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50th Anniversary Overview

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CEAS 50th Anniversary: 1968-2018

Celebrating East Asian Studies at Stanford

What is CEAS?

CEAS has been the nexus of East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach and exchange across the Stanford campus for the past 50 years.  During our anniversary, we take this opportunity to look back at where East Asian Studies at Stanford began, where we are, and where we might be going.  We invite all members of our community to join us in celebrating this milestone, as we look toward the next 50 years of East Asian Studies at Stanford.

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"The interdisciplinary nature of the program has broadened my perspectives.  The opportunities of taking classes and conversing with world experts in various fields on a daily basis were invaluable in helping me grow intellectually and professionally."

- Minmin Zhang, CEAS M.A. '15

CEAS 50th Anniversary Special Content

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Our Story

Read more about how CEAS began, and what we have been doing.
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Anniversary Events

CEAS will be hosting several special events throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Our Impact

Learn about the impact CEAS has on faculty research, students, alumni, and more

CEAS 50th Anniversary Special Videos

Special 50th Video: The Early Years of CEAS

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University was officially established in 1968. Hear stories from scholars who were present as students at the inception of CEAS, and learn how our story started.

Special 50th Video: 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.

Special 50th Video: 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.

Special 50th Video: 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.
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Global classroom experience

CEAS support makes possible a "highly-immersive" classroom experience for Stanford and Peking University students

Hear from our alumni

"There is no better place to study Asian foreign policy and political economy than at Stanford." - Andrew Gee, CEAS M.A. '15

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