Southeast Asian Studies

Subject librarian

About the Southeast Asian studies collections

Stanford Libraries collects primary and secondary source materials for the study of Southeast Asia and the Pacific region, including Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. With a focus on Western-language sources covering the modern period, our collections span such disciplines as history, literature, political science, economics, anthropology, religious studies, and more. View our research guides and important databases below, or contact the subject librarian directly for reference support or to arrange a research consultation.

Cecil H. Green Library

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Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford CA, 94305-6063

Featured collections

  • Albert Ravenholt archive of reportage on the Philippines and Southeast Asia, 1946-1968

    This archive comprises a collection of reports and articles published by Philippines-based journalist Albert Ravenholt, written from Manila, Taipei, and Hong Kong and covering a variety of subjects and events from across East and Southeast Asia.

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  • Missionary postcards of East and Southeast Asia

    Explore a collection of postcards featuring images of or related to missionary work in Burma, Cambodia, China, Indochina, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Siam, and Singapore. Some carry handwritten messages and are addressed and stamped. All have been digitized and can be viewed in the Stanford Digital Repository.

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  • Southeast Asian Refugees: Photographic Prints by Ira Nowinski, 1980-1982

    This is a collection of photographs of primarily Cambodian, Laotian, and Hmong refugees taken in San Francisco and Oakland during the early 1980s.

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Further resources