Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming July 2016)
The Global Sixties (Afro-Asian Networks, March 2016)
An Open Letter to Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim (TMI, 15 April 2015). As TMI was shut down by Malaysian authorities, you can find this letter here.
Between the Digital & the Analogue in the 21st Century: History, Technology and the Liberal Arts (February 2015) [pdf]
China's Health Transitions (The Lancet, August 2014) [pdf]
The Forgotten Archives of Malay Communism (Archives of Mobility, May 2014)
Provocations in East Asian Modernity: Notes on the Harvard Reischauer Lectures 2013 (AHC, April-May 2013).
'Healing the Nation: Politics, Medicine and Analogies of Health in Southeast Asia' (Draft in forthcoming edited volume on the history of health in Southeast Asia) [pdf]
Gestural Engineering, and Some Thoughts on Art, Historical Time and Metaphor (AHC, 23 December 2012)
'Age as a Category of Gender Analysis: Servant Girls, Modern Girls, and Gender in Southeast Asia', Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 71 No. 4 (November 2012) [pdf]
'Do you own non-Chinese mui tsai? Re-examining Race and Female Servitude in Malaya and Hong Kong', Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 46 No. 2 (November 2012), pp. 1736-1763 [pdf]
DevonThink, Digital Research and the Paperless Dream (AHA Perspectives, October 2012)
REVIEW: Chinese Language Political Mobilization in Singapore (Dissertation Reviews, 9 October 2012)
REVIEW: The Oceans Curated: A Review of "Shipwrecked" at the Singapore ArtScience Museum (HNN, 6 June 2011)
'Reflections on Feminism, Blogging and the Historical Profession', Journal of Women's History, Vol. 22, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 235-243 [pdf]
Sticks and Stones: The Allah Controversy in Malaysia (AHC, 13 January 2010)
REVIEW: Singapore: A Biography (HNN, 5 January 2010)
China and its Year of Résistance (AHC, 4 January 2010)
The Puntastic Poetics of Ho Chi Minh (AHC, 26 November 2009)
REVIEW: Yuri Dojc's Last Folio: An Exhibition (HNN, 22 November 2009)
Curating the Oceans: The Future of Singapore's Past (HNN, 14 July 2009)
Being an Unforgivably Protracted Debunking of George Bernard Shaw's Views of Islam (AHC, 3 December, 2008)
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~ A Book
I finally wrote one!
in which I exhibit an unhealthy affection for books
~ THC21: The Historian's Craft in the 21st Century
An Informal Conversation about Technology & Research Methods
This is a series of discussions I'm convening at Harvard in 2011/2012 about how changes in technology are affecting historical research methods.
~ Book Club for Life
an openly-editable list of books for a lifetime
Inspired by a thread on MetaFilter, here's an openly-editable spreadsheet I pulled together from all the great suggestions in the thread, listing classic works of literature according to its author's age on publication. The idea is to read a book every year by an author who was the same age as you now are when they wrote it. This year I'm reading, apparently, Charles Dickens. The list is open; feel free to add the missing years.
~ The Marco Polo Map
in which I map the Travels of Marco Polo
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part of a distributed mentoring movement
~ New Liberal Arts