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Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies: A Two-Year Initiative Focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies: A Two-Year Initiative Focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions
Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies: A Two-Year Initiative Focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions
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Asian Studies Development Program

This multiyear project aims to enhance Asia-focused teaching and learning in higher education through advancing teaching expertise on China (Year 1) and Southeast Asia (Year 2). Organized around annual summer residential institutes in Honolulu and workshops on the campuses of participating colleges and universities, the project will provide participating faculty members and teams with resources for developing new curricula and drafting institutional development strategies.

Reflecting the commitments of both the Henry Luce Foundation and the East-West Center (EWC) to diversity, equity and inclusion, the project will contribute to closing the Asian studies divide in American undergraduate education through nurturing relationships among minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and faculty members, including those that serve significantly Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and Asian-American student bodies and communities.

This project is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Summer Institutes

The two-week residential institutes in 2023 and 2024 will include both individual participants and two- to three-person institutional teams, and each program will offer 30 hours of lectures, group discussions, film screenings and team meetings designed to equip participants to expand Asian studies on their home campuses. Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall, as well as travel support of up to $800. Interested faculty may apply to one or both summer institute programs. Participating teams and individual faculty members will be selected each year, with preference given to institutions that will field teams or individual faculty members for both years of the project.

2024 Modern Southeast Asia: Colonial Legacies, Lasting Diversities

  • July 29-August 9, 2024
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Ehito Kimura (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Political Science)
  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2024

2023 Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

  • July 10-21, 2023
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Shana Brown (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of History)
  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2023 (Closed)

Campus Workshops

The project will include six in-person campus workshops. Organized in collaboration with hosting campuses, these programs will serve to sustain faculty involvement in the project and to foster student interest in and administrative support for Asian studies. For more information, visit the Campus Workshops webpage here.


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Henry Luce Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to deepen knowledge and understanding in pursuit of a more democratic and just world. It does so by nurturing knowledge communities and institutions, fostering dialogue across divides, enriching public discourse, amplifying diverse voices, and investing in leadership development.

Its Asia Program works to strengthen knowledge communities and institutions and the development of information resources that support scholarship and informed policymaking relevant to Asia; to foster dialogue and deepen understanding between Americans and Asians; and to enrich public discourse about Asia and about Asian American/Asian diaspora experiences in the United States.


Contact Us

For information about the program content, contact the Institute Co-Director, Peter Hershock. For information about application procedures, contact Erin Watanabe.

  • Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP

This multiyear project aims to enhance Asia-focused teaching and learning in higher education through advancing teaching expertise on China (Year 1) and Southeast Asia (Year 2). Organized around annual summer residential institutes in Honolulu and workshops on the campuses of participating colleges and universities, the project will provide participating faculty members and teams with resources for developing new curricula and drafting institutional development strategies.

Reflecting the commitments of both the Henry Luce Foundation and the East-West Center (EWC) to diversity, equity and inclusion, the project will contribute to closing the Asian studies divide in American undergraduate education through nurturing relationships among minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and faculty members, including those that serve significantly Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and Asian-American student bodies and communities.

This project is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Summer Institutes

The two-week residential institutes in 2023 and 2024 will include both individual participants and two- to three-person institutional teams, and each program will offer 30 hours of lectures, group discussions, film screenings and team meetings designed to equip participants to expand Asian studies on their home campuses. Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall, as well as travel support of up to $800. Interested faculty may apply to one or both summer institute programs. Participating teams and individual faculty members will be selected each year, with preference given to institutions that will field teams or individual faculty members for both years of the project.

2024 Modern Southeast Asia: Colonial Legacies, Lasting Diversities

  • July 29-August 9, 2024
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Ehito Kimura (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Political Science)
  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2024

2023 Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

  • July 10-21, 2023
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Shana Brown (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of History)
  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2023 (Closed)

Campus Workshops

The project will include six in-person campus workshops. Organized in collaboration with hosting campuses, these programs will serve to sustain faculty involvement in the project and to foster student interest in and administrative support for Asian studies. For more information, visit the Campus Workshops webpage here.


Asian Studies Development Program Logo
The Henry Luce Foundation Logo

Henry Luce Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to deepen knowledge and understanding in pursuit of a more democratic and just world. It does so by nurturing knowledge communities and institutions, fostering dialogue across divides, enriching public discourse, amplifying diverse voices, and investing in leadership development.

Its Asia Program works to strengthen knowledge communities and institutions and the development of information resources that support scholarship and informed policymaking relevant to Asia; to foster dialogue and deepen understanding between Americans and Asians; and to enrich public discourse about Asia and about Asian American/Asian diaspora experiences in the United States.


Contact Us

For information about the program content, contact the Institute Co-Director, Peter Hershock. For information about application procedures, contact Erin Watanabe.

  • Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP