ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

ISEAS Publishing is a dynamic academic press with more than 40 years’ experience. It is the largest publisher of academic books that focuses on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. Since 1970 it has issued more than 2,000 books and journals, publishing an average of 70 a year.

As a Unit of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, its role is enshrined in Parliamentary Act 9 of 1968, to assist ISEAS in the “promotion of research on Southeast Asia” worldwide (Clause 3) and to serve as the Institute’s “printing press [in the] publishing of books and other publications” (Clause 14).

The Mission of ISEAS Publishing is:

  • To disseminate research on Southeast Asia as widely as possible throughout the world.
  • To produce quality books and journals, benchmarked with other world-class scholarly publishers.

ISEAS Publishing also co-publishes with academic and trade publishers in Asia, Europe, America and Australia to disseminate important research and analyses from and about Southeast Asia to the rest of the world.


30% DISCOUNT Promotion Valid till 30 November 2023 for the following titles:

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(978-981-5011-68-5) Stability, Growth and Sustainability: Catalysts for Socio  economic Development in Brunei Darussalam (BM619) 

(978-981-4951-64-7) ASEAN Centrality: An Autoethnographic Account by a Philippine Diplomat (ASC16) 

(978-981-4881-29-6) Populations and Precarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Southeast Asian Perspectives (PIC292) 

(978-981-5011-71-5) Cities and Climate Challenges in Southeast Asia (ASC17) 

(978-981-47-8674-4) Does ASEAN Matter? A View from Within (BM556)


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978-981-5011-39-5 The Dragon’s Underbelly: Dynamics and Dilemmas in Vietnam’s Economy and Politics (PIC290)  

978-981-48-8195-1 Flying Blind: Vietnam’s Decision to Join ASEAN (BM600) 

978-981-4818-14-8 Vietnam’s Foreign Policy under Doi Moi (PIC260) 

978-981-4620-29-1 Living with Uncertainty: Social Change and the Vietnamese Family in the Rural Mekong Delta (IU38) 

978-981-4843-84-3 Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist-Party Ruled Nation (BM583)