USF’s Center for Asia Pacific Studies is San Francisco’s academic gateway to the region.

The Center (formerly the Center for the Pacific Rim) is a leader in bridging the Pacific through programs that promote understanding, cooperation, and cultural exchange.

As the core of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco, the Center creates synergies among the various departments and programs that focus on East Asia, India, and the Philippines.

The Center facilitates research and teaching on Greater China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India through public programs, academic conferences and symposia, and its peer reviewed journal.

For information on the Center's affiliated research and teaching programs, please visit:


MAPS Students Present at East-West Center's 14th Annual International Graduate Student Conference

Hawaii Conference Photo

Six students from the Master in Asia Pacific Studies program were invited to present their research at the annual East West Center conference in Hawaii.

USF Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year lion dance

Students, faculty, and staff kicked off the Lunar New Year at a campus celebration Feb. 19 that included a lion dance troupe performance and traditional Asian dumplings for snacks.

The Center Welcomes Two Visiting Scholars this Spring

Two visiting scholars will be in residence at the Center this spring conducting research on transnationalism, postcoloniality, and comparative Chinese literature.

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Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room

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