SUVANNABHUMI 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 0.1

Korean | English

pISSN : 2092-738X / eISSN : 2799-7839
Aims & Scope
SUVANNABHUMI is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to the publication of scholarship in Southeast Asian Studies. It aims to offer a scholarly platform for original works drawn from research findings, theoretical thought, reflection, and/or reinterpretation of long-held viewpoints, ideas, or methodologies. The scope covers in particular, but not exclusively, the following fields of discussion: cultural studies, the arts, language and linguistics, history, archaeology and prehistory, anthropology, sociology, religion, literature, tourism, socio-economic issues, and politics. SUVANNABHUMI recognized internationally by indexing SCOPUS(2022) and KCI(2021).    SUVANNABHUMI means “The Land of Gold” in Pali, which location implies Southeast Asia.   SUVANNABHUMI is published biannually on the last day of January and July. In addition to regular Issues, SUVANNABHUMI also publishes Special Issues focusing on particular themes or regions.
Victor T. King

(University of Leeds)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.1
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.1
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.327
  • Immediacy Index : 0.0

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.14, No.2

  • Obituary: Prof. Dr. Che Wan Ahmad Zawawi Ibrahim(1947-2022)

    Victor T. King | 2022, 14(2) | pp.5~11 | number of Cited : 0
  • Introduction to the special section on COVID-19 and Southeast Asia

    Victor T. King | 2022, 14(2) | pp.15~25 | number of Cited : 0
  • Covid-19 and Transitions: Case Material from Southeast Asia

    Victor T. King | 2022, 14(2) | pp.27~59 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    During the past two decades, the Southeast Asian region has experienced a range of major crises. Service industries such as tourism and the marginal and migrant laborers who work in them have usually been at the sharp end of these testing events, from natural and environmental disasters, epidemics and pandemics, global financial slumps, terrorism, and political conflict. The latest challenge is the “Novel Coronavirus” (Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. It has already had serious consequences for Southeast Asia and its tourism development and these will continue for the foreseeable future. Since the SARS epidemic of 2002-2004, Southeast Asian economies have become integrated increasingly into those of East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong). This paper examines one of the most significant current crises, Covid-19, and its consequences for Southeast Asia, its tourism industry, and its workers, comparing experiences across the region, and the issues raised by the over-dependence of some countries on East Asia. In research on crises, the main focus has been on dramatic, unpredictable natural disasters, and human-generated global economic downturns. Not so much attention has been devoted to disease and contagion, which has both natural and socio-cultural dimensions in origins and effects, and which, in the case of Covid-19, evoke a pre-crisis period of normality, a liminal transition or “meantime” and a post-crisis “new normality.” The transition is not straightforward; in many countries, it operates as a set of serial lockdowns and restrictions, and to predict an uncertain future remains difficult.