Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of Southeast Asia at UCLA for more than 15 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.

 View Southeast Asian Studies courselist  

Read about our latest activities:

   CSEAS Announcements 11/4/19   

Upcoming Events

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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Information Session

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2:00 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 11372

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Preventing Mass Atrocities

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunche 10383 (10th floor)


News & Announcements

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Call for Papers: Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia

The deadline for abstract submission for the UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference is January 20, 2020. The conference will take place April 24-25, 2020 at UCLA campus.

Monday, November 4, 2019

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LA Indonesian Film Festival returns to UCLA for 3rd consecutive year

The Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies co-hosted an evening at UCLA that combined Indonesian food, dance and cinema to celebrate the country's growing film industry.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Study abroad students in Bali engage with new sights and experiences

UCLA undergraduate students participated in an immersive summer program to gain exposure to Balinese culture and history as part of the Julia and Ken Gouw Centennial Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia.

Monday, October 21, 2019

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New workshop series encourages K-12 teachers to explore historical sites around the world

The workshops will provide area studies knowledge and pedagogy training to CA public school educators to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in K-12 curriculum.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019