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« Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash » by Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan, Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash by Tim Hannigan, 14/09/2017, Asian Review of Books Eka Kurniawan is the Quentin Tarantino of Indonesian literature: a brash wunderkind, delivering gleeful references to pulp fiction, lashings of stylized violence, and an array of characters and scenarios that far surpass the tropes and clichés which inspire them. But as with Quentin Tarantino, one might occasionally wonder just how much substance lies beneath the indisputably stylish surface. Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (a peculiar … Continuer la lecture de « Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash » by Eka Kurniawan

«国有企业的家族化»

Réforme des entreprises d’Etat en Chine : analyse des réseaux familiaux et des intérêts des salariés dans les grandes et moyennes entreprises (Beijing, shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2002).

A télécharger : Architects of Buddhist Leisure

A télécharger : Justin Thomas McDaniel, Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, University of Hawaii Press, 2016 Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region—in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the … Continuer la lecture de A télécharger : Architects of Buddhist Leisure

Hearing Allah’s call : preaching and performance in Indonesian islam

Parution : Julian Millie, Hearing Allah’s call : preaching and performance in Indonesian Islam, Cornell University Press, 2017 Hearing Allah’s Call changes the way we think about Islamic communication. In the city of Bandung in Indonesia, sermons are not reserved for mosques and sites for Friday prayers. Muslim speakers are in demand for all kinds of events, from rites of passage to motivational speeches for companies and other organizations. Julian Millie spent fourteen months sitting among listeners at such events, and he provides detailed contextual … Continuer la lecture de Hearing Allah’s call : preaching and performance in Indonesian islam

L’Océanie convoitée

Actes d’un colloque tenu à l’Université de la Polynésie française en novembre 2016, à paraître aux éditions du CNRS. Aurélie Bayen, jeune chercheur associé au CECMC, y avait présenté une communication intitulée : « Politique de séduction de la Chine. Un nouveau Cargo Cult pour la Polynésie française ? ».

Viet Thanh Nguyen : Le sympathisant

Nouvelle parution : Viet Thanh Nguyen, Le sympathisant, Belfond, 2017 À la fois fresque épique, reconstitution historique et oeuvre politique, un premier roman à l’ampleur exceptionnelle, qui nous mène du Saigon de 1975 en plein chaos au Los Angeles des années 1980. Saisissant de réalisme et souvent profondément drôle, porté par une prose électrique, un véritable chef-d’oeuvre psychologique. La révélation littéraire de l’année. Je suis un espion, une taupe, un agent secret, un homme au visage double. Ainsi commence l’hallucinante confession de cet homme … Continuer la lecture de Viet Thanh Nguyen : Le sympathisant

Toys for the souls : life and art on the Mentawai Islands

Nouvelle parution : Reimar Schefold, Toys for the souls : life and art on the Mentawai Islands, PRIMEDIA Editions, 2017 This book presents a detailed and inspiring picture of the traditional ways of life and the impressive art of the Mentawai archipelago located off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. This shamanistic culture, most notably found on the northernmost island of Siberut, maintains an ancient relationship between man and the spiritual world. Within this worldview, everything is animated. Not only do humans have … Continuer la lecture de Toys for the souls : life and art on the Mentawai Islands