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Visit nuspress.nus.edu.sg for our full catalogue Award Winners Singapore’s Permanent Territorial Revolution: Fifty Years in Fifty Maps Rodolphe De Koninck Finalist, Singapore Book Awards Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title, 2018 Southeast Asia in Ruins: Art and Empire in the Early 19th Century Sarah Tiffin Finalist, ICAS Best Study in the Humanities, 2017 Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to Present M.C. Ricklefs Winner, 2015 George McT. Kahin Prize of the Association for Asian Studies Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State Lynette J. Chua 2015 Distinguished Book Award by the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association The Khmer Lands of Vietnam: Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty Philip Taylor Winner, 2015 Nikkei EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days in December 1962 Eileen Chanin Winner, 2014 Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story William A. Haseltine Winner, 2013 Asian Publishing Award Best Insights into Asian Societies: Excellence Award Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Singapore and Malaysia Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh Winner, 2012 Asian Publishing Award Best Insights into Asian Societies: Excellence Award Freedom from the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore Cherian George Winner, 2012 Asian Publishing Award Best Book on the Asian Media Industry: Excellence Award

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John van Wyhe

Wanderlust: The Amazing Ida Pfeiffer, the First Female Tourist Wanderlust is the true story of Ida Pfeiffer (1797–1858), one of the most remarkable female travellers who ever lived. It is the story of a stubborn tomboy, of lovers torn apart, and a miserable housewife who decides to follow her dreams despite the strong disapproval of society. At a time when it was considered utterly impossible, Pfeiffer set off, alone, to travel the world. She displayed incredible courage, endurance and perseverance. Along the way she survived storms at sea, parched deserts, plague, malaria, drowning, earthquakes, robbers, murderers, head hunters and cannibals. She became the first woman to circle the globe alone, and then the first to do so twice and she was the first budget traveller to boot. As a result of her incredible exploits and her best-selling travel books, Pfeiffer became one of the most famous women in the world in the nineteenth century. It’s a tale that culminates in spies, intrigue, a botched revolution and a remarkable career cut tragically short by one voyage too many. John van Wyhe is a historian of science and one of the world’s leading experts on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences and a fellow of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore.

RIDGE BOOKS May 2019 Paperback • US$22 / S$29.90 ISBN: 978-981-3250-76-5 324pp / 229 x 152mm

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Ahmad Syafii Maarif translated by George A. Fowler

Islam, Humanity, and Indonesian Identity: Reflections on History “Indonesia is not a given. Rather it has to be constantly and ceaselessly struggled for.” To his fellow Indonesians, Ahmad Syafii Maarif is the muazin bangsa, the “muezzin of the nation” for his role in calling the nation to awareness and struggle for greater moral order and national and religious purpose. A senior teacher and one-time leader of Muhammadiyah, a religious organisation with some 29 million members, Syafii Maarif is also an educator with a PhD from the University of Chicago. His thinking and writing are unique in the way they bring together two streams of Indonesian national consciousness, the religious and the national. Syafii Maarif’s thinking is “at once theologically sophisticated and deeply rooted in the Indonesian experience”. He explores ways Quranic knowledge and participation in the global umat or community of Islam can be brought to bear in a pluralist, democratic Indonesia, which values diversity, freedom and choice. This book, published in Bahasa Indonesia in 2009, brings together Syafii Maarif’s thinking through a consideration of Indonesia’s history. It is published now in English for the first time, in an elegant translation by George A. Fowler. Fascinating reading for anyone looking to understand the role of religion in public life, it will also give English readers a much deeper understanding of the ways Islam is and can be mobilised as a moral and political force in Indonesia. Ahmad Syafii Maarif is professor emeritus at Yogyakarta State University and founder of the MAARIF Institute for Culture and Humanity. He was the chairman of Muhammadiyah from 1998 to 2005. George A. Fowler is a translator and writer living in Seattle, Washington.

