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Program and Grants

The Triangle East Asia Consortium offers a variety of programs and funding opportunities that encourage continued collaboration between East Asian Studies faculty and students at Duke, UNC-CH, and NCSU. The center also supports and promotes individual work in the field. East Asia-related forums, conferences, lectures and film series that are open to students and faculty of all three universities, and often the general public, provide opportunities for the community to enhance their knowledge of East Asia, explore new topics, and meet others who share their interests.

TEAC brings East Asian Studies to the Triangle and North Carolina communities through involvement in outreach programs that introduce East Asian culture and history to K-12 schools and provide teachers with resources and curricula that help them incorporate East Asian Studies into their classrooms.

With the goal of becoming an organization that serves the needs of faculty and students throughout the Southeast, TEAC encourages faculty from other institutions to take advantage of the wealth of East Asia-related materials offered by the three universities. TEAC  also extends its reach beyond the Triangle by supporting major regional East Asian Studies studies conferences.

Triangle Japan, China, and Korea Fora

These monthly seminars provides a venue for Triangle-area faculty and graduate students, and also scholars from institutions throughout the Southeast, to present and discuss their work. Forums are also held to celebrate and discuss recent publications.

Cross-Institutional Study Groups

The Center sponsors Duke, UNC, and NCSU faculty and student-led study groups. These study groups must include members from at least two institutions.

Funding for Speakers

Funds are available to help faculty bring East Asian Studies speakers to Duke, UNC, or NCSU to give lectures that are open to students and faculty of all three institutions. Please see the websites of the Asia/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke or the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-CH for specific opportunities.


The Center supports outreach to the Triangle and Southeast region through involvement in initiatives aimed at increasing the presence of East Asian Studies in K-12 schools, two and four year colleges, and on the Duke, UNC, and NCSU campuses. Some examples of these programs include film screenings, teacher training workshops with interactive presentations on topics such as kamishibai storytelling and tea culture, and musical and theatrical performances at local schools. See the Outreach Program of the Carolina Asia Center for specific examples.

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