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Visit nuspress.nus.edu.sg for our full catalogue Award Winners Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th-century Philippines Lisandro E. Claudio Winner, 2019 George McT. Kahin Prize of the Association for Asian Studies 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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Gerard Sasges and Ng Shi Wen editors with a foreword by Teo You Yenn

Hard at Work: Life in Singapore Singapore’s spectacular skyline, garden-like setting, worldleading schools and public housing schemes are famous around the globe. And we all recognize that Singapore would never have been built without the hard work of millions of ordinary people. But do we understand what that labor feels like? How do people in Singapore talk about their experiences of work? Have you ever walked past an ice cream uncle and wondered why he does that particular job? How did he get it? What does your barista think of you as she takes your morning order? What is it like to be a gay volunteer police officer tasked with enforcing the law in a country where sex between consenting adult men is a criminal act? What exactly does a funeral director do in multireligious Singapore? And did you know that Singapore’s job market includes roles like academic ghostwriter and Thai disco girl agent? Hard at Work gives us access into the interior lives and experiences of more than 50 Singapore workers. It forms a snapshot of Singapore’s working population that will fascinate contemporary and future readers. Their stories reveal Singapore as a place where ordinary people from around the world work hard to survive and —with a little bit of luck— to thrive. Gerard Sasges is an assistant professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. Ng Shi Wen is a photographer, educator and the founder of Photo Rikiki.

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"… required reading for anyone who cares about Singapore and its future." – Zainul Abidin Rasheed

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Paperback • US$32 / S$38 ISBN: 978-981-3250-50-5 416pp / 229 x 152mm 60 images, full colour

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Suon Sorin translated by Roger Nelson

A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land: A Novel of Sihanouk’s Cambodia This is the story of Sam, a young man who leaves the countryside for the big city to work as a cyclo driver. All Sam wants is to earn an honest wage, but he is constantly thwarted by those with money: his landlord, the people from whom he rents his cyclo, factory bosses and politicians. The city takes its toll, and Sam’s humanity is denied him at every turn, leading to the devastation of his family and his surrender to temptation. A dramatic change in Sam’s fortunes is heralded by the country’s liberation from colonial rule. Sam returns to the countryside to discover that “the life of the peasants that had before been filled with suffering and decline, was filled with a fresh joy and happiness, and a new hope.” First published in 1961, eight years after Cambodia gained independence from French colonial rule, A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land by Suon Sorin is an iconic work of modern Khmer literature, a singularly illuminating document of the new nation. One of the first English translations of a modern Khmer novel, the text is accompanied with an extended introduction that situates the author in his historical and artistic context, and points to the novel’s value as a resource for students of Cambodia and Southeast Asia across all fields. Suon Sorin was born in 1930 in the Sangker district of Battambang, Cambodia. A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land is his only known work of fiction. He is believed to have died during the Khmer Rouge period. Roger Nelson is an art historian specialized in Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art, and a curator at National Gallery Singapore.

“provide(s) a remarkable insight into the domestic and regional affairs of the Sihanouk era and a profound understanding of Khmer literature … very useful for the study of literary trends in Southeast Asia as well.” – Klairung Amratisha

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RIDGE BOOKS September 2019 Paperback • US$18 / S$24 ISBN: 978-981-3250-77-2 168pp / 229 x 152mm 2 images, full colour

