The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia

  title={The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia},
  author={Barbara Watson Andaya},
"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… Expand
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