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The Bookshelf Spotlight was developed to direct interested readers to the wide variety of Southeast Asia focused publications released each year. Spotlight may be of interest to collection specialists, instructors, researchers, and the general reader interested in Southeast Asia. We welcome new theme and title suggestions to help us grow this resource over time — please email us at with suggestions.

New Faculty Publications

Faculty Publication

Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

edited by Vina Lanzon &
Frederik Rettig

Faculty Publication

Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands

by Jonathan Padwe

Books Exploring the Rich Artistry & Significance of Southeast Asian Textiles
Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan

By John G. Kreifeldt Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Engineering, Tufts University

(Additional info see PDF below)

Stunned by Beauty

By Susan Rodgers Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Anthropology, Holy Cross

(Additional info see PDF below)

Le bambou au Vietnam Une Approche Anthropologique et Historique

by Đinh Trọng Hiếu & Emmanuel Poisson

Based on sources in classical Chinese and modern Vietnamese combined with iconographic materials and fieldwork results, this book not only provides a broad overview of the topic but also a wealth of fresh data. The study of facts, gestures and knowledge is enriched by an exceptional corpus of 160 woodcuts and lithographs accompanied by plenty of comments. These illustrations enliven facts, technical gestures and practical know-how, both past and present.

Asian Place, Filipino Nation A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887–1912

by Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz Columbia University Press

Gender and the Path to Awakening Hidden Histories of Nuns in Modern Thai Buddhism

by Martin Seeger

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