Community & Events
In collaboration with WPI, the East Asia Hub fulfills its goals by promoting scholarship, discussion, and appreciation of critical topics in East Asian history and current issues. As we continue to collaborate with China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, the East Asia Hub will expand our offering of interesting and relevant events to raise awareness on East Asian topics, and promote an international outlook within the WPI community.
With a significant East Asian student population, and diverse academic and cultural programs, WPI has a well-established and growing commitment to East Asian culture and collaboration at home. East Asian students are making their mark on WPI by sharing their culture with the broader community through a variety of East Asian student associations, who hold individual and collaborative events that are open for the student population to enjoy.
Conferences and Speakers
WPI has consistently demonstrated its commitment to bringing together scholars and community members to broad perspectives on East Asian studies by hosting a number of events. Some of these include:
- Regular "China Town Halls", featuring speakers with experience in Chinese affairs
- Discussing Japanese culture with Americans who've lived abroad in the country (2022)
- Exploring how China's socio-political environment has affected its technological development (2023)
We also run an ongoing grant-funded China Seminar Series that highlights the essential role China plays in critical global issues. Previous seminar speakers have included an architect from Yale who spoke about building in China and a water expert who gave a talk about the effects of water in security in China on climate change.