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.

 View Southeast Asian Studies courselist  

Read about our latest activities:

   CSEAS Announcements 12/3/18   

Upcoming Events

Wonder Women Series Kick-off with Diana Lee Inosanto

Friday, January 25, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pauley Pavilion


The Empowerment of Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Progress and Challenges

Friday, February 08, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
314 Royce Hall


News & Announcements

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Workshop for Southeast Asian Studies

This two-day dissertation writing workshop for UC students will be held Friday-Saturday, May 3-4, 2019 at UC Berkeley. The deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2019.

Monday, December 03, 2018


Documentary on gamelan features UCLA's I. Nyoman Wenten

Wenten is the focus of "Bali: Beats of Paradise," which premiered at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts earlier this month.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Applications for 2019-2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Southeast Asian Language are now open!

FLAS fellowships are designed to support graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. The deadline is February 22, 2019.

Friday, November 16, 2018