Literature Guide: Southeast Asia
WCIU Journal: Area Studies Topic
August 6, 2019
Compiled by Timothy Skinner, MLS
Library of Congress Classification:
DS Asian history
DS 520 – DS 689 Southeast Asian history
Dewey Decimal Classification:
950 Asian history
959 Southeast Asian history
Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Art, Southeast Asian
Authors, Southeast Asian
Black Tai literature
Coins, Southeast Asian
Cookery, Southeast Asian
Folk literature, Southeast Asian
Painting, Southeast Asian
Philosophy, Southeast Asian
Revolutionary literature, Southeast Asian
Southeast Asian Americans
White Tai literature
Yao literature (Southeast Asia)
Borneo Research Bulletin
Crossroads: Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Journal of Southeast Asian History
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Journal of the Siam Society
Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science
Southeast Asian Review
Garland Encyclopedia of Music. Vol. 4: Southeast Asia (1998)
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia (2006)
Historical Dictionary of United States – Southeast Asian Relations (2008)
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia Phrasebook and Dictionary (2018)
Religion in Southeast Asia: An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures 2015)
Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor, 3 vol. (2004)
South-East Asia, Languages, and Literatures: A Select Guide (1989)
Reference Books with Relevant Articles:
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009)
General and Miscellaneous
Francis, Charles. 2019. Field Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia. 2nd ed.London: Bloomsbury Wildlife.
Robson, Craig. 2005. Birds of Southeast Asia. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Rush, James R. 2018. Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Smyth, David, ed. 2000. The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures: Literatures of Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Richmond, U.K.: Curzon.
Adams, Kathleen M., and Kathleen A. Gillogly, eds. 2011. Everyday Life in Southeast Asia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Kunstadter, Peter, ed. 1967. Southeast Asian Tribes, Minorities, and Nations. 2 vol. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Winzeler, Robert L. 2011. The Peoples of Southeast Asia Today: Ethnography, Ethnology, and Change in a Complex Region. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.
Barwise, J. M., and Nicholas J. White. 2015. Traveller’s History of Southeast Asia. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books.
Cady, John F. 1974. The History of Post-War Southeast Asia. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Chapman, William R. 2013. A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
Church, Peter. 2017. A Short History of Southeast Asia. 6th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Cotterell, Arthur. 2014. A History of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.
Hall, D. G. E. 1981. A History of Southeast Asia. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Lockard, Craig A. 2009. Southeast Asia in World History. New York: Oxford University Press.
Osborne, Milton. 2016. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. 12th ed. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
SarDesai, D. R. 1994. Southeast Asia: Past and Present. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Liow, Joseph Chinyong. 2016. Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Mulder, Nels. 2000. Inside Southeast Asia: Religion, Everyday Life, Cultural Change. Chiang Mai: Silkroom Books.
Health, Disease, and Medical Education
Davies, Sara E. 2019. Containing Contagion: The Politics of Disease Outbreaks in Southeast Asia. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Harper, Tim, and Sunil S. Amrith, eds. 2014. Histories of Health in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Pols, Hans, C. Michele, and John Harley Warner, eds. 2018. Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.
U.S. Universities with Southeast Asia Studies Programs:
Northern Illinois University
University of California – Berkeley
University of Hawaii – Manoa
University of Michigan
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Madison