Who We Are
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is a hub for the study of modern and contemporary East, Inner, and Southeast Asia at Columbia University.
An integrated center for research and teaching, the Institute brings together faculty, research scholars, and students from across the university, and advances knowledge and understanding of the region through academics, research programs, renowned publications series, and a robust calendar of public events.
- To advance knowledge of East, Inner, and Southeast Asia, both across the University and among the public;
- To bring together faculty, research scholars, and students in an integrated program of teaching and research on East, Inner, and Southeast Asia;
- To train students to understand the countries, peoples, and cultures of East, Inner, and Southeast Asia, preparing them for a wide range of careers.
East Asian National Resource Center
Columbia University has been designated as an East Asian National Resource Center (NRC) by the US Department of Education since 1960. The Weatherhead East Asian Institute serves as the home of Columbia’s NRC and develops new initiatives and educational materials to expand the study of East Asia at Columbia and beyond.
For more information about conferences and resources at East Asia National Resource Centers, please view the NRCCONNECT Blog