The departments, institutions, and centers listed below provide a variety of educational services related to East Asia, from formal education to Columbia University students to—often publicly accessible—talks, seminars, and symposia.


At Columbia





  • Asia for Educators (AFE)  Designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.



  • Columbia Global Centers, East Asia, Beijing  Serves as an important regional hub for the Columbia community in East Asia, facilitating and promoting academic exchange, research, and scholarship programs in the region. 


In New York City

Columbia University is fortunate to be situated in New York City, with its wealth of cultural institutions and organizations. Below is a selection of such entities offering East Asia related programming and exhibitions.


  • Asia Society  The purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology.
  • China Institute  Dedicated to deepening the world’s understanding of China through programs in business, art, culture, cuisine, and education.
  • Japan Society  The premier organization connecting Japanese arts, culture, business, and society with audiences in New York and around the world.
  • Korea Society  Dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.
  • Tibet House  Dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil.
  • The Latse Project  Committed to the exchange of knowledge and ideas, the promotion of Tibetan language use and literacy, and the sharing of resources and research in service of Tibetan and Tibetan Studies communities.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art—Asian Art Department  Represents the artistic achievements of six major cultural traditions that encompass 5,000 years of history, half the world's population, more than twenty modern nations. 
  • Rubin Museum of Art  A dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan regions.


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