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Timothy P. Barnard

Imperial Creatures: Humans and Other Animals in Colonial Singapore, 1819–1942 The environmental turn in the humanities and social sciences has meant a new focus on the history of animals. This is one of the first books to look across species at animals in a colonial, urban society. If imperialism is a series of power relationships, it involves not only the subjugation of human communities but also animals. What was the relationship between these two processes in colonial Singapore? How did various interactions with animals enable changes in interactions between people, and the expression of power in human terms? The imposition of imperial power relationships was a process that was often complex and messy, and it led to the creation of new communities throughout the world, including the colonial port city of Singapore. Through a multidisciplinary consideration of fauna, this book weaves together a series of tales to document how animals were cherished, slaughtered, monitored and employed in a colonial society, to provide insight into how imperial rule was imposed on an island in Southeast Asia. Fauna and their histories of interacting with humans, thus, become useful tools for understanding our past, revealing the effects of establishing a colony on the biodiversity of a region, and the institutions that quickly transformed it. All animals, including humans, have been creatures of imperialism in Singapore. Their stories teach us lessons about the structures that upheld such a society and how it developed over time. Timothy P. Barnard is an associate professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore, where he specializes in the environmental and cultural history of island Southeast Asia.

September 2019 Paperback • US$34 / S$36 ISBN: 978-981-3250-87-1 336pp / 229 x 152mm 23 b/w images, 2 maps, 2 tables

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Marites Danguilan Vitug

Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China A comprehensive account of the epic legal success of the Philippines' case before the International Court of Justice, seeking an arbitral ruling on territorial boundary and border questions in the South China Sea. The author describes the “paramount importance” of the ruling to the protection of Philippine sovereignty and territorial integrity, but she also describes clearly the legal debates on interpretations of the UN Convention on the Law of Sea. Readers will appreciate the unpacking of the complex nature of Philippine national interest, stretching from fishery and natural resources to security concerns and territorial integrity of the nation. Marites Danguilan Vitug is the editor-at-large for Rappler and president of the Journalism for Nation Building Foundation.

“tells the story like a film thriller….” – Philippines Daily Inquirer

“a juicy thriller peppered with drama and human interest….” – Philippines Star x PHILIPPINES

“… an authoritative account, with lots of colour and character, of the history of the maritime rights dispute between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea, the decision by President Benigno Aquino to take China to court in 2013 and how the case itself unfolded.” – Malcolm Cook, Contemporary Southeast Asia

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DISTRIBUTED FOR ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY PRESS May 2019 Paperback • US$32 / S$34 ISBN: 978-9715-50-873-5 318 pp / 229 x 152mm 3 maps, 4 b/w photos

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Tommy Koh

Building a New Legal Order for the Oceans The most important of Tommy Koh’s writings on the Law of the Sea are brought together in Building a New Legal Order for the Oceans. As the president of the Third United Nations Conference on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), he shares his unique perspective on the UNCLOS negotiation process, and the concepts, tensions and intentions that underlie today’s Law of the Sea. There could be no better guide to this aspect of international law than Koh. UNCLOS contains the modern law of the sea. It has been called a constitution for the oceans. It contains many new concepts of international law, such as the Exclusive Economic Zone, Archipelagic State, Straits Used for International Navigation, Transit Passage, Archipelagic Sealane Passage, and the Common Heritage of Mankind. Koh explains these and other concepts. Peace at sea is made possible by UNCLOS. Koh discusses current threats to maritime security. He explains the intricacies of the disputes in the South China Sea. As governance of the global commons becomes an ever more pressing issue, what can be learned from the success of UNCLOS? How can we build on that success, and manage the new tensions that arise in the Law of the Sea? Tommy Koh is Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Tembusu College, Special Adviser to the Institute of Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. He served as President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea.

November 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$38 ISBN: 978-981-3250-89-5 288 pp / 229 x 152mm 23 b/w images, 6 maps

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Ang Cheng Guan

Southeast Asia After the Cold War: A Contemporary History International politics in Southeast Asia since end of the Cold War in 1990 can be understood within the frames of order and an emerging regionalism embodied in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But order and regionalism are now under siege, with a new global strategic rebalancing under way. The region is now forced to contemplate new risks, even the emergence of new sorts of cold war rivalry and conflict. Ang Cheng Guan, author of Southeast Asia’s Cold War, writes here in the mode of contemporary history, presenting a complete, analytically informed narrative that covers the region, highlighting change, continuity and context. Crucial as a tool to make sense of the dynamics of the region, this account of Southeast Asia's international relations will also be of immediate relevance to those in China, the US and elsewhere who engage with the region, with its young, dynamic population, and its strategic position across the world's key choke-points of trade. This is essential reading for decisionmakers who wish to understand our current situation, looking back to the end of the Cold War 30 years ago, and forward to an uncertain future. Ang Cheng Guan is associate professor, associate dean and head of graduate studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.

