We assist in the coordination of teaching, research, and outreach activities related to East Asia. Established in 1979, the center links the expertise of Indiana University’s East Asian area specialists to the needs of business, education, and government.
The East Asian Studies Center has been designated a Comprehensive National Resource Center for the Study of East Asia by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The consortium brings together the largest East Asia faculty concentration in the Midwest and is recognized for strengths in the teaching of East Asia and East Asian languages in addition to outreach to K-12 teachers, business, and community.
We are the winner of the prestigious 2005 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education in the Higher Education category. The center was selected along with two other programs at Indiana University from nearly 500 educational institutions and media and technology organizations. The award included a commendation from Vivien Stewart, the vice president of education for the Asia Society, for “extraordinary K-12 outreach and commitment to internationalizing pre- and in-service teacher training” and cited in particular our two flagship outreach programs, the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Teaching East Asian Literature workshop and Teaching about Asia seminars.