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 Fall 2022

UPDATE: UCLA CSEAS staff are currently working remotely. Please email us for office hours.

For latest updates on CSEAS activities:

UCLA CSEAS 2021 Newsletter

CSEAS Announcements 5/3/22

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UCLA International Institute receives $8 million in federal funding

Six centers of the institute have been awarded Title VI funding for area and/or language studies at UCLA.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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International Institute sends students around the world in summer 2022

The International Institute, its academic programs and its research centers play an instrumental role in supporting international education and research at UCLA. This summer, they provided financial support that helped over 100 students travel abroad to study or conduct research.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

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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