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According to scholar Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Cambodian American artists are providing new interpretations of the Khmer Rouge period that go beyond the previous frame established by the movie,“The Killing Fields.” Their works critique the strategic amnesia of the United States regarding twentieth-century Cambodian history and are re-scripting the Cambodian experience so that it is not exclusively about trauma.
A New Book by UCLA's Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns
As a student of Mexican-American heritage, UCLA student Josue Lopez felt motivated to help the unemployment problem that the Latino community faced during the recession but had no idea where to start. Then, with the help of his Campus EAP Director, he learned that Southeast Asia presented a great opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most innovative regions.
Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses a series of Asian issues in light of President Obama's trip to Southeast Asia following his re-election.
When he was an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 1958, Roger Detels spent three months as an exchange student in Kanazawa, Japan. As one of the first few Americans in Kanazawa after the war, Detels — today a UCLA distinguished professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases — still recalls with amusement many of his experiences with his Japanese host family.
The sale of a single piece of pearl-and-charm-adorned jewelry handcrafted in Indonesia can provide a child in Laos, Nicaragua or Guatemala education for one month.
George E. Dutton, Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is co-editor of a new volume, Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, along with Jayne S. Werner of Columbia University and John K. Whitmore of the University of Michigan.
In Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time,” a once-burned narrator sings about the woman who taught him how to love again. Somehow, a group of UCLA student researchers skillfully managed to turn these “love” lyrics inside out to reflect their own passion — for evolutionary biology and marine biodiversity.
Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine
The story of Philiphe Binh is one that needs to be shared, says George Dutton
Student group's annual event to feature drama, dance and music performance
Corruption, economic volatility and violence often plague poor or developing nations once "black gold" is discovered.
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles honor filmmaker and philanthropist.
Professor Omar Yaghi, a proponent of global mentorship, has opened a research facility in Ho Chi Minh City to inspire young scientists.
Talk exposes human rights violations in Los Angeles
Generous support will fund language teaching, student scholarships, and public programming on Thailand.
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies is a new nonprofit educational organization formed as a consortium of U.S. universities and colleges with an interest in furthering the development of Indonesian studies.
The UCLA International Institute expects to award 552 degrees for the 2010/2011 academic year.
The new Lemelson Anthropological Scholars Program will link faculty and students in relationships that create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original field research.
If you want to improve HIV testing rates in remote rural areas, get the community involved, says UCLA's Thomas Coates, who has directed a new study examining HIV testing programs in communities in Africa and Southeast Asia.
The Vietnamese Student Union is hosting the 2011 Black April commemoration this week, reports The Daily Bruin. It continues Wednesday evening from 6:00 at the Fowler Museum on campus.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon wrote about the military clashes over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear, and the issue of border demarcation in the May 2011 issue of "Business Report Thailand."
The free festival in Ackerman will display a variety of themes in shorts and the feature film 'Clash,' reports The Daily Bruin. The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is an event cosponsor.
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