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.
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. 12, No. 2 of Southeast Asian Studies


Published in August, 2023


Disrupting the Realist Nation: The Forest as Radical Illegibility in the Novels of Jose Rizal ・・・ Glenn L. Diaz pdficon_large
Family Structure in Early Modern Vietnam: A Case Study of Villages around Huế ・・・ Ueda Shinya pdficon_large
How to Frame Hybrid-Syncretic Religious Situations: Based on a Case Study of the Guanyin Cult in Yunnan, China ・・・ Nagatani Chiyoko pdficon_large
Political Censorship and the Contestation of Nation-Building Discourse: A Survey of Cultural Productions regarding the Malayan Communist Struggle in Malaysia After 2000 ・・・ Kuan Chee Wah pdficon_large
Becoming a Crisis: Shifting Narratives of Seasonal Air Pollution in Northern Thailand (1996–2019) ・・・ Olivier Evrard
Mary Mostafanezhad
Book Reviews
John Ingleson. Workers and Democracy: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957. Honolulu: Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with University of Hawai‘i Press, 2022. ・・・ Colin Brown pdficon_large
Ge Song. Indes néerlandaises et culture chinoise, deux traductions malaises du Roman des Trois Royaumes (1910–1913). Paris: Archipel (Hors-Série 1), 2021. ・・・ Yerry Wirawan pdficon_large
Ryoko Nishii and Shigeharu Tanabe, eds. Community Movements in Southeast Asia: An Anthropological Perspective of Assemblages. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2022. ・・・ Miriam Jaehn pdficon_large
Yoshinori Nishizaki. Dynastic Democracy: Political Families in Thailand. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2022. ・・・ Kritdikorn Wongswangpanich pdficon_large
Eric Tagliacozzo. In Asian Waters: Oceanic Worlds from Yemen to Yokohama. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022. ・・・ Patricio N. Abinales pdficon_large
Al Khanif and Khoo Ying Hooi, eds. Marginalisation and Human Rights in Southeast Asia. New York: Routledge, 2023. ・・・ Maulana Amrullah pdficon_large
Thy Phu. Warring Visions: Photography and Vietnam. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2022. ・・・ JPaul S. Manzanilla pdficon_large
Rosalie Stolz. Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits: Sociality among the Khmu of Northern Laos. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2021. ・・・ Nathan Badenoch pdficon_large
Marco Z. Garrido. The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. ・・・ Nishio Zenta pdficon_large
Paola Calanca, Liu Yi-chang, and Frank Muyard, eds. Taiwan Maritime Landscapes from Neolithic to Early Modern Times. Paris: École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2022. ・・・ Francis Allard pdficon_large


Vol. 12, No. 3 of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2023 CONTENTS Articles Vocabulario de Iapon, a Seventeenth-Century Japanese-Spanish Dictionary Printed in Manila: From Material Object to […]