We were about to put this issue to bed when we learned of the passing of Prof. Dato’ Shaharil Talib, one of SEASREP’s (Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program) four founders, who gave it its name, designed an ambitious blueprint for the advancement of Southeast Asian studies in the region, and helped us sort out problems in our early years in his inimitable and special way. Shaharil was committed to the idea of Southeast Asia not as a conglomeration of states brought together by common security and other interests, but as a place bound by seas and rivers, free of boundaries well before globalization came in vogue, and as peoples who were diverse yet similar ...Read more


Tribute to Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib July 30, 2018

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib passed away on 24 July 2018. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib was an eminent scholar and one of the leading historians of his generation, both of colonial Malaya and Southeast Asia. After obtaining his PhD at Monash University he joined the Southeast Asian Studies Department of the University of Malaya (UM) to become Professor and Head of Department. It was at the UM where he spent more than 30 years of his academic life. A self-confessed Marxist who became a prominent member of a radical group of Malay historians in the 1970s and 1980s, the period considered the height of nationalism in the Southeast Asian region, his most signific...Read more

About Us

The Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is an online, internationally peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal in English that provides a platform for local scholars based in Southeast Asia to share their research internationally.

ISSN 2507-8895

International Advisory Board

  • Professor Dato' Dr. Shaharil Talib
  • Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri
  • Dr. Taufik Abdullah
  • Dr. Ruth McVey

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