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