The EAC at UCSB extends a warm welcome to all scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, artists, writers and other people interested in East Asian cultures. The role of the EAC is to bring this diverse group of people together more often and create a space for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary boundaries and across the academy and the wider community.

We organize and sponsor lectures by visiting scholars, film screenings, and other activities on campus. We also administer a small travel grant program for graduate students once per year. We sponsor the affiliation of postdoctoral scholars who wish to spend a year at UCSB with their own funding.