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. 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. 13, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in April, 2024


Special Focus
Collective Care in Three Vietnamese Contexts: The Intersection of Health, Community, and the State
Guest Editors: Liam C. Kelley, Catherine Earl, and Jamie Gillen

Introduction ・・・ Liam C. Kelley
Catherine Earl
Jamie Gillen
Vietnamese Carescapes in the Making: Looking at Covid-19 Care Responses in Berlin through the Affective Lens of Face Masks ・・・ Max Müller
Anita von Poser
Edda Willamowski
Tạ Thị Minh Tâm
Eric Hahn
Narrative and Framing of a Pandemic: Public Health Communication in the Vietnamese Public Sphere ・・・ Mirjam Le
Franziska Susana Nicolaisen
Appropriating State Techniques for Effective Rituals: Funerals of the Raglai in Contemporary Vietnam ・・・ Kang Yanggu pdficon_large
Where Do the Ravenous Spirits (Phi Pop) Go? Nakasang Village in Southern Laos as a Place of Cultural Healing ・・・ Ian G. Baird pdficon_large
Negotiation under Authoritarian Environmentalism: A Case Study of Mangrove Shrimp Farming in Vietnam ・・・ Watanabe Hiroki
Ubukata Fumikazu
Book Reviews
Faizah Zakaria. The Camphor Tree and the Elephant: Religion and Ecological Change in Maritime Southeast Asia. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2023. ・・・ Sharon A. Bong pdficon_large
Holly High, ed. Stone Masters: Power Encounters in Mainland Southeast Asia. Singapore: NUS Press, 2022. ・・・ Erick White pdficon_large
Jonathan Padwe. Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. ・・・ Krisna Uk pdficon_large
Kevin Blackburn. The Comfort Women of Singapore in History and Memory. Singapore: NUS Press, 2022. ・・・ Jae-Eun Noh pdficon_large
Erin Murphy. Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—and Closing. Ann Arbor: Association of Asian Studies, 2022. ・・・ Dulyapak Preecharush pdficon_large
Jane M. Ferguson. Repossessing Shanland: Myanmar, Thailand, and a Nation-State Deferred. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. ・・・ Thitiwut Boonyawongwiwat pdficon_large
Katharine E. McGregor. Systemic Silencing: Activism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in Indonesia. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2023. ・・・ Ming Gao pdficon_large
Dwi Noverini Djenar and Jack Sidnell, eds. Signs of Deference, Signs of Demeanour: Interlocutor Reference and Self-Other Relations across Southeast Asian Speech Communities. Singapore: NUS Press, 2023. ・・・ Nishaant Choksi pdficon_large


Vol. 12, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

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