Sandra Khor Manickham

Sandra Khor Manickam is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She obtained her PhD from the Australian National University and was Junior Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main. She is a historian of colonial Malaya, focussing on the history of anthropology and ideas of race, and of the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

Books by this author

Taming the Wild

Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya

• First comprehensive discussion of how the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia have been studied since colonial times.
• Required reading for all researchers on Orang Asli topics.
• A brilliant demonstration of how so-called scientific knowledge is framed by the political circumstances and popular beliefs of the time.