South Asia Studies

5 April 2019 – Thesis Prize Call for Nominations

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John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies, Closing 31 May 2019 I am writing to bring your attention to the annual prize for the outstanding doctoral thesis submitted to an Australian university on a topic wholly concerned with Asia or with Australia’s relations with Asia. The first prize, known as the John Legge […]

Singapore, Southeast Asia

Las Vegas in Singapore: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity

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This post is based on the author’s recent book published with NUS press. Marina Bay Sands (MBS), one of Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts (read: casino), is probably the most recognisable building in and outside of Singapore today. During an open-house session I attended in 2017, a spokesperson of the company boasted that “anyone who ‘googled’ […]