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Indonesian film cast honors teachers through new Netflix movie


The team behind Netflix's Crazy Awesome Teachers share their insights and experiences from production in the final event for the 2020 Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival.

Monday, December 14, 2020

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Examining Indigenous land rights through legal frameworks


The last panel in the webinar series on Indigenous peoples and community-engaged research in Asia Pacific discusses Indigenous rights to land and resources and the legal policies that shape governance today.

Friday, December 4, 2020

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Cambodian American identity through the eyes of Jolie Chea


UCLA Professor Jolie Chea tells the story of their upbringing and political activation in Los Angeles and how they came to ethnic and Asian American studies.

Monday, November 30, 2020

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Apply to the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program


Academic-year and summer fellowships to support undergraduate and graduate students with training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Friday, November 20, 2020

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A Critical Approach to Understanding Hmong Refugee Realities


Professor Ma Vang, founding chair of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Merced, presents ways to reframe and interrogate Hmong identities and traumas of war.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Understanding the politics behind Vietnamese refugee narratives


Professor Jana Lipman from Tulane University calls for unsettling dominant accounts of Vietnamese refugee migration after the war to better address the nuances of place in post-1975 Southeast Asia.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Family stories documented and shared through the Vietnamese Boat People Podcast


Tracey Nguyen Mang shares her family story and why she founded a podcast to deepen how Vietnamese diasporic history can be centered on personal experiences and emotions.

Monday, November 9, 2020

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Behind the Scenes with the Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival


Before the last event of the Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival 2020, UCLA CSEAS spent some time with the team to learn more about their shift to virtual programming and dreams for the future.

Friday, November 6, 2020

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Indigenous sovereignty in storytelling and identity-making


The seventh panel in the webinar series "Indigenous Peoples, Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific" navigates the tensions and obstacles in exploring Indigenous knowledge, identity, and empowerment.

Friday, November 6, 2020

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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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