The current issue of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia deals with the sensitive, yet significant, topic of monarchies in the region. Apart from the introductory piece on monarchies in Southeast Asia which points to why some of them have collapsed and some have survived, this issue features four articles on monarchy in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia, based on different perspectives from five distinguished scholars.
This issue also showcases a book review on the controversial publication King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life’s Work. All articles, except book reviews, are translated into Thai, Indonesian and Japanese. They are available for free download here.