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Stone Masters
Power Encounters in Mainland Southeast Asia
Edited by Holly High
Stones and stone masters are an important focus of animist religious practice in Southeast Asia. Recent studies on animism see animist rituals not as a mere metaphor for community or shared values, but as a way of forming and maintaining relationships with occult presences. This book features city pillars, statues, megaliths, termite mounds, mountains, rocks found in forests, and stones that have been moved to shrines, as well as the territorial cults which can form around them.
Cloth $70.00


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Artists and the People
Ideologies of Art in Indonesia
Elly Kent
Exploring the work of established and emerging artists in Indonesia’s vibrant art world, this book examines why so many artists in the world’s largest archipelagic nation choose to work directly with people in their art practices. While the social dimension of Indonesian art makes it distinctive in the globalized world of contemporary art, Elly Kent is the first to explore this engagement in Indonesian terms.  
Paper $32.00


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Early Theravadin Cambodia
Perspectives from Art and Archaeology
Edited by Ashley Thompson
This collection challenges the conventional picture of Theravada as taking root in the void left by the collapse of Angkor and its Hindu‑Buddhist power structure. Written by a diverse group of scholars from Cambodia, Thailand, the United States, France, Australia, and Japan, this volume is a sustained, collaborative discussion of evidence from art and archaeology, and how it relates to questions of Buddhist history, regional exchange networks, and ethnopolitical identities.
Art and Archaeology of Southeast Asia: Hindu‑Buddhist Traditions
Cloth $48.00


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Not for Circulation
The George E. Bogaars Story
Bertha Henson
Not for Circulation tells story of George Bogaars, a civil servant who played a key role in Singapore’s political history. His accomplishments include starting the Singapore Armed Forces from scratch when he was Permanent Secretary of the Interior and Defence, acting as the head of the civil service, involved in a dozen or so government‑linked companies attempting to shore up the country’s infrastructure, and expanding its business portfolio. Bogaars also held the country’s purse strings when he moved into the finance ministry before his retirement.
Paper $18.00 


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