Alejandro Roces Essays Of Elia


Aiyappan, Arya, When a Rudaali raises a Bawandar: The Marginalised get a Voice

Alexeyeff, Kalissa, Dancing Gender in the Cook Islands: Globalisation, Regional Flows and the Boundaries of the Nation

Alimi, Moh Yasir, Head covering to Live By: Cipo'-Cipo', Shari'ah and Women's Experience of Clothing in South Sulawesi

Allen, Pamela, Indonesia's Anti-Pornography Bill

Andaya, Barbara reviews Carolyn Brewer's Holy Confrontation: Religion, Gender and Sexuality in the Philippines, 1521-1685

Angles, Jeffrey, Penisism and the Eternal Hole: (Homo)Eroticism and Existential Exploration in the Early Poetry of Takahashi Mutsuo

Angles, Jeffrey (trans.), Katsuhiko Suganuma Interview with Takahashi Mutsuo

Angles, Jeffrey (trans.), Takahashi Mutsuo, Poems

Anonymous, Interlocutor: Akhil Katyal, Being Queer in Delhi University: A Personal Narrative

Aoki, Chinseki, 'I still have an ambition: to become a scholar'

Aoyama, Tomoko, Performing Father-Daughter Love: Inoue Hisashi's Face of Jizo

Aoyama, Tomoko, Eureka Discovers Culture Girls, Fujoshi, and BL: Essay Review of Three Issues of the Japanese Literary magazine, Yuriika (Eureka)

Assmann, Stephanie reviews (in English) Barbara Holthus' Paarbeziehungen in japanischen Frauenzeitschriften seit 1970. Medien und Geschlecht in Japan

Aulino, Felicity reviews Patchanee Malikhao's Sex in the Village: Culture, Religion and HIV/AIDS in Thailand

Azmi, Fazeeha, The Vulnerability of Women Traders in the Thambuttegama Periodic Market, or Pola, in Sri Lanka

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Baas, Michiel, Queer Asia: Advances in a Field in Motion     [pdf version]

Bainbridge, Jason and Craig Norris, Posthuman Drag: Understanding Cosplay as Social Networking in a Material Culture

Baird, Barbara Introduction: Gender and Culture in Contemporary Indonesia

Bai Zhihong reviews Kristina Goransson's The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Banerji, Rita, Female Genocide in India and the 50 Million Missing Campaign

Banerji, Rita, The Pink Panties Campaign: The Indian Women's Sexual Revolution

Barraclough, Ruth reviews Jin-kyung Lee's Service Economies: Militarism, Sex Work and Migrant Labor in South Korea

Barraclough, Ruth, The Courtesan's Journal:
Kisaeng and the Sex Labour Market in Colonial Korea

Bardsley, Jan reviews The Modern Girl Around the World Research Group's The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization

Bardsley, Jan, The New Woman Meets the Geisha: The Politics of Pleasure in 1910s Japan

Barske, Valerie H., 'Dancing Through' Historical Trauma: Okinawan Performance in Post-Imperial Japan

Bascara, Victor, Keith L. Camacho and Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Introduction: Gender and Sexual Politics of Pacific Island Militarisation,     [pdf version]

Basu, Nivedita reviews Henrike Donner's Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalisation and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

Bauer, J. Edgar, Magnus Hirschfeld: Panhumanism and the Sexual Cultures of Asia

Beazley, Harriot, 'I Love Dugem': Young Women's Participation in the Indonesian Dance Party Scene

Beaumont-Vernon, Anne reviews Megan J. Sinnott's Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand

Beniwal, Anup and Amrita Mehta, Communalism and the Poetic Imagination: A Study of Indian English Women's Poetry

Bennett, Linda Rae and Petra Mahy Introduction: Women and Gender Politics in Asia and the Pacific

Bennett, Linda Rae, Infertility, Womanhood and Motherhood in Contemporary Indonesia: Understanding Gender Discrimination in the Realm of Biomedical Fertility Care

Bennett, Helen and Lyn Parker, Body, Sexuality and Gender among Contemporary Indonesian Youth: Introduction.

Berry, Chris, My Queer Korea: Identity, Space and the 1998 Seoul Film and Video Festival

Berry, Chris, Bangkok's Alternative Love Film Festival Raided: Chris Berry interviews Sopawan Boonimitra

Berry, Chris reviews Kam Louie's Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China

Bhat, Kamalakar, Embedded Imagination and Otherness in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence

Bhatia, Manjeet reviews Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey's The Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes Business, Politics, and Daily Life

Boltin, Kylie, a review of Dir. Andrej Fidyk's Battu's Bioscope

Bhatia, Manjeet reviews Bishakha Datta's edited book 9 Degrees of Justice: New Perspectives on Violence against Women in India

Bhatia, Manjeet reviews Srila Roy's edited New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities

Borch, Rossi von der, Eating Together: Navigating Commensality in Expatriate Households Employing Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

Børdahl, Vibeke reviews Anne E. Mclaren's Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Bowen-Raddeker, Hélène, Resistance to Difference: Sexual Equality and its Advocates in Imperial Japan

Bowie, Katherine A. reviews Peter A. Jackson & Nerida M. Cook (eds), Genders and Sexualities in Modern Thailand,

Boyd, James reviews Yoshio Sugimoto's An Introduction to Japanese Society: Second Edition

Boyd, James reviews Leith Morton's Modern Japanese Culture, The Insider View

Boyd, James reviews Chongho Kim's Korean Shamanism: The Cultural Paradox

Boyd, James, A Forgotten 'Hero': Kawahara Misako and Japan's Informal Imperialism in Mongolia during the Meiji Period

Brewer, Carolyn, Baylan, Asog, Transvestism and Sodomy: Gender, Sexuality and the Sacred in Early Colonial Philippines

Brewer, Carolyn, Introduction and Acknowledgements: Issue 2

Brewer, Carolyn reviews Merlinda Bobis' White Turtle

Brewer, Carolyn reviews Heather Claussen's Unconventional Sisterhood: Feminist Catholic Nuns in the Philippines

Brewer, Carolyn reviews Elizabeth Mary Holt's Colonizing Filipinas: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Philippines in Western Historiography

Broderick, Mick, Topographies of Trauma: Dark Tourism, World Heritage and Hiroshima

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso, Post-war Trauma in Japan: Media, Arts and Gender

Broderick, Mick reviews Anime's Apocalypse: Neon Genesis Evangelion as Millennarian Mecha

Broderick, Mick reviews Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away by Miyazaki's Fantasy

Brown, Alexander reviews Ruth Barraclough and Elyssa Faison's edited volume Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class

Buck, Ralph, Men Teaching Dance

Burgess, Chris, The Relevance of the Bridging of Discourse and Feminist Theory for Japan

