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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 a programmatic focus on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands.










Rethinking Free Speech in East Asia

A Lecture Series:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm Freedom of Speech and the Press in Asia: Human Rights Balanced with Cultural Values? Kyu Ho Youm, University of Oregon – Jaqua Center Auditorium J101

This lecture series is presented by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. It is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oregon Humanities Center, the UO Law School, the Asian Studies Program, and the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair Endowment. For more information, please call (541) 346 – 5068


Other Events On Campus:

Monday, May 6, 2019
2:00 pm
Jaqua 101
Filial Piety and Finding a Spouse in Guangdong, China
Lake Lui, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hong King Polytechnic University


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
The Afro-Asian ‘Silk Road’ and the Rhetoric of Connected History
Tamara Chin, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies, Brown University



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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