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.
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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  /  PhilippinesTimor Leste / Malaysia / Singapore / LaosThailandVietnam /  MyanmarCambodia / 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. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in April, 2021


Chinese Laborers on a Mining Frontier: The Case of Copper Miners in Northern Luzon, 1856–98 ・・・ Jely A. Galang pdficon_large
Care Relations and Custody of Return-Migrant Children in Rural Vietnam: Cases in the Mekong Delta ・・・ Iwai Misaki pdficon_large
“No Nation Can Go Forward When It Is Crippled by Disease”: Philippine Science and the Cold War, 1946–65 ・・・ Vivek Neelakantan pdficon_large
Local Politics in the Migration between Vietnam and Cambodia: Mobility in a Multiethnic Society in the Mekong Delta since 1975 ・・・ Shimojo Hisashi pdficon_large
Peasant Violence in Early Nineteenth Century Philippines and Guatemala: The Cases of Apolinario de la Cruz and Rafael Carrera in Comparative Perspective ・・・ Byron Josue de Leon pdficon_large
Intensification of Rice Cultivation in the Floodplain of the Chao Phraya Delta ・・・ François Molle
Chatchom Chompadist
Thanawat Bremard
Book Reviews
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Foong, and Philippe Peycam, eds. Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2017. ・・・ Odajima Rie pdficon_large
Noboru Ishikawa and Ryoji Soda, eds. Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier. Singapore: Springer, 2020. ・・・ Liana Chua pdficon_large
Michael D. Leigh. The Collapse of British Rule in Burma: The Civilian Evacuation and Independence. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ・・・ Thomas Edward Kingston pdficon_large
Arlo Griffiths, Andrew Hardy, and Geoff Wade, eds. Champa: Territories and Networks of a Southeast Asian Kingdom. Paris: École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2019. ・・・ Momoki Shiro pdficon_large
Jiat-Hwee Chang and Imran bin Tajudeen, eds. Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power. Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. ・・・ Chatri Prakitnonthakan pdficon_large
Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz. Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887–1912. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. ・・・ Patricio N. Abinales pdficon_large
Steve Ferzacca. Sonic City: Making Rock Music and Urban Life in Singapore. Singapore: NUS Press, 2020. ・・・ Kim Yujin pdficon_large


Vol. 9, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2020 CONTENTS Articles Demarcation of the Yunnan-Burma Tai Minority Area in Warry’s Report of 1891–97: A Critical […]

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