Since its beginning, CSEAS has prioritized publishing research results. The academic journal Tonan Ajia Kenkyu began with the founding of the Center. Since the 1960s monographs have been published in both Japanese and in English, and over the years we have engaged in various publication initiatives. A complete list of CSEAS publications is available on the homepage of the editorial office at https://edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
Kyoto CSEAS Series on Philippine StudiesThe aim of the “Kyoto CSEAS-Ateneo de Manila University Press Series on Philippine Studies” is to promote and make available scholarly works on the Philippines from a multi and inter-disciplinary perspective. The series editors comprise of Japan and Philippine-based scholars, who seek to cultivate works that emphasize how Philippine case studies can enrich the field of Southeast Asian area studies more broadly.
Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian StudiesIn recognition of the rapid growth of quality scholarship in East and Southeast Asia, this series was inaugurated in 2009, in order to promote and disseminate this scholarly output to a global readership.
Through the NUS Press network, the distribution is quite wide. The series aims to produce works that will make a significant contribution to the field of Southeast Asian studies, with clear and concise arguments on relevant questions in the field. The refereeing process is overseen by both the publication committee at CSEAS and the NUS Press, who collaboratively select top scholars in the field as reviewers and evaluators. The final production is done by NUS Press.
Kyoto Area Studies on AsiaThis Series was inaugurated in 1999 as a sister series of the Japanese Chiiki-Kenkyu-Sosho. It is a co-production between Kyoto University Press and Trans-Pacific Press. As with its Japanese counterpart series, it was primarily designed as an outlet for CSEAS faculty’s work. However, after 2000, we have opened it to submissions from area studies scholars from all over Asia. Increasing globalization has rendered all the more important our endeavor to understand the region and to address issues that arise from the region. On the foundation of our accumulated scholarship, this series seeks original contributions to Southeast Asian Studies, and prioritizes scholarly works based on sound research data and pathbreaking discussions from Japan and all of Asia. The refereeing process is carried out by the publications committee of CSEAS, who commission at least three top specialists in the field as evaluators. Production is done by Trans-Pacific Press.
Chiiki Kenkyu Sosho / Kyoto Area Studies on Asia (in Japanese)This series started in 1995, celebrating the 30th anniversary of CSEAS. It has become a well-recognized series for their high-quality title, several of which have won prizes.
Monographs of the Center for Southeast Asian StudiesThis series was inaugurated in 1966 at the time of the foundation of CSEAS, along with the Japanese language series, Tonanajia-Kenkyu-Sosho. University of Hawaii Press has published the titles after Volume 7, and presently there are 21 titles. Submitted manuscripts first go through the refereeing process by the publications committee of CSEAS, where three top scholars in the field are asked to referee. Then, the manuscript is sent to the University of Hawaii Press, where it undergoes the press’s own editorial screening. As a university press, high readability and marketability is required in addition to scholarly merit. Production is done by University of Hawai’i Press.
Series Asia Pacific Studies (Japanese)
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Asia-Pacific Area Studies Series (Japanese)
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CSEAS Monographs (Japanese)
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Frontiers of Area Studies (Japanese)
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Frontiers of Area Studies
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Information and Field Science Series (Japanese)
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Area Studies on Disaster Risk Management Series (Japanese)
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Exploring Area Studies Series (Japanese)
CSEAS publishes the below series for the presentation of original academic studies contributing to the development of area studies in Southeast Asia and beyond. CSEAS receives manuscripts from within and outside the country, with special emphasis on Asian authors. Each series has a different emphasis in terms of the types of material and the regions covered. For details, please visit our website.
- Monographs of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (in Japanese) (1966-91)
- Kyoto Area Studies on Asia (in Japanese) (1996-)
- Frontiers of Area Studies (in Japanese) (2011-)
- Monographs of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (1966-)
- Kyoto Area Studies on Asia (1999-)
- Frontiers of Area Studies (2006-)
- Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies (2009-)
Since its first publication in 1963, the bilingual quarterly Tonan Ajia Kenkyu 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 beyond. In 2012, CSEAS launched Southeast Asian Studies as its sister English journal in order to reach broader international audiences, while Tonan Ajia Kenkyu was reorganized as a biannual Japanese journal. Reflecting the Center’s fieldwork-based, multidisciplinary, and contemporary approaches, both journals publish work from diverse fields of study on Southeast Asia, including the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Both journals are indexed in Scopus run by Elsevier.
Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
The Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia was launched to promote exchange among the intellectual communities of Southeast Asia. Each issue is organized around a theme and reviews recent work, especially books published in the region and in local languages. Recognizing that mutual inaccessibility of national languages is an important barrier to deepening knowledge of neighboring countries, we use translation to facilitate informed discussion. It is the only journal that publishes articles in five languages: English, Thai, Bahasa, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Moreover, the Young Academic’s Voice column promotes works by young intellectuals who conduct research on Southeast Asia and provides a platform for them to disseminate their work through CSEAS’s extensive networks across the globe.
Kyoto Working Papers on Area Studies
Kyoto Working Papers on Area Studies is a series published jointly by the three area studies institutions of Kyoto University: the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS); the Center for African Area Studies (CAAS); and, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).