Japan’s ASEAN Policy: In Search of Proactive Multilateralism
The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power. Challenging this central puzzle, the core argument of this study is to present an alternative path for the study of Japanese foreign policy.
Tragic Orphans: Indians in Malaysia
Carl Vadivella Belle
In 1938, noting that the bulk of the Indian population formed a “landless proletariat” and despairing of the ability of the factionalized Indian community to unite in pursuit of common objectives, activist K.A. Neelakanda Ayer forecast that the fate of Indians in Malaya would be to become “Tragic orphans – of whom India has forgotten and Malaya looks down upon with contempt”.
Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia, 1951-2011
Ang Ming Chee
This book marks a major contribution since the work of Tan Liok Eee (1997) on the Dongjiaozong movement in Malaysia.
Bureaucracy and Development: Reflections from the Indonesian Water Sector
The fall of the New Order government in 1998 and the political reform that followed posed substantial challenges for Indonesia’s bureaucracy to continue fulfilling its mandate. This book analyses the process of bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector.
The Population of Malaysia (Second Edition)
The second edition of this book presents a most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the multiracial population of Malaysia, with painstaking effort and skill of the author in interpreting the vast array of materials and statistics at his disposal.
A Prince in a Republic: The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta
Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms.
A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws: The Nitisarasamuccaya
That is why the impressive results of the fieldwork and subsequent analytical research by the German scholar, Dr. Uli Kozok, are remarkable. By devoting considerable time and funds to his project in the interior of Sumatra, Kozok has produced results that will change the writing of the history of Malay.