“… a stunning, and yet hopeful, critique of Indonesian political culture and global capitalism…. This is not just a book about religion and politics in Indonesia. It is a major contribution to political philosophy….” – Mark Woodward, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University

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January 2019 Paperback • US$25 / S$36 ISBN: 978-981-3250-79-6 288pp / 229 x 152mm

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Samuel Ling Wei Chan

Aristocracy of Armed Talent: The Military Elite in Singapore Singapore had to build a military from scratch starting in 1965, with compulsory national service introduced in 1967. This is the story of the Singapore Armed Forces in the form of a collective portrait of its leaders. Tens of thousands of Singaporeans (overwhelmingly men) were commissioned as officers between 1965 and 2018, but only 170 individuals served as flag officers in this period. What sets Singapore’s Generals and Admirals apart? Why did they join the military? What motivated them to stay? How do they explain and understand their career and their individual choices? How are their roles changing as Singapore’s society becomes more prosperous and complex? What role do they expect to play after they leave the military? In a society where the majority Chinese population tradi­ tionally devalued military careers, and where military service was associated with foreign occupiers and colonisers, how did Singapore build a culture of leadership for its armed forces? What role did the SAF Scholars scheme, introduced in 1971, play in forming this culture? Given their prominence, and their portrayal by political leaders as an “aristocracy of talent”, it is no surprise that myths about the military leadership abound. This book takes on the myths directly, through 28 interviews with flag officers, and analysis of the history and structure of the Singapore Armed Forces. Inspired by the 1971 Morris Janowitz classic, The Professional Soldier: A Social and Political Portrait, this book provides a rare window on an exceptional institution. Samuel Ling Wei Chan is an adjunct lecturer with the University of New South Wales, Canberra.

February 2019 Paperback • US$42 / S$55 ISBN: 978-981-3250-07-9 528pp / 229 x 152mm 31 tables, 5 figures

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Jan Mrázek

Wayang and Its Doubles: Javanese Puppet Theatre, Television and the Internet Much has been said about how Javanese puppet theatre, wayang kulit, richly reflects the Javanese world, and how changes and tensions in performance practice mirror those in culture and society. For decades, television has been as intensely part of the Javanese world as wayang. This book explores the ways two complex media and modes of being, seeing and fantasizing, with their different cultures, coexist and meet, and haunt or invade each other. It is what a Javanese commentator calls a “difficult marriage”: intimate on the one hand, deeply alienating on the other, institutionalized yet at the same time mercurial and shifting. This encounter is explored on many levels: from performance aesthetics and the technicalities of television production, to issues of time, space, light, place, and movement, to audience experience of live and televised performances, to the collaboration and struggle between performers and television producers. Central to the book are personal perspectives and experiences, as well as Javanese discussions surrounding the interaction between wayang and television and their cultures. They are brought into a conversation with reflections on media and technology by writers such as Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida, Paul Virilio, and James Siegel. Wayang’s relationship with television is considered in the context of the theatre’s intercourse with older and newer media, including electricity, radio, audio- and videorecording, the internet and social media. Jan Mrázek, the author of Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre: Contemplations on the Art of Contemporary Javanese Wayang Kulit, is associate professor at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and the founding director of the Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble. March 2019 Paperback • US$32 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-4722-95-7 400pp / 229 x 152mm 39 b/w images

