Author Archives: journalofcontemporaryasia

From Patrimonialism to Profit

The sixth and final substantive article that will appear in a special issue that remembers the late Professor Lee Poh Ping is one that he co-authored. The article is “From Patrimonialism to Profit: The Changing Flow of Funds from the … Continue reading

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Chinese investment in Malaysia: Huawei and ZTE

The fifth article to appear in a special issue that remembers the late Professor Lee Poh Ping is by Ran Li and Kee-Cheok Cheong, both of the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Their paper is … Continue reading

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Chinese investment in Malaysia: Chery Autos

The fourth article to appear in a special issue that remembers the late Professor Lee Poh Ping is by Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah and John Lee Kean Yew, all of the University of Malaya. They have authored “Navigating a Highly … Continue reading

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Unfree Labour and Coffee in Colonial Indonesia

In a new review at JCA, long-time Editorial Board member Alec Gordon  reviews Jan Breman’s Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market: Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java, published by the Amsterdam University Press in 2015. The … Continue reading

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Everyday Violence in Sri Lanka

Another new article has been published at the JCA’s publisher’s website. “Acute and Everyday Violence in Sri Lanka” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1336783) is authored by Vidura Munasinghe of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Indonesia’s Islamic Militia

Interest in the rise of Islamic movements of all kinds has attracted considerable attention. In the country with the world’s largest Islamic population, movements, militia and gangs have long had an influence on politics, from colonial times to the present. … Continue reading

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Free articles by Fukuoka Prize winners

JCA’s publisher has joined in congratulating Fukuoka Prize winners Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker. The publisher has made three JCA articles by them available for free download. The articles are: The co-authored “Thaksin’s populism“, which appeared in Vol. 38, No. … Continue reading

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