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The intersections of social media, democracy and state-enabled violence in the Philippines and beyond


In a discussion on media, policing and authoritarian brutality, panelists argue states and social media platforms must reckon with the ongoing violence that comes with a global shift towards authoritarianism.

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Navigating Southeast Asian art history at the sites of origin


Mya Chau (UCLA Ph.D., 2020) details her engagement with historians, curators, and community members at important sites of Southeast Asian art history through the SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programs.

Monday, October 5, 2020

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Interview with Professor George Dutton on his research on colonialism and Vietnamese Catholicism


CSEAS Director George Dutton talks about his latest book on Father Philiphê Bỉnh, an 18th-century Vietnamese Catholic priest, and how his work intersects with issues of religion, globalization, and colonial histories.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Indonesian filmmakers argue now is the time for digital experimentation


In a panel discussion, filmmakers discuss the future of marketing and viewership in Indonesia as the pandemic halted film production, forcing new approaches to distribution to emerge.

Monday, September 21, 2020

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Webinar series aims to redefine community-engaged fieldwork in Asia Pacific


The series focused on indigenous heritage and knowledge in the Asia Pacific interrogates anthropological work through a critical, interdisciplinary lens to push for community engagement and collaboration.

Friday, September 18, 2020

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Zine-making for storytelling and coalition-building within Indonesian communities


Founder and editor-in-chief of Buah zine, Teta Alim discuss zines and heritage-centered storytelling.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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UCLA alumna on curating and researching Southeast Asian art


Mya Chau (UCLA 2020 Ph.D.) continues to draw from her study abroad experiences through UCLA to teach about Southeast Asian art and curate new exhibitions.

Monday, September 7, 2020

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Engaging with modern Indonesian art through traditional materials


Katherine Bruhn (UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate) and contemporary artist Adam de Boer reflect on the history of Indonesian visual art and the integration of classic elements into hybrid forms.

Friday, August 21, 2020

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The future of Indonesian filmmaking in the “new normal”


As the pandemic halts global movie production, filmmakers are adapting to new protocols and embracing more opportunities for Indonesian voices.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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COTSEAL/SEALC Workshop on Heritage Language & Project-Based Learning


Southeast Asian language instructors at the university and community college are invited to register for this two-part workshop in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 by October 10, 2020.

Monday, August 17, 2020

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UCLA CSEAS joins national consortium to expand graduate student training


The newly-formed Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies consortium was recently funded by a grant from the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia.

Friday, August 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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Teaching and Learning Southeast Asia under COVID-19


UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies faculty, students, and alumni share insights about the transition to new remote instruction and learning environments.

Friday, August 7, 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

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