Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of this important region at UCLA for more than 15 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on the countries of the 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.

Read about our latest activities:

  CSEAS Announcements 4/16/18  

Upcoming Events

Going Global: Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center


The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Powell Library Rotunda


News & Announcements

UC Berkeley-UCLA NRC consortium hosts joint conference on migrations and new mobilities in Southeast Asia

The conference held at UC Berkeley from April 27-28, 2018 is a project highlighting current research being conducted by scholars from the University of California and California State University systems.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Professor Stephen Acabado and his team explore the role of Ifugao rice terraces in the resistance to Spanish colonization

His archaeological investigations dates the adoption of wet-rice agriculture in Ifugao at 1,600 years younger than previously thought, coinciding with the arrival of Spanish colonizers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Javanese Gamelan course returns to UCLA this Spring quarter

Renowned Javanese musician and composer Djoko Walujo Wimboprasetyo returns to teach Javanese Gamelan course funded by the Indonesian Studies Program.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Indonesian Cultural Day 2018 showcases music, dance and martial arts

The 2018 Indonesian Cultural Day, hosted by the Indonesian Bruins Student Association, featured a mix of traditional and modern music and dance performances by UCLA students and outside dance groups.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018