• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Completion of one course in East or Southeast Asian History is recommended
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to degree-seeking students. Preference is given to UW-Madison students.


East Asian Studies, history, Southeast Asian Studies

Classroom Language



University residences

Program Duration

End December - Mid January

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2014-15  10/3/2014
Extended Deadline: 10/10/2014

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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UW Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

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Study the Chinese Diaspora while traveling through Southeast Asia! Students from diverse majors are encouraged to participate in this UW-Madison faculty-led seminar entitled "The Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia".

This course offers a unique and exciting opportunity to study the history and culture of the Chinese diaspora in SE Asia. For centuries Chinese immigrant communities have played (and continued to play) an important role in the economics, politics and culture in the countries of SE Asia. Students in this course will learn first-hand some of the history and culture of Chinese living in SE Asia, when and why they came, and the nature of their interactions with other members of the SE Asian cultures of which they are a part. As part of this process we will also study some of the histories and cultural experiences of the countries visited to help contextualize the Chinese experience.

Sponsored by The Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, this 3-week traveling program travels to different cities throughout Southeast Asia. Places to be visited in 2014-2015 include: various sites in Indonesia. The program will also visit Chinese communities where students will be asked to interview residents about some aspect of their lives. These questions will be formulated with the assistance of the instructor.