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Peter Keppy

Tales of Southeast Asia’s Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920–1936 The exciting adventures of Filipino entertainer Luis Borromeo and the Javanese Miss Riboet, in vaudeville and Malay opera respectively, tell an important story of Southeast Asia’s 1920s Jazz Age. Borromeo and Riboet were leading figures in the development of a localised hybrid urban popular culture, surrounded by the elusive phenomena of modernity, cosmopolitanism and nationalism. These two artists are exemplary of the pioneering cultural brokers of the time, among the first of the region’s local pop culture celebrities. Audiences seized this popular culture— situated somewhere between high art and banal entertainment—to channel emancipatory activities, to articulate social critique and to propagate an inclusive nationalism, without being radically anti-colonial. Leaning on cultural studies and the work on cosmopolitanism and modernity by Henry Jenkins and Joel Kahn, popular culture is critically examined here as a contradictory social phenomenon. As Southeast Asia’s urban multi-ethnic middle-classes emerged as both consumers and producers of a new in-between culture, the book challenges notions of Southeast Asia’s popular culture as low brow entertainment created to manipulate the masses. Fascinated with the peoples, cultures, politics and history of Southeast Asia, Peter Keppy has been studying Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines since the 1990s.

April 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-3250-51-2 336pp / 229 X 152mm 22 b/w images

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Christopher J. Shepherd

Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975 Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters presents a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period. The book consists of ten chapters, each one a narrative of the work and experience of a particular ethnographer. Part One deals with colonial ethnography and Part Two with professional anthropology. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies, the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration, ethnographic interests and fieldwork experience. It is argued that the presence of outsiders precipitated a new “transformative animism” as colonial control over Portuguese Timor was consolidated. This came about because increasingly powerful outsiders posed threats and offered rewards to the Timorese just as the powerful ancestor spirits had long done; consequently, the Timorese ritualised their dealings with outsiders following their established model for appealing to spirits. Bringing colonial and professional ethnography into the one frame of reference, it is shown that ethnographers of both types not only bore witness to these processes of transformative animism, they also exemplified them. The book presents an original synthesis of East Timor’s history, culture and anthropology. Christopher J. Shepherd researches the indigenous populations of Peru and East Timor and their encounter with Western science, development and, now, colonialism and ethnography. A

ASIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (ASAA) SOUTHEAST ASIA PUBLICATIONS SERIES April 2019 Paperback • US$42 / S$46 ISBN: 978-981-3250-54-3 416pp / 229 x 152mm 4 maps, 21 b/w images

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M.C. Ricklefs

Soul Catcher: Java’s Fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726–95 Mangkunagara I (1726–95) was one of the most flamboyant figures of 18th-century Java. A charismatic rebel from 1740 to 1757 and one of the foremost military commanders of his age, he won the loyalty of many followers. He was also a devout Muslim of the Mystic Synthesis style, a devotee of Javanese culture and a lover of beautiful women and Dutch gin. His enemies—the Surakarta court, his uncle the rebel and later Sultan Mangkubumi of Yogyakarta and the Dutch East India Company—were unable to subdue him, even when they united against him. In 1757 he settled as a semi-independent prince in Surakarta, pursuing his objective of as much independence as possible by means other than war, a frustrating time for a man who was a fighter to his fingertips. Professor Ricklefs here employs an extraordinary range of sources in Dutch and Javanese—among them Mangkunagara I’s voluminous autobiographical account of his years at war, the earliest autobiography in Javanese so far known—to bring this important figure to life. As he does so, our understanding of Java’s devastating civil war of the mid18th century is transformed and much light is shed on Islam and culture in Java. M.C. Ricklefs is among the foremost historians of Indonesia, with a particular focus on the history of the Javanese from the coming of Islam to the present day.



“Ricklefs’ captivating narrative vividly displays his unparalled command and careful use of primary sources from both the Dutch colonial and the royal Javanese archives.” – Nancy Florida, University of Michigan

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July 2018 Paperback • US$48 / S$48 ISBN: 978-981-4722-84-1 464pp / 229 x 152mm 21 b/w images, 4 maps, 1 genealogy chart

