Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of this important region at UCLA for more than 15 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on the countries of the region.

Our Center has been critical to sustaining and expanding Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, which has now become one of the major U.S. sites for the study of this region.

Read about our latest activities:

  CSEAS Announcements 11/20/17  

Upcoming Events

Humanizing the Inhuman: Photographing Death in Duterte's Drug War in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Panel: Women Empowerment in Indonesia: Out of Darkness to Light

Saturday, December 02, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
James Bridges Theater


Film Screening: Kartini

Saturday, December 02, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater


In the News

CSEAS Statement on Presidential Executive Order of January 27, 2017

Statement by Prof. George Dutton, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

George Dutton publishes book on Vietnamese priest

Jan. 4, 2017 — "A Vietnamese Moses" chronicles the story of Philiphê Binh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to Lisbon to persuade the Portuguese king to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits.

New exhibit celebrates marine biodiversity in Coral Triangle

November 13, 2015 — UCLA Professor Paul Barber partnered with singer Jack Johnson on a California Science Center exhibit that highlights the need to conserve this highly threatened ecosystem of Southeast Asia.