The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies 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.
The Center serves as a nexus for interdisciplinary interactions with scholars and distinguished figures from the Asia-Pacific region. It fosters opportunities for students in the region and enriches and supports the Asian Studies Program. It sponsors public lectures, conferences, working papers, and special developmental and innovative projects. The Center shares its research-based knowledge and insights with students, educators, business firms, the general public, interested community groups, and government offices throughout Oregon.
The intellectual interests of the Center are extremely broad reflecting the diverse backgrounds of its affiliated faculty. It has a strong interdisciplinary focus, encompassing both historical and contemporary perspectives. The complex interaction between the global and local in the Asia-Pacific context has become a major theme of the Center in the twenty-first century.
Director: Jeffrey Hanes, History
Associate Director: Lori O’Hollaren
Outreach Coordinator: Yifang Zhang
UO-KIU Program Coordinator: Anna Pucilowski
Grants Technician: Steve Crowe
Student Assistants: Rebecca Rhodes and Laykn Williams
Susan Anderson, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Scott Fitzpatrick, Anthropology
Bryna Goodman, Asian Studies and History
Bish Sen, Journalism and Communication
Tuong Vu, Political Science
For more information about the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies programs, please contact:
Lori O’Hollaren, Associate Director
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
1246 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
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