Here you will find a wide range of materials highlighting current research projects by UH faculty and students, as well as links to language programs, grants, and relevant library resources for scholars interested in Southeast Asia. Please contact us with comments and suggestions on current research projects you would like to see featured here. Thank you!!
Degree Programs, Certificate Programs, and Southeast Asian Languages & Courses
- Master’s Degree: The master’s program in Asian Studies with a concentration on Southeast Asia.
- Doctoral Programs: Available in anthropology, economics, geography, history, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, public health, sociology, theatre, dance, and tropical agriculture.
- Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies: The Department of Asian Studies offers seven.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Islamic Studies: Launched in Fall 2016, to increase the understanding of Islam as a world religion. Certificate in Islamic Studies
- Southeast Asian Languages: The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures offers instruction in many Southeast Asian languages, including Khmer, Ilokano, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. IPLL also provides instruction in other languages of interest including Arabic, Hindi, and Sanskrit.
- Southeast Asian Courses: The University of Hawai′i at Mānoa (UHM) offers about 140 graduate or undergraduate courses wholly or partially related to Southeast Asia. Students who specialize in Southeast Asia concentrate on the countries that comprise this large geographical area: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Viet Nam.
- Fellowships & Scholarships: The Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship, along with a list of other Center scholarships for Southeast Asian Studies students, can be found on the student Scholarships page. We also encourage all students to join the CSEAS Linkedin group for professional social announcements.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is currently developing projects for upcoming grant applications. You can read the overviews for all of our projects over the years on our Featured Projects page.
University of Hawai‘i faculty and area studies specialists working on topics related to Southeast Asia are often engaged in dynamic research, teaching, and community outreach efforts each semester. Faculty research projects range from archaeology in the field to performance-based research and many are ongoing. UH specialists contribute their regional expertise to a range of local and national media outlets. Here we feature current and ongoing work of note.
Faculty News Archive
- New Release by Michael A. Aung-Thwin Myanmar in the 15th Century: A Tale of Two Kingdoms (05/17)
- The Mists of Rammana: The Legend that was Lower Burma by Michael A. Aung-Thwin Now Available for Free Download (04/17)
- Architecture Professor David Rockwood Selected as Fulbright Scholar to Viet Nam (03/17)
- New Release by Barbara Watson Andaya and Leonard Y. Andaya A History of Malaysia, 3rd. Edition, 2017 (11/16)
- Dr. Miriam Stark Spotlight (01/16)
University of Hawai‘i students working on Southeast Asia topics are often engaged in cutting-edge research, fieldwork, and outreach efforts. Each year, Southeast Asia studies students are awarded top-tier research funding, such as the Fulbright Fellowship, as well as FLAS in support of language and area studies opportunities. UH students are also utilizing technology to disseminate their findings digitally though online media. Here we feature current and ongoing work of note.
Alumni News Archive
- UH Mānoa graduate Alexandra McDougle selected as Luce Scholar (08/16)
- Jessica Austin (MA, Asian Studies) Receives 2016-17 Fulbright to Conduct Research in Cambodia (08/16)
- Tech. & English in Borneo (08/15)
- Jakarta: A Megacity with Megaflooding (02/15)
- 2014 UHM SPAS Graduate Student Conference Research Spotlight (04/14)
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa houses a Southeast Asia Collection in Hamilton Library. The collection has particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences. An online resource guide with links and bibliographies of Southeast Asia research interests is updated regularly. For more information about the unique offerings of the Hamilton Library Southeast Asia Collection, please contact SEA librarian Rohayati Paseng (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- SEA Resource Guide
- Intro. to SEA
- Islam in SEA
- History of UH-M Libraries
- Southeast Asia Film & Cinema Library Guide
The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL) provides an opportunity for students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the languages and cultures that encompasses more than 25 percent of the Earth’s population and an unusual diversity of peoples. UH-M offers instruction in the following languages: Khmer | Ilokano | Indonesian | Tagalog | Thai | Vietnamese | Arabic
Founded in 2010, Dissertation Reviews features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. CSEAS encourages dissertation authors and potential reviewers to contribute to this online publication. Queries about the review process can be sent to Dr. Inga Gruß, the Southeast Asia Studies Dissertation Reviews Field Editor, at email@example.com.