Burns, Catherine, Competing Narratives of Romance and Rape: A Marital Damage Trial in Japan

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Caluya, Gilbert reviews Martin F. Manalansan IV Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora

Cass, Victoria reviews Wang Ping's Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China

Caulfield, Tanya, Life Without Marriage: Actualities of Unmarried Women in Delhi

Caulfield, Tanya, reviews Ashwini Tambe's Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay

Caulfield, Tanya reviews Neepa Majumdar's Wanted Cultured Ladies Only! Female Stardom and Cinema in India 1930s – 1950s

Caulfield, Tanya reviews Salla Sariola's Gender and Sexuality in India: Selling Sex in Chennai

Chakraborty, Kabita, Young Married Muslim Couples Negotiating their Sexual Lives in the Urban Slums of Kolkata, India

Chakraborty, Sanchayita Paul and Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha review Preeti Singh's Relocating Gender in Dharmasastras

Chakravarty, Saumitra, Defeating Patriarchal Politics: The Snake Woman as Goddess: A Study of the Manasa Mangal Kavya of Bengal

Chakravarty, Saumitra, Patriarchal Politics and the (Dis)Empowerment of Hindu Goddesses: Unveiling the Chandi Mangal and the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana

Chakravarty, Saumitra, reviews Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Ian Mabbett (eds) The Iconic Female: Goddesses of India, Nepal and Tibet

Chakravarty, Saumitra, Female Sexuality: An Intertextual Analysis of Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray

Chalmers, Sharon, Tolerance, Form and Female Dis-ease: The Pathologisation of Lesbian Sexuality in Japanese Society

Chalmers, Sharon, My Queer Career: Coming out as a 'Researcher' in Japan

Chalmers, Sharon reviews Izumo Marou & Claire Maree's Love Upon the Chopping Board

Chandra, Subhash reviews Manju Kapur's A Married Woman

Chandra, Subhash reviews Ana Garcia-Arroyo's The Construction of Queer Culture in India: Pioneers and Landmarks

Chandra, Subhash reviews Malashri Lal and Sukrita Paul Kumar's edited text Interpreting Homes in South Asian Literature

Chandra, Subhash, Acknowledgements

Chandra, Subhash, Theory, Movement, Context: Women in Culture and Literature in India An Introduction

Chandra, Subhash interviews Agniva Lahiri, Founder and Execuitive Director of PLUS-KOLKATA, an NGO working for protection and promotion of rights of transgenders in India.

Chandra, Subhash reviews Sumanyu Satpathy's The Voyage Out: Contemporary Oriya Short Stories by Women

Chandra, Subhash, Death of the Two

Chandhrika G, Of Men, Women and Morals: Gender, Politics and Social Reform in Colonial South India

Charlton, Sabdha reviews Dir. Kunihiko Ikuhara's Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku [The Adolescence of Utena]

Chatterjee, Niladri R. reviews Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan (eds) Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India

Chatterjee, Niladri R., 'Now I'm Chapal Rani': Chapal Bhaduri's Hyperformative Female Impersonation

Chattier, Priya, Sita's Virtue, Streedharma and Shakti: Politics of Gender in Rural Fiji Indian Society

Chauhan, Vibha S., Psycho-Sexual Universe and Relations of Power in the Novel and Society in India

Cheesman, Nick reviews Chie Ikeya's Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Chen Ta-Yuan, Half Mountain – Half Sea: Women's Roles in the Fishing Communities of Post-war Kaohsiung

Chiu, Lily V., 'An Open Wound on a Smooth Skin': (Post)colonialism and the Melancholic Performance of Trauma in the Works of Linda Lê

Chng, Melvin, We the Citizens of Singapore, Pledge Ourselves as One United People … 'But What If I'm Gay?': The Homosexual as a Discursive Citizen in Singapore

Cho, John (Song Pae) reviews >Chris Berry, Fran Martin, & Audrey Yue (eds), Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia

Choi, Hyaeweol, Allure and Anxiety: Entertainers, Glamour Girls and New Women in Japan and Korea

Choi, Hyaeweol, In Search of Knowledge and Selfhood: Korean Women Studying Overseas in Colonial Korea

Claremont, Yasuko, Chiba Kameo: The Making of Modern Japanese Women

Clery, Tui Nicola reviews Christine Stewart's Name, Shame and Blame: Criminalising Consensual Sex in Papua New Guinea

Clery, Tui Nicola, The F Word: Challenging Gender Norms, Performing Possibilities and Celebrating Lesbian Relationships in Contemporary Fiji

Clode, Jerry, reviews Director Lou Ye's Suzhou River

Coates, James reviews Amy Hanser's Service Encounters: Class, Gender and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China

Coates, Jennifer reviews Noriko J. Horiguchi's Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body

Coates, Jennifer, The Fragmented Family on Film: Kinoshita Keisuke's Nihon no Higeki (The Tragedy of Japan) (1953) and the Antecedents of the Contemporary Fragmented Family in Japan

Conlon, Frank reviews Enrica Garzilli, (ed.) Journal of South Asia Women Studies 1995-1997

Copeland, Rebecca, Between Allure and Anxiety: An Imaginary Encounter

Costa, LeeRay M. reviews Penny Van Esterik's Materializing Thailand

Costa, LeeRay M. & Andrew Matzner, Abusing Images: Domestic Violence in Thai Cartoon Books

Craven, Allison & Patricia Goon, Whose Debt?: Globalisation and White-facing in Asia

Creese, Helen, Images of Women and Embodiment in Kakawin Literature

Creese, Helen, Reading the Bali Post: Women and Representation in Post-Suharto Bali

Creese, Helen, The Regulation of Marriage and Sexuality in Precolonial Balinese Law Codes

Crinis, Vicki, Continuities and Dis-continuities: The Gendered Experiences of Malay Workers and Migrant Workers in the Manufacturing Industries of Malaysia

Crockarell, Sarah reviews Evelyn Blackwood's Falling Into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Curran, Beverley reviews Leonie R. Stickland's Gender Gymnastics: Performing and Consuming Japan's Takarazuka Revue

Curtin, Brian reviews Daniel Gawthrop's The Rice Queen Diaries: A Memoir

Curtin, Brian, But what can ever happen to Queer Theory?: An Introduction to 'Queer Theory and Visual Cultures in Southeast Asia'

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Dale, S.P.F., An Introduction to X-Jendā: Examining a New Gender Identity in Japan

Dales, Laura, Connection and Collaboration: Women's Centres and NGO Women's Groups in Japan

Dalton, Emma, Reflections on Interviewing Japanese Female Members of Parliament

Darroch, George reviews Richard Eves and Leslie Butt's Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality and Power in Melanesia

Das, Chaity, Is vengeance mine? A Semiotic and Cultural Analysis of the Urban Woman Avenger in Popular Hindi Cinema

