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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

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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.



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.

Southeast Asian Studies
Published three times a year (April, August, December)

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Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Tonan Ajia Kenkyu)
Published twice a year (January, July)

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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.

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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).

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