New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Changing Research Styles in Southeast Asia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Fieldwork and the Self: Changing Research Styles in Southeast Asia edited by Jérémy Jammes and Victor T. King. The chapters in this volume were developed from a conference held at UBD in 2018 that was organized by then director of IAS Jérémy Jammes, currently Professor in Anthropology and Asian studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Lyon, and Victor T. King, Senior Professor of Borneo Studies at IAS.Fieldwork and the Self…

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New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Vietnam

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Vietnam at the Vanguard: New Perspectives Across Time, Space, and Community edited by Jamie Gillen, Liam C. Kelley, and Phan Le Ha. This transdisciplinary edited book explores new developments and perspectives on global Vietnam, touching on aspects of history, identity, transnational mobilities, heritage, belonging, civil society, linguistics, education, ethnicity, and worship practices.The chapters in Vietnam at the Vanguard were first presented at Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (EWV), an annual…

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New IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Volume on Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series: Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia: Critical Perspectives edited by Zawawi Ibrahim, Gareth Richards, and Victor T. King. Discourses, Agency and Identity in Malaysia: Critical Perspectives seeks to break new ground, both empirically and conceptually, in examining discourses of identity formation and the agency of critical social practices in Malaysia. Taking an inclusive cultural studies perspective, it questions the ideological narrative of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ that dominates explanations of conflicts and…

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New IAS/Springer ‘Asia In Transition’ Volume on China English in World Englishes

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer – ‘Asia in Transition’ Series: China English in World Englishes by Paul Deyuan He. Abstract: This book fills the gap in World Englishes studies in terms of the pedagogic implication of China English and its use in the Chinese workplace.Using three triangulated methods, namely, questionnaire survey, matched-guise technique, and focused interview, the book adopts an innovative research methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative data from 3,493 participants.Overall, the participants still believe that the standardized Englishes…

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New IAS/Springer ‘Asia In Transition’ Volume on Imaginings of the Indonesian Nation

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer - ‘Asia in Transition’ Series: The Divergent Nation of Indonesia Heterogeneous Imaginings in Jakarta, Kupang, and Banda Aceh by Stefani Nugroho. Abstract: This book explores how Indonesia is imagined differently by young people in the three cities of Jakarta, Kupang and Banda Aceh. Throughout the course of Indonesia’s colonial and postcolonial history, Jakarta, the capital, has always occupied a central position, while Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara and Banda Aceh in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam are…

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New Asia in Transition Volume on International Labour Migration in the Middle East and Asia

The Insitute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer - Asia in Transition Series: International Labour Migration in the Middle East and Asia: Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion, edited by Lian Kwen Fee, Hosoda Naomi and Ishii Masako. Abstract: The discourse on migration outcomes in the West has largely been dominated by issues of integration, but it is more relevant to view immigration in non-Western societies in relation to practices of exclusion and inclusion. Exclusion refers to a situation in which individuals and groups…

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