Welcome to the Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

As the core of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco, the Center unites and creates synergies among faculty and students researching and studying Greater China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India.  

The Center also facilitates and promotes academic conversations about the region through public programs, workshops, symposia, conferences, and its peer reviewed journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives.

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


Facilitating Conversations in Research & Language

Chinese Studies Research Group

The Center hosted two groups designed to facilitate and promote conversations in research and language.

Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry

Brewed in Japan - lecture image

The Center for Asia Pacific Studies closed the spring semester with a fascinating lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Alexander on the history of the Japanese beer Industry.

MAPS Students End of the Year Presentations 

MAPS Spring 2015 Presentations

The 2015 spring presentations titled, Asia Pacific Research and Internships: The Bridge from Academics to Real-Life Experience, allowed students to present their academic and multimedia research projects as well as discuss their internship experiences with Asia Pacific-related nonprofits in the Bay Area.

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The US Pivot and Regional Security in Northeast Asia


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room

Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across the Pacific


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room

Upaj: Indian Dance Performance & Film Screening


5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Education Building 117 - Presentation Theater

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