The Scent Of Green Papaya: Female Solidarity and Male Disengagement

Article by Hanh T. L. Nguyen Abstract: This essay discusses Tran Anh Hung’s The Scent of Green Papaya (1993). It analyzes the film’s powerful cinematic language, particularly the music and the mise-en-scène, that brings women together in places of duty and trauma regardless of class differences. More significantly, it argues …

Class Dismissed: The Malaysian Chinese Community in Bukit Mertajam

Article by Zhao Yen Beh. Abstract: The grand narrative regarding the Malaysian Chinese community as a ‘rich community’ is still dominant in Malaysia which overshadows the real situation of the Malaysian Chinese community since Malaysian Chinese tycoons only make up a small part of the community. Therefore, this article will …