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Author Davies, Gloria (Gloria L.)

Title Profiles in courage : political actors & ideas in contemporary Asia / Gloria Davies, J. V. D'Cruz & Nathan Hollier
Published Nth Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008

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Description [xiv], 264 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Acknowledements -- Preface -- Introduction : Australia's imperfect engagement : the challenge of Asian thinkers / Geoffrey Barker -- 1. Wang Hui : the historian as social critic in China / Gloria Davies -- 2. Shunsuke Tsurumi : voice of the voiceless / Yoshio Sugimoto -- 3. Poetry in motion : Ko Un and Korean democratisation / David Hundt -- 4. Akram Osman : narrating culture and society in Afghanistan / Faridullah Bezhan -- 5. The alternative horizons of Ashis Nandy / Phillip Darby -- 6. Ziauddin Sardar : explaining Islam to the West / Tony Stevenson -- 7. Meeting Bala Tampoe : a union leader pursuing social justice / Samanthi Gunawardana -- 8. Muhammad Yunas : an economics professor who turned the tables on banking in Bangladesh / Shamsul Khan -- 9. The courage of Aung San Suu Kyi / Hazel J. Lang -- 10. Tep Vong, Buddhist leadership, and negotiating a 'middle path' in Cambodian politics / Trudy Jacobsen -- 11. Nurcholish Madjid, Indonesia's pre-eminent Islamic reformer / Greg Fealy -- 12. Mayoury and Pheuiphanh Ngaosrivathana and the construction of national identity in Laos / Martin Stuart-Fox -- 13. Syed Hussein Alatas : Malaysia's wise Muslim rationalist, culturally grounded cosmopolitan (1928-2007) / Clive S. Kessler -- 14. Catholic nun, feminist and political activist : Mary John Manazan in the Philippines / Mina Roces -- 15. J. B. Jeyaretnam : a moral stand, but without a programme for Singapore / Michael D. Barr -- 16. Democracy from below : Nidhi Eoseewong in Thailand / Michael K. Connors -- 17. Phan Huy Le : the historian as public intellectual in Vietnam / Peter Hansen -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Notes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-249
Subject Political activists -- Asia -- Biography.
Political participants -- Asia -- Biography
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Asia.
Asia -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Asia -- Intellectual life.
Asia -- Politics and government.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author D'Cruz, J. V.
Hollier, Nathan.
ISBN 9781740971768
9781740971775
Other Titles Political actors & ideas in contemporary Asia
Political actors and ideas in contemporary Asia