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Southeast Asian Studies Library Resources: Southeast Asia Studies Institutions

List of SEA Studies Institutions

  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University
    Relations between Southeast Asia and Japan are growing increasingly close and diversified as a result of the dramatic political realignment and global economic integration of recent years. These changes bring fresh challenges and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, continuously renewing itself as a Center of Excellence in Area Studies believes that integrated endeavors based on solid academic research can play a central role in developing new paradigms for the twenty-first century. The strength of the Center lies in its multi-disciplinary orientation, especially the inclusion of staff in the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1965, the Center has carried out its activities using a comprehensive approach to investigate the contemporary and historical dimensions of problems confronting present-day Southeast Asia. Proceeding from these guiding principles,our current research methodology can be described as an integrated area studies approach based on informed knowledge of the field and aiming to create new perspectives on this dynamic region of Asia.


  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois University.
    A federally funded National Resource Center since 1997, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies provides leadership, focus, and coordination for Southeast Asian studies at the university. It also provides outreach and K-12 teacher training for communities throughout northern Illinois. One of our most unique resources is SEAsite, a comprehensive and varied set of interactive learning resources for studying Southeast Asian languages, literatures and cultures on the world wide web - all developed here by faculty and students and accessible from our home page.


  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies- UC Berkeley
    The Center for Southeast Asia Studies is one of the oldest and most prominent academic centers concerned with Southeast Asian Studies in the United States. The Center functions as an administrative base to promote the expansion of Southeast Asian studies on the Berkeley campus by facilitating faculty and graduate research, by presenting campus lecture series and cultural programs, by organizing public outreach and international conferences, and by hosting visitors and scholars from around the world.


  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa
    With more than 70 faculty members, the Center represents the largest concentration of Southeast Asia specialists in the United States. The Center is one of only eight National Resource Centers for Southeast Asian Studies in the nation. More than 140 language and area courses are regularly offered, with particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences. The Center's Southeast Asia Working Papers series, established in 1972, now has more than forty titles, while the Center's Southeast Asia Papers series, established in 2000, has two edited volumes. The Center's most recent publication is Other Pasts: Women, Gender and History in Early Modern Southeast Asia.


  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies University of Michigan
    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center. The Center is committed to promoting a broader and deeper understanding of Southeast Asia and its peoples, cultures, and histories by providing resources for faculty, students and the community to learn and disseminate knowledge about the region.


  • Cornell University Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    The center is designated as a NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (NRC) by the United States Department of Education 2006 – 2010. As such, the Program is nationally prominent in promoting advanced foreign language training, area and international knowledge in the liberal arts and applied discipline focused on Southeast Asia.


  • Southeast Asian Center University of Washington
    The Southeast Asia Center promotes and sustains the study of Southeast Asia and encourages understanding of Southeast Asia in the Pacific Northwest and the nation. We pursue this mission by offering language study and courses in various disciplines that focus on Southeast Asia.


  • South-East Asia University
    Located in Thailand the South-East Asia University pursues excellence in higher education in a friendly, rural campus atmosphere which promotes the intellectual, social, and ethical development of students who must participate in a global economy. Due the economic realities the university encourages international trade and information exchange amongst its students and other educational institutions worldwide. The students thereby become contributing members of the global economy as part of their educational experience.


  • UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) was established in 1999 with a mission to take a leading role in defining the place of Southeast Asian Studies in the U.S. for the 21st century. In 2000 the CSEAS joined with the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley to form a consortium. The same year the UCLA-UCB consortium was designated a US Department of Education National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies, one of only a small number in the country.


  • UW-Madison's Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    The Center supports and maintains its own web page at the url: This page provides relevant and up-to-date information on the Center and its programs and activities. The site features easy access to such Center-related links as the Friday Forum lecture series, information on faculty, Southeast Asia course offerings, the SEAiT project, language programs, and the Center's publications program.


  • The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning
    ASAIHL's purpose is to assist member institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. In so doing, the institutions contribute strength to their respective nations and to the entire region. Specifically, the Association exists to foster the development of the institutions themselves, the cultivation of a sense of regional identity and interdependence and liaison with other regional and international organizations concerned with research and teaching. It serves as a clearing-house of information; provides regular opportunities for the discussion of academic development and general university development; assists member institutions in the recruitment and placement of faculty and staff, exchanges of professors and students and in the development of co-operative arrangements on specific projects; provides advisory services of consultants; strengthens the relationship with regional and international bodies and keeps member institutions informed about developments in the region; and recognizes and acknowledges distinctive achievements among Southeast Asian institutions of higher education.


  • Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
    This is a website of Center University of Hong Kong. It contains information about seminars and courses of study about East and Southeast Studies. It provides free-download publications and working papers related to the Philippines and countries in Asia and other related topic for Southeast Asian studies.

Northern Illinois University

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Hao Phan
Hao Phan

Southeast Asia Curator

University Libraries

Nothern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115


Phone: 815-753-1809

Fax: 815-753-9803