Welcome to the Center for East Asian Studies

The Center (CEAS), at the University of Arizona, is a Title VI National Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education. CEAS supports and promotes East Asian language and studies related teaching and research throughout the University, and it cultivates understanding of East Asia through outreach to K-16 schools and the wider communities.

Our center aims to produce equitable and inclusive access to East Asia learning in the state, region and nation.

 Center Directors

Photo of Wenhao Diao

Wenhao Diao

Center Co-Director


Photo of Scott Gregory

Scott Gregory

Center Co-Director


Recent News

Speech competition
The CLTA-AZ First Chinese Speech Competition was successfully held on February 25, 2023. CEAS and the Department of East Asian Studies at UA sponsored this event. Alice Yu, the Associate Director of CEAS, was invited to serve as a judge at the final…
EAS flyers and pins
    This Wednesday, CEAS was proud to co-host the East Asian Language and Culture Festival on UA Mall with the Department of East Asian Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies! The event gained a huge success with more than 200 visitors joining…
Oct. 25, 2022
CEAS is proud to co-sponsor this year's conference of American Oriental Society Western Branch (AOSWB). The meeting was held November 3-5 at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Our co-director, Dr. Scott Gregory, serves as an elected member on the…