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How Does the Echols Collection Acquire Material?

Early efforts by individuals in the Cornell SEAP community to bring back materials from Southeast Asia helped create the national treasure of resources from the region that we have here today in the...


SEAP Co-Hosts Teacher Workshop on Cultural Sustainability

On July 1 and 2, ISSI, hosted by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program and the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium, brought together teachers from fourteen different school districts in upstate New...

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Rare and Unique Perspectives from South Vietnam

"Readers are afforded not only South Vietnamese perspectives, but also those of civil servants, soldiers, police officers, educators, writers, artists, and journalists. This is also one of the few...

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Migration in the Time of Revolution: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War

"Based on extensive research in Chinese and Indonesian sources, Migration in the Time of Revolution is the best study of Sino-Indonesian relations during the Cold War in the English language and may...


CKS Senior Fellowship Program Applications Officially Open

CKS has officially opened applications for its Senior Fellowship Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Deadline: November 15, 2019


Klenengan: A Musical Gathering of Javanese Gamelan Presented by Music at Fishs Eddy This Summer

Darsono Hadiraharjo, Visiting Fellow and renowned musician from Surakarta, Java, leads a Javanese gamelan ensemble at Fishs Eddy. The ensemble includes Christopher J. Miller, Director of the Cornell...

Thai Composer

With Grant Support from the Einaudi Center, Thai Composer Piyawat Louilarpprasert Takes Music Experimentation to New Heights

After receiving support from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies for his grants to hold a music festival in Southeast Asia, Thai composer Piyawat Louilarpprasert adds a whole new...


Indonesian culture growing in Buffalo through gamelan

With a combination of guest artists, Indonesian immigrants, and Buffalo-born residents, Buffalo Gamelan Club put on a four-hour wayang performance at Kleinhans Music Hall.

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What is the state of Religious Pluralism in Indonesia?

Cornell Modern Indonesia Program Conference, “The State of Religious Pluralism in Indonesia,” brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss pluralism, intolerance, and nationalism in the...

‘Historian of water’ looks at Southeast Asia in podcast

SEAP faculty Eric Tagliacozzo looks at Southeast Asia in podcast

“Water Connections,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores the critical role the oceans have played in Southeast Asia. The podcast’s fourth season -- "What Does Water...

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Bartels Lecturer Outlines How Developing Countries Can Build Human Capital

“One thing is for sure: To make the best of Industry 4.0, developing countries must continue to improve the quality of human capital,” said Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of...

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Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia

"Democracy for Sale promises to be a major contribution to Indonesian politics, and also a book that will be read, discussed, and cited by authors working cross-nationally." - TOM PEPINSKY, Cornell...

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Culture kit success

It's been a busy season at the outreach lending library, and we are excited to share some success stories. From high school culture clubs celebrating the Lunar New Year with calligraphy to Girl Scout...

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Afterschool Language and Culture Program Podcast

Brenna Fitzgerald, Arbias Llolluni, and Thamora Fishel speak with Angelika Kraemer, Director of the Language Resource Center, about the Afterschool Language and Culture Program in this podcast. This...

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New SEAP Publication!

In "Scandal and Democracy," Mary E. McCoy explores how newly democratizing nations can avoid reverting to authoritarian solutions in response to the daunting problems brought about by sudden change....

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Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

The Mekong River, flowing from the Tibetan Plateau through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to the South China Sea, is a hotbed of ecological diversity and roughly 60 million people...


Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on Lao Studies

SEAP and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) are pleased to announce that the Sixth International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS6) will be held on June 13-15, 2019 in Ithaca. The main objective of the...

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Indigenous Movements and Political Sovereignty in Borderland Zones

Emily Hong is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, and her research intersects political and legal anthropology, feminist and decolonial epistemology, indigenous media and...

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Linguistics major spends summer immersed in the study of Southeast Asian languages

Thanks to a fellowship from Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program, Javier Agredo ’19, spent the summer studying Thai at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute.

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The Undulating Landscape of Lao Cinema

By: Chairat Polmuk, PhD candidate, Asian studies