Dasgupta, Rohit reviews Ruth Vanita's Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry in India, 1780–1870

Dasgupta, Romit reviews Gregory M. Pflugfelder's Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Dasgupta, Romit reviews Gayatri Gopinath's Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures

Dasgupta, Romit, Globalisation and the Bodily Performance of 'Cool' and 'Un-cool' Masculinities in Corporate Japan

Davies, Sharyn Graham and Hanny Savitri Hartono, The Pretty Imperative: Handcuffing Policewomen in Indonesia
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DeCarvalho, Lauren reviews Dina Lowy's The Japanese "New Woman": Images of Gender and Modernity

Dechamma, Sowmya, Of Death, Rituals and Songs for the Dead: Kodavas and their Histories

Degabriele, Maria reviews Hanifa Deen's Broken Bangles

Degabriele, Maria, Prince of Darkness Meets Priestess of Porn: Sexual and Political Identities in Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album

Degabriele, Maria reviews Chilla Bulbeck's Re-Orienting Western Feminisms: Women's Diversity in a Postcolonial World

DeLisle, Christine Taitano A History of Chamorro Nurse-Midwives in Guam and a 'Placental Politics' for Indigenous Feminism     [pdf version]

de Reuck, Jenny & Helena Grehan, Performing LEAR?: Introduction

de Reuck, Jenny, 'The mirror shattered into tiny pieces': Reading Gender and Culture in the Japan Foundation Asia Centre's LEAR

Devasahayam, Theresa W., Say No to Seks Bebas! Transnational Women Migrants and Indonesia's Strategies for HIV Prevention

Di Dio, Debora reviews Yan Hairong's New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China

Dobbs, Stephen reviews Aat Vervoorn's Re Orient Change in Asian Societies

Dobbs, Stephen reviews James F. Warren's Pirates, Prostitutes and Pullers Explorations in the Ethno- and Social History of Southeast Asia

Donald, Stephanie, Mapping China – Considering the Presentation of Statistical and Cultural Data for Large Readerships

Donald, Stephanie reviews Dir. Wayne Wang's Chinese Box

Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk reviews Shu-mei Shih's The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China 1917-1937

Doron, Assa reviews Craig Jeffrey, Patricia Jeffrey, Roger Jeffrey's Degrees Without Freedom? Education, Masculinities and Unemployment in North India

Dragojlovic, Ana, Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration

Drake, Phillip, Forbidden Love and Productive Friction: Taking Transgression Mainstream in the Indonesian Pop Song, Cinta Terlarang

Dvorak, Greg reviews Rey Ventura's Into the Country of Standing Men

Dwyer, Leslie, The Intimacy of Terror: Gender and the Violence of 1965-66 in Bali

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Ebron, Grace, Not Just the Maid: Negotiating Filipina Identity in Italy

Eckersall, Peter, Tour Performance 'Tokyo/Olympics': Digging the High Times of the 1960s

Edwards, Louise reviews Nan nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China, vol. 1, no. 2 (October, 1999)

Edwards, Louise reviews Ding Naifei's Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei

Edwards, Louise reviews Arianne M. Gaetano & Tamara Jacka's edited volume, On The Move: Women in Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

Eklund, Lisa and Kristina Göransson, Resituating Parenthood: Emergent Subjects and Shifting Power Relations in Urban East Asian Families

Eklund, Lisa, Preference or Aversion? Exploring Fertility Desires among China's Young Urban Elite

Elias, Juanita, Gendered Tensions, Resistances and Confusions in Malaysia's Pursuit of Economic Competitiveness: The Case of Women's Labor Force Participation

Ellis, Kathleen reviews Kyung Hyung Kim's The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema

Emmerson, Richard (trans.), Ishida Hitoshi, Interactive Practices in Shinjuku Ni-Chōme's Male Homosexual Bars

Esara, Pilapa, Loving Warm Families: Exploring Gender Equality within a Bangkok Slum

Espinosa, Shirlita reviews Roderick G. Galam's The Promise of the Nation: Gender, History and Nationalism in Contemporary Ilokano Literature

Evans, Harriet, The Language of Liberation: Gender and Jiefang in early CCP Discourse

Evans, Harriet reviews Charlotte Furth's A Flourishing Yin: Gender in China's Medical History, 960-1665

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Farber, Rebecca reviews Christine R. Yano's Airborne Dreams: 'Nisei' Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways
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Farmer, Brett, Mémoire en Abîme: Remembering (through) Centre Stage: a review of Dir: Stanley Kwan's, Centre Stage

Farrelly, Nicholas reviews Patricia V. Symonds' Calling in the Soul: Gender and the Cycle of Life in a Hmong Village

Farrer, James and Andrew David Field, From Interzone to Transzone: Race and Sex in the Contact Zones of Shanghai's Global Nightlife

Farrer, James reviews Mark McLelland & Romit Dasgupta edited volume, Genders, Transgenders, and Sexualities in Japan

Ferguson, Jane M., Is the Pen Mightier than the AK-47? Tracking Shan Women's Militancy Within and Beyond the Ongoing Internal Conflict in Burma

Field, Andrew David, Dancing in the Maelstrom of Chinese Modernity: Jazz-Age Shanghai Cabarets as Sexual Contact Zones in Fact and Fiction

Finnane, Antonia reviews Louise Edwards' Gender, Politics and Democracy: Women's Suffrage in China

Flaherty, Darryl reviews Miyume Tanji's Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa

Linda Flores Narrating Trauma in Takahashi Takako's Sora no hate made: Perverse Motherhood

Forsyth, Miranda, How can the Theory of Legal Pluralism Assist the Traditional Knowledge Debate?

Fox, Karen, Matriarchs, Moderates and Militants: Press Representations of Indigenous Women in Australia and New Zealand

Fox, Timothy, Just Another Cell in the Beehive: Interview with Shirley Geok-lin Lim Feminist Scholar, Teacher and Poet

Fraser, Lucy, An Unsuitable Job for a Girl: Violence and the Girl in Two Novels by Sakuraba Kazuki

Freedman, Alisa, Train Man and the Gender Politics of Japanese 'Otaku' Culture: The Rise of New Media, Nerd Heroes and Consumer Communities

Freiberg, Freda, Japanese Cinema at Melbourne International Film Festival 2000

Frost, Stephen reviews Mandy Thomas' Dreams in the Shadows: Vietnamese-Australian Lives in Transition

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Gaetano, Arianne reviews Ping-Chun Hsiung, Maria Jaschok & Cecilia Milwertz (eds) with Red Chan, Chinese Women Organizing: Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers

Gaffar, Zakian Hasan, Factors, Influences, and Processes in the Experiences of Indonesian Women who Migrate to Malaysia as Domestic Workers

Gagné, Isaac, Bracketed Adolescence: Unpacking Gender and Youth Subjectivity through Subcultural Fashion in Late-Capitalist Japan

