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Our Mission

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is made up of faculty, staff, and scholars with academic, professional, and personal interest in the region of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). The Center aims to promote the study and appreciation of East Asian cultures by offering a wide range of scholarly, artistic, and community programs inspired by these cultures, and to expand the university's East Asian curriculum, library resources, and teaching materials.

Our History

Originally founded in 1969 as the interdisciplinary Committee on East Asian Studies, the Center was inaugurated in 2005.

Participating Departments

The Center for East Asian Studies is a campus-wide center housed under the College of Arts and Humanities. The center is supported by the College of Arts and Humanities; the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences; the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences; the College of Education; and the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Michele M. Mason

Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

4224 Jimenez Hall   |   +1 301 405 3745   |

Hoyoun Koh

Graduate Assistant, Center for East Asian Studies
PhD Candidate, Government & Politics

0140 Taliaferro Hall   |   +1 301 405 0681   |

Certificate in East Asian Studies

All you need to know about our undergraduate certificate program in East Asian studies.

Forms, Documents, and Contact

You can find and download forms of CEAS here. If you have any questions or problems with downloading forms, contact our Graduate Assistant at