Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia no. 19/ 2016

Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University proudly presents the new issue of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia no. 19 (March 2016)

It focuses Buddhism in Southeast Asia, with Justin McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) as the guest editor. There are five articles by Yoko Hayami and Tatsuki Kataoka; Jack Meng-Tat Chia; Jordan Baskerville; Alicia Turner, and; Erick White — all are translated into Japanese, Thai and Indonesian.

This issue, as usual, also includes a section of book reviews, and a column–Young Academic’s Voice (YAV), as a platform for young researchers to voice their opinions on all things Southeast Asia, with one article per month. As for this month’s YAV, we present Huong Le Thu, a researcher at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore who has written on a topic, “Vietnam’s Urban Middle Class: Rapidly Growing, Slowly Awakening.


List of Articles:

  1.  Yoko Hayami and Tatsuki Kataoka — Rethinking “Religion” from the Margins
  2. Jack Meng-Tat Chia — The curious Case of Buddhist Activism in Singapore
  3. Jordan Baskerville — Buddhist Studies in Vietnam: Some thoughts on Current and Future Directions
  4. Alicia Turner — Myanmar Contesting Conceptual Landscapes in the Politics of Buddhism
  5. Erick White — Staging Hinduism in the Bangkok Metropolis: Ritual Spectacle and Religious Pluralism in an Urban Thai Buddhism Milieu


List of Reviews:

  1. Maria-Gabriela Manea — Kampong Boy, by M. Ravi (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2013)
  2. Kritdikorn Wongswangpanich — Ballot and Gratitude: Dynamic of Electoral Politics and the Clientelism in Thailand, by Viengrat Nethipo (Chiang Mai: Center for ASEAN Studies, 2015)
  3. Yurni Said-Sirhan — Corridor (12 short stories), by Alfian Sa’at (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015, second edition)
  4. Boon Kia Meng — Film: Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd, directed by Andrew Han (2015)
  5. Morragotwong Phumplab — Film: Ho Chi Minh in Siam (Thầu Chín ở Xiêm), directed by Bùi Tuấn Dũng (2015)


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