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 its public programs, academic conferences and symposia, and its peer reviewed journal.

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


Publication of Asia Pacific Perspectives Spring/Summer 2014 Issue

APP - Spring/Summer 2014 Issue

The editors of Asia Pacific Perspectives are pleased to introduce the Spring/Summer 2014 issue. This issue, guest edited by 2013-14 Kiriyama Fellow Andrea Lingenfelter, explores some of the ways that the “Digital Turn” has affected the Asia-Pacific region.

New Director Appointed for USF’s Ricci Institute

Antoni Ucerler

Professor Antoni Ucerler, SJ, has been named the new Director of the USF Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. The Ricci Institute serves as an international academic and educational resource center for East-West cultural and global history, with an emphasis on Christianity in China.

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Understanding Global Beauty and the Mixed Race Body in Cosmetics Advertising


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium

Monkey Business: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry from Japan and the US


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium

Advertising and Marketing in China: Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c.-Present)


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room

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