The Center for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco (formerly the Center for the Pacific Rim) is a leader in bridging the Pacific through programs that promote understanding, cooperation, and cultural exchange.
The Center serves as the core of Asia Pacific Studies at the university by creating synergies among and uniting the various departments and programs that focus on East Asia, India, and the Philippines. Our work facilitates research and teaching on Greater China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India and highlights the strengths of our USF programs and faculty working in the field.
The Center for Asia Pacific Studies also oversees and is the primary administrative office for the following research institutes and programs:
The Center for Asia Pacific Studies promotes and fosters research and teaching focused on the Asia Pacific region through:
Symposia and Conferences
The center organizes and hosts academic symposia and conferences on topics related to the history, culture, and politics of the Asia Pacific region.
Public Programs (Please see below for list of upcoming events)
At the forefront of public education on Asia Pacific Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area, the program presents timely seminars and lectures on a wide range of Asia-related topics.
The center annually funds fellowships designed to bring leading scholars to campus to work on center projects and publications and to promote interaction between these scholars and USF’s faculty and students.
Chinese Studies Research Group
Three times a year, the center brings together scholars and graduate students from the San Francisco Bay Area working in the field of Chinese Studies to meet and discuss their research.
Visiting Scholar Program
The center welcomes visiting scholars to be in residence at USF for three to six months to promote independent research in the field and to contribute to the building of academic bridges across the Pacific.
Unless otherwise stated, all events are free and open to the public.
To receive email and/or postal mail notification of our upcoming events, sign up here. For more information call (415) 422-6357.