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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.







Building Osaka: Urban Dynamics Across Fifteen Centuries


June 26-28, 2018  Gerlinger Lounge and Knight Library
For full schedule and details, please follow this link.


Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Tibetan Buddhism in the World
May 14th: 7:00 pm in Lillis 182
May 15th: 12:00 pm in PLC 159


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Film Screening: “Comrade Kim Goes Flying”
2012 North Korean comedy
Discussion panel following screening
Part of the “Behind the Headlines” event
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Hall
5:00 pm







Friday, May 4, 2018
Behind the Headlines: North Korea’s Politics, Society, and Culture
One-day workshop featuring keynote and several panels
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Hall
8:45 am – 5:30 pm
See link for full schedule





Thursday, May 3, 2018
Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest
Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State Unversity
Allen 101
2:00 pm







Best Lecture Series
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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