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Early Asian alumni website is now live

The Asian Alumni Project is a digital platform with photos, a database, and timeline that spotlights Cornellians who either came from Asia or spent a significant time there after graduation.

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October 19 SEAP Book Launch at Kahin

SEAP hosted a book launch event on Friday, October 19 at the Kahin Center to honor faculty authors, especially Thak Chaloemtiarana, a retired professor in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell.

Then-U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is escorted out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

What the US Can Learn from China and India’s Engagement With Myanmar

As U.S. pressure tactics have proven unable to improve conditions for the Rohingya, it is worth considering alternatives. Written by SEAP Undergraduate student Abigail Chen.


Visiting Fellow Spotlight: Darsono Hadiraharjo

Darsono Hadiraharjo is a prominent Indonesian musician and shadow puppeteer who believes in the deep connections of the performing arts.

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Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Improvisational Islam is about novel and unexpected ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or...

Mary Moroney, a FLAS recipient

SEAP and SAP receive major grant

SEAP and SAP have been awarded more than $3.9 million in Title VI grants under the federal National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships programs.

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SEAP Faculty, Thomas Pepinsky, maintains foreign language requirement in Arts & Sciences

Thomas Pepinsky, Associate Professor of Government and Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Curriculum Committee, plans to maintain a stringent foreign language requirement of 11 credits in...


Culture Kit Highlight: Burma

Did you know we have not one or two but SIX culture kits about Burma? Learn about Burmese culture, dance, politics, art and more. Kits are available for free through our lending library.

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2018 Fall SEAP Bulletin in print and online

Read about Lao cinema, shrimp farmers in Thailand, the development of a service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, and much more in this issue of the SEAP Bulletin.

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More Than Words: Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious...

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SEAP Publication, Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Since the early twentieth century, Muslim reformers have been campaigning for a total transformation of the ways in which Islam is imagined in the Malay world. One of the most influential is the...

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Upgrading Agricultural Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Myanmar

Written by Taylor Anderson, Jenna Hershberger, Sarah Jenson, Jake Ledoux, Jesse Puka-Beals and Ryan Sherman after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International...

A floating garden in Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

Myanmar and the Shan Highlands: A Comparative Analysis of Human Capital, Fertilizer Use and Agricultural Development

Written by Krystal Rampalli, Marcus Ruberg and Jade M. Algarín Crowder after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International Agriculture in Developing Nations.

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SEAP Outreach: International Studies Summer Institute workshop for teachers

ISSI brought together 14 presenters with collective expertise on climate change in six different world regions—namely South Asia, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa...

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TC3 student Rattana Mai from Cambodia feeds a crowd to reach for his dreams

After shadowing the SEAP team during its study abroad winter session to Siem Reap and teaching several courses centering on Cambodia, Susan Cerretani, English professor at Tompkins Cortland Community...

A Duterte Reader

SEAP Publication, A Duterte Reader, Best Seller at AAS Conference

At the conference, Nicole Curato's new edited volume, A Duterte Reader, emerged as the most popular book at the SEAP booth and quickly sold out of physical copies.

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Fulbright-Hays Scholar Ryan Buyco

His dissertation project focuses on the historical and ongoing entanglements between Okinawa, the Philippines, and Hawai’i through the lens of transpacific Okinawan writings.

Kahin Dedication

Celebrate 25 years of the Kahin Center

SEAP already has $20K pledged in matching funds and your gift will help us tap into those funds. To make a gift, please visit the SEAP website and click the button...

Nobel Nok Dah

Centering the Stories of Refugee Women: Nobel Nok Dah Film and Discussion Guide for Teachers & Refugee Service Providers

NOBEL NOK DAH offers an intimate view into the lives of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma), whose migratory paths cross in Thailand and eventually meet when they resettle to central New York.