The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia

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The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on ...

The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia 2008, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824832889

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The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia 2006, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824829551

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