Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

November 19, 2020
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By NIAS Pres On Monday 16th, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand hosted a book launch and discussion of the book “Future Forward: the rise and fall of a Thai political party”, in collaboration with NYSEAN and NIAS. All five speakers at the eve …

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Interview with Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books

Interview with Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books

October 28, 2020
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In October 2019, Adela from NIAS Press had the immense pleasure of talking to Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books, a specialised book service and bookstore in Iceland. According to their website, Sigvaldi is based on two things: ‘the old-fashione …

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‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

October 25, 2020
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‘Can the movement he founded thrive in his absence?’ asks Duncan McCargo in a painstakingly researched text published in Nikkei Asia this week. The piece is an adapted extract from the book “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party” …

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Dogmeat Diaries 7: Mae Sot – milk-shakes and mercenaries

Dogmeat Diaries 7: Mae Sot – milk-shakes and mercenaries

October 23, 2020
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This post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai Universi …

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Podcast: Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

Podcast: Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

October 16, 2020
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In this podcast, Martin Seeger from the University of Leeds joins Petra Desatova to talk about his recent book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening: Hidden Histories of Nuns in Modern Thai Buddhism’ jointly published by Silkworm Books and NIAS Press. Mart …

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Letter from Ternate

Letter from Ternate

October 12, 2020
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In this letter from Ternate, Carol Ann Boshier explores one of the islands of the Indonesian Archipelago and reveals its connection to the Theory of Natural Selection Early one morning in March 2017, our Lion Air flight flew low over the pellucid water …

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You can now buy ‘Everyday Justice in Myanmar’ on our website!

You can now buy ‘Everyday Justice in Myanmar’ on our website!

October 9, 2020
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Dogmeat Diaries 6: Jungle College

Dogmeat Diaries 6: Jungle College

September 7, 2020
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This post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai Universi …

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What’s new in NIAS Press?

What’s new in NIAS Press?

August 17, 2020
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After an energising summer break, all of us at NIAS Press are back to business! Read on to find out about the fantastic books that we have planned for this fall at NIAS Press. Click on the image to learn more about each book, and stay posted! We will s …

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From Queer Comrades to Queer China

From Queer Comrades to Queer China

August 10, 2020
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By Hongwei Bao In this blog entry, author Hongwei Bao introduces his two books on queer Chinese cultures and reflects upon how he documents China’s LGBTQ community history and conceptualises a postsocialist queer politics in the context of a neoliberal …

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Dogmeat Diaries 5: Into the Interior (and a wedding)

Dogmeat Diaries 5: Into the Interior (and a wedding)

July 20, 2020
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This post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai Universi …

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Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

July 14, 2020
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We are thrilled to share the latest episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, co-hosted by NIAS in Copenhagen and CEAS in Turku. In this episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, Duncan McCargo has a conversation with Helene Maria Kyed, the editor of the upcoming …

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Dogmeat diaries 4: Rooftop Lunch

Dogmeat diaries 4: Rooftop Lunch

July 7, 2020
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This post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai Universi …

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Dogmeat Diaries 3: On the Ye River

Dogmeat Diaries 3: On the Ye River

June 24, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chia …

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Dogmeat Diaries 2: First Trip to Monland

Dogmeat Diaries 2: First Trip to Monland

June 23, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chia …

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‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

June 18, 2020
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By Emma Kiedyk  Martin Seeger is ‘a rare case among western scholars of Thai Buddhism and culture’, says Thai thinker and activisit Sulak Sivaraksa in Seeds of Peace (Vol 35, No.3)¹. The book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’, published by Silkworm an …

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Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

June 15, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chia …

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Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

June 8, 2020
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By Sophorntavy Vorng -Ever since my first trip to Bangkok as a PhD student to do my initial field research for A Meeting of Masks, I’ve been back many times. Shopping malls continue to be important social hubs, and consumption remains as popular an act …

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Migrant labour and care in times of COVID-19, an interview with Dr Megha Amrith

Migrant labour and care in times of COVID-19, an interview with Dr Megha Amrith

June 2, 2020
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Dr Megha Amrith is the lead researcher of the ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ Research Group at Max Planck Institute, in Germany. She and her team focus on ageing, migration and translocal mobility in Asia, Africa and South America. This week, I had the …

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‘Dehijabbing’ in Malaysia

‘Dehijabbing’ in Malaysia

May 26, 2020
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‘The moral responsibilities placed on young women draw the limits around the multicultural and multireligious society that Malaysia is claiming to be’, claims Sylva Frisk in this thought-provoking entry. In April 2019, the book Unveiling Choice was lau …

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Performing the Arts of Indonesia

Performing the Arts of Indonesia

May 21, 2020
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”This book is a forum for information and discourse on the previously little known history, politics and identity of the performing arts of the small island region of Kepri” Read Margaret Kartomi’s account of ‘Performing the Arts of Indonesia’ a book …

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A Day in the Life of a Publishing Assistant

A Day in the Life of a Publishing Assistant

May 15, 2020
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Ever wondered what is it to work in NIAS Press? In this blog post, publishing assistant Adela describes a normal working day By Adela Brianso, Publishing Assistant at NIAS Press Each working day at NIAS Press varies widely. As a publishing assistant, I …

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The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

May 10, 2020
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Michael Fredholm brings us un update on Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban and the recent peace agreement. Read his book ‘Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of  War’ for a fascinating account on this topic. On 9 November 2018, representatives of the Afghan Taliba …

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Alien Romance

Alien Romance

May 6, 2020
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As our inaugural post, we bring you a fascinating piece on the agency of Indonesian domestic workers when engaging in relationships abroad. By Jafar Suryomenggolo, editor and translator of ‘At a Moment’s Notice’ (NIAS Press, 2019) ‘At a Moment’s Notice …

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