Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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

Since its founding in 1988, the center has bridged the Pacific with programs that spark conversation and promote teaching and research on the peoples and cultures of the Asia Pacific region. Each semester, the center organizes events and facilitates people-to-people exchanges on topics important for our understanding of the Asia Pacific region both historically and today.

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Learn more about the Asia Pacific and how the center is promoting cross-cultural understanding. Get news about fellowship opportunities, meet our affiliated faculty, and discover ways to get involved.
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Event hosted by the Center for Asia Pacific Studies


The center regularly presents lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics and convenes academic workshops and symposia on the history, cultures, and politics of the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific Perspectives

The center’s international, peer-reviewed academic journal promotes cross-cultural understanding and facilitates academic discussions among established scholars and advanced graduate students.Read the latest issue

Visiting Scholars

Each year, the center builds academic bridges across the Pacific through people-to-people exchanges. The center regularly hosts visiting scholars on campus for three to six months. While here, these scholars pursue independent research, share their findings with the USF community, and interact with faculty and students.

Visiting Scholars


The Center’s Visiting Fellows Program brings prominent and emerging scholars, journalists, diplomats, and other professionals to the USF campus to spearhead and participate in research projects, present public lectures, and interact with students.

Our Fellowships