Galbraith, Patrick W., Maid in Japan: An Ethnographic Account of Alternative Intimacy

Galbraith, Patrick W., Cosplay, Lolita and Gender in Japan and Australia: An Introduction

Garcia, J. Neil C., The Postcolonial Perverse: Hybridity, Desire, and the Filipino Nation in Federico Licsi Espino, Jr.'s Lumpen

Garcia, J. Neil C.Poems from Amsterdam

Gehrmann, Richard reviews Elena J. Kim's Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging     [pdf version]

George, Nicole reviews Margaret Jolly, Christine Stewart with Carolyn Brewer's edited Engendering Violence in Papua New Guinea

Gilbert, David reviews Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow's edited Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Ginoza, Ayano, Dis/articulation of Ethnic Minority and Indigeneity in the Decolonial Feminist and Independence Movements in Okinawa     [pdf version]

Goh, Esther CL, Bill YP Tsang and Srinivasan Chokkanathan, Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China

Goon, Patricia & Allison Craven, Whose Debt?: Globalisation and White-facing in Asia

Göransson, Kristina, 'The Mumpreneur': Intensive Motherhood, Maternal Identity and the Meaning of Educational Work in Singapore

Göransson, Kristina reviews JaneMarie Maher and Wendy Chavkin's edited The Globalization of Motherhood: Deconstructions and Reconstructions of Biology and Care

Gorman, Hilary, Marginalisation of 'Immoral Women': Experiences of Young Women Street Sex Workers in Surabaya, Indonesia

Gotlieb, Nanette reviews Fushimi Noriaki, Matsuzawa Kureichi, Kurokawa Noboyuki, Yamanaka Toshio, Oikawa Kenji, Noguchi Katsuzō, 'Okama' wa sabetsu ka: 'Shūkan Kinyōbi no Sabetsu Hyōgen Jiken [Does 'okama' have discriminatory connotations? The discriminating expression case in the weekly magazine Shūkan Kinyōbi]

Gotô, Kazuo, 'I am carrying a heavy loneliness on my back'

Goudie, Teresa reviews Vera Mackie's Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality

Grace, Jocelyn reviews Ha Thi Phuong Tien & Ha Quang Ngoc's Female Labour Migration: Rural-Urban

Grace, Jocelyn's reading notes on the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Center for Advanced Study's (CAS) Paths of Exploitation: Studies on the trafficking of women and children between Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam

Grace, Jocelyn's reading notes on Susan Blackburn's (ed.) Love, Sex and Power: Women in Southeast Asia

Grace, Jocelyn reviews Oscar Salemink (ed.), Viet Nam's Cultural Diversity: Approaches to Preservation

Grace, Jocelyn, Sasak Women Negotiating Marriage, Polygyny and Divorce in Rural East Lombok

Graham, Sharyn, Negotiating Gender: Calalai' in Bugis Society

Graham, Sharyn reviews Teh Yik Koon's The Mak Nyahs: Malaysian Male to Female Transsexuals

Grehan, Helena & Jenny de Reuck, Performing LEAR?: Introduction

Grehan, Helena, Performed Promiscuities: Interpreting Interculturalism in the Japan Foundation Asia Centre's LEAR

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Habsari, Sri Kusumo, Fighting Bodies: The Construction of the Female Body in an Indonesian Television Serial

Handajani, Suzie, Western Inscriptions on Indonesian Bodies: Representations of Adolescents in Indonesian Female Teen Magazines

Harding, Claire, The Influence of the 'Decadent West': Discourses of the Mass Media on Youth Sexuality in Indonesia

Hartley, Barbara, Performing the Nation: Magazine Images of Women and Girls in the Illustrations of Takabatake Kasho, 1925-1937

Hartley, Barbara, Women Workers and Traders and the Globalisation Agenda in the Asian Context

Hartley, Barbara, Trading in Wives: Crossing the Border of China/Japan

Hartley, Barbara, The Fragmented Family in Modern Japan

Hartley, Barbara, Women in Love and Hate in 1960s Japan: Re-reading Ariyoshi Sawako's The Doctor's Wife

Hasegawa, Eiko, Reconfiguring Boundaries: Expatriate Japanese Women in Shanghai

Hasegawa Hiroshi, trans. Mark McLelland, AIDS and the Gay Community in Japan

Hasegawa Hiroshi, trans. Edwin Whenmouth, Confessions of Madame Ursula Bearine

Hatley, Barbara, Hearing Women's Voices, Contesting Women's Bodies in Post New Order Indonesia

Hawkins, Richard, The Meatpacking District (some time in the future)

Helliwell, Christine, Engendering Sameness

Henderson, April K., Sean Mallon, Katerina M. Teaiwa, Dancing Gender, Culture and Identity: The Art and Politics of Moving Bodies in Oceania

Henne, Kathryn, From the Academy to the UN and Back Again: The Travelling Politics of Intersectionality

Hermkens, Anna-Karina, Mary, Motherhood and Nation: Religion and Gender Ideology in Bougainville's Secessionist Warfare

Hermkens, Anna-Karina, 'Raits blong mere?' Framing Human Rights and Gender Relations in Solomon Islands

Hjorth, Larissa, Re-imagining Japanese Gender and Gaming via Melbourne Female Cosplayers

Ho, Elaine, Stories that Refuse to be Told: Overseas Singaporean Women, Foreign Husbands and the Citizenship Terrain

Holden, Todd, 'I'm Your Venus'/'You're a Rake': Gender and the Grand Narrative in Japanese Television Advertising

Holden, Todd reviews D.P. Martinez' (ed.) The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture: Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures

Holland, Allison, Mori Mariko and the Art of Global Connectedness

Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Amy reviews Brigitte Baptandier (trans. Kristin Ingrid Fryklund) The Lady of Linshui: A Chinese Female Cult

Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Amy, Women who refuse to marry, polygyny, extended families and other 'anomalies': Alternative gendered visions of intimacy, love, family and community in Asia and the Pacific

Hoofd, Ingrid Maria, Making Sense of the AWARE Saga: The Aporetic Enactment of Feminist Responsibility in Singapore

Hough, Brett reviews Cameron Forbes' Under the Volcano: The Story of Bali

Huang, Yachien, En-gender(ed) Politics: Representing Congress Members in the Best-selling Tabloid Newspaper in Taiwan

Huberman, Jenny reviews Assa Doron's Caste, Occupation and Politics on the Ganges: Passages of Resistance

Hübinette, Tobias, The Nation is a Woman: The Korean Nation Embodied as an Overseas Adopted Korean Woman in Chang Kil-su's Susanne Brink's Arirang

Hui, Pang, I am a Cloud

Hunter, Cynthia reviews Kalpana Ram & Margaret Jolly (eds), Maternities and Modernities: Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific

