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Council on East Asian Studies Libraries

Council on East Asian Studies Libraries - CEAL is a committee of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). It was founded in 1958 as the Committee on American Library Resources on the Far East (CALFRE), building on earlier organizations going back to 1948. The objectives of CEAL are to serve as a forum for discussions about issues of common concerns relating to East Asian libraries and East Asian Librarianship; to formulate programs for the development of East Asian library resources, services, and systematic organization of all types of recorded information and knowledge; and to promote interlibrary and international cooperation in East Asian librarianship. CEAL membership is open to all current AAS members who pay CEAL annual membership dues (currently $30.00). CEAL currently has nine standing committees and five taskforces in addition to its Executive Board. CEAL members are encouraged to serve on committees and taskforces and to run for offices on the Executive Board.

UCLA Asia Pacific Center - The UCLA Asia Pacific Center promotes greater knowledge and understanding of Asia and the Pacific region on campus and in the community through innovative research, teaching, public programs, and local and international collaborations. It focuses on the inter-Asian and transpacific cultural and social connections from historical, contemporary, and comparative perspectives. It encourages interdisciplinary work on cross-border and supranational issues such as language and culture, population and environment, technology, politics, socioeconomic development, and sustainability in the ongoing processes of globalization.The center is currently home to the UCLA Program on Central Asia and the Taiwan Studies Lectureship, and seeks to establish a Hong Kong Studies Program. It is also an academic partner of the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative.

UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies - For over half a century, the Center for Near Eastern Studies has promoted interdisciplinary study of the Middle East at UCLA and beyond, raising public awareness of the region’s diverse peoples and cultures and their relevance to today’s world.Our mission is to train undergraduate, graduate, and professional specialists on the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. We promote Middle East conferences, graduate studies, and research projects by regional and international scholars across all of UCLA's academic divisions.The Center also serves as the focal point for public discussion and dissemination of knowledge about the countries and cultures of the Middle East. We sponsor workshops for K-14 teachers and public programming that is open to all through audience attendance and through our podcasts.

UCLA Chinese Studies

UCLA Chinese Studies - Founded in 1986, the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies has achieved distinction and an international reputation for excellence under the aegis of UCLA's International Institute. The academic force behind the Center's dynamism is its concentration on the core areas of research and teaching, and its strong focus on developing outstanding graduate programs. During its first twenty years, the Center has recruited stellar faculty members, and graduate enrollment has increased to over 125 students campuswide; The program offers unusual strength in a wide variety of disciplines and fields, including Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Medicine, Political Science, and Sociology. In addition, UCLA offers extensive coursework in classical and modern Chinese language and literature. Its Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library holds 260,000 Chinese volumes and maintains subscriptions to over 1,500 Chinese journals and newspapers.

Institute of East Asian Studies

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) - The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) is an Organized Research Unit that serves as the focal point for all of UC Berkeley programs related to East Asia and the Pacific. Frequently ranked first in depth and breadth among all such programs in the nation, East Asian Studies at Berkeley is a unique national resource and an invaluable asset for California and the West Coast.The Institute fosters the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia, including the region's relationship to the United States. It draws on a broad spectrum of eminent Berkeley faculty in a variety of areas, including anthropology, architecture, art history, business, economics, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, geography, history, journalism, law, public health, political science, psychology, social welfare, and sociology. It also partners with communities and organizations outside academia, including business, journalism, government and the world of art and culture, to strengthen teaching and research on East Asia at Berkeley.

UC Riverside Asian Studies Program

UC Riverside Asian Studies Program - The Asian Studies major affords students the opportunity to study various regions Asia from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on courses and faculty from various departments in the College of Humanities, Arts and social Sciences. The program is built around training in the East, Southeast, and South Asian languages, but courses cover many aspects of Asian history, literature, and cultures. Other courses cover the cultures and experiences of Asian Americans and Asian diaspora communities.  Students can focus on any aspect of Asia and/or Asian America, and are strongly encouraged to select a disciplinary focus in Anthropology, Art History, History, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, Ethnic Studies, Music and Culture, Media and Cultural Studies, or Religious Studies. Students may choose to focus on the historical interactions and cultural similarities and differences among East, Northeast, South, Southeast, West, and Central Asia peoples, including those constituting transnational and/or diaspora communities throughout the world. Students interested in Asian diaspora communities are also urged to consider a secondary disciplinary focus in Ethnic Studies, leading to a minor in Asian American Studies.

SDSU Center for Asian And Pacific Studies

SDSU Center for Asian And Pacific Studies - The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) is an interdisciplinary instructional unit of the College of Arts and Letters and an integral part of SDSU’s international studies curriculum.  Our curriculum draws on diverse faculty  from across the campus to offer innovative and informative classes in the Asian thought and culture encompassing art, communication, film studies, environmental issues, history, literature, philosophy, political science, religious studies, women’s studies, as well as Asian-American experiences.  Students are invited to immerse themselves in new perspectives, values, strategies, and life experiences through key offerings in the Asia Pacific region, including such themes as the traditional roots of K-pop, anime, and contemporary arts; deep insights from Buddhism, Daosim, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Shinto; unexpected leadership model and entrepreneurial enterprises; social roles and relationships.

East West Center

East - West Center - The East-West Center pr-omotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region. Over more than fifty years of serving as a U.S.-based institution for public diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region with international governance, staffing, students, and participants, the Center has built a worldwide network of 65,000 alumni and more than 1,100 partner organizations. The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.

Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association

Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association (AFSSA) - The Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association is an all-volunteer organization. In order to better promote the diversity and appreciation of the Asian cultures, we, the Asian faculty, staff, students and friends have gathered together to form an organization for communication, friendship and understanding between Asian and American cultures and persons at CSUSB.The mission of AFSSA is to promote awareness of Asian/Pacific American culture, and, to coordinate and promote activities leading to the betterment of Asian/Pacific Americans at CSUSB and beyond. Further, AFSSA aims to identify issues, advance equality and diversity on campus, and foster interaction and partnership between the university and the greater Asian/Pacific American community.