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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific...and the world.
James F. Warren

James Warren is Professor of Southeast Asian Modern History at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He gained his PhD in Southeast Asian History from the Australian National University, and is an internationally renowned scholar of Southeast Asian studies. Professor Warren, who speaks or reads, Spanish, Dutch, Malay-Indonesian, Samal Bajau Laut and Japanese, is a member of the Australian Academy of Humanities.  In 2003, he received the Centenary Medal of Australia for ‘Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in the Study of Ethnohistory,' and in 2013, he was awarded the Grant Goodman Prize in Historical Studies from the Philippine Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies.

He has published numerous articles in journals and chapters in edited volumes. His monographs include:

Pirates, Prostitutes and Pullers: Explorations in the Ethno- and Social History of Southeast Asia (Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2008).

Ah Ku and Karayuki-san: Prostitution in Singapore. (1870-1940) (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1993); ( new paperback edition with a new introduction (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003), theatre adaptation-‘Broken Birds: an Epic Longing’, 1995)

The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898: The Dynamics of External Trade, Slavery and Ethnicity in the Transformation of a Southeast Asian Maritime State, (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1981; reprint Quezon City: New Day Press, 1986); new paperback edition with a new introduction (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2007).

Rickshaw Coolie: A People's History of Singapore, 1880-1940 (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1986); new paperback edition with a new introduction ( Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003) Theater adaptation-‘My Grandfather in the Cellar’, 1989).

Iranun and Balangingi: Globalization, Maritime Raiding and the Birth of Ethnicity (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2002),- theatre adaptation-‘Tawag Sa Bantayan Punta’, 2011).

Iranun and Balangingi :Globalization, Maritime Raiding and the Birth of Ethnicity (Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2002), nominated as a finalist for the National Book Awards  the Philippines, Social Science category.

The Global Economy and the Sulu Zone Connections, Commodities and Culture (Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2000). [Not available at amazon.com. Link leads to article.]

The Sulu Zone, The World Capitalist Economy and the Historical Imagination, (Amsterdam: Free University Press, 1998). [Not available at amazon.com. Link leads to a document download.]

At the Edge of Southeast Asian History: Essays by James Francis Warren (Quezon City: New Day Press, 1987).

A Guide to the George L. Peet Collection on Malaysia and Singapore, (Murdoch, WA: Murdoch University Library, 1986).

The North Borneo Chartered Company's Administration of the Bajau, 1878–1909 (Southeast Asia Series Monograph no. 22. Athens: Ohio University, 1971). [Not available on amazon.com. Link leads to library entry.]

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