Weatherhead East Asian Institute
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is one of Columbia's various regional studies centers.
Since its establishment in 1949, the East Asian Institute has been a center for research, teaching, and publishing on modern and contemporary Asia, covering China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Korean peninsula, and the countries of Southeast Asia; in recent years the scope has expanded to include Tibet and Inner Asia.
As of January 2003, the East Asian Institute was renamed the Weatherhead East Asian Institute to honor the generosity of the Weatherhead Foundation.
The center also administers the Master of Arts in Regional Studies - East Asia (MARSEA) degree, formally conferred by GSAS, and the major and concentration in East Asian Regional Studies available to students in Columbia College and SEAS.