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The Cornell East Asia Program community
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The East Asia Program office is in 140 Uris Hall, in the center of the Cornell campus, at the intersection of Tower Road and East Avenue. We can be reached 

  • by email at 
  • by phone at 607-255-6222
  • by fax at 607-254-5000 attn. East Asia Program

Since its inception in 1950, Cornell's East Asia Program (EAP) has stood as the focal point for research, teaching, and outreach on East Asia (EA) and the hub of a campus-wide network of specialists devoted to the study of contemporary and historical East Asia, including the region's relationship to the U.S. Today, EAP draws its membership of 40 core faculty and 57 affiliated and associated faculty from ten of Cornell's twelve schools and colleges, many of whom are prominent leaders in their scholarly fields.

For Cornell East Asia Series, please contact Mai Shaikhanuar-Cota, Managing Editor.

East Asia Program Executive Structure

The East Asia Program is directed by a rotating three-year faculty director, selected from the EAP core faculty. Currently

  • East Asia Program Director - Andrea Bachner, Professor, Comparative Literature

The director is assisted by an executive committee, appointed each year. The current executive committee consists of: 

Faculty Affiliation

Faculty affiliation with the East Asia Program consists of a group of Core Faculty who work in the Program, and a network of Associated Faculty who engage with EAP activities from time to time.

Core faculty do research and teach primarily in East Asian studies, and as EAP Core Faculty members serve on EAP committees, organize EAP activities, are PIs on sponsored projects through the EAP, and otherwise carry out some of their work from within the East Asia Program. Appointment is made by the EAP faculty and in consultation with the invited faculty member's home department. See the "Core Faculty" directory for a complete list of current core faculty members. 

Associated faculty are faculty both at Cornell and at other universities who occasionally collaborate with the East Asia Program and make up a large network of scholars with professional interests in East Asia. 

Visiting Scholars

Visting Scholars are scholars of East Asian studies who spend a limited residency at Cornell to pursue their research and to work with EAP faculty and students. Most EAP Visiting Scholars come from countries in East Asia and spend nine to twelve months at Cornell. Visiting Scholars must have a faculty host who is an EAP Core Faculty member. 

Student Affiliation

All Cornell students are welcome to participate in EAP activities. But certain students become part of the EAP due to their course of study. At the undergraduate and Masters degree levels, majors in Asian Studies with a concentration in East Asia are systematically added to EAP's email lists. The EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee (EAP-GSSC) provides networking opportunities for graduate students and represents graduate student interests/concerns within the program.