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Vannessa Hearman

Unmarked Graves: Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia The anti-communist violence that swept across Indonesia in 1965–66 produced a particularly high death toll in East Java. It also transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, who faced decades of persecution, imprisonment and violence. In this book, Vannessa Hearman examines the human cost and community impact of the violence on people from different sides of the political divide. Her major contribution is an examination of the experiences of people on the political Left. Drawing on interviews, archival records, and government and military reports, she traces the lives of a number of individuals, following their efforts to build a base for resistance in the South Blitar area of East Java, and their subsequent journeys into prisons and detention centres, or into hiding and a shadowy underground existence. She also provides a new understanding of relations between the army and its civilian supporters, many of whom belonged to Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama. In recent times, the Indonesian killings have received in­ creased attention, but researchers have struggled to overcome a dearth of available records and the stigma associated with communist party membership. By studying events in a single province and focusing on the experiences of individuals, Hearman has taken a large step toward a better understanding of a fraught period in Indonesia’s recent past. Vannessa Hearman holds a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne. She lectures in Indonesian Studies at Charles Darwin University in Australia.



“…Through oral history Hearman brings to life the struggles of these historical actors and offers a new history of the Indonesian Left.” – Katharine McGregor, Melbourne University

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August 2018 Paperback • US$32 / S$38 ISBN: 978-981-4722-94-0 288pp / 229 x 152mm 1 map, 8 b/w images

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H. Hazel Hahn editor

Cross-Cultural Exchange and the Colonial Imaginary: Global Encounters via Southeast Asia The more we learn about the operations of culture in colonial contexts, the less we can rely on ideas of transmission and influence. This fascinating edited volume complicates the binary of coloniser and colonised in important, fascinating ways. How can a controversy about forms of deference in Java reveal tensions around colonial policies and the rise of nationalism? What was Vietnamese about the French colonial governor’s palace in Hanoi? What can the circulation of jazz in Asia tell us about changing meanings of jazz, circuits of exchange, colonial culture, and its appropriation? How did scholarly societies’ collaboration across imperial boundaries influence colonial policies? Such questions point us to the evolving meanings of objects, ideas, and practices that can be interpreted and resituated in numerous ways. This interdisciplinary volume traces the multi-linear trajectories of the flow of decorative objects, architectural styles, photographs, sartorial practices, music, deference rituals, and ethnographic knowledge, in a trans-imperial framework within and beyond Southeast Asia and Europe. In exploring colonial culture, power relations, and circuits of exchange, this book highlights the interplay of diverse groups, and examines shared spaces and cultures that produced strategies of integration, adaptation and appropriation as well as resistance. Underlining a wide range of actors, their motivations, and interactions, this volume treats cultural heritage as dynamic processes. H. Hazel Hahn is professor of History at Seattle University.

May 2019 Paperback • US$42 / S$48 ISBN: 978-981-3250-06-2 328pp / 229 x 152mm 25 b/w images

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Patcharin Lapanun

Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village In locations around the world, transnational marriages and intimacies become a viable option of women and men. Patcharin Lapanun explores Thai women–farang men marriages and complicates bimodal views about materiality and intimacy within global intimacies. The sentiments and life stories of women and men engaging in these transnational relationships highlight the complexities of the associations that are shaped and reshaped by "love", money and gender obligations on the one hand and the dynamic socio-cultural and historical contexts on the other. Transnational marriages also challenge gender relations, perceptions of sexuality, marriage and family as well as the existing class division in rural Thai communities. Focusing on the "local end" of transnational connections, Lapanun states that women with farang husbands have created a new class determined by their distinctive consumption patterns and life styles. This dynamic challenges the village hierarchical structure and puts village elites in a vulnerable position. Her in-depth examination highlights the importance of women’s agency and the strength and creativity of people seeking to forge meaningful lives in the processes of social transition in the face of local and global encounters. Patcharin Lapanun holds a PhD in Anthropology from Virje University Amsterdam, and is with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

“… a must read for anyone dissatisfied with the stereotypes that depict transnational marriages as little more than sex trafficking.” – Mary Beth Mills, author of Thai Women in the Global Labor Force

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March 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-4722-91-9 256pp / 229 x 152mm 1 map, 6 tables, 11 b/w photos

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Allen Hicken, Edward Aspinall and Meredith Weiss editors

