UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide



UCLA Faculty with research and teaching interests on Asia, listed by regional specialization:



Min Zhou, Director, Asia Pacific Center

Administrative Staff

Elizabeth Leicester, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Center

Aaron Miller, Assistant Director, Asia Pacific Center


The founding director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia reflects on his newest book and the strength of Central Asian and Afghan Studies at UCLA.

The distinguished professor of Buddhist Studies is the founding director of the Center for Korean Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies (which he currently directs).

Associate Professor of Japanese Michael Emmerich has being receiving accolades for his trannslations of the late Japanese author Yasushi Inoue.

The Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association has been awarded to the reference work co-authored by UCLA Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies Robert E. Buswell, Jr.