New Books at ISEAS Library – Sep 2022

The general collection at ISEAS Library is available for borrowing by all library members with a loan card. Visit the ISEAS Library webpage for more information and to apply for a loan card.


COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: insights for a post-pandemic world / edited by Hyun Bang Shin, Murray Mckenzie, and Do Young Oh.  London: LSE Press, 2022.

Call no: RA644 C87C873

COVID-19 presented huge challenges to governments, businesses, civil societies, and people from all walks of life, but its impact has been highly variegated, affecting society in multiple negative ways, with uneven geographical and socioeconomic patterns across Southeast Asia. The crisis revealed existing contradictions and inequalities in society, compelling us to question what it means to return to ‘normal’ and what insights can be gleaned from Southeast Asia for thinking about a post-pandemic world — Publisher.

The candidate’s dilemma: anticorruptionism and money politics in Indonesian election campaigns / Elisabeth Kramer.  Ithaca New York: Southeast Asia Program Publications, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2022.

Call no: JQ779 A4K89

This book considers the ‘puzzle’ of how those vying for a seat in Indonesia’s national legislature make decisions about their campaigns, telling this story through the eyes of three self-identified anticorruption candidates. It explores how these candidates navigate the pressure to engage in money politics and vote-buying while electioneering — Publisher.

Other new arrivals

by country in alphabetical order, then by region


Early Theravādin Cambodia: perspectives from art and archaeology / edited by Ashley Thompson.  Singapore: published by NUS Press with the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, SOAS, University of London, 2022.

Call no: DS554.34 E12


Transformasi sosial dan politik belia: menelusuri perubahan budaya politik belia di Malaysia / Haris Zuan.  Bangi, Selangor: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2020.
Call no: HQ799.9 P6H28


Myanmar’s peace process and the role of middle power states / Chiraag Roy.  Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2022.
Call no: JZ5584 B9R88


City, environment, and transnationalism in the Philippines: reconceptualizing “the social” from the global south / Koki Seki.  London; New York: Routledge, 2022.
Call no: DS686.614 S46

Dapitanon / Noel G. Villaroman.  Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers, 2018.
Call no: DS675.8 R62V72

On the united front / Jose Maria Sison; Julieta de Lima, editor.  The Netherlands: International Network for Philippine Studies (INPS), 2022.
Call no: DS686.5 S62

Stories rarely told 2: threads from Philippine history / Augusto V. de Viana.  Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers, 2018.
Call no: DS669 S88 2018

The making of the modern Philippines: pieces of a jigsaw state / Philip Bowring.  London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
Call no: DS668 B78


Peace as government: the will to normalize Timor-Leste / Ramon Blanco.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022.
Call no: JZ5584 E19B64

ASEAN and Southeast Asia

Space and time in Thai-Lao relations: borderlands in international relations / Thanachate Wisaijorn.  London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Call no: JZ1720 W81

The French presence in Cochinchina and Cambodia: rule and response (1859-1905) / Milton E. Osborne.  Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 1997.
Call no: DS556.8 O81 1997


Enhancing democratic partnership in the Indo-Pacific region / Michael J. Green, Nicholas Szechenyi, Hannah Fodale.  Washington, DC: CSIS, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.
Call no: JQ98 A8G79

Great power competition and order building in the Indo-Pacific: towards a new Indo-Pacific equilibrium / Frederick Kliem.  New York: Routledge, 2022.
Call no: JC319 K65

Line of advantage: Japan’s grand strategy in the era of Abe Shinzō / Michael J. Green.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2022.
Call no: JQ1681 G79

The creative south: Buddhist and Hindu art in mediaeval maritime Asia / edited by Andrea Acri and Peter Sharrock.  Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2022.
Call no: N8191 A8C91 V. 1

The strategic options of middle powers in the Asia-Pacific / edited by Chien-wen Kou, Chiung-Chiu Huang, Brian L. Job.  Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2022.
Call no: HF1456.5 A8S89

Climate change and the environment

Climate change adaptation: an Earth Institute sustainability primer / Lisa Dale.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2022.
Call no: QC903 D13

Information and the media

Digital activism and the global middle class: generation hashtag / Lukas Schlogl.  Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2022.
Call no: HM851 S34

Invisible women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men / Caroline Criado Perez.  London: Vintage, 2020.
Call no: HQ1237 C92