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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  CSEAS 20th Anniversary Newsletter  

 CSEAS Announcements 10/26/20 

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
11:00 AM
Live Meeting via Zoom.


News & Announcements

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The intersections of social media, democracy and state-enabled violence in the Philippines and beyond

In a discussion on media, policing and authoritarian brutality, panelists argue states and social media platforms must reckon with the ongoing violence that comes with a global shift towards authoritarianism.

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Navigating Southeast Asian art history at the sites of origin

Mya Chau (UCLA Ph.D., 2020) details her engagement with historians, curators, and community members at important sites of Southeast Asian art history through the SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programs.

Monday, October 5, 2020

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Interview with Professor George Dutton on his research on colonialism and Vietnamese Catholicism

CSEAS Director George Dutton talks about his latest book on Father Philiphê Bỉnh, an 18th-century Vietnamese Catholic priest, and how his work intersects with issues of religion, globalization, and colonial histories.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Indonesian filmmakers argue now is the time for digital experimentation

In a panel discussion, filmmakers discuss the future of marketing and viewership in Indonesia as the pandemic halted film production, forcing new approaches to distribution to emerge.

Monday, September 21, 2020