Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of this important region at UCLA for more than 15 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on the countries of the 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.

Upcoming Events

The LGBT Discourse in Vietnam

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Documentary Screening and Exhibition Walkthrough with Collector Robert Lemelson (Indonesia)

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ahmanson Building, Level 4


The Obedient Wife? Gender, Marriage, and Divorce in Urban Java

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


In the News

CSEAS Statement on Presidential Executive Order of January 27, 2017

Statement by Prof. George Dutton, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

George Dutton publishes book on Vietnamese priest

Jan. 4, 2017 — "A Vietnamese Moses" chronicles the story of Philiphê Binh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to Lisbon to persuade the Portuguese king to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits.

New exhibit celebrates marine biodiversity in Coral Triangle

November 13, 2015 — UCLA Professor Paul Barber partnered with singer Jack Johnson on a California Science Center exhibit that highlights the need to conserve this highly threatened ecosystem of Southeast Asia.