Phra Thinang, Thai Summer Palace
Boats docked in the city of Hoi An, a coastal city of Vietnam. The city served as a busy Southeast Asian trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries.
Tea Plantation, Indonesia
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Message from the Director
We are all deeply saddened and shocked at the massive loss of life and devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, especially in the wake of the recent earthquakes that have left the people of the region struggling.
Although CSEAS is not equipped to collect charitable donations that could be directed to the area, we did feel that the community might find it helpful to have some links on hand of reputable organizations, since fraudulent charities are a real problem in the wake of such destruction.
Included below are links to news stories that list agencies.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of the suffering and to the families and friends of the people in the area and the victims.
More than a century of academic engagement with Southeast Asia at the University of Michigan
One of the largest programs devoted to this region in the United States, the University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies seeks to promote a broader and deeper understanding of Southeast Asia, its people, and their cultures. CSEAS is also a U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.
Fall 2013 CSEAS Newsletter
U-M Professor of Nursing takes students on Clinical Experience Project to Thaila
This trip is supported in part by the Amnuay-Viravan Thai Studies Endowment. Full story »
U-M students design shelters for Habitat for Humanity Thailand
Students from U-M's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, with support from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, join the firm Studiomake and Rangsit University in designing quick, affordable emergency shelter for Habitat for Humanity Thailand. The goal of the structure is to provide shelter for underprivileged communities in times of natural disaster or displacement. TCAUP professors Meredith Miller and Etienne Turpin led the group. Check out a video.
- Why Thai protests are unlikely to yield electoral success December 6, 2013
- Faculty and Students Pilot a Global Clinical Immersion in Thailand November 19, 2013
- Indonesian language lecturer Agustini recognized by Council on Global Engagement November 18, 2013
- CSEAS Lecture Series. "Battleground of Creativities: "Vietnamese Tài Tu Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries"
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Cannon, Assistant Professor of Music History and Ethnomusicology, Western Michigan University
- 1:00 PM
- CSEAS Lecture Series. "We Heart Malolos: Cultural Heritage Preservation/Tourism in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines"
Speaker: Kale Bantigue Fajardo, University of Minnesota
- 1:00 PM
- Asia Law Society Symposium. "Corporate Law in Asia: The Frontier of Entrepreneurship"
Speaker: Asia Law Society
- 5:00 PM