Welcome

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.

COURSELIST: Southeast Asia Summer 2022

COVID-19 UPDATE: UCLA CSEAS staff are currently working from home. We will be offering virtual programming through March 2022. 


For latest updates on CSEAS activities:

UCLA CSEAS 2021 Newsletter

CSEAS Announcements 5/3/22


News & Announcements

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UCLA lecturer guides cultural representation on Raya and the Last Dragon

Juliana Wijaya, as a linguist, consulted on the characters' names for this Oscar-nominated film. She worked alongside a team of cultural consultants, textile experts, architects and linguists to ensure that the film accurately represented Southeast Asian culture.

Monday, March 21, 2022

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Successful collaborative research with indigenous communities

While Ifugao's most respected elders and local historians initially did not believe UCLA Professor Stephen Acabado's dating of the rice terraces in their region, both elders requested on their deathbeds that his collaborative archaeological research continue.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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New Southeast Asian Studies major launches at UCLA!

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is excited to announce a new undergraduate major in Southeast Asian Studies open to UCLA students beginning in Fall 2021.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Tracing global convergence and interconnection from Malacca & Ottoman Empire

The 2021 Sites of Encounter K-12 teacher workshop showcases these two major trade centers as prominent drivers of global integration and cultural diffusion.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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