Monsoon Asia
Title
Monsoon Asia
Subtitle
A reader on South and Southeast Asia
Price
€ 59,95
ISBN
9789087283902
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
315
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Preface
1. Introduction: seasons and civilizations (David Henley)
2. Revisiting the Monsoon Asia idea: old problems and new directions (Andrea Acri)
3. Space and time in the making of Monsoon Asia (Jos Gommans)
4. New paradigms for the early relationship between South and Southeast Asia: the contribution of Southeast Asian archaeology (Pierre-Yves Manguin)
5. Contacts, cosmopoleis, colonial legacies: interconnected language histories (Tom Hoogervorst)
6. Indianization reconsidered: India's early influence in Southeast Asia (Hermann Kulke)
7. Local projects and transregional modalities: the Pali Arena (Anne M. Blackburn)
8. Muslim circulations and Islamic conversion in Monsoon Asia (Michael Feener)
9. Islamic networks in South and Southeast Asia (Ronit Ricci)
10. Languages of law: Islamic legal cosmopolis and its Arabic and Malay microcosms (Mahmood Kooria)
11. Human traffic: Asian migration in the age of steam (Sunil Amrith)
12. The problem of transregional framing in Asian history: charmed knowledge networks and moral geographies of "Greater India" regarding Indonesia (Marieke Bloembergen)
13. Pragmatic Asianism: international socialists in South and Southeast Asia (Carolien Stolte)
14. The informality trap: politics, governance and informal institutions in South and Southeast Asia (Ward Berenschot)
15. Epics in worlds of performance: a South/Southeast Asian narrativity (Bernard Arps)
16. Postscript: the many worlds of Monsoon Asia (Nira Wickramasinghe)
Bibliography
Index

D.E.F. Henley, Nira Wickramasinghe (eds)

Monsoon Asia

A reader on South and Southeast Asia

Monsoon Asia was the first venue of global trade, a zone of encounters and a crossroads of culture. This book demonstrates the continuing fertility of the Monsoon Asia perspective as an aid to understanding what South/Southeast Asia, as a connected space, has been in the past and is today. Sixteen tightly knit chapters, written by experts from perspectives ranging from Indology and philology to postcolonial and transnational studies, offer a captivating view of the region, with its rich and variegated history shaped by commonalities in human ecology, cultural forms, and religious practices. The contributions draw upon extensive research and a thorough command of the most recent scholarship. This volume will be an invaluable text for anyone interested in South And and Southeast Asia and for more specialized students in the fields of global and Indian Ocean history, transcultural studies, archaeology, linguistics, and politics.
Editors

D.E.F. Henley

David Henley is Professor of Contemporary Indonesia Studies at Leiden University. He has published on a broad range of topics in relation to Southeast Asia, including ethnicity and nationalism, environmental history, economic development and finance, political institutions and ideology, and cultures of the human body.

Nira Wickramasinghe

Nira Wickramasinghe is Professor of Modern South Asian Studies at Leiden University. She has published on a range of topics, including identity politics, colonial society and slavery in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean world. Her most recent publication is Slave in a Palanquin. Colonial Servitude and Resistance in Sri Lanka (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020).

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