Asian Studies

AAS banner Founded in 1941, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS)—the largest society of its kind, with approximately 8,000 members worldwide—is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.

Okinawa Memories Initiative

The Gail Project

The Okinawa Memories Initiative is a collaborative, international public history project that explores the founding years of the American military occupation of Okinawa. The project is inspired by a collection of photos taken in Okinawa in 1952 by an American Army Captain: Charles Eugene Gail. Learn more...

Program Information

The East Asian Studies program is administered by the History Department at UCSC.

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