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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.





Making Mao: History, Memory, and the Meaning of a World Figure

Timothy Cheek
Professor and Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research Institute of Asian Research and Department of History , University of British Columbia
Thursday, April 20,2017
Browsing Room, Knight Library
12:00 pm






Buddhist Experience in Modern Japanese Religion and Philosophy

Keynote Speakers    
Friday, April 21,2017  4:00 pm
129 McKenzie Hall
Saturday, April 22,2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
375 McKenzie Hall






South Korean Democracy and What It Needs Next Week: A Digital Rights Activist’s Point of View

Kyung-Sin Park
Professor at Korea University Law School and Executive Director of Open Net Korea
Thursday, May 4,2017
Crater Lake North Room, EMU
4:00 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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