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Asian Studies Center 

The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University directs one of the largest, most diverse programs of education about Asia in the Midwest. Unlike other programs, the Center is distinguished by its approach to East, Central, North, West, South, and Southeast Asia in the design of its curriculum, focus on faculty research, and outreach activities.

The Center provides support to both undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships and a paper competition with awards for their pursuit of Asian language training, area studies, international studies, or the international aspects of professional studies.

Contact Information:

Tel: 517-353-1680
Email: asiansc(at)

China and the World: Beyond the Headlines

The China and the World: Beyond the Headlines is a recurring symposium series that examines several high profile topics about China’s emerging presence in the world to offer complexity, divergent and multiple perspectives, and analytic insight about China that goes beyond the headlines. The goal is a public discussion, grounded in scholarship, that makes possible open and informed dialogue. Panels will focus on relevant and timely topics related to China and will allow ample time for Q&A. Audience members are also welcome to suggest topics for future panels. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Wargo
Deputy Director 
Office of China Programs
Email: pippinj1(at)

China Council

Council members are involved in helping to organize and promote lectures, research opportunities, classes, cultural demonstrations, and other events that support Chinese Studies at Michigan State University. Through two small endowments administered by the Asian Studies Center, the council organizes and promotes events and educational activities. For more information, contact either of the council co-chairs.

Contact Information:

Tze-Lan Sang
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Email: tzelan(at)

Aminda Smith
Associate Professor 
Department of History
Email: amsmith(at)

Chinese Faculty Club

The Chinese Faculty Club (CFC) is a volunteer organization aimed at strengthening the ties among MSU Chinese faculty and aiding in the successes of Chinese faculty.

Contact Information:

Xiaobo Tan
CFC President
MSU Foundation Professor & Richard M. Hong Endowed Chair

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Email: xbtan(at)

Dr. Delia Koo Endowment Awards

The Asian Studies Center is entrusted with the management of the Dr. Delia Koo Endowment. Center-affiliated faculty are eligible to submit applications for teaching, research, or outreach. Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Conference funding is also available for faculty. These applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Information:

Tel: 517-353-1680
Email: asiansc(at)

Visiting International Professional Program

The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development certification for international visitors. Their non-degree certification programs and executive workshops prepare professionals from all disciplines to become tomorrow's leaders in a new global world.

Contact Information:

Tel: (517)-432-3663
Email: vipp(at)