Book Series



The "Asia in Transition" series with academic publisher Springer addresses the interplay of local, national, regional and global influences in Southeast, South and East Asia, through a variey of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.


'Asia in Transition' Editorial Committee:

  • Editor-in-chief: Jeremy Jammes
  • Series Editors: Noor Hasharina Haji Hassan, Zawawi Ibrahim, Victor King


Published Titles


Multiculturalism, Migration and the Politics of Identity in Singapore (edited by Kwen Fen Lian)

This book emphasises the concept of multiculturalism in the fields of Asian sociology and Southeast Asian studies. Flyer of the book is available here.


International Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuities and Discontinuities (edited by Kwen Fen Lian, Md Mizanur Rahman, Yabit Alas)

This book approaches the field of international migration from an intra- and inter-regional migration perspective. Flyer of the book is available here.


Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management (edited by Mikio Oishi)

This book looks at major contemporary conflicts – intra and interstate – in Southeast Asia from a conflict and management perspective. Flyer of the book is available here.


Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia (edited by Paul J. Carnegie, Victor T King, and Zawawi Ibrahim) 

This book is a collection of work by scholars currently pursuing research on human security and insecurities in Southeast Asia. Flyer of the book is available in here


Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture (edited by Victor T King, Zawawi Ibrahim and Noor Hasharina Hassan)

Chapters in this locate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with attention devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Further information is available here


The Southeast Asian Woman Writes Back. Gender, Identity and Nation in the Literatures of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines (edited by Grace V.S Chin and Kathrina Haji Mohd Daud)

Includes multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis of gender, identity and nation in postcolonial Southeast Asian literatureAdds a Southeast Asian perspective to the study of gender, identity and nation in postcolonial Southeast Asian literature. Further information is available here.


Titles In Preparation

  1. The Politics of Environment and Resource use in contemporary Southeast Asia (edited by Mario Lopez and Jafar Suryomenggolo)

Several of the books in the series are the product of international workshops conducted by UBD-IAS. The Editors also welcome quality book proposals from outside UBD-IAS but working on diverse aspects of Asian Studies especially those with a focus on cross-boundary studies.

For more information on our book series and peer-review process, please contact the series convenor and Director of IAS: Associate Professor Dr Jeremy Jammes (