The Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale promotes research and teaching on all aspects of the cultures, politics and economies of Southeast Asia. The Council publishes a Monograph Series covering historical, political, economic and anthropological subjects relating to Southeast Asia, and two additional series focusing on Vietnamese culture, literature, history and folklore. The Council organizes periodic conferences and sponsors a lunchtime seminar series.
Welcome! In this guide you will find selected major resources western and Southeast Asian languages that will help you begin your research across subjects in Southeast Asian Studies. At Yale, Southeast Asia includes the peoples, languages, and lands included in the following modern states:
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Timor Leste and the Philippines
For assistance in navigating or using these resources, or for additional information on Southeast Asian Studies research material in the Yale University Libraries and beyond, please feel free to contact the interim Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies using the contact information on the right hand side of this guide.
I (Brent Bianchi) have just joined in Autumn 2022. Thanks for your patience as I revise and expand these guides, and I am confident you will benefit from the work of my predecessors in the meantime. I look forward to learning about your usage of these collections, and of course please do not hesitate with asking questions.