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”.
Fumiharu Mieno is professor of economics at the Center Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University. His major research area are financial systems in economic development, the financial sector in Southeast Asia, and Southeast Asian economies (in particular on Thailand and Myanmar). His major publications include Economic Transition in Myanmar After 1988: Market Economy Versus State Control, (NUS Press, Singapore, 2009), Financial Reform and Southeast Asia: Analyzing Regional Long-term Trends and Corporate Finance (Keiso Shobo, in Japanese) and “Fund Mobilization and Investment Behavior in Thai Manufacturing Firms in the Early 1990s.”, Asian Economic Journal, 20.1, 2006.
Yoshihiro Nakanishi is an associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. His research focuses on politics and civil-military relations in Myanmar and Pakistan. He is the author of “Strong Soldiers, Failed Revolution: The State and Military in Burma, 1962-1988” (National University of Singapore Press, 2013). His Japanese publications have appeared in “Tonan Ajia Kenkyu” (Southeast Asian Studies), “Tonan Ajia – Rekishi to Bunka” (Southeast Asia: History and Culture) as well as edited volumes.
Osamu Kozan is an associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. His research focuses on Ecology, Natural disaster and Water related issues in Uzbekistan and Indonesia. His publications have appeared in “Ecological Research”, “Suikougaku Roubun” (Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering).
Jafar Suryomenggolo is assistant professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.
Updated 04 August, 2016