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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.



Taiwanese Women’s First-Person Documentaries

Thursday, November 1, 2018

4:00 pm @ Knight Library Browsing Room

The contemporary documentary scene in Taiwan has benefited from women documentary filmmakers’ remarkable creative energy. In this presentation, Professor Sang argues that documentaries by Wuna Wu, Mei ling Hsiao, Zero Chou, and Hui-chen Huang are preeminent examples of the striking foregrounding of subjectivity in Taiwanese women’s documentaries.

Cool Edo: Artisanship in Early Modern Japan and Beyond

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

4:00 pm @ Knight Library Browsing Room

Kyozaburo Tsuge, President of Tsuge Pipe Co., Ltd. of Japan, member of the Japan Netsuke Association, author of The tale of Asakusa, shitamachi craftsmen, and connoisseur of pipes for an antique arts television show, will be discussing traditional Edo period craftwork and the collecting of Japanese art and artifacts.

Tokyo to New York: A survey of music from Tokyo and NYC-based composers for clarinet, hichiriki, and piano. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:00 pm @ Tykeson Recital Hall

“Tokyo to New York” features a variety of different musical styles and new works composed for both Western and traditional Japanese instruments.

Du Shiniang’s Jewelbox and the Problem of Interiority

Friday, November 9, 2018

4:00 pm @ Lillis Complex 111

This lecture series is presented by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. It is cosponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries, the Asian Studies program, the Department of East Asian Languages and Linguistics, and the Department of History.

Farmer’s Battlefield: How post-conflict migrants adapt to UXO-contaminated land near the Cambodia Vietnam border

Friday, November 16, 2018

12:00 pm @ Maple Room (239) in the Erb Memorial Union

Why do post-conflict communities vary substantially in the speed and consistency with which they re-establish order and growth following war? The amount of unexploded ordnance left on farmlands can have a long-term impact on production, migration patterns, and local institutions. This talk discusses the role of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the agricultural activities of Cambodian rice farmers.



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CAPS presents short lectures and event recordings on East Asia. Check out our new website!


Oregon East Asia Network (OEAN)
East Asianists from around Oregon can connect and collaborate here. And did we mention, we have funding?

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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:


Chinese Literature Podcast

Two UO Graduate Students, Robert Moore and Lee Moore, discuss Chinese literature in their podcast. Check out this amazing duo’s podcast here. It’s also available on iTunes.




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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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