Southeast Asian Studies

Since its first publication in 1963, the bilingual quarterly Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS), Kyoto University has reflected the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ strong commitment to publishing the best of empirically grounded, multidisciplinary, and contemporary research on Southeast Asia and related areas.
In 2012, we re-launched Southeast Asian Studies as an all-English journal, alongside its Japanese sister journal, Tonan Ajia Kenkyu. Intended for a regional as well as global readership, Southeast Asian Studies is published three times a year.
The new journal aims to promote excellent, agenda-setting scholarship and provide a forum for dialogue and collaboration both within and beyond the region. Southeast Asian Studies engages in wide-ranging and in-depth discussions that are attuned to the issues, debates, and imperatives within the region, while affirming the importance of learning and sharing ideas on a cross-country, global, and historical scale. An integral part of the journal’s mandate is to foster scholarship that is capable of bridging the continuing divide in area studies between the social sciences and humanities, on the one hand, and the natural sciences, on the other hand. To this end, the journal welcomes accessibly written articles that build on insights and cutting-edge research from the natural sciences. The journal also publishes research reports, which are shorter but fully peer-reviewed articles that present original findings or new concepts that result from specific research projects or outcomes of research collaboration.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
ISSN: 2186-7275

Current Issue


Published in April, 2015


Intergenerational Land Transfer in Rural Cambodia since the Late 1980s: Special Attention to the Effect of Labor Migration ・・・ YAGURA Kenjiro pdficon_large
The Establishment of the National Language in Twentieth-Century Cambodia: Debates on Orthography and Coinage ・・・ SASAGAWA Hideo pdficon_large
The Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Suharto Indonesia ・・・ KIMURA Ehito pdficon_large
Preemptive Transitional Justice Policies in Aceh, Indonesia ・・・ SUH Jiwon pdficon_large
The Anti-Communist Third World: Carlos Romulo and the Other Bandung ・・・ Lisandro E. CLAUDIO pdficon_large
Playing along the Perak River: Readings of an Eighteenth-Century Malay State ・・・ Husni ABU BAKAR pdficon_large
Book Reviews
Benedict R. O’G. Anderson. Exploration and Irony in Studies of Siam over Forty Years.
Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 2014, 166p.
・・・ KASIAN TEJAPIRA pdficon_large
Lauren Meeker. Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan Họ Folk Song in Northern Vietnam.
Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 192p.
・・・ Janet Alison HOSKINS pdficon_large
Mandy Sadan. Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 470p.
・・・ IMAMURA Masao pdficon_large
Allison J. Truitt. Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013, xii+193p.
・・・ Ken MACLEAN pdficon_large
Gerry van Klinken and Ward Berenschot, eds. In Search of Middle Indonesia: Middle Classes in Provincial Towns.
Leiden: KITLV Press; Boston: Brill, 2014, xvi+242p.
・・・ Agus Suwignyo pdficon_large
E. K. Tan. Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World.
Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2013, xii+260p.
・・・ CHIN Hsuen Wei pdficon_large
Michael D. Barr. The Ruling Elite of Singapore: Networks of Power and Influence.
London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2014, 200p.
・・・ LOH Kah Seng pdficon_large
Scott A. Hipsher. Business Practices in Southeast Asia: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Theravada Buddhist Countries.
London: Routledge, 2010, 207p.
Juliane Schober. Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society.
Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011, 248p.
・・・ Kai CHEN pdficon_large
Anthony Reid. To Nation by Revolution: Indonesia in the 20th Century.
Singapore: NUS Press, 2011, 348p.
・・・ Woonkyung YEO pdficon_large
Andrew Mertha. Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014, 192p.
・・・ Kosal PATH pdficon_large


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Vol. 4, No. 1. of Southeast Asian Studies

  Published in April, 2015 CONTENTS Articles Intergenerational Land Transfer in Rural Cambodia since the Late 1980s: Special Attention to the Effect of Labor Migration ・・・ YAGURA Kenjiro The Esta

Vol. 3, Supplementary Issue of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in March, 2015 CONTENTS Savings Groups in Laos from a Comparative Perspective Editors: OHNO Akihiko and FUJITA Koichi Introduction: Savings Groups in Laos from a Comparative Perspective ・・・


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