Resources at UW

Southeast Asia Section at the UW Librares

The best place to start your research is the Southeast Asia Section of the University of Washington Libraries. Librarian Judith Henchy maintains an excellent set of research guides and subject guides, as well as links to web resources that you can access when logged in through the University of Washington.

Burke Museum Ethnology Department

Another great on-campus resource is the Burke Museum’s ethnographic collections, which focus on Pacific Rim cultures. Their Ethnology Collections Database is available online, and searchable by region. It includes over 5,000 objects from Southeast Asia.

Language Instruction

Southeast Asian languages offered on a regular basis by the University of Washington include BurmeseIndonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Visit our language instruction page to learn more.

Difficult Dialogues Project

The purpose of Difficult Dialogues: Southeast Asian American Pluralism was to provide spaces inside and outside the classroom for UW students, teachers, and community partners to develop new models for conversations about identity and diversity. Be sure to check out the Difficult Dialogues Interactive, which gives you access to student projects from the various courses that were part of the project.

COMING SOON: Country-specific Resources

The University of Washington is home to scholars who do research in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Use the links to discover what is going on around campus in relation to these countries.