Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Institute for Asian Studies

Director: Suwako Watanabe

Karl Miller Center, 6th Floor



The mission of the Institute for Asian Studies (IAS) is to promote understanding of the landscapes, histories, cultures, politics, and peoples of Asia. The IAS leverages the energy and expertise of PSU faculty with deep-rooted and wide-ranging interests in Asia to support research and education about Asia.  IAS serves as the center for Asia-related research, teaching, and outreach in Portland and the wider region through academic and cultural programs.

Founded in 1997, IAS provides programming related to Asia including lecture events of both academic and practical nature and cultural events covering a wide range of regional focuses and issues through networking and  collaborations with the institutional units and community organizations.