Position:Associate Professor

MAIL: yama [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Cross-regional Studies


Malaysian studies, Media studies

Research Interests

Malaysian studies, nationalism, disaster management, film studies, Jawi document

Interested in how people struggle to establish a society through expressing and sharing their ideas among themselves, in situations where people with different backgrounds gather together and it is unclear what the future will be like. Past and ongoing researchs include delononization in Malaysia, disaster management and information sharing in Indonesia and the Philippines, and theaters and films in Southeast Asia.

  • Lim, David & YAMAMOTO Hiroyuki. (eds.). 2011. Film in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Cultural Interpretation and Social Intervention. Routledge.
  • YAMAMOTO Hiroyuki, Anthony Milner, KAWASHIMA Midori, & ARAI Kazuhiro (eds.). 2011. Bangsa and Umma: Development of People-Grouping Concepts in Islamized Southeast Asia. Kyoto University Press.



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