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


LIVING SOUTHEAST ASIA: Photographs of the Region January 05, 2019

As we celebrate and reflect on the milestone that is RJSEAS, we have come to realize that we could still take our journal further. To open our January 2019 issue, we are launching our Facebook Page, “Living Southeast Asia: Photographs of the Region”. In red and yellow—derived from the RJSEAS official logo—the logo for “Living Southeast Asia: Photographs of the Region” is simple and direct. The 11 waves that have been incorporated in the design represent the waters that surround Southeast Asia and its profound impact in shaping life in the region. Arranged thematically per month and consisting of one photo from each of the 11 countries in the region, our firs...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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RJSEAS is published by:

The SEASREP Foundation
Unit 612/613 Residencia de Regina
94 Xavierville Avenue
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

Phone:  +632 7090854
Fax:  +632 7090891

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