The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), established in 1962, conducts an annual K-16 teacher training program on either East Asian as a whole ( Teacher Workshop on East Asia ), or on China specifically ( Understanding Contemporary China ) . CEAS also runs regular public lectures on topics related to China, as well as film series and other events, and supports the teaching of unusual China-related courses, such as Islam in China, Chinese Portraiture, and Independent Readings in Nature. Under Director Nicole Huang, CEAS has also inaugurated a new effort to expand student exchange opportunities with universities in Taiwan (currently focused on National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Chengchi University, and National Tsinghua University), and develop expertise on Taiwan here at the UW-Madison.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature(EALL) teaches four (and sometimes five) years of spoken Mandarin, as well as Classical Chinese, ancient and modern literature, and Chinese religious and philosophical thought. Undergraduates can easily double-major in East Asian Studies by adding courses in other departments on Chinese society, economics, politics, the environment, music, and art. Graduate students can choose from Chinese linguistics, literature, or thought.
The Department of Family Medicine has an annual faculty exchange with Fuxing Hospital/Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, that places Chinese physicians in Wisconsin residencies and sends UW faculty to observe Chinese medical institutions.
The School of Business has inaugurated a new Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program in conjunction with three schools outside the United States: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HEC Paris, and Latin America's INCAE Business School. The GREM program provides a real estate experience that transcends borders. Students begin at the partner school of their choice - learning economics, finance and business - and then comlete their education with semester focused entirely on real estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. Click here to read about the first graduates of this program in the spring of 2011.
The College of Engineering has numerous collaborations with elite Chinese Universities, including Xi'an Jiao Tong, Shanghai Jiao Tong, and Tsinghua University. The college holds regular UW classes each summer at Zhejiang University through the International Egineering Studies and Programs office (see study abroad section below).
The East Asian Legal Studies Center, established in 1990, provides programs and activities related to the people and academic institutions of East and Southeast Asia. The Center formalizes and expands the Law School's academic interactions with universities, government ministries, and the private sector. Particularly noteworthy is the Center's professional programs for groups from China including the Judicial Skills Training Seminar for judges from Shanghai, the Municipal Administration Seminar for municipal workers from the Minhang District of Shanghai, and the Urban Planners Program for Shanghai workers. The Center held a seminar on Intellectual Property at Nanjing University in 2008. In September 2011, the Center and the East China University of Political Science and Law launched a new program to offer an executive master's degree in law involving course work in Madison and Shanghai - click here to read more. The Center has also established a dual degree relationship with Shanghai Jiao Tong's law school.
The Department of Communication Arts Center for Film and Theater Research hosts an unusual collection of rare Taiwanese films from the 1960s and 1970s, many of them unknown even in Taiwan itself. CEAS is currently negotiating with TECO (Taipei Econonomic and Cultural Organization) to make this existing collection the nucleus of a new collection of Taiwanese films that will be unparalleled in the United States.
The East Asian Collection supports the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the university by providing access to and delivery of information from and related to East Asia.
The Library’s East Asian Digital Collection includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage. Currently, the collection consists of images that document early 20th century China including the the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945), a visual history of Buddhist practices and temples in China, and other images of daily life in both rural and urban China. The completed project will be a valuable resource for research into this region and its history.
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), of which the UW-Madison is a founding member, has two member universities in China, Nanjing University and Zhejiang University (Hangzhou). WUN links universities in China, the U.S., Canada, and Europe through a network of video-conferencing and web sites to bring faculty and graduate students from around the world together electronically to share research and discuss results.