It is with great sadness that I write this obituary on behalf of Jan Christie. I could hardly bring myself to write this when I heard of her death from cancer in February 2021 from her husband, Clive Christie. She was a dear friend and colleague during the 30 years that I was privileged to work with her. I spoke to her on the phone in December 2020 and within two months from that phone call she had left us. I studied and taught with her and Clive Christie in the Centre for South-East Asian Studies at the University of Hull from early 1984 until the University senior management made the decision to close the centre in 2002. Jan and Clive Christie then decided to retire and moved back to Llanafan, Ceredigion, Clive’s mother’s home, around 10 miles from Aberystwyth. Jan has been laid to rest in Llanafan.