Hutagalung, Stella reviews Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker's edited Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook

Hutchison, Jane reviews Lynn M. Kwiatkowski's Struggling with Development : The Politics of Hunger and Gender in the Philippines

Hutchison, Jane reviews Arvonne S. Fraser and Irene Tinker (editors) Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development

Hutchison, Jane reviews Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu's Possible Worlds in Impossible Spaces: Knowledge, Globality, Gender and Information Technology in the Philippines

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Idrus, Nurul Ilmi, 'Dissolution of Marriage': Gender, State and Islam in Contemporary Bugis Society in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Idrus, Nurul Ilmi, 'It's the Matter of a Piece of Paper': Between Legitimation and Legalisation of Marriage and Divorce in Bugis Society

Idrus, Nurul Ilmi, Behind the Notion of Siala: Marriage, Adat and Islam among the Bugis in South Sulawesi

Ikeda, Linda, Who Counts? Hawai'i's Mahuwahine (Male-to-Female Transgenders) and Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

Inton, MikeeThe Bakla and Gay Globality in Chris Martinez's Here Comes the Bride

Ishida Hitoshi, trans. Richard Emmerson Interactive Practices in Shinjuku Ni-Chōme's Male Homosexual Bars

Ishida Hitoshi & Murakami Takanori, trans. Wim Lunsing, The Process of Divergence between 'Men who Love Men' and 'Feminised Men' in Postwar Japanese Media

Ishii, Kazumi, Josei: A Magazine for the 'New Woman'

Izharuddin, Alicia, The Short Films of Mien Ly and an Articulation of Feminist Queer Theory in Malaysia

Isozaki, Anna Husson reviews Rita Banerji's Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies

Itoh, Mayuko, Dream Chasers: Japanese Migrant Women in International Marriages and their Experiences in the Hierarchy of Languages

Izbicki, Joanne, Singing the Orphan Blues: Misora Hibari and the Rehabilitation of Post-surrender Japan

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Jacka, Tamara & Josko Petkovic, Ethnography and Video: Researching Women in China's Floating Population

Jacka, Tamara, 'My Life as a Migrant Worker': Women in Rural-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

Jacka, Tamara reviews Elaine Jeffreys (editor) Sex and Sexuality in China


Jackson, Peter reviews Tom Boellstorff's A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia

Jackson, Peter, Spurning Alphonso Lingis' Thai 'Lust': The Perils of a Philosopher at Large

Jackson, Peter A. reviews Scott Bravman's Queer Fictions of the Past—History, Culture and Difference

Jackson, Peter & Mark McLelland, Introduction to Special AsiaPacifiQueer Issue

Jackson, Peter, Performative Genders, Peverse Desires: A Bio-History of Thailand's Same-Sex and Transgender Cultures

Jackson, Peter, Thai Genders and the Limits of Western Gender Theory—a review essay of Penny Van Esterik's, Materializing Thailand

Jacobs, Katrien, On the Japanese Doll Complex: Introduction

Jacobs, Katrien, On the Japanese Doll Complex: Four Noteworthy Incidents, film

Jacobs, Lyn, Remembering Forgetting: Love-stories by Nicholas Jose, Simone Lazaroo and Hsu-ming Teo

Jacobs, Robert, Reconstructing the Perpetrator's Soul by Reconstructing the Victim's Body: The Portrayal of the 'Hiroshima Maidens' by the Mainstream Media in the United States

Jain, Naresh K., Folk Imagination: Women in Indian Love Legends

Jauhola, Marjaana, 'Natural' Sex Difference? Negotiating the Meanings of the Sex, Gender and Kodrat through Gender Equality Discourse in Aceh, Indonesia

Jeffreys, Elena and Roberta Perkins, Sex Work, Migration, HIV and Trafficking: Chinese and other Migrant Sex Workers in Australia

Jeffreys, Elena, Anti-trafficking Measures and Migrant Sex Workers in Australia

Jeffreys, Elena Sex Work, Migration and Trafficking Identity Matters: Non-Sex Workers Writing About Sex Work

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Kam, Lucetta & James Welker, Introduction: Of Queer Import(s): Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia

Kang, Yoonhee, The Old Rhetoric of Emergent Motherhoods: Mothers' Heartfelt Care and Children's Education among South Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore

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Kawashima, Kumiko, Becoming Asian in Australia: Migration and a Shift in Gender Relations among Young Japanese

Kawashima, Kumiko reviews Elise Tipton's Modern Japan: A Social and Political History Second Edition

Kawashima, Kumiko, Crisis, Agency and Change: The Tenth International Women in Asia Conference

Kellar, Natalie, Beyond New Order Gender Politics: Case Studies of Female Performers of the Classical Balinese Dance-drama Arja

Kelsky, Karen, Japanese Women's Diaspora: An Interview

Kenny, Christina, 'She Grows to be Just a Woman, Not a Leader': Gendered Citizenship and the 2007 General Election in Kenya

King, Emerald reviews Ayelet Zohar's edited volume, PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture

King, Emerald, Girls Who are Boys Who like Girls to be Boys: BL and the Australian Cosplay Community

King, Emerald Absent Mothers, Constructed Families and Rabbit Babies

Khoo, Olivia, A review of Dir. Zhang Yuan's Seventeen Years

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Klein, Ronald, Markova—Wartime Comfort Gay in the Philippines: Interview with Walter Dempster, Jr.

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Kobayashi, Yasuko Hassall reviews Wanning Sun's Maid in China: Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries

Koerner, Jane and Seiichi Ichikawa, The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Gay Men's Community-Based Responses in Japan

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Laberge, Yves reviews Daisuke Miyao's Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom

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Lal, Malashri, Women's Issues in India: An Overview

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Lavin, Maud reviews Fran Martin's Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary

Lavin, Maud, Pink Writing: P.R.C.-Based Publishing in English on Queer and Post-Queer Issues

Lavin, Maud reviews Lucetta Yip Lo Kam's Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

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Lea, Andrew reviews Geng Song and Derek Hird's Men and Masculinities in Contemporary China     [pdf version]

Lee, Christina reviews Walt Disney's Mulan

Lee, Tracy K. reviews Saskia E. Wieringa, Evelyn Blackwood, Abha Bhaiya (eds), Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia

Lee, SooJin reviews Christine R. Yano's Pink Globalisation: Hello Kitty's Trek across the Pacific

Lenzi, Iola, Looking Out: How Queer Translates in Southeast Asian Contemporary Art

Leong, Karen, Expanded Spaces and New Relations: The Evolution of New Women in East Asia

Leung, Helen Hok-Sze reviews Yau Ching's Xinbie guangying: Xianggang dianying zhong de xing yu xingbie wenhua yanjiu [Sexing shadows: Genders and sexualities in Hong Kong cinema]

