The International Journal of East Asian Studies (IJEAS) is an internationally refereed, bilingual (English and Thai) journal devoted to publishing humanities and social sciences research on issues related to East and Southeast Asia. The Journal publishes primarily in the fields of history, politics, economics, sociology, and international relations. However, it welcomes interdisciplinary works and contributions from other related fields as well.

The IJEAS is published bi-annual (January and July) by the Institute of East Asian Studies at Thammasat University. It aims to be a venue for authors seeking to share their evidences and interpretations on emerging and compelling topics in the scholarship on the region. It also endeavors to be a synergy between discipline-based scholars and area specialists, who come from different academic backgrounds, contributing their knowledge collectively both for educational purposes and for society as a whole. The IJEAS is indexed in the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) and the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI). The Journal has both printed and electronic editions.

The editors welcome manuscripts bearing upon issues in the humanities and social sciences related to the region of East and Southeast Asia. All manuscripts should be consistent with the author submission guidelines of IJEAS that can be found at    


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