The articles in this issue of Asian Studies delve into events and processes that have involved key actors and institutions in Southeast Asia, as well the social and environmental conditions outside the region that have influenced its development. Even as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turns fifty this year, many problems besetting the region remain unresolved, given the diverse social contexts and historical conditions that have influenced member states’ trajectories through the years. And with the region undergoing rapid change, this issue hopes to contribute towards encouraging greater interdisciplinary research and
scholarship on Southeast Asia that is much needed at this time.

Published: 2018-10-04