“… a measured but brilliant analysis of Southeast Asia after the Cold War. Required reading for historians, political scientists, and IR specialists who are grappling with the evolving diplomatic-strategic dynamics of the region.” – Khong Yuen Foong

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August 2019 Paperback • US$30 / S$36 ISBN: 978-981-3250-78-9 296pp / 229 x 152mm

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Stephen Cairns & Devasari Tunas editors

Future Cities Laboratory: Indicia 02 What are the research methods appropriate to a world of smart cities? How do we bring the power of data to bear on complex, multidimensional problems? How do we combine insights from big data analysis, cheap digital sensors, drone photography and laser scanners with social processes of decision-making, mediation of stakeholder interests, citizen involvement, and insights from behavioural and complexity sciences? Given the complexity of urban systems, how do we identify and study emergent phenomena not visible to current analytical or documentary lenses? This second volume in the Future Cities Laboratory Indicia series focuses on the tools, methods, approaches needed for urban research. It considers the materials, methods, tools, techniques of urban research, and research approaches that support them. It shows how design thinking, creation of solution spaces, and stakeholder engagement can be brought to bear on wicked problems. The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) was established by ETHZürich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), and operates under the auspices of the Singapore–ETH Centre (SEC). Stephen Cairns served as head of Department of Architecture, and director of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is currently based in Singapore where he is programme director of the Future Cities Laboratory. Devisari Tunas is the research scenario coordinator for Archipelago Cities program at the Future Cities Laboratory.


DISTRIBUTED IN ASIA FOR LARS MULLER PUBLISHERS AND THE FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY, SINGAPORE July 2018 Paperback • US$60 / S$50 ISBN: 978-3-03778-599-7 258pp / 241 x 171mm 130 b/w and colour illustrations

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Annabel Teh Gallop

Malay Seals from the Islamic World of Southeast Asia Seals make up an important element in the manuscript and literary culture of maritime Southeast Asia, a world long connected by political, economic, and cultural networks, the lingua franca of the Malay language, and the faith of Islam. They constitute a treasure trove of data that can throw light on myriad aspects of the history of the Malay world, ranging from the nature of kingship, the administrative structure of states, the biographies of major personalities and the form of Islamic thought embraced, as well as on developments in the art and material culture of the region. This important reference work describes and analyses the Malay sealing tradition, carefully cataloguing more than 2000 seals sourced from collections worldwide, primarily seal impressions stamped in lampblack, ink or wax on manuscript letters, treaties and other documents, but including some seal matrices made of silver, brass or stone. These Malay seals originate from the present-day territories of Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia and the southern parts of Thailand and Cambodia, and the Philippines, and date from the second half of the 16th century to the early 20th century. Complete transcriptions and translations of the Jawi inscriptions are provided, bringing the seals to light as objects of literary and art historical analysis, and key resources for an understanding of the Malay Islamic world of Southeast Asia in the early modern period. Annabel Teh Gallop is head of the Southeast Asia section at the British Library. She has written widely on Malay seals, letters and documents, and on the art of the Qur’an in Southeast Asia.


