PEMSEA aims to increase linkages with colleagues and institutions outside of SE Asia that have interest in SE Asian studies. For instance, the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, through their CSEAS will facilitate their research on precolonial land management in Taiwan, which is directly related to maritime trade in Early Modern period in SE Asia. Flinders University (Australia) also has an active research program on Early Modern Cambodia, which can help PEMESA’s research goals. Max Planck Institute and EFEO will align their work on environmental change in SE Asia with those of the PEMSEA.
PEMSEA will develop active collaboration with SE Asian institutions to help develop capacity in the region and at the same time, provide logistical support to US scholars conducting research in the region. PEMSEA will tap our current partnerships with SEA-based institutions and develop new ones. Currently, our partnerships include: the University of the Philippines, Partido State (Philippines); Ministry of Culture, Royal University of Fine Arts (Cambodia); Silpakorn University, Thammasat University (Thailand); Universitas Indonesia and Pattimura, (Indonesia); and, University of Mandalay (Myanmar).