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In this menu, you will find a wide range of UH-Mānoa related and other Hawai'i-based resources and educational modules for educators and community people interested in Southeast Asia. Resource descriptions and links may be viewed by clicking on the tabs above.

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Asia Society: Introduction to Southeast Asia by Prof. Barbara Watson Andaya (UH Mānoa)

Asia Society: Introduction to Southeast Asia - by Barbara Watson Andaya

History, Geography, and Livelihood by Barbara Watson Andaya Southeast Asia consists of eleven countries that reach from eastern India to China, and is generally divided into "mainland" and "island" zones. The mainland (Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) is actually an extension of the Asian continent.

Asia Society - Other Southeast Asia Resources

Global non-profit organization. The leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach.

Asia Society - Resources on ASEAN

Global non-profit organization. The leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach.

Explorations - A Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

The principle mission of Explorations is to offer a forum for students to present disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on a broad range of issues relating principally to the region which today constitutes Southeast Asia. Embracing both the diversity of academic interests and scholastic expertise it is hoped that this forum will introduce students to the work of their colleagues, encourage discussion both within and across disciplines, and foster a sense of community among those interested in Southeast Asia.

Recent and past editions of Explorations with unique URLs suitable for academic citation are available for download from ScholarSpace, the University of Hawaii's Institutional Repository. Individual issues can be downloaded on the program website.


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Open Access: Southeast Asia

PQDT Open: Open Access Dissertations Search Key (Southeast Asia)

With PQDT Open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. About PQDT Open Search

Southeast Asian Art Podcast


Hawai′i's strong connection with Southeast Asia is probably most easily felt through the influx of residents from the area. Many don't realize that the University of Hawai′i is an extraordinary resource for Southeast Asian scholarship, the only university in the U.S. with Southeast Asianists in both art history and archaeology, a Center for Southeast Asian Studies plus related faculty in the history department. Noe Tanigawa found two specialists for this visit and podcast with "Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art" at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. "Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art," works from Ban Chiang, Angkor and the Sukhothai Kingdom, at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art

Southeast Asia Related Organizations in Hawaiʻi

Hawaii International Film Festival

Honolulu Museum of Art " Asian Art


Pacific Forum CSIS

East-West Center

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.

Publications Search

East-West Center expertise and research findings are published by the East-West Center and by presses and collaborating organizations throughout the region and the world. Publications address a range of critical issues in the Asia Pacific region. Search for East-West Center publications from the past 10 years, plus a few older titles. Download free PDF files, when available.

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Gamelan Society

University of Hawaii at Manoa: Hawaii Gamelan Society

The University of Hawaii Gamelan Ensemble consists of students and community members who share a special appreciation for playing gamelan. The gamelan proper -- the instruments -- belong to the University of Hawaii. Most of the members begin as students in the regularly scheduled music department class, and after a semester or two feel the urge to go beyond the limited beginners' repertoire. Some of the members are ethnomusicology majors, some are students of western music, but quite a few come to us from fields as diverse as anthropology, library science and business management. Some of the members have been with the group since its beginning in 1970.

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa: Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures

Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawaii

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa: Pan-Southeast Asia Specialists

Pan-Southeast Asia Specialists

UH Mānoa Scholar Space: Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific

ScholarSpace at University of Hawaii at Manoa: Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific

UH Press: The Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

The Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) will be published by UH Press starting in 2017 as an open-access journal. Now in its tenth year, JSEALS publishes linguistic research articles, as well as data papers, notes, and book reviews, on the languages of greater Southeast Asia. Over the years, it has published a number of linguistics articles on Vietnamese as well as minority languages in Vietnam. All articles published prior to 2017 are available at Earlier proceedings from SEALS conferences since 1991--as well as an extensive linguistic bibliography of several decades of Southeast Asian linguistics--can be found at

Last year, in Volume 9, Professor Đao Mục Đích of the University of Social Science and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City published an article entitled "Characteristics of Vietnamese Lexis of Vietnamese Australian Immigrants", in which he explores the special characteristics of the vocabulary of Australia in Vietnam. This includes both pre-1975 vocabulary as well as loanwords from English:

Authors are encouraged to submit articles on linguistic research of languages of Southeast Asia.

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa: Southeast Asia Library Guide

Welcome - Southeast Asia Research Guide - LibGuides at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange (CAPE)

The Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange (CAPE) is a non-profit, publicly-supported, educational institution which was established in Honolulu, Hawai`i, in November 1980. CAPE's mission is to promote mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation among the people of the Asia-Pacific region by providing opportunities for professional collaboration, cultural interchange, educational exchange and scholarly research. To learn more see

SEAlang Library

The principle mission of the SEAlang Library was established in 2005, with primary funding from the U.S. Department of Education's TICFIA program, and matching funds from CRCL. The Library provides language reference materials for Southeast Asia. Through 2009, it focused on the non-roman script languages used throughout the mainland, and in 2010-2013 it will concentrate on the many languages of insular Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Resources include: a) bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, b) monolingual text corpora and aligned bitext corpora, c) tools for manipulating, searching, and displaying complex scripts, and d) specialized reference works, including historical and etymological dictionaries.