Southeast Asian Studies: Debates and New Directions

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Cynthia Chou, Vincent Houben
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006 - 206 halaman
"What is the relevance of the area studies approach to Southeast Asia?" The current state and future directions of area studies, of which Southeast Asian studies are a part, is a central question not only to scientists working in the field but also those engaged in university politics. This collection of nine articles is written by specialists from different disciplinary backgrounds and working in institutions of higher learning all around the world. It provides an up-to-date insight into the current state of the study field, its strengths and weaknesses and seeks ways to reconfigure Southeast Asian studies in order to meet the challenges of a region that is caught up in profound transformation as a consequence of both globalization and localization.

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1 Introduction by Cynthia Chou and Vincent Houben
Personal Reflections on a Region by Victor T King
Beyond Studying Southeast Asia? by Robert Cribb
Perspectives from Japan by Yoko Hayami
The Cult of Theory versus the Cultivation of Language in Southeast Asian Studies by Martin Platt
6 Rethinking Southeast Asian Politics by Duncan McCargo
7 Reconceptualizing Southeast Asian Studies by Cynthia Chou
The Search for New Perspectives by Vincent Houben
P Ramlee Malay Cinema and History by Timothy P Barnard
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•Cynthia Chou is Associate Professor and Head of the Southeast Asian Studies programme at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

•Vincent Houben is Professor of Southeast Asian History and Society and current Director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. 

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