The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), announces the release of a new initiative to document the ongoing worldwide situation under the impact of the CoronaVirus pandemic: Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field. The platform aims to capture what is happening on the ground and present different perspectives and voices from Southeast Asia and other regions. It will provide regular up-to-date commentary, analysis and thoughtful insight into how COVID-19 is impacting individuals, communities and nations as well as research initiatives. This platform will disseminate comparative perspectives from different regions to share knowledge and responses. These are not limited solely to academic analysis, but also welcomes nuanced commentary from writers, filmmakers, journalists, healthcare experts, and others. We will carry articles in English while a Japanese version is under preparation.