PUBLISHED WITH THE BRITISH LIBRARY August 2019 Hardback • US$120 / S$145 ISBN: 978-981-3250-86-4 808pp / 301 x 224mm 2200 images, 12 maps full colour

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Edward Stokes

Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore: A Photographic Record Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, an evocative interplay of photos and texts, forms a tribute to a pioneer woman photo­grapher, Marjorie Doggett. From 1954–57, camera in hand, she captured the cityscape for posterity. Her work appeared in Characters of Light, the first photo book to fully portray Singapore’s urban setting and architecture. Published in 1957, and reissued in 1985, the book was a pioneer: in its depiction of Singapore’s city and as the first local photographic book by a woman. This work draws on those two publications, both long out of print. In this book, Marjorie Doggett’s photos are enriched by Edward Stokes’ historical and personal texts. Born in England, Doggett was a self-taught photographer. She had arrived in Singapore in early 1947 with her future husband. In 1962 they became citizens of Singapore, their lifetime home. The photos and narrative in Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore offer an entirely new presentation. Half of the book’s images are hitherto unpublished. The texts and photos portray Singapore the place, through the prism of Doggett’s life, inspiration and methods. Marjorie Doggett had clear views concerning the preservation of buildings, and in later years her seminal book contributed significantly to the preservation of Singapore’s historic architecture. Edward Stokes is the founder and publisher of The Photographic Heritage Foundation, a body which publishes Asian historical photos.

RIDGE BOOKS PUBLISHED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION November 2019 Hardback • US$55 / S$70 ISBN: 978-981-3250-90-1 204pp / 254 x 280mm

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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.


"I found no one to accompany me, and was determined to go; so I trusted to fate and went alone." – Ida Pfeiffer

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Paperback • US$22 / S$28 ISBN: 978-981-3250-76-5  324pp / 229 x 152mm 31 b/w images, 4 maps

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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. June 2019 Paperback • US$32 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-4722-95-7 368pp / 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. During a time of political turmoil, Borromeo and Riboet were leading figures in the development of a localised hybrid urban popular culture. Exemplary of the pioneering cultural brokers of the time, these two artists were among the first of the region's local pop culture celebrities. Audiences seized on this popular culture—situated somewhere between high art and banal entertainment—to engage with the modern, to channel emancipatory activities, to articulate social critique and to propagate an inclusive nationalism with a distinct cosmopolitan flavour, without being radically anti-colonial. Leaning on cultural studies and fandom studies, popular culture is critically examined here as a social phenomenon of Southeast Asia’s emerging urban multi-ethnic middle-classes. This book opens up a critical history of a contradictory popular culture and the people and forces behind it, highlighting the profound societal transformations in early twentieth-century Southeast Asia. Fascinated with the peoples, cultures, politics and history of Southeast Asia, Peter Keppy has been studying Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines since the 1990s.

"A compelling account of a fascinating period and individuals at the dawn of modernity in the islands of Southeast Asia. When I started reading it, I could not stop until near the end, in one sitting." – Ariel Heryanto, author of Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture

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June 2019 Paperback • US$36 / S$42 ISBN: 978-981-3250-51-2 288pp / 229 x 152mm 22 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.

"Interesting, insightful, informative … The collection greatly refreshes our understanding of issues in colonial and postcolonial cultures in Southeast Asia." – Abidin Kusno, York University

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

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Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Southeast Asia Publications Series The Southeast Asia Publications Series (SEAPS) publishes cuttingedge research on the countries and peoples of Southeast Asia. It covers all disciplines and sub-disciplines in the humanities and social sciences: including anthropology, geography, history, literature, political economy, politics, and sociology, as well as the fields of cultural studies, communication studies and gender studies. Series Editors Edward Aspinall (Australian National University) and Nicholas Cheesman (Australian National University) For full listing, visit nuspress.nus.edu.sg

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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 consoli­ dated. 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 352pp / 229 x 152mm 21 b/w images, 4 maps

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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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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

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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). Thanks to generous grants from the Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Programme at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and also the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Paris, the journal’s online editions are now freely available via Open Access, online at 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. 2019 issue

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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, CENTRAL ASIA AND AUSTRALIA

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Abbreviations and Icons Singapore dollars US dollars

S$ US$

Available in Asia Available in Southeast Asia except Philippines x

Available Worldwide Available Worldwide except Indonesia and Europe

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 (July 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

Cover photo by Ng Shi Wen.

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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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