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Title: Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power
Authors: Jiat-Hwee Chang 
Imran bin Tajudeen 
Keywords: Architecture
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Citation: Jiat-Hwee Chang, Imran bin Tajudeen (2019). Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: What is the modern in Southeast Asia's architecture and how do we approach its study critically? This pathbreaking multidisciplinary volume is the first critical survey of Southeast Asia's modern architecture. It looks at the challenges of studying this complex history through the conceptual frameworks of translation, epistemology, and power. Challenging Eurocentric ideas and architectural nomenclature, the authors examine the development of modern architecture in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with a focus on selective translation and strategic appropriation of imported ideas and practices by local architects and builders. The book transforms our understandings of the region's modern architecture by moving beyond a consideration of architecture as an aesthetic artifact and instead examining its entanglement with different dynamics of power.
ISBN: 9814722782
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