The COUNCIL ON SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES at Yale University oversees a multifaceted interdisciplinary program promoting education, research, and intellectual exchange on the cultures, politics and economies of Southeast Asia, both historical and contemporary. Yale currently maintains one of the most extensive Southeast Asia library collections in the United States. Read more…

Established in 1947, Southeast Asia Studies was the first area studies program at Yale - and by all accounts the first in the country to establish a program for the study of Southeast Asia in all disciplines. See SEAS History…

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Genevieve ClutarioFEBRUARY 21
“Fun, Freedom, and Muslim Femininity: Islamic Education and Ethical Learning in Urban Indonesia”
Claire-Marie Hefner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Manhattanville College

Genevieve ClutarioFEBRUARY 28
“Đồ Sứ Ký Kiểu, the Chinese Porcelains made for the Vietnamese Courts from the 17th Century to the Early 20th Century”
Tran Duc Anh Son, Vice-director, Danang Institute for Socio-Economic Development, Vietnam

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Festival poster with Vietnamese lanterns and masked Indonesian dancer

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Ngudi Raras ensemble seated in front of gamelan instruments

Javanese Gamelan Klenèngan Concert
Ngudi Raras - March 27
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