Lewis-Harris, Jacquelyn A., Dancing on the Weekend: PNG Culture Schools in Urban Australia

Li, Xuan, The 'Nursing Dad'? Constructs of Fatherhood in Chinese Popular Media

Lingis, Alphonso Reply to Peter Jackson's 'Spurning Alphonso Lingis' Thai 'Lust': The Perils of a Philosopher at Large'

Lim, Shirley Goek-lin, Poems by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Liong, Mario, Re-negotiating Fatherhood: Divorced Fathers in Hong Kong Experiencing and Resisting Stigma

Liu, Tina, Conflicting Discourses on Boys' Love and Subcultural Tactics in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Liu, Wenjia, Lover-Sister: Female Same-sex Desire and Women's Agency in Feng shuangfei

Lochore, Laura, Virtual Rape: Vivian's Story

Loftus, Ronald, Depicting Women: Reading the Memoirs and Films of Atsugi Taka

Loh, Jennifer Ung, 'Relations that give us the strength to Live': Relatedness Among Kinnars in Madhya Pradesh, India

Loney, Hannah, 'The Target of a Double Exploitation': Gender and Nationalism in Portuguese Timor 1974–75
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Louie, Kam reviews Fran Martin's Situating Sexualities: Queer Representation in Taiwanese Fiction, Film and Public Culture

Lusby, Stephanie, Refracted 'Awareness': Gendered Interpretations of HIV and Violence Against Women Prevention in Papua New Guinea

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Lunsing, Wim, Yaoi Ronsō: Discussing Depictions of Male Homosexuality in Japanese Girls' Comics, Gay Comics and Gay Pornography

Lunsing, Wim, trans., Murakami Takanori & Ishida Hitoshi, The Process of Divergence between 'Men who Love Men' and 'Feminised Men' in Postwar Japanese Media

Lyne, Sandra, Consuming Madame Chrysanthéme: Loti's 'dolls' to Shanghai Baby

Lyons, Lenore, Localised Voices of Feminism: Singapore's Association of Women for Action and Research

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Mackintosh, Jonathan D., Itō Bungaku and the Solidarity of the Rose Tribes [Barazoku]: Stirrings of Homo Solidarity in Early 1970s Japan

McDonnell, Siobhan Exploring the Cultural Power of Land Law in Vanuatu: Law as a Performance that Creates Meaning and Identities

McHarry, Mark reviews Jeffrey Angles' Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishōnen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

McHarry, Mark reviews Azuma Hiroki's Otaku: Japan's Database Animals

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McHoul, Alec (commentary), Alastair McNaughton (photography), Street and Studio: Popular Commercial Photography in India and Bangladesh

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Mackie, Vera reviews Anne Allison's Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics and Censorship in Japan

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Mackie, Vera, Transnational Bricolage: Gothic Lolita and the Political Economy of Fashion

Mackie, Vera , New Women, Modern Girls and the Shifting Semiotics of Gender in Early Twentieth-century Japan

Mackie, Vera and Mark Pendleton, On the Move: Globalisation and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region

McKinlay, Megan, Unstable Mothers: Redefining Motherhood in Contemporary Japan

McLaren, Anne, Crossing Gender Boundaries in China: Nüshu Narratives

McLaren, Anne & Iwane Shibuya review Endo Orie's Chûgoku no onnamoji [Chinese Women's Script]

McLaren, Anne, The Grievance Rhetoric of Chinese Women: From Lamentation to Revolution

McLaren, Anne, Competing for Women: The Marriage Market as Reflected in Folk Performance in the Lower Yangzi Delta

McLelland, Mark, Male Homosexuality and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

McLelland, Mark, Interview with Samshasha, Hong Kong's First Gay Rights Activist and Author

McLelland, Mark & Peter Jackson, Introduction to Special AsiaPacifiQueer Issue

McLelland, Mark reviews Satoru Ito and Ryuta Yanase's Coming Out in Japan

McLelland, Mark reviews Karen Kelsky's Women on the Verge: Japanese Women, Western Dreams

McLelland, Mark reviews James E. Roberson & Nobue Suzuki (eds), Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa

McLelland, Mark reviews Tagame Gengoroh's Gay Erotic Art in Japan: Artists from the Time of the Birth of Gay Magazines

McLelland, Mark reviews Wim Marinus Lunsing's Beyond Common Sense: Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Japan

McLelland, Mark reviews William Leap & Tom Boellstorff (eds) Speaking in Queer Tongues Globalization and Gay Language

McLelland, Mark, Introduction to the Queer Japan Special Issue

McLelland, Mark, trans., Sunagawa Hideki, Japan's Gay History

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McLelland, Mark, trans., Hasegawa Hiroshi, AIDS and the Gay Community in Japan

McLelland, Mark, A Short History of Hentai

McLelland, Mark reviews Wu Cuncun's Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

McLelland, Mark, (A)cute Confusion: The Unpredictable Journey of Japanese Popular Culture

McLelland, Mark, Constructing the 'Modern Couple' in Occupied Japan

McMillan, Karen, Tradition, Respect and the Tongan Telegraph: Cultural, Familial, and Personal Risk Attached to Condom Use for Young People in Tonga

McNaughton, Alastair (photography) & Alec McHoul (commentary), Street and Studio: Popular Commercial Photography in India and Bangladesh

Mahmood, Shahirah Bte, Politics of Shari'ah Reform and Its Implications for Muslim Women in Malaysia

Mahy, Petra reviews Michele Ford and Lyn Parker's edited volume Women and Work in Indonesia

Mahy, Petra, Being Kartini: Ceremony and Print Media in the Commemoration of Indonesia's First Feminist

Mahy, Petra reviews Rachmah Ida's Imaging Muslim Women in Indonesian Ramadan Soap Operas

Malone, Paul M., Home-grown Shōjo Manga and the Rise of Boys' Love among Germany's 'Forty-Niners'

Masaki Masataka, trans., Katsuhiko Suganuma, Determined to Live as a Man

Marching, Soe Tjen, Sexual Transgression in the Autobiographies of two Indonesian Women

Maree, Claire, Ore wa ore dakara ['Because I'm me']: A Study of Gender and Language in the Documentary Shinjuku Boys

Martin, Fran reviews Hans Tao-Ming Huang's Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Martin, Fran, Wild Women and Mechanical Men: a review of Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang's, The Hole

Martin, Fran, The Gender of Mobility: Chinese Women Students' Self-Making through Transnational Education

Matsumoto, Toshiko, 'I leave my destiny to my Goddess [Kamisama]'

Mathieu, Christine reviews Shanshan Du's Chopsticks only work in Pairs: Gender Unity and Gender Equality among the Lahu of Southwestern China

Matthews, Julie, Deconstructing the Visual: The Diasporic Hybridity of Asian and Eurasian Female Images

