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With world-renowned faculty, talented graduate and undergraduate students, internationally-recognized library collections, and outstanding institutional support, Stanford University is home to one of the most distinguished East Asian Studies programs in the country.

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), established in 1968, supports teaching and research on East Asia-related topics across all disciplines; disseminates knowledge about East Asia through projects of local, regional, national, and international scope; and serves as the intellectual gathering point for a collaborative and innovative community of scholars and students of East Asia.

Over 100 faculty members and lecturers in twenty-seven schools, departments, and programs teach and research on East Asia-related subjects across multiple disciplines and time periods. With East Asia-focused faculty housed in all professional schools—Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine—and numerous departments and institutes within the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford programs provide comprehensive coverage of nearly all aspects of East Asia.

Stanford's teaching and research is further bolstered by the numerous institutes, centers, research programs, and international collaborative projects which bring scholars, officials, business leaders, postdoctoral fellows, visiting faculty, and delegations to campus, connecting Stanford directly to private industry, government and educational institutions throughout Asia and around the world.

The Importance of East Asian Studies

Why is East Asian Studies important? Why do so many different areas of study - from the humanities to the hard sciences - have scholars who express great interest in East Asia? Learn how the influence of East Asian culture, economies, politics, and more all play parts in a diverse range of fields.

East Asian Studies at Stanford

What makes East Asian Studies at Stanford University noteworthy? Learn how the Center for East Asian Studies uses Stanford's unique placement as a gateway to the Pacific - and consequently East Asia - to harness a wide variety of academic and non-academic assets to provide some of the best East Asian Studies resources.

The Future of East Asian Studies

What does the future hold for East Asian Studies? How will East Asia's influence on academics, business, politics, and more continue to evolve in the next 50 years? Hear from current staff and faculty what they envision for the future of their field.