How Colonial Empires Approached the South China Sea
By Bill Hayton
The South China Sea islands were of little interest to both European imperialists and local empires – until they became viewed as a tool in geostrategic and nationalistic posturing.
Nicholas Spykman and Asian Nationalism
By Francis P. Sempa
An article from 1926 can shed light on Asia’s approach to the West today.
What's Next in the Battle for Southeast Asian History?
By Preeti Jha
Independent collectives in the subregion are building new platforms to give voice to alternative histories.
Drinking in Hanoi: Alcohol and Politics in Vietnam
By David Hutt
A very short history of alcohol and politics in Vietnam.