Southeast Asian Studies

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.

Southeast Asian Studies is an open access journal. For our Copyright and Licensing Statement.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the ScholarOne Manuscripts online submission system.
Call for Book Review submissions Southeast Asian Studies publishes reviews on a range of topics across the region. Those interested in reviewing for the journal may consult the following lists for the titles currently available. Indonesia / Philippines / Timor Leste / Malaysia / Singapore / Laos / Thailand / Vietnam / Myanmar / Cambodia / Asian Region Expressions of interest should contact the reviews editors (via email to bookreviews[at] with the following information (a) the title/s of book/s she is interested in, (b) a statement indicating the potential reviewer’s research interests as it pertains to his/her suitability for the review, and (c) a CV with publications history (as an attachment).

Print ISSN: 2186-7275 Online ISSN: 2423-8686

Vol. 10, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in December, 2021


Ghosts as Political Possibilities: A Review of Instantiations of Haunting in Southeast Asia ・・・ Joy Xin Yuan Wang pdficon_large
Development and Abandonment of Mangrove Paddy Fields and the Impacts Thereof in a Mon Village in Taninthayi Region, Myanmar ・・・ Win Maung Aye
Takeda Shinya
Soeara ‘Aisjijah Magazine and the Preparation of Indonesian Muslim Women to Anticipate the Arrival of Japanese Occupation Forces (1941–1942) ・・・ Muhammad Yuanda Zara pdficon_large
Livelihood and Happiness in a Resource (Natural and Cultural)-Rich Rural Municipality in the Philippines ・・・ Rosalina Palanca-Tan
Sheila Bayog
Local Names of Fishes in a Fishing Village on the Bank of the Middle Reaches of the Kampar River, Riau, Sumatra Island, Indonesia ・・・ Nakagawa Hikaru
Osawa Takamasa
Akhwan Binawan
Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi
Hasegawa Takuya
Desti Zarli Mandari
Wahyu Prasetyawan
Okamoto Masaaki
Book Reviews
Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford, eds. Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2019. ・・・ JPaul S. Manzanilla pdficon_large
William Peterson. Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016. ・・・ Patrick Alcedo pdficon_large
Scott Stonington. The Spirit Ambulance: Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand. Oakland: University of California Press, 2020. ・・・ Iwasa Mitsuhiro pdficon_large
Ayami Nakatani, ed. Fashionable Traditions: Asian Handmade Textiles in Motion. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. ・・・ Fiona Kerlogue pdficon_large
Tadayoshi Terao and Tsuruyo Funatsu, eds. Origins and Evolution of Environmental Policies: State, Time and Regional Experiences. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021. ・・・ Morishita Akiko pdficon_large


Vol. 10, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2021 CONTENTS Articles Ghosts as Political Possibilities: A Review of Instantiations of Haunting in Southeast Asia ・・・ […]

Vol. 10, No. 2 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in August, 2021 CONTENTS Faces of Local Transformation: Policy Coalitions and Socio-economic Development in the Philippines Guest Editor: Takagi […]

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