<i>America's Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800–1900: Before the Pivot</i> by Farish A. Noor (A Book Review)


R. Michael Feener's review of America's Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800–1900: Before the Pivot by Farish A. Noor. 


The United States; Southeast Asia; International Relations; Farish Noor; book review

Noor, Farish A. America’s Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800–1900. Before the Pivot, Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Published : 2019-09-08

FeenerR. (2019). <i>America’s Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800–1900: Before the Pivot</i&gt; by Farish A. Noor (A Book Review). Review of International American Studies, 12(1), 131-136. https://doi.org/10.31261/rias.7778

R. Michael Feener  Michael.Feener@history.ox.ac.uk
Oxford University, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies  United Kingdom

The main focus of my work is in Islamic Studies, with a particular emphasis on the history of Muslim societies of Southeast Asia. Within that geographic area, my first two monographs dealt with the history of legal thought and practice in Indonesia. My research interests, however, extend beyond legal history and across the broader maritime world of Islam around the Indian Ocean littoral. I have also worked in a number of other areas, publishing on topics including Muslim networks, Qur’anic studies, Sufism, Shiism, trans-regional histories, and local histories (especially of Aceh). Before coming to Oxford I was Research Leader of the Religion and Globalisation Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, and Associate Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. I have also taught at Reed College and the University of California, Riverside, and held visiting professor positions and research fellowships at Harvard, Kyoto University, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), the University of Copenhagen, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Honolulu), and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

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