Welcome to relevant resources for Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies. While these reseources are not an exhaustive list of all resources for the program of Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies, it may serve as a starting point to know more about languages and cultures in Southeast Asian countries.
Association for SEAS StudiesExpand your knowledge and professional network related to Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies (SEAS) by visiting some resources in the SEAS programs accross the globe below.
North AmericaAssociation for Southeast Asian and ASEAN studies in North America:
CSEAS interdisciplinary program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate, in addition to generous Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships and opportunities to study in-country. Expand your world by connecting with our internationally focused community of scholars and students.
Through academic endeavors and public outreach, they provide a space where scholars and professionals discuss and refine their ideas, engage and advise regional policymakers, and help interpret a culturally, politically, and economically diverse region of over half a billion people.
CSEAS is a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center, with UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies(link is external), one of seven National Resource Centers for Southeast Asia in the country.
The CSEAS host visitors and scholars, organize talks and colloquia, fund student language study and research, and encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on the region. CSEAS serves as an important resource for those whose research and interests intersects with Southeast Asia across campus as well as for communities in southern California.
In 2000, CSEAS joined its counterpart center at the University of California, Berkeley, in a consortium that was federally designated as a National Resource Center for Southeast Asia, funded through a Title VI grant at the U.S. Department of Education. The designation was accompanied by Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships that have since allowed graduate and undergraduate students to immerse themselves in the study of the region.
As part of its mission as an NRC, CSEAS organizes teacher training programs and develops curricular materials accessible to K-12 schoolteachers.
Stakeholders in the SEATRiP program seek to develop better understandings of the forms and practices through which ideas and ideologies are creatively expressed, shaped, and communicated within and among different societies of Southeast Asia (in particular Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines) as well as the Southeast Asian diaspora. Their research interests range from traditional disciplinary themes to more transgressive, controversial matters that are reflected in the range of historical and contemporary subjects they bring to their courses and seminars developed for the degree programs in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Riverside.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies promote greater understanding of the Southeast Asian region through academic year courses, a summer language institute, study abroad opportunities, a publication series, outreach activities, a weekly public lecture series, student research and study grants, and degree programs.
The Southeast Asia Studies Program facilitates the study of Southeast Asia with special emphasis on those areas of the region from which significant numbers of migrants and refugees have come to Washington State and the US, and which are important to our role in the Pacific Rim.
The particular area strengths of faculty at the University of Washington lie in the study of Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar). The Southeast Asian languages offered on a regular basis through the Southeast Asian Studies Program include Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Based on the strength of the CSEAS program, the Center has been given Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) Southeast Asia status by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only eight NRC-SEA in the country. This distinction comes with a yearly federal grant to support program development and fund top students studying Southeast Asian languages at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The mission of the CSEAS program is to encourage trans-disciplinary understandings of the eleven countries in the region: its peoples, religions, history, economics, geography, art, cultures, science, and politics.
The Center runs a regular colloquium series, which has hosted at least 500 speakers since its inception, and publishes the Philippine Studies Occasional Papers Series, which has put out some of the best papers in the field. It also helped publications of the Philippine Studies Newsletter and Pilipinas Journal as outlets for Philippine scholarly writing and current information on the state of Philippine Studies.
The Center is routinely consulted for information on current Philippine issues, like the 2009-2011 typhoons, the 2000-2017 Mindanao conflict, and the 2004 and 2019 elections, by international media from as far away as Egypt, Australia, and China.
The center is committed to creating a supportive environment where scholars, educators, students and community members have the opportunity to engage in dialogue related to Southeast Asia. As a designated National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, CSEAS supports the teaching on several languages designated as areas of national need, and are of increasing importance in today's work force.
Current Council faculty members are affiliated with a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, as well as professional schools such as the Yale School of the Environment. Under the supervision of its curator, and with Council contributions, Yale maintains one of the most extensive Southeast Asia library collections in the United States (see Library).
In addition to formal instruction in Indonesian and Vietnamese language studies, the Council also endeavors to provide support for other relevant language training or tutoring needed by any serious student, including summer language study in the U.S. and abroad, and contributes to initiatives such as Yale’s Directed Independent Language Study in lesser-taught languages.
The primary mandate of CSEAR is to act as a hub for all things Southeast Asia related at UBC. This includes supporting academic research and exchange, promoting a fuller understanding of Southeast Asia in Canada, and enhancing aspects of Canada-Southeast Asia relations
Students interested in a specialized area studies program should inquire about the programs supported by the Asian Institute: The Contemporary Asian Studies program at the undergraduate level, and the Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies.
The Department of Geography at University of Toronto has an undergraduate minor Asian Geographies, jointly offered with the National University of Singapore. In recent years, the departments of anthropology and geography & planning have offered summer field courses and research opportunities in both rural and urban Indonesia.
Faculty affiliated with the CESEAS program are deeply engaged in their research and teaching with countries of East and Southeast Asia, both from the humanities and the social sciences. They bring their particular specialization and enthusiasm to the classroom, their supervisory roles, and broad engagement with the Asian Institute community to create an environment where students can deepen their own interests while simultaneously broadening their grasp of the region and challenging their original assumptions. The program is designed to suit individual interests and needs, while providing a context to selectively broaden one’s familiarity with particular issues and countries in East and Southeast Asia.
EuropeAssociation for Southeast Asian and ASEAN studies in Europe:
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Southeast Asian Studies Program
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department for Southeast Asian Studies
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (France), Department of Southeast Asian Studies
London School of Economics (UK), Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre
Lund University (Sweden), Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
SOAS University of London (UK), Centre of South East Asian Studies
SOAS University of London (UK), South East Asia Section
Universität Bonn (Germany), Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Universität Hamburg (Germany), Southeast Asian Studies
Université La Rochelle (France), Indonesian Studies
Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands), Southeast Asian Studies Program
University of Oxford (UK), Southeast Asian Studies Centre
AsiaAssociation for Southeast Asian and ASEAN studies in Asia:
City University of Hong Kong, Southeast Asia Research Centre
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies—Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore)
Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
National Tsing Hua University, Master’s in Austronesian Studies
National University of Singapore, Department of Southeast Asian Studies
AustraliaAssociation for Southeast Asian and ASEAN studies in Australia:
Australian National University, Southeast Asia Institute
Monash University, Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre
University of Sydney, Department of Indonesian Studies
The stakeholders in the SEAS program at Indiana university thank the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) for related information of resources for Association for Asian Studies made available on the AAS' website. The details of the Association for SEAS Studies listed above are partly obtained from the website.
For more information about these resources, please contact our Director, Dr. Margaret (Peg) Sutton.