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Reclaiming Filipino musical identity and tradition against U.S. empire


Mary Talusan Lacanlale (CSU Dominguez Hills) urges for a reexamination of Filipino banda (brass band) music under U.S. colonial rule not just as instruments of empire, but also reflecting a continuity of Filipino traditions.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Giving practices embedded in Filipino diaspora's relationship to homeland


Joyce Mariano (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa) analyzes how giving practices in the Filipino diaspora are used by the Philippine state to reinforce structures of inequality.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Expanding heritage & project-based teaching of Southeast Asian languages


Southeast Asian language instructors from across the U.S. were trained on the principles and practices of Project-Based Learning and how it could complement heritage language teaching.

Friday, June 11, 2021

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Radical storytelling to transform lived and inherited pasts into strength


Vietnamese American playwright and performer Susan Lieu discussed the stages of traumatic healing and how to set free personal and family stories for empowerment.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Asian American faculty book projects show wide-ranging cultural expertise


Jasmine Nadua Trice, associate professor of cinema and media studies at UCLA, publishes “City of Screens: Imagining Audiences in Manila's Alternative Film Culture” (Duke University Press, 2021).

Thursday, May 20, 2021

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UCLA Chancellor's Arts Initiative supports faculty's arts-based research


Supeena Adler receives a 2021 grant to document the Poonglaang folk tradition from northeast Thailand and acquire new instruments and costumes for instruction in her course “Music of Thailand Ensemble.”

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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2021 Small Grant for Research on Indonesia


Indonesian Studies Small Grants are available to UCLA graduate and undergraduate students for research for Spring/Summer 2021. The application deadline is May 3, 2021.

Monday, April 5, 2021

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Experimenting with new ways to teach Southeast Asian languages during the pandemic


The latest webinar organized by the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages trained language faculty on how to better teach multiword units to second language learners.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Andrew Le appointed to the 2021 GETSEA Graduate Student Council


Andrew N. Le will serve as the UCLA CSEAS representative on the first GETSEA Graduate Student Advisory Council, formed under the consortium for Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Statement on Stop Asian Hate


We at the UCLA ALC Department, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Korean Studies, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Asia Pacific Center categorically condemn these acts of violence and incidents of hate speech.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Sex worker agency and state rule in colonial Vietnam


Christina Firpo, history professor at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, presents the complicated configurations of the black market for sex in Vietnam during colonial French rule.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Pursuing community-engaged research as a scholar of and from the Philippines


UCLA alumna Stephanie Santos (Ph.D. 2018) speaks about her path into academia and why she brings feminist, queer theories into her work in Southeast Asian Studies.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Daughters of Burmese revolutionaries share their memories and stories of resilience


Two daughters of Burmese political prisoners share their personal experiences growing up and reflect on their father's activism in the democracy movement in Myanmar.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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UCLA alumna pushes back on the misconceptions of degraded land in Indonesia


Jenny Goldstein (Ph.D. 2016) studies the ways in which local people continue to live on and have a relationship with their land and environment in Indonesia.

Friday, March 12, 2021

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Geoffrey Robinson wins the 2021 George McT. Kahin Prize


Geoffrey Robinson, professor of history at UCLA, recounts George Kahin's support and mentorship throughout his research and what it means to receive the George McT. Kahin prize.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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