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 5/19/20 

News & Announcements

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COVID-19 | Teacher Resources and Opportunities

Information about ongoing professional development and teacher training opportunities and curriculum resources for K-14 educators and language instructors through Spring and Summer 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Inviting greater understanding of indigenous Southeast Asia

UCLA Professor Oona Paredes shares her personal experience of becoming interested in Indigenous studies and how she makes Indigenous peoples the center of both her research and teaching.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Using storytelling to build and challenge power

From filmmaking to grassroots organizing, Lan Nguyen, a UCLA Asian American studies M.A. alumna, works to strengthen working-class power and challenge stigmas.

Monday, May 18, 2020

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Bluesukan combines jazz and West Javanese traditions

Otto Stuparitz, Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology, discusses the central role of dialogue in Sundanese traditional music and jazz improvisation, as well as the coming album release by his ensemble Bluesukan.

Friday, May 15, 2020