Southeast Asia Publications (SEAP) published more than 70 scholarly books and innovative language texts, along with a biannual journal, Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, for nearly 50 years. SEAP ceased operation in January 2010 and discontinued publication of the journal. Since then, CSEAS and Northern Illinois University Press have collaborated on a new Southeast Asian Studies series. Titles include:

Wives, Slaves, and Concubines: A History of the Female Underclass in Dutch Asia, by Eric Jones, 2010

Meaningful Tone: A Study of Tonal Morphology in Compounds, Form Classes, and Expressive Phrases in White Hmong, by Martha Ratliff, 2010

Tagalog Verb Dictionary, by Michael Hawkins and Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, 2011

Making Moros: Imperial Historicism and American Military Rule in the Philippines' Muslim South, by Michael Hawkins, 2012

Bones Will Crow, edited by ko ko thett and James Byrne, 2013

The Open Door: Early Modern Wajorese Statecraft and Diaspora, by Kathryn Anderson Wellen, 2014

The Wheel-Turner and his House: Kingship in a Buddhist Ecumene, by Geok Yian Goh, 2014

Radicals: Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya, by Syed Muh Khairudin Aljunied, forthcoming June 2015

In addition to these new titles, NIU Press publishes and distributes these books from the SEAP catalog:

  • Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World (2nd ed., 2010), by Clark Neher
  • Burmese language series by John Okell (1994)
  • Vietnamese language series by Nguyen Long, Marybeth Clark, Nguyen Bich Thuan, and Le Pham Thuy Kim (1994-1999).

For information on any of these publications, contact NIU Press directly.

Crossroads available on JSTOR

CSEAS ceased publication of Crossroads:An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies with Volume 19.2 (2008). The complete journal run—from v. 1.1 (1983) to v. 19.2 (2008)—is available online through the scholarly digital archive, JSTOR, where it can be found in the Asian Studies Journals collection. All text in the JSTOR archive is fully searchable. 

The Journal of Burma Studies continues to be published by the NIU Center for Burma Studies.

At a glance

  • Look for new books on important Southeast Asia topics at NIU Press.
  • The entire run of Crossroads, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vols. 1.1-19.2, is available to participating institutions through the online digital archive, JSTOR.
  • Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World by Clark Neher, along with Vietnamese and Burmese language-learning texts, are distributed by NIU Press.
  • Southeast Asia Publications discontinued catalog: Monographs, Occasional Papers, Special Reports, and Other Publications