 2000s, Laos was treated as a model country for the efficacy of privatized, "sustainable" hydropower projects as viable options for World Bank-led development. By viewing hydropower as a process that creates...

Gender before Birth

by Rajani Bhatia University of Washington Press (January 27, 2018)

In the mid-1990s, the international community pronounced prenatal sex selection via abortion an �act of violence against women� and �unethical.� At the same time, new developments in reproductive technology...

The Vietnam War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict...

Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Erica J. Peters AltaMira Press (October 16, 2011)

Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam explores how people in Vietnam used food and drink to strengthen their social position during the "long" nineteenth century, from the 1790s to the 1920s.

Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the past...

Bang Chan

by Lauriston Sharp & Lucien M. Hanks Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban...

A Duterte Reader

by Nicole Curato Southeast Asia Program Publications (December 15, 2017)

A critical analysis of one of the most media-savvy authoritarian rulers of our time, this collection of essays offers an overview of Duterte’s rise to power and actions of his early presidency. With contributions...

Facing Death in Cambodia

by Peter Maguire Columbia University Press (March 30, 2005)

The Khmer Rouge regime took control of Cambodia by force of arms, then committed the most brazen crimes since the Third Reich: at least 1.5 million people murdered between 1975 and 1979. Yet no individuals were...

War and Shadows

by Mai Lan Gustafsson Cornell University Press (December 15, 2010)

Vietnamese culture and religious traditions place the utmost importance on dying well: in old age, body unblemished, with surviving children, and properly buried and mourned. More than five million people were...

A. H. Nasution and Indonesia's Elites

by Barry Turner Lexington Books (November 17, 2017)

This is an account of the military, political and personal life of Abdul Harus Nasution who was a seminal figure in modern Indonesian history in the years prior to his effective sidelining in the 1960s. He was...

The CIA and Third Force Movements in China during the Early Cold War

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (November 27, 2017)

When the Chinese Communists defeated the Chinese Nationalists and occupied the mainland in 1949–1950, U.S. policymakers were confronted with a dilemma. Disgusted by the corruption and, more importantly, failure...

The Ethno-Narcotic Politics of the Shan People

by Thitiwut Boonyawongwiwat Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

This book proposes the alternative explanation on the pattern of ethnic conflict, especially the on-going civil war in Myanmar. Previously, most scholars accepted that narcotics play the crucial role in conflict...

Song and Silence: Ethnic Revival on China's Southwest Borders

by Sara L. M. Davis Columbia University Press (August 31, 2005)

In the sunny, subtropical Sipsongpanna region, Tai Lues perform flirtatious, exoticized dances for an increasingly growing tourist trade. Endorsed by Chinese officials, who view the Tai Lues as a “model minority,”...

A History of Overseas Chinese in Africa to 1911

by Li Anshan Diasporic Africa Press (October 26, 2017)

A History of Overseas Chinese in Africa to 1911 explores early Chinese knowledge of and contacts with Africa through Chinese literature on Africa and current archeological evidence, suggesting Sino-African...

Participation without Democracy

by Garry Rodan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Over the past quarter century new ideologies of participation and representation have proliferated across democratic and non-democratic regimes. In Participation without Democracy, Garry Rodan breaks new conceptual...

Border Capitalism, Disrupted

by Stephen Campbell ILR Press (April 15, 2018)

Border Capitalism, Disrupted presents an insightful ethnography of migrant labor regulation at the Mae Sot Special Border Economic Zone on the Myanmar border in northwest Thailand. By bringing a new deployment...

Hearing Allah’s Call

by Julian Millie Cornell University Press (August 09, 2017)

"Innovative and illuminating, Hearing Allah’s Call is an excellent account of Muslim oratorical practice in West Java."—Bill Watson, author of Of Self and Nation

"One of the most important features of recent...


by Benjamin Zawacki Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

Thailand was a key ally of the United States after WWII, serving as a bulwark against communism in Southeast Asia and as a base for US troops during the Vietnam War. In return, the US provided it with millions...

Rubber and the Making of Vietnam

by Michitake Aso The University of North Carolina Press (April 25, 2018)

Dating back to the nineteenth-century transplantation of a latex-producing tree from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, rubber production has wrought monumental changes worldwide. During a turbulent Vietnamese past,...

The Making of Hmong America

by Kou Yang Lexington Books (October 05, 2017)

This study documents Hmong’s involvement in the Secret War in Laos, their refugee exodus from Laos to the refugee camps in Thailand, and the challenges to find third countries to take Hmong refugees. At the...

Saigon Kids

by Les Arbuckle Mango (September 12, 2017)

Looking for unusual coming of age books? Follow the coming of age adventures of a U.S. military brat during the early Vietnam war years in Saigon The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military...

Hidden Horrors

by Yuki Tanaka & John W. Dower Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

This landmark book documents little-known wartime Japanese atrocities during World War II. Yuki Tanaka’s case studies, still remarkably original and significant, include cannibalism; the slaughter and starvation...

Harvests, Feasts, and Graves

by Ryan Schram Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

Ryan Schram explores phenomena of intercultural and historical conjuncture as experienced by the Auhewela in Papua New Guinea in Harvests, Feasts, and Graves. In this ethnographic investigation, Schram ponders...

The Diary of Prisoner 17326

by John K. Stutterheim & Mark Parillo Fordham University Press (September 03, 2012)

In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to life the shocking...