Affiliated Organizations

Columbia Affiliates

APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Study Center - The APEC Study Center at Columbia University enhances the School's rich tradition of research and teaching on the Asia Pacific region by serving as the focal point of study on issues of economic importance for the region.

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (Asian American Studies) - The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race is an interdisciplinary space that has a pedagogical mission in the College and a research mission for the Columbia community as a whole. CSER is the home of three undergraduate majors: Asian-American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Latino/a Studies.

Center on Japanese Economy and Business - Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context.

Center for Chinese Legal Studies - The Center for Chinese Legal Studies prepares students to take on leadership roles in Chinese law, and provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in China's rapidly changing legal environment; serves as a bridge to the Chinese legal community; and is the focal point for a wide-range of China-related curricular, extracurricular, and exchange activity at Columbia Law School.

Center For Japanese Legal Studies - The Center for Japanese Legal Studies actively promotes research on Japanese law, aided by the country's premier collection of Japanese legal materials.

Center for Korean Legal Studies - The Center for Korean Legal Studies serves as the focal point of research and teaching on Korean law and the Korean legal system.

Center for Korean Research - In cooperation with other organizations from inside and outside the East Asian Institute, the Center has sponsored visiting scholars and research associates as well as cultural events such as movies and concerts, monthly Contemporary Korean Affairs Seminars, and noon lecture series on Korea-related topics.

Columbia Center for Japanese Religion - The Columbia Center for Japanese Religion serves to coordinate, support, and develop the university's resources for Japanese Religion in three general areas: scholarly research, academic communication, and teaching.

C.V. Starr East Asian Library - The C. V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States, with nearly 870,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, and Western-language materials and almost 7,500 periodical titles, and more than 55 newspapers.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Center for Chinese Cultural & Institutional History - The Foundation's goals are strictly limited to the academic sphere, in which it aims to support scholars and institutions worldwide in their pursuit of research on Chinese civilization, and to promote cooperation and exchange between domestic and foreign academic organizations.

Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture - Founded in 1986 at Columbia University, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture was established in honor of Professor Donald Keene, internationally renowned scholar, teacher, and interpreter of Japanese literature and culture. The primary goals of the Center are to promote Japanese studies and to ensure a continuing exchange of ideas between Japan and the United States.

Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) initiative, Columbia University - The Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) website presents innovative courses and teaching materials that incorporate the study of East Asia in broad thematic, transnational, and interdisciplinary contexts and provides models for incorporating East Asia into general education, disciplinary, and survey courses in undergraduate curricula.

Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies - The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, founded in 1968, is an international liaison and research center designed primarily to serve European and American scholars in all disciplines whose main area of study focuses on pre-Meiji era Japan.

Kyoto Center of Japanese Studies

Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Since its establishment in 1949, Columbia University's East Asian Institute has been a major center for research, teaching, and publishing on modern and contemporary Asia, covering China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Korean peninsula, and the countries of Southeast Asia; in recent years the scope has expanded to include Tibet and Inner Asia.

Non-Columbia Affiliates

This page features a few resources outside of Columbia that might be useful to students and visitors.

China Institute of America - China Institute in America is the oldest educational and cultural organization in the United States focused on advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community

Japan Society - Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations to cultivae a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

Japan Foundation - The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

Korea Society - The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.