Volume I consist of 605 entries of Southeast Asian personalities of Chinese descent who have played significant roles in modern and contemporary Southeast Asia. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order by name. A total of 177 scholars and specialists in each of the ten Southeast Asian countries were commissioned to do the research and writing.
Volume II consists of Indexes and Glossary for readers and researchers who would like to find a person in Volume I even if they do not know his/her name. There are five types of indexes: by name, by Gender, by Category, by Country and by Author. The Glossary consists of brief explanations of abbreviations, acronyms, names, terms and certain important events included in the 605 entries.