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.

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

Current Issue


Published in December, 2017


The Extension of State Power and Negotiations of the Villagers in Northeast Thailand ・・・ Ninlawadee PROMPHAKPING
Military, Gender, and Trade: The Story of Auntie Duan of the Northern Thai Borderlands ・・・ Wen-Chin CHANG pdficon_large
English as an Islamic Cosmopolitan Vernacular: English-Language Sufi Devotional Literature in Singapore ・・・ LIN Hongxuan pdficon_large
The Is and the Ought of Knowing: Ontological Observations on Shadow Education Research in Cambodia ・・・ Will BREHM pdficon_large
Feeding a Crowd: Hybridity and the Social Infrastructure behind Street Food Creation in Bandung, Indonesia ・・・ Prananda Luffiansyah MALASAN pdficon_large
Book Reviews
Kurasawa Aiko and Matsumura Toshio, eds. G30S dan Asia: Dalam bayang-bayang Perang Dingin [The September 30, 1965 coup and Asia, under the shadows of the Cold War]. Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2016, xxvi+308pp. ・・・ Jafar SURYOMENGGOLO pdficon_large
Samson Lim. Siam’s New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016, viii+213pp. ・・・ Kevin HEWISON pdficon_large
Jayde Lin Roberts. Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2016, xvii+200pp. ・・・ Robert TAYLOR pdficon_large
Daniel F. Doeppers. Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016, xvii+443pp. ・・・ Francis A. GEALOGO pdficon_large
Yeoh Seng Guan, ed. The Other Kuala Lumpur: Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City. London and New York: Routledge, 2014, xiii+220pp. ・・・ Sarah MOSER pdficon_large
Bernard Berendsen, Ton Dietz, Henk Schulte Nordholt, and Roel van der Veen, eds. Asian Tigers, African Lions: Comparing the Development Performance of Southeast Asia and Africa. Leiden: Brill, 2013, xiv+524pp. ・・・ YAMANE Yumi pdficon_large
Rachmi Diyah Larasati. The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013, xxii+196pp. ・・・ Joe KINZER pdficon_large
Vicente L. Rafael. Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation. Durham: Duke University Press; Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2016, xii+255pp. ・・・ Vincenz SERRANO pdficon_large
Zane Goebel. Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, xvii+221pp. ・・・ Nishaant CHOKSI pdficon_large
Brian Russell Roberts and Keith Foulcher, eds. Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016, xxiv+262pp. ・・・ Taomo ZHOU pdficon_large


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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

Vol. 6, No 2 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in August, 2017 CONTENTS Rural Northeast Thailand in Transition: Recent Changes and Their Implications for the Long-Term Transformation of the Region Guest Editors: Kono Yasuyuki, Arunee Pro


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