The Project for East Asian Studies at Trinity (EAST)



East Asian Studies at Trinity
One Trinity Place,
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
(210) 999-7191

EAST Brochure


Join Friends of EAST, faculty and

alumni in supporting the future of

EAST by donating to 

The Journey EAST Fund.

Go to and in the

"comments" section, indicate

The Journey EAST Fund, or

call Kathy McNeill at 210-999-747.



Upcoming Events

The Hopkins - Nanjing Center: Graduate Studies in China

Information Session: Tuesday, September 9th 12:00-1:00pm

Coates University Center - Woodlawn Room, 239

Event Flyer - click here


ASIANetwork Programs with Autumn 2014 Application Deadlines

Summer 2015 Thailand Faculty Enhancement Program   (funded by the Mellon Foundation)  Application Deadline:  December 5, 2014

Provides teaching faculty from member institutions the opportunity to participate in a faculty seminar to study a country in Asia that lies outside their primary range of expertise. 

"Thailand: Power, Land, and Belief in a Divided Society," June 11 - July 2, 2015

Program Directors:  Dr. Robert Dayley, Political Economy, The College of Idaho, and Dr. Bonnie Brereton, Art History, Independent Scholar, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program  (funded by the Luce Foundation)  Application Deadline:  December 1, 2014

Provides member institutions the opportunity to apply for a $40,000 grant to hire a postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian Studies.

Summer 2015 Student-Faculty Fellows Program (funded by the Freeman Foundation)  Application Deadline:  December 1, 2014

Supports student research in Asia under the close supervision of one or two faculty mentors.

Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Competition  Application Deadline:  November 3, 2014

The annual prize recognizes the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia.  Undergraduate students, currently or recently enrolled in ASIANetwork member schools, are eligible to submit their papers for competition.

For information about all of our programs and activities, see our website:  ASIANetwork


UTSA's EAST Asia Institute Upcoming Events



Trinity student Lauren Pond visited the Great Wall of China when she studied in that country in spring 2009.

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Trinity's unique EAST Project is the campus nexus for a multifaceted program that thoroughly prepares students for life in the Pacific Century. Through a combination of high-quality language training, in-country experiences, wide-ranging internships, formal exchange programs, and other educational opportunities, the EAST Project grooms future leaders in business, government, science, and education, among other fields, to be comfortable and confident in the global environment. Graduates will be culturally prepared to conduct business, practice their professions, or help shape U.S. policy and political relations in a region that is home to a quarter of the world's population with burgeoning clout in the 21st century.

The EAST Project is academically secured by two endowed professorships and is anchored by one of the largest undergraduate Chinese language programs in the nation. It's Bachelor of Science in Chinese Studies is unique in the country. EAST administers the Trinity in China language program in Shanghai, as well as formal exchange programs with universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Trinity is an active member of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)--a Freeman Foundation-funded outreach program that trains local middle and high school teachers, and ASIANetwork, a group of colleges and universities that supports study abroad, faculty development, publication and fundraising. The EAST Project also administers the China in the Schools program, a pre-service teacher-training program that sends student interns to Hong Kong every summer. It is this breadth and depth that establishes Trinity as a leader among liberal arts colleges with East Asia programs.