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SEAPis designated as a NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (NRC) by the United States Department of Education 2010 – 2014. As such, the Program is nationally prominent in promoting advanced foreign language training, area and international knowledge in the liberal arts and applied discipline focused on Southeast Asia. SEAP successfully trains undergraduate and graduate students who distinguish themselves in universities, area study centers, businesses, banks, foundations, governments and multinational agencies both in the US and abroad. It offers outreach to regional K-12 and Post-secondary schools/teachers and is known for its academic publications focused on the region.

Asian 3367 Buddhism & its others in South and Southeast Asia (also RELST 3367)
4 credits MWF 1:25 – 2:15 E. White

This course examines how Buddhist identities, communities and self-understandings are constituted in part through moments of encounter with non-Buddhists. How do Buddhists respond to the challenge of incommensurable religious diversity?

Jeremy Foster (ARCH)

Arnika Fuhrmann (ASIAN)

ASIA 6682/ARHC 6819/SHUM 6819

Fall 2014 , Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:25pm

Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities


Selected students will be awarded a $1,000 stipend to support a final project AND a funded, week-long travel program to Southeast Asia in late September 2014.


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This course critically addresses accounts of Southeast Asia’s port and delta metropolises as sites of economic and cultural transformation as part of recent power shifts in the region. It focuses on the socio-spatial problematics associated with collision between old and new forms of labor, capital, and governance in urban environments where the impacts of climate change are increasingly evident. Part of the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, the seminar will be pedagogically linked to a parallel Expanded

Practice Graduate Design Studio in Architecture whose goal is to explore metaissues

in global urbanism.

Wanna WIN gifts instantly? Email by the end of the spring semester (May 16th), including your name and the correct answers. Only Cornell students are eligible. Please see the picture below for HINTs!


Q1. Name three Southeast Asian languages that Cornell offers (Cornell offers 6 Southeast Asian languages in total!).

Q2. Name two Southeast Asian Languages that are written using the Roman alphabet, just like English.

Q3 (Bonus, one more gift!). Which building will you go if you want to talk with the Southeast Asian Language instructors?