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.
Apply for a Fellowship
This merit-based student fellowship program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to engage with Asia through research on a topic important for our understanding of the Asia Pacific today and workshops designed to provide them with the analytical, research, and public speaking skills they will need to succeed in our increasingly globalized world. Applications open in September for the 9-month program.
Attend an Event
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.
Read Our Journal
Explore Asia Pacific Perspectives, the center’s international, peer-reviewed academic journal. Read articles that promote cross-cultural understanding and facilitate discussions among established scholars and graduate students.
Your generous support will help us bridge the Pacific with programs designed to promote cultural exchange and understanding.