From the Guest Editor

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    I am very excited to have been given the opportunity by the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia to highlight the work of a diverse group of six young scholars. These scholars work across a range of disciplines and source materials and have different language skills. However, their work reveals exciting trends in Southeast Asian Studies – scholars of religion who are well-attuned to the social, economic, and political realities and scholars who engage in the study of Buddhism across national and sectarian boundaries. As the editor of this special edition of the journal, I presented these scholars with a nearly impossible task – in 2,000 words describe the role religion [...]