Matzner, Andrew reviews Mary Beth Mills', Thai Women in the Global Labor Force,

Matzner, Andrew, Transgender, queens, mahu, whatever': An Oral History from Hawai'i

Matzner, Andrew reviews Serena Nanda's Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations

Matzner, Andrew & LeeRay Costa, Abusing Images: Domestic Violence in Thai Cartoon Books

Medcalf, Anne-Marie, Introduction and Acknowledgements: Issue 1

Medcalf, Anne-Marie, focus on Krishna Sen & Maila Stivens (eds), Gender and Power in Affluent Asia

Medcalf, Anne-Marie, Introduction and Acknowledgements: Issue 3

Medcalf, Anne-Marie reviews Natalie Huynh Chau Nguyen's Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel

Medcalf, Anne-Marie, The Archives' Tales: Gender, Class and Colonial Migration Practices in Vietnam, 1897–1920

Menon, Krishna reviews Vasanth Kannabiran's A Grief to Bury: Memories of Love, Work & Loss

Merry, Sally Engle, The Travels of Gender and Law

Miller, Jill reviews Grace M. Cho's Haunting the Korean Diaspora:
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Miller, Jill, Teruko Mizushima: Pioneer Trader in Time as a Currency

Mintz, Malcolm, The Philippines at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

Mintz, Malcolm, Crime and Punishment in Pre-Hispanic Philippine Society

Mintz, Malcolm, reviews Norman Owen's,The Bikol Blend: Bikolanos and their History

Mintz, Malcolm, Children in Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century Lowland Philippine Societies

Mintz, Malcolm, Money, Weights and Measures in the Philippines at the turn of the Sixteenth Century

Mintz, Malcolm, Jewellery and Body Ornamentation

Mintz, Malcolm , Fibre, Cloth and Clothing in the Philippines at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

Mishra, Vijay, reviews Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih (eds), Minor Transnationalism

Mitchell, ElkeTowards an Understanding of Transactional Sex and HIV Risk Among Female University Students in Fiji

Mohan, Anupama, Girish Karnad's Naga-mandala: Problematising Feminism

Monson, Rebecca, Vernacularising Political Participation: Strategies of Women Peace-builders in Solomon Islands

Morris, Narrelle, Innocence to Deviance: The Fetishisation of Japanese Women in Western Fiction, 1890s-1990s

Morris, Narrelle, reviews Yuki Tanaka's, Japan's Comfort Women, Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the US Occupation

Murakami Takanori & Ishida Hitoshi, trans. Wim Lunsing, The Process of Divergence between 'Men who Love Men' and 'Feminised Men' in Postwar Japanese Media

Musa, Mahani, Women, Jungle and Motherhood

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Naafs, Suzanne reviews Lyn Parker and Pam Nilan's Adolescents in Contemporary Indonesia

Nagaike, Kazumi, Elegant Caucasians, Amorous Arabs, and Invisible Others: Signs and Images of Foreigners in Japanese BL Manga

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Naono, Akiko, Transmission of Trauma, Identification and Haunting: A Ghost Story of Hiroshima

Nguyen, Nathalie, Writing and Memory in Kim Lefèvre's Autobiographical Narratives

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Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau, War Through Women's Eyes: Nam Phuong's Red on Gold and Yung Krall's A Thousand Tears Falling

Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau, Vietnamese Women: Narratives of Cross-Cultural Marriage

Nisa, Eva F., Cadari of Wahdah Islamiyah: Women as Dedicated Actors of Ultra-conservatism

Noguchi Katsuzō, trans. Katsuhiko Suganuma & James Welker, Japanese Lesbian/Gay Studies

Noritake, Ayami, Negotiating Space and Gender: Female Street Entrepreneurs in Seoul

Norma, Caroline reviews Emma Dalton's Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Norris, Craig and Jason Bainbridge, Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between Industry and Fandom in the Australian Cosplay Scene

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Oetomo, Dédé & Josko Petkovic, Dédé Oetomo talks on Reyog Ponogoro, (transcript of an interview filmed by Josko Petkovic)

O'Kane, Mary, Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Political Agency of Women Activist-Refugees of Burma

Ortabasi, Melek reviews Michiko Suzuki's Becoming Modern Women: Love and Female Identity in Prewar Japanese Literature and Culture

Osaka, Eiko Reproducing the Stay-At-Home Wife: Japanese Women's Magazines and the Image of Marriage

Oswin, Natalie, Sexual Citizenship in Singapore: The Politics of Population

Otomo, Rio reviews Jim Reichert's In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Literature

Otomo, Rio When Her Home is no Longer a Home: Out by Natsuo Kirino

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Paguntalan-Mijares, Aileen reviews Vina A. Lanzona's Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex and Revolution in the Philippines

Pagliassotti, Dru, GloBLisation and Hybridisation: Publishers' Strategies for Bringing Boys' Love to the United States

Palermo, Carmencita Anak mula keto "It was always thus." Women Making Progress, Encountering Limits in Characterising the Mask

Pande, Rekha, Women and Children Workers in the Old City of Hyderabad, India

Pandey, Shelly reviews Ania Loomba and Ritty A. Lukose edited volume South Asian Feminisms

Parker, Lyn reviews Helen Creese, Women of the Kakawin World Marriage and Sexuality in the Indic Courts of Java and Bali

Parker, Lyn, To Cover the Aurat: Veiling, Sexual Morality and Agency among the Muslim Minangkabau, Indonesia

Parker, Lyn, Theorising Adolescent Sexualities in Indonesia – Where 'Something different happens'

Parker, Lyn and Helen Bennett, Body, Sexuality and Gender among Contemporary Indonesian Youth: Introduction.

Parker, Lyn reviews Nina Nurmila's Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

Patil, Smita M., Reading Caste, Gender and Sexuality in Dalit Writings

Pattnaik, Sonali reviews Subhash Chandra's Lesbian Voices: Canada and the World: Theory, Literature, Cinema

Pattnaik, Sonali, Outside the Frame: The Representation of the Hijra in Bollywood Cinema

Paul, Namita, reviews K. Elango, A. Ayyan Perumal and J. Mohan Raj's Emerging Issues on Gender and Women Development

Pendleton, Mark and Vera Mackie, On the Move: Globalisation and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region

Peters, Erica J., Colonial Cholon and its 'Missing' M�tisses, 1859–1919

Petkovic, Josko & Tamara Jacka, Ethnography and Video: Researching Women in China's Floating Population

Petkovic, Josko, Waiting for Karila: Bending Time, Theory and Gender in Java and Bali (with notes for a documentary treatment)

Petkovic, Josko & Dédé Oetomo, D�d� Oetomo talks on Reyog Ponogoro, (transcript of an interview filmed by Josko Petkovic)

