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.

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News & Announcements

Rohingya crisis -- Genocide in real time demands a response

Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar and to greatly increase humanitarian assistance to refugees in Bangladesh, concluded speakers at a recent Center for Southeast Asian Studies panel.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Disrupting the conspiracy of silence on Indonesia's mass killings

The slaughter of 500,000 communists and the incarceration of 1 million more in Indonesia in 1965–66 remains one of the least known and least examined mass killings of the 20th century, said Geoffrey Robinson at a recent CSEAS event.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


CSEAS undergraduate scholarship recipients also win Fulbright-Hays

Jason Hibono and Amanda Norman are the two UCLA recipients of the Fulbright-Hays grant for summer study in Salatiga, Indonesia. They were also awarded the Gouw Centennial Scholarship for a two-week cultural immersion and volunteer program in Bali.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Professor George Dutton receives book prize in Lisbon

Dutton spoke to Diario de Noticias, the Lisbon-based Portuguese national newspaper, during his visit to receive the 2017 Premio Fondaçaõ Oriente for his recent book, A Vietnamese Moses (UC Press, 2017). The interview is in Portuguese.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018