East Asia Center


The East Asia Center is proud to announce a new slate of events for Winter Quarter 2014. Please head over to our Events page to get the most updated information on upcoming lectures and presentations.



In the News: Two East Asia Center professors recently were able to discuss their work to two publications. Professor Saadia Pekkanen offered her insight into the Japanese space program in this Bloomberg article. Professor Kam Wing Chan spoke to the New York Times Sinosphere blog about the impact of the hukou system on migration and eduction.




AP Chinese Workshop: The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, East Asia Center, East Asia Resource Center, and the Department of Asian Languages and Literature are proud to be sponsoring the upcoming April 19th, 2014 AP Chinese Workshop:

Developing Writing Proficiency in “DISCOURSE”


Dr. Haiyan Fu, the author of Chinese Essentials: What and How, will discuss how to develop students’ writing proficiency in “Discourses”. Here, the “Discourse” refers to 3 contexts of teaching and learning: vertical curricular; holistic or integrated language use; and specific cohesive and logical development of the ideas.

This discussion will focus on considerations, strategies and instructional tips that guide the teaching and learning in classroom in terms of content, instruction, and assessment.

Classroom practice, such as concrete lesson plans, instructional steps and student work will be demonstrated. Participants are encouraged to share ideas or relevant materials during discussions.

The workshop will take place April 19th, 2014 from 8:50 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Thomson 101.

To register for the event click here. Note: Registration ends April 10th.


Scholarship and Fellowship information:

Korea Studies Program Scholarships

Japan Studies Program Scholarships

China Studies Program Fellowships



East Asia Center
University of Washington
301 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-6938 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax

William Lavely, Director
Mary Bernson, Director of Outreach
Kristi Roundtree, Associate Director
Stefanie Doolittle, Program Assistant
Curtis Reed, Program Coordinator