Center for Asian American Studies

The Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) promotes research and education on Asian Americans, particularly Southeast Asian Americans in New England.

Upcoming Events

Sophal Ear seated

"Cambodia 25 Years Later: The UN, Democracy, and the Future of International Assistance"

Sophal Ear, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:30 p.m.
UMass Lowell
O'Leary Library 222
61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA

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The Angkor Dance Troupe is excited to announce the showcase of Preah Thoung Neang Neak: Origin of Cambodian Wedding. Preah Thoung Neang Neak is a tale that shares the union of an Indian Prince (Preah Thoung) and the Naga Princess (Neang Neak), the earliest ancestors of the Khmer people, also seen in present day traditional Cambodian wedding ceremonies. The production will feature a range of dancers from Youth to Alumni, as well as the works of ADT's Artistic Director, Phousita Huy, in collaboration with many Master Teachers from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo by Angkor Dance Troupe

2018 Asian American Cultures Festival

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.  
UMass Lowell 
Durgin Concert Hall 
35 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA
Cost: $10 tickets (cash only at door), free for UMass Lowell students, faculty, and staff (with UMass Lowell I.D.)

Excerpts from Preah Thoung Neang Neak (Origins of the Cambodian Wedding)
Angkor Dance Troupe featuring the UMass Lowell World Music Ensemble.

The Great Wide Open
A new production from Flying Orb.
Consciously or not we use clothing as a means of identification for ourselves and others. It is how we express our personal and cultural identity. And it becomes the seeds that we spread out into the world - into the great wide open.

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