Welcome to the Center for Asian Studies.

Our mission is to promote knowledge of and engagement with the diverse cultures of Asia and Asian America by

The CAS embraces and extends the foundational work of two earlier initiatives, the Confucius Institute (founded 2007) and the Asia Center (2011). Both live on as aspects of the larger vision and more comprehensive mission of the CAS. The addition of the Crow Museum of Asian Art to the UT Dallas academic family has created the possibilities of cooperation that enhance our ability to achieve that vision.

The CAS aspires to become an important resource for faculty and students throughout the university. In addition to generating and disseminating knowledge, fostering engagement is one of our key objectives. We invite involvement in the work of the CAS not only by faculty, students and staff of UT Dallas but also by members of the community. We welcome your interest, suggestions and support. My email address is [email protected] and I look forward to hearing from you.

Dennis M. Kratz
Founding Director