by Chris Sutton, UCLA Today
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Five years after the Indonesian massacres in East Timor, reconciliation meetings in many villages have tried to restore the broken bonds between the two sides, but the Indonesian generals who ordered the killings have never been brought to trial.
Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.
Cambodian classical dancer and teacher Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks about the dance's political and cultural roles, how it was almost destroyed by Pol Pot, its politicization under the Vietnamese communists, and its revival today.
How Southeast Asian languages joined the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
Looking back at his homeland from Paris his cartoonlike images explore bureaucracy and entrepreneurial conformity in a burlesque of socialist realist style.
The Machinery of Vietnamese Art and Literature in the Post-Renovation, Post-Communist, and Post-Modern Period
Pham Thi Hoài, one of contemporary Vietnam's most influential writers, analyzes literature in Vietnam today
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
Prize awarded in the Swedish Parliament is "for Outstanding Vision and Work on Behalf of Our Planet and Its People."
Malaysian Minister of Women and Family Development Shahrizat Abdul Jalil says her country is modern, multiracial, and eager to get past stereotypes.
Thai prince unleashes historical battle epic; strives to delight westerners, alma mater.
Exciting internships for U.C. students studying in the Philippines.
Fifteen UC students attended the fall semester of the Education Abroad Program in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Below are some of their impressions, captured during the first two weeks of the program.
The largest group of U.S.-based teachers of Southeast Asian languages met at UCLA January 30-February 1, 2003, to improve their teaching skills and to develop new materials.
Five classic films provide Los Angeles restrospective of the best of Filipino filmaking from the early 1960s to the end of the 1980s.
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