The Harvard University Asia Center was established in 1997 to reflect Harvard’s deep commitment to Asia and the growing connections between Asian nations. An important aspect of the center’s mission is the support of undergraduate and graduate summer projects abroad. This summer, the Asia Center will support 66 students traveling to East, South, and Southeast Asia to conduct research, participate in internships, and pursue intensive language study.
Harvard’s study of Asia is spread across the University’s departments and Schools, and a wide array of disciplines come together under the auspices of the Asia Center. Through such a convergence, the center brings a layered, multifaceted approach to the scholarly description of events to probe questions of history and culture, of economics, politics, diplomacy, and security, and the relationships among them.
The center, which is an active organization with varied programs focusing on international relations in Asia and comparative studies of Asian countries and regions, fosters links between programs concerned with Asia in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and across Harvard, and facilitates cross-regional research and cooperative efforts between the University’s libraries and museums, as well as regional centers and institutes.
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Asia Center Web site.