ASEASUK News 45, 2009

 Given the paucity of materials in English on the Cham people of mainland Southeast Asia, any new publication would be welcome. As this is an excellent book, it is doubly welcome. … The real strengths of this book lie in a deep and complex understanding of the fragmented societies of Vietnam’s far south.

 Given the paucity of materials in English on the Cham people of mainland Southeast Asia, any new publication would be welcome. As this is an excellent book, it is doubly welcome. … The real strengths of this book lie in a deep and complex understanding of the fragmented societies of Vietnam’s far south. … [I]t is much to be hoped that this fine book will stimulate more studies of the Cham, including those of the south-central highlands of Vietnam, who have retained much of the Hinduism that characterised them when they were one of the most powerful peoples of Southeast Asia.

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