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Mission Statement

The Asia Institute promotes Asian Studies at UCLA and fosters greater understanding of Asia through a wide variety of research support, public programs, and community outreach on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. It promotes collaboration with institutions in Asia, Europe, and North America to make the study of Asia even more interdisciplinary and truly international in its content, communication, and organization through international research exchanges and graduate and faculty fellowships. East Asian programs of the UCLA Asia Institute are supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.


R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor, History; Director of the Asia Institute

Asia Institute Executive Committee

Adminstrative Staff

Elizabeth Leicester, Assistant Director, Asia Institute

Nick Menzies, Executive Director, Asia Institute