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studyexperience2012Are you interested in travelling through South-East Asia and at the same time learning more about Society, Development Policies, Tourism Studies, Sustainability and more? Then join StudyExperience, a 4 week programme in Thailand and Laos filled with lectures and fieldtrips that takes the classroom into the field!

Applications are open until May 16.
Apply until April 25 for the reduced tariff!


Study Experience will feature an interdisciplinary set of lectures, amongst others by the following lecturers:

  • Ramesh Boonratana / Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Sakkarin Na Nan / Chiang Mai University
  • Napakadol Kittisenee / Thammasat University
  • Kosita Butratana / Chiang Mai University, University of Vienna
  • Claudia Dolezal / University of Brighton

This is a selection of talks and presentations by a number of organisations and NGOs:

  • Duang Prateep Foundation: general information on the NGO and Klong Toey
  • Slum Area in Bangkok (formed by the efforts of slum people) and current projects to support the poor
  • Heinrich-Böll Foundation: Climate Change & Energy Policy, Democratization, Gender Democracy in Thailand
  • Healing Family Foundation: NGO for handicapped and disadvantaged people
  • Meo Doi Pui Village Chief: Background on the mountain village and tourism for development, community-based tourism
  • Buddhism for Development Project, Laos
  • Talk to the police in Pattaya

Further field trips include amongst others:

  • A visit of community-based tourism projects
  • A visit of modern Bangkok: Siam Square etc.
  • A daytrip to Ayutthaya (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • A talk to Buddhist monks at Wat Suan Dok temple
  • A visit to Bangkok’s Grand Palace
  • A tour through the klongs (i.e. canals in Bangkok) by boat and bike
  • A visit to an ethnic village in Pattaya
  • A trekking tour to a hilltribe village
  • A visit of Wat Doi Suthep temple
  • And many more

More information on StudyExperience 2012 can be found here.

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Right now the editors are busily working on ASEAS 5(1) with a focus on Health in South-East Asia. Although the deadline for Research Papers already passed we still accept submissions for Book Reviews or the section South-East Asia Visually. Contact us if you are interested.

Also for the second issue of 2012 - ASEAS 5(2) focus Environment, which is guest-edited by Dr.Oliver Pye (Bonn University) there is a chance to submit book reviews. A selection of availabe copies is listed below. Submissions for all other sections are also possible until June 30! You can find the CfP here.

Book reviews for the upcoming ASEAS issues

The ASEAS editorial board is currently looking for book reviewers for future issues. We have received free review copies for:

  • Yos Santasombat (2011) The River of Life: Changing Ecosystems of the Mekong Region. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Mekong Press. Link
  • AKM Ahsan Ullah (2010) Rationalizing Migration Decisions: Labour Migrants in East and South-East Asia. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. Link

If you are interested in any one of the above-mentioned titles, please contact us via email. Also, if these titles are no match for your interest, you can provide us with specific suggestions on which title you would like to review and we will try to request more book review copies from various publishing companies.

Currently we are also working on the Call for Papers for issue 6(1) which will focus on Social Movements in South-East Asia. The CfP will be published on our website within the next weeks.

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seas membershipFrom 2012 onwards SEAS features a new kind of membership type. SEAS Membership PLUS includes a printed subscription of our journal ASEAS at a very reasonable price. Visit our website (German) if you are interested or email if you have any questions or comments. Of course our regular membership will still be available.

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