Electoral Dynamics in the Philippines: Money Politics, Patronage and Clientelism at the Grassroots This provides a systematic analysis of grassroots level electioneering in the Philippines. Using data gathered in the context of the 2016 elections the study combines in-depth ethnographic fieldwork with a national comparative scope. The chapters in this volume detail and analyse the electoral dynamics in a number of localities in order to shed light on how electoral campaigns are organised across regions of the Philippines. We are particularly interested in how candidates and their campaigns choose to appeal to and mobilise voters, the kinds of political networks used in campaigns, and how voters respond to different kinds of electoral appeals. The volume's focus is on the way candidates use political machines, clientelist networks and the delivery of patronage to secure election. The book identifies commonalities and differences across the Philippines while speaking to current debates in the political science literature about elections in developing democracies, the structure and organisation of clientelism, and the role of money in elections. Allen Hicken is professor of Political Science, a research professor at the Center for Political Studies, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. Edward Aspinall is a professor of politics at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. Meredith Weiss is professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

June 2019 Paperback • US$38 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-3250-52-9 400pp / 229 x 152mm 51 b/w figures and tables

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Kevin Y.L. Tan editor

Kent Ridge: An Untold Story Kent Ridge, a corner of Singapore island, has been home to the National University of Singapore (NUS) since the 1980s, but the area entered the historical record centuries earlier. From the white sands of its shoreline marked on navigators’ maps, to the Alexandra Barracks of the Singapore Mutiny, from tiger traps and plantations to kampong and rich men’s seaside bungalows, the rocky ridge running parallel to Singapore’s western seashore has formed one of the most memorable of the island city-state’s landscapes. Extending from Clementi Road in the west to Pepys Road in the east, and divided by the “ninety-nine curves” of South Buona Vista Road, Kent Ridge extends its imaginative pull on many Singaporeans and visitors, but especially those who have graduated—or are studying—at the NUS. This book helps you look beneath the shiny exteriors of today’s institutions, to the area’s geological past, and the wealth of flora and fauna that still can be found here: from indigenous plants such as the tembusu, tiup-tiup, and senduduk, to monitor lizards, flying dragons and oriental green snakes. The book guides you through the changing human geography of the region, and tells the inside stories behind the original campus master plan drawn up in the 1970s. Richly illustrated with photos, historical maps and images, each chapter of this book is written by NUS faculty and staff who are passionate about the Ridge. Kevin Y.L. Tan is adjunct professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and adjunct professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. With contributions from Edwin Thumboo, Victor R. Savage, David Higgitt, Hugh T.W. Tan, Kelvin K.P. Lim, Tan Ming Kai, Alex T.K. Yee, Ho Chi Tim, Erik Holmberg, Tan Chye Guan, Kevin Y.L. Tan, Peck Thian Guan and Lee Fook Ngian.

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Paperback • US$22 / S$24 ISBN: 978-981-4722-81-0 332pp / 230 x 160mm 120 images and 7 maps, full colour

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Singapore History Prize


Singapore Bicentennial Collection This year commemorates the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore, one of the key turning points in our history. However that history goes much further back than 1819. Singapore was a thriving trading port in 1300s and continued to play an important role in the trade for the region in the five centuries between 14th and 19th centuries.

Recapture the full range of Singapore’s history with our collection

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Daromir Rudnyckyj

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change—yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. Beyond Debt addresses this predicament by describing efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the state, led by the central bank, seeks to make the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur “the New York of the Muslim world”—the central node of global financial activity conducted in accordance with Islam. Beyond Debt shows how Islamic financial experts have undertaken ambitious experiments to create more stable economies and stronger social solidarities by facilitating risk- and profit-sharing, enhancing entrepreneurial skills, and eliciting collaborative economic action. In so doing, Rudnyckyj argues that these experts are creating a new “geoeconomics”—a global Islamic alternative to the conventional financial network centered on New York, London, and Tokyo. A groundbreaking analysis of a timely subject, Beyond Debt tells the captivating story of efforts to re-center international finance in an emergent Islamic global city and, ultimately, to challenge the very foundations of conventional economic thought and practice. Daromir Rudnyckyj is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria, Canada.

