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 7/31/20 

Upcoming Events

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Panel: The Future of Daily Life on Movie Sets

Thursday, August 6, 2020
8:00 PM
Live Stream: Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram

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IKAT Presents: Weaving IgoROOTS and Allyship

Saturday, August 8, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Ignite Indonesia

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


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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New series explores Indonesian American voices and stories

Wanting to build community and navigate personal histories, students at UCLA formed the Association of Indonesian Americans to carve out their own space.

Monday, July 20, 2020

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Performers dissect Indonesian American identity in the arts

Mother-daughter duo Emiko Susilo and Ayu Larassanti, who are Indonesian American musicians and dancers, discuss the role of identity and heritage in their artistry.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Sparking students' interests in Southeast Asia

Professor Damon Woods, a lecturer on Southeast Asian history, shares his experience teaching and introducing students to Southeast Asia for the past 15 years.

Friday, July 10, 2020