Office of Research

East Asia Center


The East Asia Center's mission is to advance knowledge of China, Japan, and Korea through undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty research, and outreach programs for the larger community. It builds capacity for teaching about East Asia at the University, provides FLAS fellowships for students of East Asian languages, invests in faculty research and professional development, engages community members in East Asia-related programs, provides training and support to professionals, and provides support for the building of East Asia-related resources and publications at the University. The Center coordinates many East Asia-related activities on- and off-campus, and serves as a nexus linking faculty and resources from across the University.

The Center collaborates with other Jackson School outreach centers, local community organizations and civic institutions, and partner institutions from across the country, and serves as a regional clearinghouse for information related to East Asia.

Core Services Offered

Courses on East Asia and outreach on East Asia.

Funding Information:

Department of Education, Title VI funding 2014-2017.

Reporting Structure:

Reşat Kasaba, Director, Jackson School of International Studies

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, Department of Anthropology, Department of Architecture, Department of Art, Department of Communications, Department of Drama, Department of Economics, Department of Geography, Department of History, Jackson School of International Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Department of Political Science, Department of Women Studies,
School of Law, College of Built Environments, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering

Center Details

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Director: Lavely, William
Location: 301 Thomson
Year Started: 1964
Administrator / Program Manager: Roundtree, Kristi
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology. Jackson School of International Studies. 
Faculty Involvement: 66