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Center for East Asian Studies

Promoting the study and appreciation of East Asian cultures.

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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.

Academic Programs

Related Degree Programs

There are several degree programs in the School of Language, Literatures and Cultures related to East Asian Studies. Follow the links below to learn more.

Forms and Documents

Funding From CEAS

CEAS Funding Application - Download and use this form to apply for CEAS funding.

Plan of Organization

Plan of Organization - Download the CEAS Plan of Organization.

Undergraduate Certificate in East Asian Studies

The undergraduate certificate in East Asian studies is a 24-credit course of instruction designed to provide specialized knowledge of the cultures, histories and contemporary concerns of the peoples of China, Japan and Korea. 

Learn more and apply

CEAS Director

Minglang Zhou

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Professor and Program Director, Chinese
Program Director, Center for East Asian Studies

(301) 405-2855

Contact Us

Mailing address

2106C Jimenez Hall
4125 N Library Ln
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Office location

1211 Jimenez Hall
Please visit the bulletin board outside JMZ 1211 for information about upcoming events.