Pettman, Jan Jindy, Reflections on the Gendering of States, Sovereignty and Security in the Study of International Relations

Platt, Maria, Married Men Behaving Badly: Islam, Gender and Extramarital Relationships in Eastern Indonesia

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Qibtiyah, Alimatul, The Conceptualisation of Gender Issues Among Gender Activists and Scholars in Indonesian Universities

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Rabson, Steve, The Politics of Trauma: Compulsory Suicides During the Battle of Okinawa and Postwar Retrospectives

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Rani, K. Suneetha, Caste, Gender and Sexuality in Asia: Introduction

Rawstron, Kirsti, reviews Kaori Okano's Young Women in Japan: Transitions to Adulthood

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Rawstron, Kirsti reviews Petrice R. Flowers' Refugees, Women and Weapons: International Norm Adoption and Compliance in Japan

Rencong, Zhou, Leaving Huaihua Valley

Ricordeau, Gwénola reviews J. Neil C. Garcia's Philippine Gay Culture: Binabae to Bakla, Silahis to MSM

Ricordeau, Gwenola reviews Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco's edited volume Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific. Method, Practice, Theory

Roberson, James E. reviews Mark McLelland's Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities

Roberson, James reviews Mark McLelland's Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age

Roberts, Rosemary and Helen Creese, Gender, Text, Performance and Agency in Asian Cultural Contexts

Roberts, Rosemary, Performing Gender in Maoist Ballet: Mutual Subversions of Genre and Ideology in The Red Detachment of Women

Robinson, Kathryn, Islam and Gender Relations in Indonesia, with a Special Focus on Eastern Indonesia

Roces, Mina reviews Roland B. Tolentino's National /Transnational Subject Formation, Media and Cultural Politics In and On the Philippines

Ropers, Erik, Labour, Capitalism and Ideology in Interwar and Wartime Japan

Ross, Oliver, Watching Solos in Singapore: Homosexuality, Surrealism and Queer Politics

Ruth Benedict Book Prize awarded in 2011 to Peter A. Jackson (ed.) Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

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Saeki, Junko,

10. 1908, Queen of the Orient, PURA GARCIA VILLANUEVA, part 1

REINA DEL ORIENTE 1908. Pura Villanueva y Garcia, of Molo, Iloilo at her coronation. A Filipino-Spanish mestiza, Pura was known for her literary works in Spanish before she was invited to participate in the carnival queen quest.

Pura Villanueva was already acclaimed as a ‘beauty with brains’ even before she became a Carnival candidate. In her hometown, Molo in Iloilo, she had established herself as a Spanish writer of repute for El Tiempo, a leading newspaper. Here, she contributed literary articles and insightful essays, mostly on feminine issues. She was also the founder of the Asociacion Femenista Ilonga, a woman’s group. When the first Carnival needed a queen, Carnival officials immediately enlisted her.

HER ROYAL VESTMENTS. As she appeared in her official portrait sitting, dressed in a "panuelo-less" costume designed and executed by her Spanish mother, Emilia Garcia. She holds Japanese fan to symbolize her queenship of the Orient.

Pura was born on 27 August 1886 to lawyer Emilio Villanueva and Emilia Garcia—a Spanish girl from Palencia. Emilio had met the 15 year old girl while a student of the Universityof Salamanca, freely associating with expatriated Filipinos like Graciano Lopez Jaena, Marcelo H.Del Pilar and Jose Rizal. The couple went back to the Philippines to start and raise a family. They were to have two daughters, the elder Maria and Pura, or Purita.

As a youngster, Pura enrolled at the local school for girls founded by Maestra Vitang and then went became an intern at the Sta. Catalina College in Manila. Purita stood out with not only because she was amestizada, fair and tall, but also because she had a strong personality, never timid or modest , was the manner of ladies then. By the time she was 18, she was the toast of Iloilo’s social set, known for her incisive write-ups as a social reporter for the local daily.

CROWNED FOR THE CARNAVAL. Another picture of Pura resplendent in her coronation attire. From the book, "LEGACY, Pura Villanueva Kalaw: Her Times, Life and Works 1886-1954, by Maria Kalaw Katigbak. Publisher: Filipinas Foundation, Inc. (c) 1983.

Her elevation to the Queenship was fraught with complications, as discussed earlier, but when Pura finally made up her mind to accept the offer of taking over the vacated throne, she did so with a firm commitment . “I am very happy that I have been chosen Queen of the Orient”, she said when asked for a message to the people of Manila. “I shall try to perform my duties in a way that shall please everyone”.

DAMAS Y CABALLEROS. Pura's court of honor included a dozen or so ladies and swains of prominence who accompanied her at her official functions. She was escorted by King of the Orient Manuel Gomez, an executive of La Germinal Cigar Factory who was dressed as a maharajah.

Fetched from Iloilo on a special boat, Pura reigned over the Carnival together with the Queen of the Occident, Marjorie Colton. Her King Consort was Manuel Gomez, an executive from La Germinal. (Mauro Prieto, Tomas del Rosario were previous choices). Queen Pura’s maids of honor were Fe Escurdia, Luz Hugo, Esperanza Poblete, Cirila Legarda, Rosario Gomez,Carmen Gonzales, Antonia Fuster, Luisa Hernandez, Elisa and Purificacion Tempongko,Ramona and Rosa Ponce de Leon. Their courtiers were Feliciano Basa Jr., Emilio Veloso, Juan Zalvidea, Clodualdo Tempongko and Emilio Mapua.

COVER GIRL. Queen Pura, on the cover of a popular local newspaper, Lipang Kalabaw. The papers had a heyday reporting the on-goings of the Carnival.

It was reported that the Queen of the Orient “will be dressed in a red mestiza dress of nativematerial, with veil and crown, and decorations of natural flowers”. Instead, for her coronation, Pura wore a native costume made by her own mother—minus the panuelo. It was made of piña cloth and fine sinamay gauze, then hand embroidered. Instead of an ostrich feather fan, she held a Japanese fan to highlight her sovereignty over the Orient.

ROYAL PAIR. The King and Queen of the Orient, surrounded by a retinue of princes, just part of a royal court that numbered all of 24!

Pura created quite a sensation when she arrived at the grandstand. An eyewitness report published on El Renacimiento enthused: “The Queen of the Orient, standing up in her car, and waving her handkerchief in answer to the enthusiastic cries of the crowd delirious with joy, was easily the most simpatico figure of the royal cavalcade. Dignified without descending from her rank..she had in her the beautiful amalgam mixture of the aristocratic and of the affectionate towards her people”.

Alongside the august King of the Orient who was arrayed as an Indian Maharajah in blue velvet, Pura, the Queen of the Orient “carried the recopilacion of all Oriental dresses, luxuriously costumed, beautiful and resplendent in her dignity..”

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