The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) promotes independent research and innovative teaching about the histories, languages, societies, and cultures of Southeast Asia and its peoples.
Lying to the south of China and east of India, Southeast Asia encompasses eleven contemporary states: Burma ( Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, and East Timor (Timor Leste). Peoples of Southeast Asian descent today live in every corner of the globe, including Southern California where the CSEAS is based.
The CSEAS was established in 1999 with a mission to take a leading role in defining the place of Southeast Asian Studies in the U.S. for the 21 st century. To that end, its activities have been guided by the following priorities:
In 2000, the CSEAS joined with the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley to form a consortium. The same year, the consortium was designated a US Department of Education National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies, one of only seven in the country.
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Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
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