The SEATRiP Program at the University of California, Riverside – Southeast Asia: Texts, Rituals, Performance – brings together faculty and students who share an ongoing interest in the arts and humanities and are actively engaged with the languages and expressive cultures of Southeast Asia.
The scholars associated with the Program address regionally-specific texts, rituals and performances across time and space. They seek to develop better understandings of the forms and practices through which ideas and ideologies are creatively expressed, shaped, and communicated within and among different societies of Southeast Asia (in particular Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines) as well as the Southeast Asian diaspora. Their research interests range from traditional disciplinary themes to more transgressive, controversial matters that are reflected in the range of historical and contemporary subjects they bring to their courses and seminars developed for the degree programs in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Riverside.
SEATRIP COURSES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
SEAS/CPLT62 Introduction to Southeast Asian Literature (visiting instructor)
MCS130 Filipino American Culture (Sarita See)
ENGL276 Postcolonial Discourse and Literatures (Weihsin Gui; 50% Southeast Asia content)
SEAS/CPLT205 Seminar on Southeast Asian Literature (visiting instructor)
ENGL121T Postcolonial Literatures of Southeast Asia (Weihsin Gui)
MUS127/ANTH176/AST127/DNCE127/ETST172 Music Cultures of Southeast Asia (Deborah Wong)
HIST185 Early Southeast Asian History (David Biggs)
MCS/ENGL278 Filipino American Visual Culture (Sarita See)
In the News
- Prof. Sarita See was a co-editor for the online Philippine photography exhibition Dark Lens: The Filipino Camera in Duterte’s Republic co-curated by Nerissa Balce et al. The photographs by Manila-based journalists are accompanied by original captions penned by scholars, poets and artists from the Philippines and North America.
- In July 2019, Prof. Deborah Wong and Supeena Insee Adler (MA SEAS 2010, PhD ethnomusicology 2014) published “The Funeral of King Rama IX: Mourning and the Thai State” in Asian Music, vol. 50 no. 2, pp. 122-160, doi:10.1353/amu.2019.
- Prof. Victoria Reyes and her new book Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines featured in UCR News
- Prof. Weihsin Gui’s essay on two Singaporean graphic novels published in a special issue of Moving Worlds journal on Comics Fiction