Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! Since 1999, CSEAS has been critical to sustaining and expanding Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, serving to strengthen the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on this important region.

UCLA CSEAS staff are currently working remotely. Please contact us at cseas@international.ucla.edu for virtual office hours.

For latest updates on CSEAS activities:

CSEAS Announcements 2/19/24

CSEAS 2022-2023 Year-in-Review

Upcoming Events

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Comparing Highly Skilled Indian and Chinese Migrants in the Pacific Rim

Monday, March 4, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Dodd Hall, Rm 147

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Stitches in Revolutionary Time: Activism, Temporality, and Failure in Myanmar

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Moore Hall, Rm 1003

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The Manicurist's Daughter: A Memoir Reading with Susan Lieu

Thursday, April 4, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Kaplan Hall, Rm A65


News & Announcements

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PEMSEA Archaeological Field School in Indonesia Fall 2024

Students are invited to apply for the Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia Archaeology Field School in Banda Islands, Indonesia, tentatively scheduled for October 1-31, 2024. Deadline: March 15, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

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Southeast Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Apply now for the Academic Year 2024-2025 FLAS Fellowships for the study of Southeast Asian languages! Deadline: March 8, 2024

Friday, November 3, 2023

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Celebrating Thai performing arts with the community

On December 9, 2023, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music hosted performers from the Thai Music Division, Fine Arts Department in Bangkok, Thailand for an evening of traditional Thai music and masked dance.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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UCLA students undergo cultural immersion experience in Bali

During summer 2023, three UCLA undergraduate students took part in an immersive study abroad and volunteer program in Bali, Indonesia, funded by the Julia and Ken Gouw Centennial Scholarship.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023