Category Archives: Culture and society

A Maid’s Life – the Inside Story

Time and again, we hear stories of the abuse of Asian women working abroad as domestic workers. Last year the curtain was lifted further after we published Follow the Maid, a wonderful study of how young women in Indonesia are … Continue reading

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Cambodia’s most illustrious looter

On March 30th, the New York Times carried a lengthy article on the role of two respected US scholars in the looting of Cambodian antiquities. It is an interesting story but arguably one far more interesting is that of Cambodia’s … Continue reading

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Between marriage and a hard place

Vietnam has been transformed over the past quarter of a century by massive industrialization and urbanization that followed macro-economic reforms introduced from the late 1980s. In a new study just published by NIAS Press, Catherine Earl explores the social consequences … Continue reading

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