Pavin Chachavalpongpun is Editor in Chief of the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia and associate professor at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. Receiving his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, he is the author of two books: “A Plastic Nation: The Curse of Thainess in Thai-Burmese Relations” and “Reinventing Thailand: Thaksin and His Foreign Policy”.
Mari Adachi is researcher at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, specializing in Indonesian area studies and Islamic Studies. She obtained BA degree in the Department of Arabic, Faculty of Foreign Studies in Osaka University and PhD in Area studies, Kyoto University. Her main concern of study is the Islamic world and its charity and philanthropic activities, especially zakat (Islamic almsgiving) in Southeast Asia. Recently her work is focused on the functional expansion and ethics of religious giving in contemporary Indonesia.
Atsushi Kobayashi is an assistant professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He received a PhD in Area Studies from Kyoto University in 2014, and worked as a lecturer at Osaka Sangyo University from 2016 to 2019, followed by the postdoctoral period. His research interests include trade development in modern Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the role of Singapore as a hub for international and regional trade. Moreover, he is also working on the analysis of trade development in the Indian Ocean region during the early nineteenth century using British India’s historical statistics.
Ryota Sakamoto is an associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He received his medical degree at Tohoku University, followed by his doctorate at Kyoto University. Topics of his previous research were infectious sources of sporadic legionellosis, the relationship between aging and adaptation to high altitude environments, health and happiness among the elderly living in Domkhar valley, Ladakh, health care systems for the elderly in Bhutan, and so on. He focuses on relationships on human health, natural environments, and cultural backgrounds. His research interests are in the field of medicine.
Jafar Suryomenggolo is a researcher at the The Centre Asie du Sud-Est—Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE/UMR 8170), France.
Updated 25 September, 2020