Originally founded in 1969 as the interdisciplinary Committee on East Asian Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is made up of faculty, staff, students, library personnel and others with academic, professional, and personal interest in the region of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). Supported by the Colleges of Arts and Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Center’s goal is to expand the University’s East Asian curriculum, library resources, and teaching materials. In addition to administering the undergraduate Certificate Program in East Asian Studies, the Center provides information on courses and public events and presents lectures, creative performances and exhibitions, scholarly conferences, and film series for the University and larger community. The Center also engages in fund raising for library resources, staff expansion, outreach programs, non-print teaching materials, and student scholarships and internships.