New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies
New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies publishes academic books that focus on historical and contemporary problems in this dynamic region, from local issues through global interconnections. While the series as a whole covers cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues, individual titles aspire to the fine-grained research and theoretical innovation long associated with scholarship on Southeast Asia. Editorial work is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Press and the University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, a National Resource Center that has promoted the study of this region for forty years.
Prospective authors: Please refer to the UW Press guidelines for submitting proposals. Direct queries to Alfred W. McCoy, Katherine Bowie, Anne Hansen, and UW Press Executive Editor Gwen Walker.
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Of Beggars and Buddhas
The Politics of Humor in the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand
“Provides historical justification for a new reading of the Vessantara Jataka and offers delightful ethnographic descriptions of its varied performance in several regions of Thailand. An excellent addition to Thai studies and to the understudied field of Southeast Asian literature.”
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Hamka’s Great Story
A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam For Modern Indonesia
“A tour de force of historical writing. This is an epic work that will prove very important.”
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The Burma Delta
Economic Development and Social Change on an Asian Rice Frontier, 1852–1941
State-Sponsored Science and the Failure of the Enlightenment in Indonesia