Amsterdam University Press
Transforming Asia
From the cover of Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Leste
Series editors

Jonathan Rigg, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Geographical Scope
Asia; East Asia; South-East Asia
Chronological Scope
20th and 21st centuries
Editorial Board

Jonathan Rigg, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Colin McFarlane, Durham University, UK
Dilip Menon, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Soo Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Katherine Brickell, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, UK
Itty Abraham, National University of Singapore

Series

Transforming Asia

Discipline:Asian Studies

Asia is often viewed through a fog of superlatives: the most populous countries, lowest fertility rates, fastest growing economies, greatest number of billionaires, most avid consumers, and greatest threat to the world’s environment. This recounting of superlatives obscures Asia’s sheer diversity, uneven experience, and mixed inheritance.

Amsterdam University Press’s Transforming Asia series publishes books that explore, describe, interpret, understand and, where appropriate, problematize and critique contemporary processes of transformation and their outcomes. The core aim of the series is to finesse ‘Asia’, both as a geographical category and to ask what Asia’s ‘rise’ means globally and regionally, from conceptual models to policy lessons.