Developments in the field of area studies — goaded by the analytical deconstruction of world regions from their geopolitical sense — have deeply affected the knowledge production from societies and cultures located in the politicized compartmentalization of the globe. With this series, the editors and authors wish to contribute to a reformulation of sensibilities in area studies which emphasizes the epistemic value of contextualized knowledge production. Starting with the notion of Southeast Asia, books published in this series will contribute to a more nuanced understanding of regionality based on a multidisciplinary approach. The series represents an outlet for young scholars intending to publish their degree theses; and for established scholars who are looking for a place to republish out-of-print books. We also encourage scholarly collectives from the regions to publish collaborative works or edited volumes on topics that usually will not attract the attention of big presses due to their transdisciplinary orientation.
Prof. Caroline S. Hau is Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. Born in Manila and educated at the University of the Philippines and Cornell University, she is the author and editor of more than sixteen books, mainly dealing with Philippine literature and culture. She has also published a novel and two collections of short stories.
Prof. Dr. Vincent Houben is full Professor (C4) for Southeast Asian History and Society, Institute of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
His main research interest includes Modern History of Southeast Asia (19. – 21. Century), Theory and History of Area Studies, Colonial and, Imperial History, History of Labour, and Memory Studies
His particular interest are focused on the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore
Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein is a Full Professor of the Department of Society and Transformation in Asia and Africa at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.
His main research interest includes Globalization, Social structure, Sociological theory, and topics about Mainland Southeast Asia.
His particular interest are focused on the countries of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.
Prof. Dr. Barend Jan (Baas) Terwiel retired in 2007 from the Chair of Thai and Lao Languages and Literatures, Hamburg University. He has conducted anthropological fieldwork in Thailand and in Assam. He has written extensively on Thai history, Theravada Buddhism and the Tai-speaking peoples of Assam. Among his most read publications are, Monks and Magic (2012) and “What Happened at Nong Sarai? Comparing Indigenous and European Sources for Late 16th Century Siam“, Journal of the Siam Society, Vol 101, 2013, pp. 19-34. His own favorite publication was: “The Hidden Jātaka of Wat Si Chum: A New Perspective on 14th and Early 15th Century Thai Buddhism”, Journal of the Siam Society, Vol 101, 2013, pp. 1-17.
Dr. Benjamin Baumann is a transdiciplinarily working anthropologist focusing on Mainland Southeast Asia. He is currently postdoctoral associate at the Anthropology Department of Heidelberg University. Trained as a socio-cultural anthropologist at Free University Berlin, he holds a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, where he was working until April 2020 as Assistant Professor and research fellow in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies.
His particular interest are focused on the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.
Dr. Daniel Bultmann is an academic Staff at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Department of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.
His main research interest includes Political sociology, Social structures and inequality, Peace and conflict studies, Collective violence, Sociology of the body, Sociology of knowledge, Sociology of elites, Regional focus Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Thailand and Laos
His particular research interests are focused on the country of Cambodia.
Dr. Xue Li is a lecturer for ASEAN-China Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts at Thammasat University, Thailand. She has completed her doctoral studies at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Her research focuses primarily on changes in local society in China between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth century. Her research interest also includes the changes in the Chinese community in Thailand in the same period.
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studied Political Science and Modern South and Southeast Asian Studies in Potsdam and Berlin.
is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Paragon International University.
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is a career diplomat and an independent researcher. Her research interest is on Thai migrants, diaspora and transnationalism.
is a transdiciplinarily working anthropologist focusing on Mainland Southeast Asia. He is currently postdoctoral associate at the Anthropology Department of Heidelberg University.
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