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Welcome to the Center for Asian Studies.

The University of Texas at Dallas founded the Center for Asian Studies in 2019 to promote knowledge of and engagement with the diverse cultures of Asia and Asian America. Our mission includes:

The creation of CAS responds to the steady increase of academic interest in Asia during the past decade. Faculty and students in all of the University’s eight Schools interact with Asia through research, exchange programs, and a wide range of academic courses. The recent addition of the Crow Museum of Asian Art to the UT Dallas academic family has created another layer of engagement that enhance our ability to provide an important learning resource for the university and greater community.

In addition to generating and disseminating knowledge, fostering engagement is one of our key objectives. We invite your suggestions and your participation in this attempt to add another dimension to UT Dallas’ commitment to excellence in education, research and public service. My email address is dkratz@utdallas.edu and I look forward to hearing from you.

Dennis M. Kratz     Founding Director