Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of Southeast Asia at UCLA for 20 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on this important 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.

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Read our e-newsletter for latest updates: 

  CSEAS 20th Anniversary Newsletter  

 CSEAS Announcements 8/11/20 

Upcoming Events

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Ignite Indonesia

Monday, August 17, 2020
7:00 AM
Youtube Livestream

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COTSEAL Virtual Workshop on Project-Based Language Teaching

Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 AM
Zoom Webinar


News & Announcements

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COVID-19 | Teacher Resources and Opportunities

Information about ongoing professional development and teacher training opportunities and curriculum resources for K-14 educators and language instructors

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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UCLA CSEAS Alumni Spotlights

Alumni share news about their research, scholarship, professional goals and community projects after graduating from UCLA and discuss how their careers have been influenced by Southeast Asian Studies.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Explorations of Filipino identity and belonging in the theater

A discussion with actors from the play “The Romance of Magno Rubio,” a story about Filipino farmworkers in the 1930s, challenged perspectives on race, representation, migration and perseverance.

Monday, August 3, 2020

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Indonesian activist encourages more action for social change

Author and activist Innosanto Nagara reflects on his formative years with activism and urges young Indonesian Americans to take part in social justice movements.

Friday, July 31, 2020