is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to the publication of scholarship in Southeast Asian Studies. It aims to offer a scholarly platform for original works drawn from research findings, theoretical thought, reflection, and reinterpretation of long-held viewpoints, ideas, or methodologies. SUVANNABHUMI invites contributors from a broad range of academic disciplines—social sciences, humanities, arts and culture, etc. 

SUVANNABHUMI means “The Land of Gold” in Pali, which location implies Southeast Asia.

Cover Photo: Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Mactan Cebu City, the Philippines.



Victor T. KING (Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds, UK)

Associate Editors

KIM Dong-Yeob (Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korea)
KIM Yekyoum (Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korea)
Louie Jon A. SANCHEZ (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
OOI Keat Gin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

Editorial Board Members (in alphabetical order by surname)

Maitrii AUNG-THWIN (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Matthew Isaac COHEN (University of Connecticut, USA)
Jörn DOSCH (Universität Rostock, Germany)
FAN Hongwei (Xiamen University, China)
Ariel HERYANTO (Monash University, Australia)
Bob HUDSON (University of Sydney, Australia)
JEONG Yeonsik (Changwon National University, Korea)
Stephen Lee KECK (Emirates Diplomatic Academy, UAE)
KIM Hyung Jong (Yonsei University, Korea)
KIM Hyung-Jun (Kangwon National University, Korea)
Yekti MAUNATI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia)
Duncan McCARGO (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Diana J. MENDOZA (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Chi P. Pham (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam)
Jonathan RIGG (University of Bristol, UK) 
Judith SCHLEHE (Freiburg University, Germany)
Bernard SELLATO (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, France)
SHIN Jae Hyeok (Korea University, Korea)
Keiko TOSA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
ZAWAWI Ibrahim (Taylor’s University, Malaysia)

■ The term of the position of chair editor shall be set at two years, and may be extended afterwards.
■ Editorial membership term shall last two years, and may be extended afterwards.