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Aloha! Welcome to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Hawai’i-Mānoa (UHM).

CSEAS is an administrative center that serves as a coordinating body for the study of Southeast Asia throughout the University of Hawaiʻi. With access to more than 50 faculty resource people distributed through 21 departments, the Center works with the largest concentration of Southeast Asia specialists in the United States. More than 80 language and area studies courses are regularly offered each semester, with particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences.

In September 2017, CSEAS launched its newly redesigned website. We wrote a post about how we made our site more accessible.

To stay connected to our activities throughout the year, you can subscribe to our semi-weekly newsletter here: CSEAS Newsletter.

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From L-R: Guardian demon at Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand; Novices or priests in Myanmar; Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines; Supertrees at night, Singapore; Flower vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam