Department of Southeast Asia studies, Kyoto University

 Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Pavin Chachavalpongpun is Editor in Chief of the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia and a 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”.

Ryota Sakamoto

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

Jafar Suryomenggolo is a researcher at the The Centre Asie du Sud-Est—Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE/UMR 8170), France.


Updated 2 April, 2024