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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.






Found in Translation

Ken Tadashi Oshima,
Department of Architecture, University of Washington
Friday, February 10, 2017
125 McKenzie Hall
11:30 a.m.







Comparing Early Empires: Rome and China

Michael Nylan, Professor of History
University of California at Berkeley
Friday, February 10, 2017
Crater Lake North Room, Erb Memorial Union
4:00 p.m.






Glossolalia and Cacophony in South Korea

Nicholas Harkness, John L. Loeb
Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm






Democracy’s Poster Girls: Beauty Queens and Fashion Models in Cold War Japan 

Jan Bardsley, Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Friday, February 17, 2017
McKenzie Hall 125
11:30 p.m.




Writing the Fukushima Disaster

Furukawa Hideo, award-winning Japanese author
Doug Slaymaker, Professor of Japanese, University of Kentucky
Monday, February 20, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
6:00 pm








The Lure of Ruins: Global Nostalgia and the Afterimage of Destruction

Tong Lam, Associate Professor of Chinese History and Visual Artist,
University of Toronto
Friday, February 24, 2017
McKenzie Hall 125
11:30 p.m.






The Building Blocks of Masculine Desirability: Semiotic Partials, Dialect, and Affect

Cindi SturtzSreetharan
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Thursday, March 2, 2017
175 McKenzie Hall
3:00 pm







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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.






The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is a Member of:


            American Institute of Pakistan Studies



   American Institute of Indian Studies



American Institute of Bangladesh Studies


Japan-America Society of Oregon



 Northwest China Council 




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