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Explorations Volume 15 is Here!

The much-anticipated Volume 15 of Explorations: A Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, May be read both on our website and on ScholarSpace.

Explorations‘ first volume was published the spring of 1997, with 15 volumes produced over the past 23 years. Each issue is crafted by an editorial board made up of graduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The Center congratulates the student editors involved in the publication of Explorations Volume 15, Ben Moseley, Madeleine Aitchison, Imelda Carlos, Matthew Kelty, and Soksamphoas Im.

The Volume 15 Editorial Board’s message to readers is below:

Dear Readers –

Welcome to EXPLORATIONS: a graduate student journal of Southeast Asian studies. The scholarship contained in this volume includes well-researched and original articles, eye-opening notes from the field, and constructive book reviews, all of which contribute to our ever-expanding knowledge of Southeast Asia as an area of study. Between these pages, graduate students and early career scholars explore important topics such as humor in contemporary Thai culture, differences and similarities between the China policies of Cambodia and Vietnam, and the dilemmas faced by scholars conducting field research in post-disaster areas in Indonesia.

The EXPLORATIONS editorial team is pleased to be a part of this student-initiated platform to encourage and promote graduate scholarship in Southeast Asian Studies. Nonetheless, we are grateful for the guidance and support provided by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. We are especially appreciative of the Center’s always delightful associate director Paul Rausch and its lifesaving tech wizard Diliaur Tellei.



Click here to read Volume 15 of Explorations: A Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.