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The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, housed under the Global Studies Institute, is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world. The Center is distinctive in terms of its geographic scope with programmatic focus on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands.



mcclain-shibasaki-october-13-2016The Literature of Location
Bilingual Reading in English and Japanese by
Shibasaki Tomoka with introduction by
Kendall Heitzman, University of Iowa
October 13, 2016
Crater Lake North, EMU
2:00 pm


Film Screening: A Day on the Planet

(Japanese with English subtitles)
October 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
132 Global Scholars Hall
Companion to The Literature of Location event (see above)

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

featuring Henry Kissinger via webcast
Live talk by Dr. Kristen McDonald
October 18, 2016
110 Knight Law Center
4:00 pm



China Now: Independent Visions
Films introduced by Shelly Kracier,
China film curator
October 20 and 21, 2016
Ford Lecture Hall, JSMA
Films starting at 2:30 on Thursday
and 2:00 on Friday
See link for full schedule



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The Gertrude Bass Warner Papers are now online!
CAPS has partnered with the UO Digital Scholarship Center to digitize a collection of personal correspondence, notes, travel diaries and ephemera belonging to Gertrude Bass Warner. Mrs. Warner traveled extensively to build her collection, to study, and to promote multiculturalism and appreciation for Asian culture. She was the founder and director of the UO Fine Art Museum and she has donated over 3,700 works of art to the Jordan Schintzer Museum of Art. The digitization of her papers has been generously supported by Title VI National Resource Center funding. You can find the collection of her papers on Oregon Digital at this link:




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Check out the Chinese Language and Culture Club at Edison Elementary School. With funding from CAPS and in collaboration with the Language Teaching Specialization Program in the UO Department of Linguistics, the CLCC brings Chinese language and culture to students after school. Learn more about the CLCC here.




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