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. 2 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in August, 2021


Faces of Local Transformation:
Policy Coalitions and Socio-economic Development in the Philippines
Guest Editor: Takagi Yusuke

Editorial Note ・・・ Takagi Yusuke pdficon_large
Policy Making after Revolution: The Faces of Local Transformation of the Philippines ・・・ Takagi Yusuke pdficon_large
Rise of “Business-Friendly” Local Elite Rule in the Philippines: How the Valdezes Developed San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte ・・・ Kusaka Wataru pdficon_large
Conjugal Mayorship: The Fernandos and the Transformation of Marikina, 1992–2010 ・・・ Meynardo P. Mendoza pdficon_large
From Governing to Selling Tourism: Changing Role of Local Government in the Tourism Development of Bohol, Philippines ・・・ Carl Milos R. Bulilan pdficon_large
Creating Sulu: In Search of Policy Coalitions in the Conflict-Ridden Island ・・・ Criselda Yabes pdficon_large
Book Reviews
Courtney Work. Tides of Empire: Religion, Development, and Environment in Cambodia. New York: Berghahn Books, 2020. ・・・ Lisa Arensen pdficon_large
Ahmad Syafii Maarif. Translated by George A. Fowler. Islam, Humanity, and Indonesian Identity: Reflections on History. Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. ・・・ Julian Millie pdficon_large
Tan Lee Ooi. Buddhist Revitalization and Chinese Religions in Malaysia. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. ・・・ Huang Yun pdficon_large
Patcharin Lapanun. Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village. Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. ・・・ Saowanee T. Alexander pdficon_large
Christopher J. Shepherd. Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975. Singapore: Asian Studies Association of Australia/NUS Press, 2019. ・・・ Guido Sprenger pdficon_large
Jonathan Rigg. Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Dispossession, Accumulation and Persistence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. ・・・ Hua Xiaobo pdficon_large
Philipp Bruckmayr. Cambodia’s Muslims and the Malay World: Malay Language, Jawi Script, and Islamic Factionalism from the 19th Century to the Present. Leiden: Brill, 2019. ・・・ William Noseworthy pdficon_large


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 […]

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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