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Southeast Asia Studies


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South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley

Department of South and Southeast Asia logoThe Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies offers degree programs in history, religion, and cultural and textual traditions. Its faculty represent specialties in historical periods ranging from classical to modern, literature, and religious studies, performing research in India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.


Institute of South Asian Studies logoThe Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) is "one of the world's leading institutes for research and programs on South Asia, the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) at the University of California, Berkeley works with faculty members, graduate students, community members, private institutions, and non-profit organizations to deepen understanding of the region and to create new generations of scholars of South Asia."

South/Southeast Asia LibraryLocated in Doe Library (Room 120), The South/Southeast Asia Library (S/SEAL) provides:

  • Quiet study spaces
  • Comfortable seating
  • Many electrical outlets
  • Large study tables
  • Several study carrels
  • A public computer
  • A public scanner.