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Consortium Affiliations and Collaborations

CSEAS is a member of the following Southeast Asian Studies consortia and collaborations and welcomes new collaborations that will further our Center’s mission to promote cross-disciplinary understandings of the region through research, training, and capacity-building. Please contact us


Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA)

UHCSEAS is a founding member of the Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA). GETSEA was formed in 2020 with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian Studies across North America. As a cross-institutional network led by the eight current and recent Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia, GETSEA will work to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies, including a virtual speaker series, specialized online mini-courses, a mentoring network, professional development workshops for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction.

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The Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC)

UHCSEAS is a member of the Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC), a national organization (est. 2019) that promotes and coordinates activities in the field of SE Asian language teaching by working with national organizations such as the National Resource Centers for Southeast Asian Studies, the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL), the Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI), and Southeast Asian language-specific organizations. SEALC strives to improve SE Asian language teaching programs by supporting and coordinating language-related efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of SE Asian language instruction, building organizational linkages, and in so doing creating the next generation of well-trained teachers with improved curricular resources.

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Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA)

The Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA) was established in 1969 by Professor Fred W. Riggs, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, to enhance and coordinate national efforts to collect and disseminate research materials on Southeast Asia. Since then, CORMOSEA member institutions and librarians, buttressed by the Library of Congress Cooperative Acquisitions Program for Southeast Asia (CAPSEA), have led the way in building world-class print collections on Southeast Asia. Over the course of the past five decades, or more, our libraries have collectively acquired several million titles in over one hundred languages, and in multiple formats. These collections directly support the curriculum and research of faculty and students throughout North America and beyond.

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Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) was established in 1983 to provide high quality intensive language instruction in at least eight of the major Southeast Asian languages at one location during the summer. It was and remains a unique program of area language training that combines institutional, federal, and foundation funding to bring faculty and students together in a single location every summer. SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language teaching faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI Network, including UH Mānoa’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. UH hosted SEASSI in its early years in 1988 and 1989.

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Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA)

The Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA) was established in 1993 and rapidly growing become one of the major resource centers for all teachers, researchers, scholars and students of Vietnamese in the U.S. and abroad.

GUAVA is currently based at Cornell University.

Learn more about GUAVA


Science and Technology Innovation Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS)

The CTPILS was founded in 2018 by the National Cheng-Chi University, with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, with an office in the Lamut Campus of Ifugao State University (IFSU), Philippines since 2019. CTPILS is jointly operated by NCCU, IFSU and the Save Ifugao Rice Terrace Movement Organization (SITMo), and is also supported by international partners such as the Department of Anthropology of UCLA and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). The establishment of CTPILS also fostered the MOUs signed between NCCU and IFSU as well as NCCU and UHM. CTPILS intends to conduct cross-national indigenous knowledge and local knowledge comparative research through exchanges and collaborations between multinational organizations, and looks forward to making the center a platform for engaging more international organizations to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

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The Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia (PEMSEA)

The University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and the University of Washington aim to strengthen SEA Studies by establishing a Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia (PEMSEA). This interdisciplinary research program will expand and revitalize SE Asian studies by offering new directions for integrated scholarship through undergraduate and graduate student training, annual interdisciplinary workshops, and logistical support for studies on Southeast Asia’s Early Modern Period. The research program is intended to provide baseline environmental histories from different localities in SE Asia using multidisciplinary approaches.

Learn more about PEMSEA