Southeast Asian Studies Program
Graduate School
Chulalongkorn University



Southeast Asia has long been the crossroad of civilization, trade, communication, and power due to its strategic geographical location.  The region has become a well-known tourist destination, as well as a region of rich biodiversity,economic growth and dynamic political development. It has inspired a great number of studies in various disciplines, contributing to a vast body of knowledge on the region

Southeast Asia avails itself to scrutiny, scholastic challenges, and positive reactions to the new-millennium changes. Through ASEAN, it seeks to enhance regional endeavors by formulating the Southeast Asian Community with close cooperation with China, Japan, South Korea, and India. The dynamic growth of Southeast Asia has captured worldwide attention, being recognized as a region that provides opportunity for mutual benefit. However, ethnic and religious tension continue to challenge scholars as well as policy makers in their attempt to reach a solution.

News & Activities

Special Talk “Arts of Maritime Southeast Asia: Peninsular Thailand, Srivijaya, and Central Java”

On 11 January 2019, Assistant Professor Wannasarn Noonsuk, Ph.D. came from California State University, Fresno to give a special talk to the students of Southeast Asian Studies.


special lecture on Myanmar Literature

On 23-24 December 2018, Ajarn Than Than Myint gave special lecture on Myanmar Literature


Southeast Asian Civilization trip

On 16-17 November 2018, We took 12 students who study "SOUTHEAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION" to Suphanburi and Ayuthaya


Field Trip @Bangkok National Museum

The 13 students of our Southeast Asian Civilization course visit Bangkok National Museum


SEAS Graduation 2018

Congratulations to the graduates of Chulalongkorn University's Southeast Asian Studies Master's Program!


Special Talk "Japan-Mekong relations"

The program would like to thank you Dr. Takahashi Katsuyuki, professor of the College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University to give a special talk on 10 September 2018.