Professor Gary Bell has recently published an edited volume on “Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law” (2017) in honor of M B Hooker, a scholar whose work left a significant legacy in the field of Southeast Asian law. It was a privilege to be a part of the international workshop held in 2012. More details of the book can be found here.
The abstract of the book is as follows: “To honour this great scholar, this book gathers essays from admirers and friends who add their own contributions on legal pluralism, transnationalism and culture in Asia. The book opens with an account of M.B. Hooker colourful and prolific career. The authors then approach legal pluralism through legal theory, legal anthropology, comparative law, law and religion, constitutional law, even Islamic art, thus reflecting the broad approaches of Professor Hooker’s scholarship. While most of the book focuses mainly on Southeast Asia, it also reaches out to all of Asia up to Israel, and even includes a chapter comparing Indonesia and Egypt.”