Dr Mohamad Rashidi Pakri (BA (Hons), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA; MA, Universiti Sains Malaysia; PhD, University of Malaya) is a Senior Lecturer of English at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His major research interest is in colonial history and literature. Among his publications are “From Alien into Colonial Space: An Imperialist’s Adventure in Clifford’s Since the Beginning” in Exploring Space: Trends in Literature, Linguistics and Translation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), “Treasure from the Colonial Past: The Reading of Sir Frank Swettenham’s Short Stories ‘A Silhouette’ and ‘A Mezzotint’” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) and “An Imperial or a Personal Legacy: The Rivalry of W. E. Maxwell and F. A. Swettenham in British Malaya” in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 84, Part 2 (2011).Prof. Arndt Graf (PhD, Hamburg, 1998) has been the Chair of Southeast Asian Studies at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany, since 2009. Previously, he served at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2007–2009) and the University of Hamburg (1999–2006). He also held visiting positions at Cornell University, the Jakarta Islamic State University and the University of La Rochelle. Arndt Graf’s publications mostly cover aspects of rhetoric, media, and political communication in insular Southeast Asia.