Diana Kim

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Georgetown University

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Vice, Drugs and Crime, Symbolic Violence, State Formation, Bureaucracy, Colonialism, Colonial Legacies

Asia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
French, Korean

“A ‘Surreptitious Introduction’: Opium Smuggling and Colonial State Formation in late 19th Century Bengal and Burma” pp. 233-252 in The Legitimacy of Power: New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy, eds. Sophus Reinert and Robert Fredona (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

“Navigating Multiple Archives across Southeast Asia,” American Political Science Association-Comparative Democratization Newsletter (APSA-CD, 2017).

“Standoffish States: Nonliterate Leviathans in Southeast Asia.” (with Dan Slater) Trans-Regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015), pp. 25-44.

“The Story of the Tattooed Lady: Scandal and the Colonial State in British Burma.” Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 4 (2012), pp. 969-990.

Empires of Vice: Opium and the Rise of Prohibition Across Southeast Asia, 1870-1940. Under contract with Princeton University Press

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