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CSEAS Virtual Events
Troubling Borders:
An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

4PM to 5PM Pacific Time
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  • Isabelle Thuy Pelaud (San Francisco State University)
  • Lan Duong (USC)
  • Mariam B. Lam (UC Riverside)
  • Kathy L. Nguyen (writer and editor based in SF)
Cosponsored by UCLA Vietnamese Student Union
Screening of Miss Bulalacao (2015)
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ara Chawdhury

Sunday, May 30, 2021
4PM (Pacific Time)
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A drag princess gets pregnant following an alien abduction. Rumors of immaculate conception raise his status to cult leader. 

This event celebrates the first year of UCLA Pilipino Studies minor!  

Cosponsored by UCLA Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA SPEAR and Samahang Pilipino
Community Events
Asian Art Museum
Celebrating Asian Futures:
A Musical Conversation with Vân-Ánh Võ and Friends

May 27, 2021 at 6:30PM PT
$5 | Buy Tickets

Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Cultural Studies
Doing Theory in Southeast Asia
May 27-29, 2021

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Vietnamese Studies Symposium
Silences and Reverberations: Studying Historical and Contemporary Vietnam
May 28, 2021 from 10:30AM to 6PM ET
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University of Washington Southeast Asia Center
Twentieth Century Vietnamese Literature:
Divergence, Diaspora, and New Directions

Bich-Ngoc Turner (University of Washington)
May 28, 2021 at 3:30PM PT
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Viet Film Festival 2021
Under the Same Roof: Short Films About Family
June 1-15, 2021

FLAS Fellowships
The UCLA CSEAS application for one undergraduate
Academic Year 2021-2022 FLAS Fellowship is now 

The Academic Year 2021-2022 Undergraduate FLAS Fellowship provides a total award of $15,000 to one undergraduate student. The FLAS Fellowship requires that the student take one Southeast Asia language and one area studies course every quarter for the entire year. Continuing undergraduate students in any major may apply for Intermediate or Advanced levels of language study. 

Currently approved SEA languages are Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese. (Intermediate Khmer is available at UCLA via distance learning from UC Berkeley during the academic year.) 

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Recipents must enroll in full-time study for the duration of their award period.
Selection for the award is based on the following criteria:
  • Academic performance and potential as evidenced by academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose;
  • The extent to which overall course of study focuses on Southeast Asia;
  • The level of planned language study. More advanced levels are preferred;
  • Financial need as determined by past financial aid levels;
Required application materials include:
  • 1-2 page (double-spaced) statement of purpose outlining primary research interests and explaining how language study will enhance the project and/or career goals;
  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation;
  • unofficial UCLA transcripts and from other institutions (community colleges) for previous college coursework
  • resume.
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Summer 2021 Courses
Check out the the Southeast Asian Studies courses for Summer 2021:
Teacher Training
Teaching from the Archive: A Workshop on Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals: A Legacy of Filipino American Performing Arts in California
June 3, 2021 at 1PM PT
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Panelists: Bernard Ellorin (Miramar and MiraCosta College), Eleanor Lipat-Chesler (Ube Arte), Mary Talusan Lacanlale (CSU Dominguez Hills), and Ricardo D. Trimillos (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

This workshop for educators will teach how to use the interactive e-book Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals for classes along a range of topics from performing arts to Asian American studies. Authors and contributors will discuss how to engage students by pairing the text with online digital archival recordings for a multimedia learning experience centered around community voices.
Thirteenth Heritage Language Virtual Research Institute
Language similarity and language distance in bilingual/heritage situations

June 7, 2021
Deadline: May 31, 2021
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$20 Graduate Student | $50 Faculty 
UCLA CSEAS will reimburse the registration fee for all Southeast Asian language instructors and researchers who attend this research institute.

The 13th Heritage Language Research Institute is designed to address issues of linguistic distance and language or dialect similarity in the heritage context, both in relation to linguistic research and research-based language pedagogy. The Institute will give equal time/coverage to pedagogical and theoretical-linguistic approaches to heritage languages and will actively seek new ways to build synergies between these two approaches.

COTSEAL 37th Virtual Conference:
Southeast Asian Language Teaching in the Digital Era:
Challenges and Opportunities 

July 23-24, 2021
Deadline: June 7, 2021

COTSEAL invites participants from academic institutions, teachers, researchers, and graduate students who are interested in, involved in, or have conducted research on Southeast Asian language education and linguistics to submit abstracts to the conference. 

Paper/presentation topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Different approaches in teaching SEA languagesProficiency, project, community-based learning
  • Heritage language learners
  • Distance learning and flipped classrooms
  • Virtual SEA language teaching during the pandemic
  • University policies & related issues affecting SEA language instruction

An abstract proposal should include the title, a brief description of 250 words maximum, and a presenter profile that should include your name, institution, email address, and phone number. Send them as two email attachments (MS words/pdf) to:, Subject line: COTSEAL 37th Abstract Submission.

Malacca and Ottoman Empire, 1400-1800
Sites of Encounter in World History K-12 Teacher Webinar

Days of Instruction: June 17-18, 2021
Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom

This webinar aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training to teachers in California to help with classroom instruction of the Sites of Encounter model for 6th and 7th grades under the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop will give K-12 educators an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars to gain more historical knowledge for these particular sites of encounter and receive training for designing lessons and curriculum to align with the HSS Framework. The workshop will feature two keynote lectures and model lessons from teacher leaders. There is also an opportunity for interested teachers to submit a lesson plan after the workshop to receive a $250 stipend.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • No cost and open to all K-12 teachers.
  • Teachers must complete reading assignments and attend both days for the entire duration of the workshop.
  • Teachers who wish to submit a lesson plan for the stipend can indicate their interest on the registration form.
  • Teachers must fill out a survey evaluating the workshop at the end of Day 2.
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The album is out via bandcamp and streamed on most major services! The group - Jason Limanjaya on piano, Cucu Kurina on the Sundanese kendang (drum), Uwa Farell on the Sundanese suling (bamboo flute) and Otto Stuparitz (UCLA PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology) on electric bass - focuses on making music by creating spaces for attentive listening and dialogue.
Spotlighting professors in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Professor Jasmine Trice publishes City of Screens: Imagining Audiences in Manila’s Alternative Film Culture (Duke University Press, 2021)!
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