“… this pathbreaking book will be debated for many years to come. Beyond Debt is a unique and paradigm-shattering work that should be mandatory reading for everyone....” – Douglas R. Holmes, author of Economy of Words: Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks

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October 2018 Paperback • US$28 / S$36 ISBN: 978-981-3250-12-3 288pp / 229 x 152mm 18 b/w images

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Lee Kah-Wee

Las Vegas in Singapore: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity Las Vegas in Singapore looks at the collision of the histories of Singapore and Las Vegas in the form of Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts. The first history begins in colonial Singapore in the 1880s, when British administrators revised gambling laws in response to the political threat posed by Chinese-run gambling syndicates. Following the tracks of these punitive laws and practices, the book moves into the 1960s when the newly independent city-state created a national lottery while criminalizing both organized and petty gambling in the name of nation-building. The second history shifts the focus to corporate Las Vegas in the 1950s when digital technology and corporate management practices found each other on the casino floor. Tracing the emergence of the specialist casino designer, the book reveals how casino development evolved into a highly rationalized spatial template designed to maximize profits. Today an iconic landmark of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands is also an artifact of these two histories, an attempt by Singapore to normalize what was once criminalized in its nationalist history. Lee Kah-Wee argues that the historical project of the control of vice is also about the control of space and capital. The result is an uneven landscape where the legal and moral status of gambling is contingent on where it is located. As the current wave of casino expansion spreads across Asia, he warns that these developments should not be seen as liberalization but instead as a continuation of the project of concentrating power by modern states and corporations. Lee Kah-Wee is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

“Viewing the casino as architecture and as model, Las Vegas in Singapore explores the exciting nexus between the taming of chance at the gaming table and the taming of the future in the global marketplace.” – Aihwa Ong, author of Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life (2016)

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January 2019 Paperback • US$32 / S$36 ISBN: 978-981-4722-90-2 296pp / 229 x 152mm 38 b/w images, 13 tables

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Eric C. Thompson and Vineeta Sinha editors

Southeast Asian Anthropologies: National Traditions and Transnational Practices Anthropology is a flourishing discipline in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Anthropologies renders visible the develop­ ment of national traditions and transnational practices of anthropology across the region. The authors are practising anthro­ pologists and Southeast Asian scholars with decades of experience working in the intellectual traditions and institu­tions that have taken root in Southeast Asia since the mid-twentieth century. Anthropology’s self-criticism of the colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial conditions of its own production remains relevant for Southeast Asia. There has been a vigorous debate and a wide range of suggestions on what might be done to de-center the Euro-, andro-, hetero- and other centrisms of the discipline from an emerging world anthropologies perspective. But actually trans­ forming anthropology requires practice beyond mere critique. The chapters in this volume focus on practices and para­digms of anthropologists working from and within Southeast Asia. Eric C. Thompson is associate professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. Vineeta Sinha is head of the Department of Sociology and the South Asian Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore.

"Filling a gap in anthologies on World Anthropologies appearing since the 1980s, this incisive collection opens up new vistas in covering the development of anthropologies in Southeast Asia, a region that has been severely underrepresented, and in its focus on transnational perspectives as well as national imaginaries in the ways that theoretical elaboration and anthropological practice have matured in the region." – Greg Acciaioli, University of Western Australia

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February 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-4722-96-4 328pp / 229 x 152mm

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Jiat-Hwee Chang and Imran bin Tajudeen editors

Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power What is the modern in Southeast Asia’s architecture and how do we approach its study critically? This pathbreaking multidisciplinary volume is the first critical survey of Southeast Asia’s modern architecture. It looks at the challenges of studying this complex history through the conceptual frameworks of translation, epistemology, and power. Challenging Eurocentric ideas and architectural nomenclature, the authors examine the development of modern architecture in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with a focus on selective translation and strategic appropriation of imported ideas and practices by local architects and builders. The book transforms our understandings of the region’s modern architecture by moving beyond a consideration of architecture as an aesthetic artifact and instead examining its entanglement with different dynamics of power. Jiat-Hwee Chang is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Imran bin Tajudeen is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

“This collection opens the existing field up and will enrich specialists’ way of seeing. It shows how 'modern architecture' could be differently understood, challenged, transformed and owned. It capably represents a break, but not a retreat from influential architectural history and theory … it challenges without ignoring the establishment.” – Abidin Kusno, University of British Columbia, Canada

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January 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-4722-78-0 336pp / 229 x 152mm 78 b/w images

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Art and Archaeology of Southeast Asia: Hindu-Buddhist Traditions NUS Press announces a new series produced in partnership with the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, SOAS, University of London. Art and Archaeology of Southeast Asia: Hindu-Buddhist Traditions book series will publish on the subjects of Southeast Asian Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture from ancient to pre-modern times, including study of the built environment, sculpture, painting, illustrated texts, textiles and other tangible or visual representations, along with the written word related to these, and archaeological, museum and cultural heritage studies. Series Editors: Ashley Thompson Pamela Corey Series Editorial Committee: Claudine Bautze-Picron Arlo Griffiths Heng Piphal Jinah Kim Marijke Klokke Pierre-Yves Manguin John Miksic

T.K. Sabapathy Rasmi Shoocondej Siyonn Sophearith Tran Ky Phuong Louise Tythacott Christian Luczanits

Call for Manuscripts Manuscript proposals should be submitted to editorial@nus.edu.sg.

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Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia Established by a collective of scholars and curators with the aim of looking and listening closely to the discursive spaces of art in, from, and around the region we refer to as Southeast Asia, from an historical perspective. The journal presents a necessarily diverse range of perspectives not only on the contemporary and modern art of Southeast Asia, but indeed of the region itself: its borders, its identity, its efficacy, and its limitations as a geographical marker and a conceptual category. As such, the journal is defined by a commitment to the need for and importance of rigorous discussion, of the contemporary and modern art of the domain that lies south of China, east of India, and north of Australia. The journal publishes twice a year (March and October). Enjoy free previews of Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 2017) and Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 2017) via Project MUSE. 2017 issues

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China: An International Journal (CIJ) An internationally refereed journal published for the East Asian Institute, NUS in February, May, August and November by NUS Press. Based outside China, America and Europe, CIJ aims to present diverse international perceptions and frames of reference on contemporary China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The journal invites the submission of cuttingedge research articles, review articles and policy comments and research notes in the fields of politics, economics, society, geography, law, culture and international relations. The unique final section of this journal offers a chronology and listing of key documents pertaining to developments in relations between China and the 10 ASEAN member-states. CIJ is indexed and abstracted in Social Sciences Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Bibliography of Asian Studies and Econlit. CIJ is also available online in Project Muse (an electronic database for journals in the humanities and social sciences). For more details, visit https://muse.jhu.edu or email muse@muse.jhu.edu.

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Individual copies may be purchased through https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg For institution subscription enquiries, email us at orders.nuspress@nus.edu.sg For editorial enquiries, contact the editors at cij@nus.edu.sg https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg/collections/cij

