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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.

Run Me to Earth

by Paul Yoon

Hearing Southeast Asia: Sounds of Power and Hierarchy in Context

by Nathan Porath

Mahathir’s Islam: Mahathir Mohamad on Relgion & Modernity in Malaysia

by Sven Schottmann

Myanmar Transformed?: People, Places & Politics

Edited by Justine Chambers, Gerard McCarthy, Nicholas Farrelly & Chit Win

Becoming One: Religion, Development, & Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar

by Chika Watanabe

Moments of Silence: The Uunforgetting of the October 6, 1976, Massacre in Bangkok

by Thongchai Winichakul

Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, & Gender in Contemporary Indonesia

by Nancy J. Smith-Hefner

The Experiment of the Tropics: Poems, by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil

Finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards. Through the lens of history and photography, The Experiment of the Tropics returns to early-twentieth-century Philippines during American colonialism and asks, “How does one look at the past?”

Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Trial of Ahok

by Daniel Peterson


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