Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of Southeast Asia at UCLA for 20 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on this important 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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Read about our latest activities: 

  CSEAS 20th Anniversary Newsletter  

 CSEAS Announcements 3/30/20 

News & Announcements

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We need thousands of stories about us – Viet Thanh Nguyen on activism

In celebrating and challenging Asia America, the Pulitzer Prize winner reflected upon his own undergraduate activism and urges Asian American Studies and Southeast Asian advocacy to center lived experiences.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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UCLA alumna wins Rangel Fellowship to join the Foreign Service

Rachel Tang graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in political science and was a recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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U.S. War in Laos – How Communities Sustain Life Today

The “Secret War” in Laos lives on in the war metals that are transformed into commodities and in the soil that withstood nine years of bombing.

Monday, February 24, 2020

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Renewing Ifugao history and cultural heritage through visual storytelling

A new animated film about a village in Ifugao, Philippines brings together many institutions and local organizations in an effort to invigorate highland archaeology and community engagement.

Friday, February 21, 2020