Announcing the release of Vol. 12, No. 1 of Southeast Asian Studies


Southeast Asian Studies Vol. 12, No. 1


Special Focus

Environment and Public Welfare in the Creation and Development of Economic Infrastructure in Southeast Asia, c. 1800–1930: Currency Supply, Forest Control, and Rail Transport

Guest Editor: Ota Atsushi

Ota Atsushi

Taga Yoshihiro
The Nguyễn Dynasty’s Government Purchase System in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: Multiple Functions and Economic Rationality

Mizuno Kosuke, Hayati Sari Hasibuan, Okamoto Masaaki, and Farha Widya Asrofani
Creation of the State Forest System and Its Hostility to Local People in Colonial Java, Indonesia

Kakizaki Ichiro
Why Did the Railways Fail to Monopolize Transport? The Limits of Rail Transport in Thailand and Burma before World War II


Kuno Genta
Geography of Insecurity in Contemporary Jakarta: Cross-Class Spread of Residential Street Barriers

Hatib Abdul Kadir
From Pengusaha (Businessperson) to Penguasa (Ruler): Migrant Traders and the Politics of Hospitality in Indonesia

Nguyen Quang Phuc
Farmers’ Reactions to Compulsory Land Acquisition for Urbanization in Central Vietnam

Book Reviews

Ooi Keat Gin
Soda Naoki. Conceptualizing the Malay World: Colonialism and Pan-Malay Identity in Malaya. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press; Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, 2020.

William N. Holden
John Scott Reed. The US Volunteers in the Southern Philippines: Counterinsurgency, Pacification, and Collaboration, 1899–1901. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2020.

Thiti Jamkajornkeiat
Takashi Shiraishi. The Phantom World of Digul: Policing as Politics in Colonial Indonesia, 1926–1941. Singapore: NUS Press in association with Kyoto University Press, 2021.

Adele Webb
Vicente L. Rafael. The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2022.

Fujihara Sadao
Michael Falser. Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage, Volume 1 Angkor in France. From Plaster Casts to Exhibition Pavilions; Volume 2 Angkor in Cambodia. From Jungle Find to Global Icon. Boston: De Gruyter Art & Architecture, 2019.

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We are particularly happy to receive papers on agriculture, ecology, rural development, natural resources management and other related areas that are analyzed within an area studies framework. Of course, papers of other topics are equally welcome as well.