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.


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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Boren Scholar: Jeremy Cappello Lee

Author: Patrick Deegan


Jeremy Cappello Lee ('17, minor in Asian Studies), has been awarded a 2017 Boren scholarship. The Boren Scholarship is a highly competitive, prestigious national award for undergraduate research in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. Mr. Cappello Lee's own work will take him to Korea during the 2016-17 academic year. The Liu Institute also supports Mr. Cappello Lee through its undergraduate research award. Our sincere congratulations go out to him on this achievement milestone!…

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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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