UCLA Vietnamese instructor Quyen Di Chuc Bui is a teacher with a mission: to ensure the transmission of the Vietnamese language to the next generation of Vietnamese Americans. That makes him a very busy man.
UCLA historian George Dutton aims to create a more cohesive community of faculty and students who study Southeast Asia.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2nd and made a $10,000 donation to support Thai language studies at UCLA.
"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.
UCLA Geography doctoral student Jenny Elaine Goldstein will conduct fieldwork in a degraded tropical peat forest in Indonesian Borneo, site of an infamous environmental disaster.
According to scholar Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Cambodian American artists are providing new interpretations of the Khmer Rouge period that go beyond the previous frame established by the movie,“The Killing Fields.” Their works critique the strategic amnesia of the United States regarding twentieth-century Cambodian history and are re-scripting the Cambodian experience so that it is not exclusively about trauma.
Discussion following screening of "Enforcing the Silence," on February 21, 2013 at UCLA
A New Book by UCLA's Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns
As a student of Mexican-American heritage, UCLA student Josue Lopez felt motivated to help the unemployment problem that the Latino community faced during the recession but had no idea where to start. Then, with the help of his Campus EAP Director, he learned that Southeast Asia presented a great opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most innovative regions.
In Perspective: Obama's Historic Trip to Myanmar Raises Questions about Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy
Originally published in the Daily Bruin
In a Bangkok Post op-ed article, Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses a series of Asian issues in light of President Obama's trip to Southeast Asia following his re-election.
When he was an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 1958, Roger Detels spent three months as an exchange student in Kanazawa, Japan. As one of the first few Americans in Kanazawa after the war, Detels — today a UCLA distinguished professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases — still recalls with amusement many of his experiences with his Japanese host family.
Cambodia-Thailand Relations: The Questions of the Preah Vihear Temple and a Clash of Two Nationalisms
Podcast of talk by Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri, Department of History, Thammasat University
The sale of a single piece of pearl-and-charm-adorned jewelry handcrafted in Indonesia can provide a child in Laos, Nicaragua or Guatemala education for one month.
George E. Dutton, Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is co-editor of a new volume, Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, along with Jayne S. Werner of Columbia University and John K. Whitmore of the University of Michigan.
In Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time,” a once-burned narrator sings about the woman who taught him how to love again. Somehow, a group of UCLA student researchers skillfully managed to turn these “love” lyrics inside out to reflect their own passion — for evolutionary biology and marine biodiversity.
Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine
The story of Philiphe Binh is one that needs to be shared, says George Dutton
Student group's annual event to feature drama, dance and music performance
Corruption, economic volatility and violence often plague poor or developing nations once "black gold" is discovered.
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles honor filmmaker and philanthropist.
Book talk by Michael Haas, a political scientist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Professor Omar Yaghi, a proponent of global mentorship, has opened a research facility in Ho Chi Minh City to inspire young scientists.
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