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18. Transnational Formation of Southeast Asian Multiethnic Society.
Published in February, 2009.
Kyoto University Press.
Boundaries of state and nation are primarily formed by the migration of people, while its basis is broadly determined by physiographical elements. The author carries out detailed case studies of Southeast Asian society based on population statistics and social context analysis, and describes the rapid formation of historical characteristics— multi-ethnicity — under modernization and colonization in the 19th century. This work should be regarded as the significant milestone of his splendid career on demographic ethnography.