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Southeast Asian Studies Collection Guide: Subject Info

This guide describes the current strengths of the Southeast Asia collection, collection priorities and consortial information resources

About This Guide

These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Southeast Asia Section of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).  For questions or more information, please contact the Southeast Asian Studies Librarian

UW Libraries: Collection Goals

The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.

Collection Analysis by Call Number Ranges

Subject Definition


Southeast Asia emerged as an area of academic study following the Second World War, when its territory was defined by the military boundaries of the Southeast Asia Command.  In most U.S. scholarly institutions it comprises the land mass East of India, and South of China.  It now includes 11 countries:  Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timore Leste, Viet Nam.