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.

Southeast Asian Studies is an open access journal.
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Print ISSN: 2186-7275
Online ISSN: 2423-8686

Current Issue


Published in April, 2018


Rereading Leftist Writings from Southeast Asia

Guest Editor: Jafar SURYOMENGGOLO

Introduction ・・・ Jafar SURYOMENGGOLO pdficon_large
Blood-Brothers: The Communist Party of the Philippines and the Partai Komunis Indonesia ・・・ Ramon GUILLERMO pdficon_large
Polytechnicians and Technocrats: Sources, Limits, and Possibilities of Student Activism in 1970s Singapore ・・・ LOH Kah Seng pdficon_large
Liberational Justice in the Political Thought of Ahmad Boestamam ・・・ TEO Lee Ken pdficon_large
Independent Woman in Postcolonial Indonesia: Rereading the Works of Rukiah ・・・ Yerry WIRAWAN pdficon_large
Jit Phumisak and His Images in Thai Political Contexts ・・・ PIYADA CHONLAWORN pdficon_large
Book Reviews
Tâm T. T. Ngô. The New Way: Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2016. ・・・ Seb RUMSBY pdficon_large
Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers. The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2015. ・・・ Faizah ZAKARIA pdficon_large
Trần Ðình Trụ. Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate. Translated by Bac Hoai Tran and Jana K. Lipman. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2017. ・・・ YEN VU pdficon_large
Brian Bernards. Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2015. ・・・ Dinah ROMA pdficon_large
Janet Alison Hoskins. The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2015. ・・・ Dat Manh NGUYEN pdficon_large
Kaj Århem and Guido Sprenger, eds. Animism in Southeast Asia. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. ・・・ William B. NOSEWORTHY pdficon_large
Ann Marie Leshkowich. Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2014. ・・・ LE Hoang Anh Thu pdficon_large
Edward Aspinall and Mada Sukmajati, eds. Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia: Money Politics, Patronage and Clientelism at the Grassroots. Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. ・・・ Gde Dwitya Arief METERA pdficon_large
Patrick Pillai. Yearning to Belong: Malaysia’s Indian Muslims, Chitties, Portuguese Eurasians, Peranakan Chinese and Baweanese. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2015. ・・・ Yi LI pdficon_large
Christopher Goscha. The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam. London: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016. ・・・ Chi P. PHAM pdficon_large


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Vol. 7, No 1 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in April, 2018 CONTENTS Rereading Leftist Writings from Southeast Asia Guest Editor: Jafar SURYOMENGGOLO Introduction ・・・ Jafar SURYOMENGGOLO Blood-Brothers: The Communist Party of the Phili

Vol. 6, No 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2017 CONTENTS Articles The Extension of State Power and Negotiations of the Villagers in Northeast Thailand ・・・ Ninlawadee PROMPHAKPING Maniemai THONGYOU Viyouth CHAMRUSPANTH Mi


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