Gerald Sim

December 16, 2016

This week our MA student Adrian Alarilla recaps Gerald Sim’s lecture on Singapore’s cartographic cinema last week. Film Studies professor Gerald Sim presented his paper, “Singapore’s Cartographic Cinema,” on December 8, 2016 at the UW Seattle campus. His insightful and enlightening talk was well-attended by students from the Southeast Asia Center, who co-presented it, as

The History of the Southeast Asia Center

December 2, 2016

by Charles F. Keyes As the founding director of the Center for Southeast Asian studies at the University of Washington I would like to give a little background on the history of the Center. When I first came to the UW in 1965, the three faculty members teaching about Southeast Asia in anthropology, history and

Letter From the Director

November 18, 2016

This week we are featuring a letter from our new director Celia Lowe. We’ve gotten off to a great start this academic year. We’ve hosted Ko Ko Thet, a writer of Burmese poetry; an amazing conference organized by Pauli Sandjaya and sponsored by the Consulate of Indonesia, Approaches to Religious Violence, Radicalism, and Deradicalization: Perspectives


November 9, 2016

This week we will focus on our special guest Arahmaiani Feisal who visited earlier this week. Earlier this week, the Southeast Asia Center invited performing artist and activist Arahmaiani Feisal for one-on-one meet ups and a public lecture about her art. Arahmaiani has done over 100 presentations and art shows in solo performances and collaboration

SEAC Says Goodbye to Laurie Sears, Hello to Celia Lowe

July 1, 2016

After many years as Director of the Southeast Asia Center, Professor Laurie Sears is stepping down from that position and passing the torch to UW’s own Celia Lowe. Laurie will continue with her teaching and research pursuits here at UW, so she is not going to disappear from our sphere. Celia Lowe has joint Associate

International Residency: Sudanese Musician and Indonesian Dancer at UW

June 3, 2016

During Spring quarter, the Southeast Asia Center and UW School of Music were honored to host Visiting Artist Ade Suparman, an instrumentalist and composer from West Java, Indonesia. Pak Ade specializes in Sundanese music. We also welcomed Nurrika, a Sundanese choreographer, who dances in the Jaipongan and Ketuk Tilu folk style. Both Ade and Nurrika taught UW