Assistant Professor

Akiko Sugiyama

Contact information
Office: E21-2033
Tel: +853 8822 8810
Email: akikos

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. Southeast Asian History, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
M.A. International Affairs and Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University

Research Areas

Modern Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Java), Family History, Music History, Maritime History

Current Research

“Family, Household, and Home in Javanese Society, 1900-1945” [book manuscript in progress]

“Music that travels: a study of technology and maritime contacts in Macau and the world in the  eighteenth and nineteenth centuries” [University of Macau Multi-Year Research Grant, January 2011-December 2012]

“Were There Women Pirates in Southeast Asia?: Some Thoughts on Research Possibilities” [journal article under review]


Articles and Chapters in Books

“Remembering and Forgetting Indonesia’s Madiun Affair: Personal Narratives, Political Transitions, and Historiography, 1948-2008,” Indonesia 92 (October, 2011), 19-44.

“Asian Population Patterns 1750-1914,” in James H. Overfield ed., World History Encyclopedia, Volume 14, Era 7: The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914 (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011), 82-84.

Book Reviews

Review of Craig A. Lockard, Southeast Asia in World History (Oxford University Press, 2009). In geschichte.transnational (

Professional Affiliations

Association for Asian Studies, American Historical Association

Teaching Area

Southeast Asia (traditional and modern), global history, history of family and marriage