Souchou Yao


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Souchou Yao is a cultural anthropologist and writer, and former senior lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on the state and Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. His books include Confucian Capitalism (2001) and the bestselling Singapore: The State and the Culture of Excess (2007).

Books by this author

The Malayan Emergency

A Small, Distant War

  • Examines the Malayan Emergency afresh.
  • Brings into focus issues not normally covered in other accounts.
  • Explores the moral costs of modern counter-insurgency.
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