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    We proudly present Issue 16 of the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia on the fun and interesting topic of “Comics in Southeast Asia”. In Japan, comics, or manga, have their unique storyline and style. The medium includes all kinds of works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, and sexuality among others. Manga has long been hugely popular among the Japanese and it is widely read by people of all ages. As manga gained a significant worldwide audience, it is true to say that interest in research on comic studies has also reached a global scale. But there [...]
YAV | Kengkij Kitirianglarp

Chiangmai: the Future of the Creative Economy in Thailand

Since the early 1990s, Southeast Asian governments have turned their attention to a new kind of economic activity, sometimes dubbed the “creative economy.”  At the center of this movement are those innovative industries that are at the [...]

Jaqueline Berndt

Lim Cheng Tju

Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua

Febriani Sihombing

Nguyen Hong Phuc

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