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Southeast Asian Study Centers

Title VI US Department of Education National Resource Centers 


Center for Southeast Asian Studies - University of Hawaii at Manoa 
With more than 50 faculty members, the Center represents the largest concentration of Southeast Asia specialists in the United States. The Center is one of only eight National Resource Centers for Southeast Asian Studies in the nation. More than 140 language and area courses are regularly offered, with particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences. The Center's Southeast Asia Working Papers series, established in 1972, now has more than forty titles, while the Center's Southeast Asia Papers series, established in 2000, has two edited volumes.

Southeast Asia Centers (non-NRC)

Asian Studies Center - University of Pittsburgh
The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburg is widely recognized as being amount the best and most comprehensive in the country in research, public service, and teaching about East Asia.  The center's mandate is to promote an enhanced understanding of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands through exceptional undergraduat and graduate academic programs, strong interdisciplinary faculty development, and energetic community outreach. 
 Council on Southeast Asian Studies - Yale University
Yale established its Southeast Asia Studies Program in 1947 - the first area studies program in the United States to embark on the study of Southeast Asia in all disciplines. Southeast Asia Studies at Yale became an endowed program in 1961, and today helps to maintain one of the most extensive library collections in the country.