Center for Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies at UGA was established to promote research, teaching, and service on international and cross-cultural issues and problems in Asia.

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The Center for Asian Studies exists to nurture and guide academic programs and exchanges, primarily on Asia , for students, faculty, and appropriate staff members. While these programs focus on language and area studies, they also involve students and faculty from law, business, agriculture, education, journalism, veterinary medicine, as well as the arts and sciences.


♣ Welcome from the Director
♣ About the Center for Asian Studies
♣ Faculty Advisory Board



Applications are due January 31, 2016! Click here to access the application.

The Korean language program at the University of Georgia provides UGA students with an opportunity to work as interns in a Korean high school or a college during the summer of 2016. It is a one-month unpaid internship with free board and lodging.

2016 Korean Internship Information.pdf

Korean Internship Application Form_0.pdf

Please direct all questions to the Center for Asian Studies ( or Dr. Hyangsoon Yi (



CAS Upcoming Events ...More Events>>

Samurai Film Series

Free Films at the Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA East Campus

90 Carlton Stree, Athens,


♣ Time: OCTOBER 29, 2015 - December 03, 2015

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

Click to see the more information about Saumrai Film Series


Asian Film Series II: The Last Tear

CAS will host the second screening for Asian Film Series. The film chosen for this event is The Last Tear made in 2015 by Christopher H.K. Lee.



Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

The Samurai Exhibition

♣ Time: OCTOBER 24, 2015 - JANUARY 03, 2016

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

Click to see the more information about the Samurai Exhibition.




CAS News

Sake of The Day...More News

Japanese Sake Lecture and Tasting 

♣ Time: November 10, 2015 5:30 p.m.

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

Japanese sake master Maiko Tsuji of Gozenshu Tsuji Honten Sake Brewery was visiting UGA to give a talk on Japanese sake, followed by a tasting of sake imported from her brewery.


Special Lecture by Venerable Sungak of Buddhanara Temple

Venerable Sungak of Buddhanara Temple visited Professor Hyangsoon Yi's Odyssey Seminar Class ("From Entertainment to Enlightenment: Buddhism in Film") on November 9, 2015 and gave a special lecture on Korean Buddhist Monasticism. ...More News 



Special Lecture by Yi Hyangsoon, Director of CAS...More News 

The Samurai and Zen Buddhism

♣ Time: OCTOBER 29, 2015 2 p.m.

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art



The application for the Summer 2016 internship will be available in the Spring 2016 semester....More News>>