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Grow your research collection with NUS Press eBooks Access to NUS Press eBooks is available to institutions and researchers worldwide via JSTOR and Project Muse. This growing collection covers a variety of subjects such as anthropology, economics, science, literature and sociology, delivering crossdisciplinary research from high profile, international authors. For more information, visit https://www.jstor.org or https://muse.jhu.edu For enquiries, email sales@nus.edu.sg or contact your usual sales representative. 2018 Top 5 Downloads:

e-Book ISBN: 978 9971 69 620 7

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e-Book ISBN: 978 9971 69 870 6

e-Book ISBN: 978 9971 69 797 6

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Information for Authors NUS Press (formerly Singapore University Press) originated as the publishing arm of the University of Malaya in Singapore, and between 1949 and 1971 published books under the University of Malaya Press imprint. The Singapore University Press imprint first appeared in 1971. In 2006 Singapore University Press was succeeded by a new NUS Press to reflect the name of its parent institution and to align the Press closer to the university’s overall branding. The Press publishes academic, scholarly and trade books of importance and relevance to Singapore and the region. While the Press has an extensive catalog that includes titles in the fields of medicine, mathematics, science and engineering, the Press is particularly interested in manuscripts that address these subjects: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Japan and Asia The Chinese overseas and the Chinese diaspora The Malay World Media, cinema and the visual arts Science, technology and society in Asia Transnational labour and population issues in Asia Popular culture in transnational perspectives Religion in Southeast Asia Ethnic relations The city, urbanism and the built form in Southeast Asia Violence, trauma and memory in Asia Cultural resources and heritage in Asia Public health, health policy and history of medicine The English language in Asia

All books are subject to peer review, and must be approved by the University Publishing Committee, drawn from the NUS faculty. Download our detailed author’s guidelines at https:// nuspress.nus.edu.sg/pages/prospective-authors

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Our home territory is Southeast Asia, and NUS Press works very closely with APD Singapore and APD Malaysia to distribute to libraries, institutions and to the bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the other countries of Southeast Asia. We service the NUS campus bookshops directly, and conduct sales to students and staff from our office on the NUS campus. APD Singapore Pte Ltd 52, Genting Lane #06–05 Ruby Land Complex 1 Singapore 349560 T +65 6749 3551 F +65 6749 3552 E apdacad@apdsing.com.sg APD (Malaysia) 24–26, Jalan SS3/41 47300 Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia T +60 3 7877 6063 F +60 3 7877 3414 E customersvc@apdkl.com

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The University of Chicago Press Chicago Distribution Center 11030 South Langley Chicago, IL 60628, USA T (US & Canada) +1-800-621-2736 T (rest of world) +1 (773) 702-7000 E custserv@press.uchicago.edu www.press.uchicago.edu UK, CONTINENTAL EUROPE, AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST, AND CENTRAL ASIA

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Abbreviations and Icons Singapore dollars US dollars

S$ US$

Available in Asia Available in Southeast Asia Available in Southeast Asia and Australia Available Worldwide

NUS Press Pte Ltd (formerly Singapore University Press) AS3-01-02, 3 Arts Link National University of Singapore Singapore 117569 T +65 6776 1148 F +65 6774 0652 E nusbooks@nus.edu.sg https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg Twitter @NUS_Press Notes 1 S$ prices are applicable for purchases in Singapore only. 2 All prices and information in this catalogue are current at the time of printing (January 2019) and may be subject to change. 3 Potential authors are invited to download our author guidelines at https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg/pages/prospective-authors

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NUS Press

National University of Singapore

“Publishing in Asia, on Asia, for Asia and the World� NUS Press issues around 36 publications per year, maintaining a regional focus on Southeast Asia and a disciplinary focus on the humanities and social sciences. NUS Press is heir to a tradition of academic publishing in Singapore that dates back 64 years, starting with the work of the Publishing Committee of the University of Malaya, beginning in 1954. Singapore University Press was created in 1971 as the publishing division of the University of Singapore. The University of Singapore merged with Nanyang University in 1980 to become the National University of Singapore, and in 2006 Singapore University Press was succeeded by NUS Press, bringing the name of the press in line with the name of the university.

NUS Press Pte Ltd AS3-01-02, 3 Arts Link National University of Singapore Singapore 117569 T +65 6776 1148 F +65 6774 0652 E nusbooks@nus.edu.sg https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg

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