Southeast Asia Publications (SEAP), the publishing unit of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, ceased operation in January 2010, discontinuing all publication of books and its biannual journal. CSEAS is now collaborating on a new Southeast Asia Series with NIU Press. 

The center and Northern Illinois University Press began a new book series covering important Southeast Asian topics in fall 2010. The first three books in the Press's new Southeast Asia Series have since been published. They are Tagalog Verb Dictionary, 2011, by Michael Hawkins and Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, Wives, Slaves, and Concubines: A History of the Female Underclass in Dutch Asia, 2010, by NIU historian Eric Jones, and Meaningful Tone: A Study of Tonal Morphology in Compounds, Form Classes, and Expressive Phrases in White Hmong, 2010, by Martha Ratliff, linguist at Wayne State University.

In addition to the Southeast Asia book series, NIU Press is now publishing and distributing these SEAP offerings:

  • the textbook, Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World (2nd ed., 2004), by Clark Neher
  • the Burmese language series by John Okell (1994)
  • the Vietnamese language series by Nguyen Long, Marybeth Clark, Nguyen Bich Thuan, and Le Pham Thuy Kim (1994-1999).

In its nearly 50-year history, Southeast Asia Publications published more than 70 scholarly books and innovative language texts, along with the journal Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. We appreciate your interest in all of our publications and hope you will continue to look for excellent writing and research on Southeast Asia in the new series published with NIU Press. For details, please contact NIU Press.

Crossroads available on JSTOR

CSEAS ceased publication of its biannual journal Crossroads:An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies with the publication of v. 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 Center for Burma Studies at NIU.

NIU's Southeast Asia publications at a glance

  • Look for new books on important Southeast Asia topics at NIU Press.
  • Crossroads, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is discontinued. The journal's entire run, 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 being distributed by NIU Press.
  • The Journal of Burma Studies continues to be published by The Center for Burma Studies at NIU.