The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies promotes the awareness, understanding and knowledge of Asia both within and beyond the University community and provides a forum for integrated and interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia.

The Liu Institute's primary regions of focus are East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.


Fall 2016 Asia Working Group schedule announced

Author: Patrick Deegan

The Asia Working Group (AWG) is the Liu Institute’s principal forum for intellectual exchange and discussion about Asia and Asian Studies. The AWG brings together scholars and students of Asia across all disciplines at the University and beyond. ­

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The Asia Working Group is a series cosponsored with the Kellogg Institute.…

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Fellows application: Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues

Author: Patrick Deegan

U.S.-China Student Fellows Program for 2016-2017

Georgetown University’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 student fellows program. Over the course of the academic year a select cohort of 8-10 students based at universities and colleges in both countries will address critical global issues through a web-based platform and meetings in Washington, D.C. and Beijing. Learn more here:…

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WEN Yi: China’s Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, and Future


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center


Accepted theories of economic growth and growth takeoff cannot explain the rise of China. Wen will present an alternative theory, that China was able to take off because the government created markets for Chinese businesses. He argues that this theory provides a better explanation for the industrial revolution than the widely accepted institutional theory of economic development.…

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John T. McGreevy: From Nation to Empire in a Global Church—American Jesuits in the Philippines


Location: McKenna Hall 210-214

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John T. McGrrevy: From Nation to Empire in a Global Church—American Jesuits in the Philippines

In the first decades of the twentieth century dozens of American Jesuits moved to Manila prepared to devote their lives to teaching and missionary work in the Philippines.  Their saga -- including conflicts and collaboration with Spanish Jesuits,  colonial authorities and  Filipino nationalists -- sharpens our understanding of  global Catholicism in the twentieth century. And a better understanding of modern Catholicism should enhance contemporary efforts to narrate a more global history.…

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Beyond Study Abroad: Opportunities and Success Stories from Students in the Institutes


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium


For the first time, four of the University's International Institutes are hosting an event for undergraduate students to learn about opportunities available to them. On Wednesday, September 28 students of the Kellogg, Kroc, Liu and Nanovic Institutes will talk about their work and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will share information about the new School of Global Affairs. Find out what you can do through the international institutes... from research to internships to conferences to academic programs.…

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