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Reed L. Wadley
In light of the tremendous changes that have come to the island of Borneo in recent decades, this volume takes a detailed historical look at the Borneo environment from native, colonial and national perspectives. It examines change and continuity in the economic, political and social dimensions ...
Han ten Brummelhuis
King of the waters describes how a brilliant Dutch engineer ultimately failed to implement his plans for modern irrigation in Siam. Homan van der Heides identification with the interests of the rice farmers caused ambivalent reactions from his Siamese environment. Interwoven with the detailed ...
This study presents the text and first English translation of a Sumatran turi-turian or chanted epic called the tale of Datuk Tuongku Aji Malim Leman, the heros name. This is a famous southern Batak story from the town of Sipirok. The version at issue, in the Angkola Batak language, was ...
This social-anthropological study, focusing on urban Indonesia, examines a variety of financial self-help organizations (arisan and simpan pinjam) as instruments for dealing with financial difficulties related to illness, death, and unemployment. The author devotes ample attention to the ...
From the late seventeenth century until the Dutch conquest of the early twentieth Century Bali was ruled by a set of competing kingdoms. This study of the Balinese text Kidung Malat is the first work in Indonesian historical studies to analyse the main ideology of these Balinese kingdoms. It ...
This book, the first comprehensive survey of traditional Malay literature in English since 1939, embraces more than a millennium of Malay letters from the vague data of the seventh century up to the early beginnings of the modern literatures in the late nineteenth century. The long path trodden ...
Combining historical geography with historical demography, and conceived as a study in environmental history, this book examines the long-term relationship between population, economy and environment in the northern half of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Barend J. ter Haar
This book analyzes the role of oral stories in Chinese witch-hunts. Of interest to historians of oral traditions, folklore and witch-hunts, but also to those working on anti-Christian movements and the intersection of popular fears and political history in China.
This book explores a Zhuang native chieftaincy enfranchised under the Chinese tusi system, and its relationship with the Chinese imperial state. It sheds critical light on the social and political organization of the strategic Chinese-Vietnamese border area over 600 years.
Kathryn A. Lowry
This study of popular songs offers a new hypothesis about the role of elite in popular culture and evidences how commercial publishing facilitated the rise of selective reading and imitation of texts in late-Ming China, creating a new basis for describing desire and the self.
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