Welcome to the Center for Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Founded to promote and disseminate the study of and knowledge about South, Southeast, and East Asia across a wide range of disciplines, CAS supports individual research for faculty members and graduate students, sponsors or co-sponsors lectures, cultural programming, and community outreach events on campus, and sponsors conferences, both at UCI and at our peer institutions. The Center’s mission is to enhance the scholarly and cultural presence of Asian studies on campus and to raise the profile of UCI in Asian studies internationally.

To tap into the creative energies of our faculty and help create a vibrant sense of community, the center is launching a new faculty talk series. Each session will aim to bring together Asianists working on related problems across different disciplines and regions.

The aim of this website is to introduce visitors to activities and events sponsored by CAS. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and we seek your support in furthering the center’s goals.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator, Joo Hoon Sin, sinjh@uci.edu.