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Center for Southeast Asian Studies


Summer short course 

The Center is delighted to welcome Dr. Biwu Zhang, director of the Institute of Asia-Pacific International Relations at Xiamen University, China, to NIU in May to teach SEAS 490/690, China's Foreign Policy: Past and Present, from May 22-June 16. This timely class is crosslisted with POLS 395 and HIST 391/591, and can apply to the Center's Southeast Asia minor or for graduate credit.

CSEAS podcast series 

Thai music for steel pan is our latest conversation topic on our Southeast Asia Crossroads podcast series. Hear also conversations with political scientist Duncan McCargo, art historian Catherine Raymond (with graduate assistant Carmin Berchiolly),and historian Shane Strate, Vietnamese American poet Hai-Dang Phan and more. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.   

Distance Burmese is back!

Burmese language instructor Tharaphi Than is once again offering distance Burmese starting in the fall. This course, offered online through External Programming, is a non-credit course designed for students, professionals or others interested in learning beginning Burmese. Students will learn how to speak basic everyday Burmese and learn to read and write basic colloquial Burmese. The class will be taught in English and Burmese and is limited to 15 students. Module 1 will run Thursdays Aug. 31-Nov. 2. More details here.




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 Why SEA Studies? 

Let some of our students tell you why they are studying Southeast Asia at NIU. And learn more about funding and study abroad opportunities from our experienced staff. It's all SEA all the time at CSEAS

PKPI program

Learn more about this program for Indonesian graduate students, which is supported by DIKTI, Indonesia's Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. 




Center Bulletin

May 1, 2017

  • Catching up with Center associates, p. 2
  • Agoes awarded Neher fellowship, p. 2
  • Student news, p. 3

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