Monthly Archives: April 2017

Peace processes in Mindanao

In a new review at the JCA publisher’s site (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1318412), Chiang Mai University’s Ashley South looks at Paul Hutchcroft’s edited collection, Mindanao: The Long Journey to Peace and Prosperity, published by Anvil Publishing in Manila. Over several decades, the … Continue reading

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Laos and the CIA

JCA editor Kevin Hewison has a new review at JCA (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1319643) that  looks at Joshua Kurlantzick’s A Great Place to Have a War. America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA, published by Simon and Schuster. Hewison … Continue reading

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Cheesman on Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Nick Cheesman is a Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University, and a 2016-17 a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has a post at New Mandala, which is extracted and adapted … Continue reading

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Malaysia, China and Services

Siew Yean Tham of the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore and the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia has a new article available from JCA. Examining the Shift to Services: Malaysia and China Compared  (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1310273) … Continue reading

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Communal Violence in Myanmar

As previously posted, Issue 3 of Volume 47 (2017) has gone to print and is available electronically  at the publisher’s site. This number is a special issue. Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar has been guest edited by Nick Cheesman from … Continue reading

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Monarchy and money in Thailand

In a new review available at JCA’s website (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1317073), editor Kevin Hewison reviews Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok by Serhat Ünaldi, published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2016. Hewison observes that … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s border areas, maritime and mountain

Ashley South is based at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development at Chiang Mai University.  In a new review at the JCA publisher’s website he has a new review of Su-Ann Oh’s collection, Myanmar’s mountain and maritime borderscapes: local … Continue reading

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Issue 3 for 2017 published

Issue 3 of Volume 47 (2017) has gone to print and is available electronically. It is at the publisher’s site. This number is a special issue. Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar has been guest edited by Nick Cheesman from the … Continue reading

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Gender and Muslim Scapegoating in Myanmar

The seventh and final article for the forthcoming special issue on Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar, guest edited by Nick Cheesman, is available at the JCA publisher’s site for the journal. This article carries the title, “Gendered Rumours and the … Continue reading

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Westra on China

JCA co-editor, Richard Westra has an op-ed at The World Financial Review. Titled “China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development,” the opening paragraph states: Dr. Richard Westra historically contextualises China’s 21st century meteoric growth in … Continue reading

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