This blog on diplomacy in Southeast Asia is aimed at starting new conversations. Each post offers a comparative and collaborative rethinking from a number of scholars working in the field of Southeast Asian studies, and the topics span from the terminology of inter-state relations, to marriage patterns and indigenous agency. By comparing also connected entities, we hope to set the diplomacy of Southeast Asia in a broader context, and make it part of a global history debate on premodern diplomacy. This conversation is and wants to be open-ended; it will not seek to provide definite answers as much as creative ways to rethink what diplomacy has been, and how it has been considered.
Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
Eurasian connections and the transformation of diplomatic practices