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Kebalian: The Dialogic Construction of Balinese Identity

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Kebalian: The Dialogic Construction of Balinese Identity’ by Michel Picard, a book co-edited with NUS-Press.

 

“Bali has long enjoyed a special standing in Indonesian studies, and no scholar has done more to deepen our appreciation of Balinese history and culture than Michel Picard. In this beautifully written book, Picard provides his most panoramic account yet of the forging of Balinese identity and religion in modern Indonesia.” — Robert W. Hefner, Boston University

Kebalian is the culmination of decades of research on how Balinese have defined themselves in the modern world. It is a magisterial study that gives voice to the Balinese intellectuals who shaped the island in the twentieth century. Anyone interested in the forces that formed Indonesian culture and identity should read it.” – Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney

 

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Just released

Edited by Gabriel Facal and Jérôme Samuel
IRASEC, Bangkok,
February 2024, 452 p.

For each of the region’s eleven countries, “L’Asie du Sud-Est 2024, bilan, enjeux et perspectives” offers a detailed, synthetic analysis of the main political, economic, social, environmental and diplomatic events of 2023, complemented by a focus on two personalities of the year and a news picture.

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Mémoires d’avenir : Fondation d’un monastère de bénédictines sur les Hauts Plateaux du Viêt Nam (1954-1975)

Ouvrage présenté et édité par Marie-Madeleine Caseau et Jérémy Jammes,
Saint-Léger Éditions, collection : « Femmes en missions chrétiennes »,
2023, 658 pages, avec près de 100 photographies, cartes et archives d’époque,
ISBN : 9782364529021.

Mémoires d’Avenir retrace l’aventure de cinq sœurs bénédictines, envoyées de France en 1954 fonder un monastère au sein du peuple montagnard Êdê du Viêt Nam. En 1967, le monastère naissant transféra son implantation à Thu Duc, près de Saigon. Deux sœurs restèrent pour partager la vie des Montagnards. Aujourd’hui, à Ban Mê Thuôt, deux signes vivants témoignent de cette mission : le prieuré devenu évêché et un groupe de chrétiens.

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Current Electoral Processes in Southeast Asia. Regional Learnings

Edited by Gabriel Facal
IRASEC, Bangkok
November 2023, 90 p.
ISBN : 978-2-35596-075-8
English Language English text

 

While Southeast Asia is completing a strong geopolitical sequence and the region remains a strategic area in the relations of influence in the Indo-Pacific, several countries are also focused on electoral agendas and the domestic political dynamics they impel. The Philippines saw a presidential election (May 2022) for which an assessment has yet to be made, while the general elections in Malaysia (November 2022) and the presidential one in Timor-Leste (April 2022), followed by the legislative elections in May 2023, open up new dynamics that have yet to be consolidated.

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Le soft power en Asie

Édité par Frédéric Lasserre, Éric Mottet, Barthélémy Courmont
Presses de l’Université du Québec
Novembre 2023, 294 p.
ISBN : 978-2-7605-5903-5

Le soft power se définit par la capacité d’un État à influen­cer et à orienter les relations internationales en sa faveur par un ensemble de moyens autres que coercitifs. Depuis la fin de la guerre froide, le concept de soft power a beaucoup été utilisé pour caractériser la puissance de la Chine. Dans ce contexte de communication proactive de la Chine, les autres États asiatiques ne sont pas en reste. Mais comment mobilisent-ils l’outil du soft power ?

Le soft power en Asie : nouvelles formes de pouvoir et d’influence ? explore, à travers les contributions de plusieurs auteurs et autrices, l’identité politique de la Chine et ses stratégies ; la façon dont le Japon tente de faire valoir son respect de la différence et sa politique de soft power ; le profit que tire Taïwan de son efficacité mariée à une démocratie robuste ; l’effort de l’Inde de se poser en alternative aux nouvelles routes de la soie et à l’influence grandissante de la Chine, etc.

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Composing Worlds with Elephants - Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Edited by Nicolas Lainé, Paul G. Keil and Khatijah Rahmat
IRD Éditions
Octobre 2023, 346 p.
ISBN: 9782709929936

Composing Worlds with Elephants is an interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the historical, social, and ecological entanglement of humans and elephants, a thousands of years old interspecies connection that is multi-dimensional, ambivalent, and always changing.

Focusing largely on elephants and peoples across Asia, the research in this volume addresses key issues in the study of their relationship including : dimensions of co-existence, cultures of elephant husbandry, and animal agency. Chapters expand how we conceptualize and study elephants, offering ideas that might also help us live better with these endangered animals. Academic texts are supported by visual contributions from three acclaimed guest artists, original visions that enrich our understanding of human-elephant worlds.

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Curricular Decentralisation as an Antidote to “Burmanisation” ?

We are pleased to announce the publication of Nicolas Salem-Gervais’ chapter “Curricular Decentralisation as an Antidote to ‘Burmanisation’? Including Ethnic Minorities’ Histories in Myanmar’s Government Schools (2011–2020)”, published in Negotiating Ethnic Diversity and National Identity in History Education edited by Helen Mu Hung Ting and Luigi Cajani, Palgrave Macmillan.

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New release

L’Asie du Sud-Est 2023; Bilan, enjeux et perspectives

Edited by Gabriel Facal and Jérôme Samuel
IRASEC, Bangkok, march 2023, 460 p.
ISBN: 978-2-35596-074-1

This book offers a detailed analysis of the main political and diplomatic events, as well as the economic, social and environmental developments of 2022 in each of the eleven countries of the region. This analysis is completed for each country by a focus on two personalities of the year and an important news item with striking images.

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Engendering Migration Journey

Herbary Zhang
Palgrave Macmillan
2023, Number of Pages : XIII, 152
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-031-15974-9
eBook ISBN 978-3-031-15975-6

The monography “Engendering Migration Journey : Identity, Ethnicity and Gender of Thai Migrant Women in Hong Kong” written by Herbary Zhang, adjunct researcher at IRASEC, was just published by Palgrave Macmillan (Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship series) on 2nd February 2023.

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From Tribalism to Nationalism

From Tribalism to Nationalism
The Anthropological Turn in Laos – A Tribute to Grant Evans

Edited by Yves Goudineau and Vanina Bouté
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, N° 76
September 2022, 384 p.
ISBN : 978-87-7694-303-5

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