Vol. 11, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies

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.
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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 list for the titles currently available. Books for Review. Expressions of interest should contact the reviews editors (via email to bookreviews[at]cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp) 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. 11, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in April, 2022


Personal Narratives and Labor Migration: A Retired Guojia Ganbu in Southeastern Guizhou ・・・ Chien Mei-Ling pdficon_large
Diverse Experiences of Agrarian Change in Ethnic Minority Communities of Vietnam’s Northeast Uplands ・・・ Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh
Le Minh Anh
Filipina Migrants and the Embodiment of Successful Aging in Japan: Individual Quests for Wealth, Health, and Meaningful Interdependence ・・・ Michelle G. Ong
Mario Ivan López
Enlightenment on Display: The Origins, Motivations, and Functions of Hagiographic Buddhist Museums in Singapore ・・・ Goh Aik Sai pdficon_large
Negotiating Collective Goals and Individual Aspirations: Masculinities in Indonesian Young Adult Literature in the 1950s ・・・ Nur Wulan pdficon_large
The New Year Festival in the Cultural History of Chiang Mai: Importance and Changes ・・・ Sarassawadee Ongsakul
Volker Grabowsky
Book Reviews
Khairudin Aljunied. Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2018. ・・・ Nath Aldalala’a pdficon_large
Petra Karlová. Japan’s Pre-War Perspective of Southeast Asia: Focusing on Ethnologist Matsumoto Nobuhiro’s Works during 1919–1945. Tokyo: Waseda University Press, 2018. ・・・ Christopher Hulshof pdficon_large
Humairah Zainal and Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. The Primordial Modernity of Malay Nationality: Contemporary Identity in Malaysia and Singapore. Oxon: Routledge, 2022. ・・・ Nur Diyanah Anwar pdficon_large
Resil B. Mojares. The Feast of the Santo Niño: An Introduction to the History of a Cebuano Devotion. Cebu City: University of San Carlos Press, 2017. ・・・ Julius Bautista pdficon_large


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