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

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror

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

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

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...


Tan Kah-Kee: The Making of an Overseas Chinese Legend

by Ching-Fatt Yong

For a Chinese immigrant in South-East Asia to make good is not unique, but what is unique in Tan Kah-kee's case is his enormous contribution to employment and economic development in Singapore and Malaya. He...


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

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

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

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

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

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

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...


Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox

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

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

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

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

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...


Healing Cambodia One Child at a Time: The Story of Krousar Thmey, a New Family

by Bénito Duchâteau-Arminjon

After years of civil war, the bloody Khmer Rouge regime, and occupation by Vietnam, Cambodia finds itself decimated and divided.

Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon, a.k.a. Bénito, discovers this world when he visits...


Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade

by Julian Rademeyer

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. Killing for Profit is the chilling story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld...


Miss U

by Margaret Utinsky

"Miss U", first published in 1948, is the autobiographical account of Margaret Utinsky's experiences in the Philippines during the Second World War. In addition to her work as a nurse caring for wounded soldiers,...


Overwhelming Terror: Love, Fear, Peace, and Violence among Semai of Malaysia

by Robert Knox Dentan

This powerful ethnography of a people believed to be the least violent in the world explores how they maintain peaceful relations even under the most dire circumstances. Robert Knox Dentan, the world's foremost...


History of the Philippines

by Luis H. Francia

From ancient Malay settlements to Spanish colonization, the American occupation and beyond, A History of the Philippines recasts various Philippine narratives with an eye for the layers of colonial and post-colonial...


Cargo Cult as Theater: Political Performance in the Pacific

by Dorothy K. Billings

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,...