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What is Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field?

The Corona Chronicles is a platform which aims to present the latest research findings from different countries and regions on how COVID-19 is affecting individuals, communities and nations and gauge their reactions. The series provides accessible, clear, and concise commentary to a global readership.

Corona Chronicles is hosted by the Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).



On 11 March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) had become a global pandemic. To date, over 212 million people have been infected with over 4.4 million confirmed dead (as of 24 August, 2021). CSEAS has been closely following the consequences of this unprecedented global event which has affected the lives and health of so many people.

In response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) launched an online platform “Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field” to collect and disseminate various perspectives and analysis from Southeast Asia and other regions. The Corona Chronicles provides comparative regional perspectives through a diversity of opinions and observations to present a unique insight into what is happening across regions and share knowledge and responses.


Coverage and Outcomes

Coverage is not limited to academic analysis and research. The platform also receives submissions from writers, filmmakers, journalists and medical and health care personnel. The site will also carry articles written anonymously due to political circumstances on the ground. Content will be regularly updated and available freely on line.


Guidelines for Submissions


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For questions regarding paper submission, please contact us by the following form.