There are many ways to get involved with the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS). We welcome financial support (please see below for ways to give) and we also seek to engage alumni and friends through inclusion in our events, contributing to our broad community of students and scholars.

Giving to CEAS is a powerful statement of your commitment to the rigorous scholarship, lively debate, and public engagement programs that are the hallmark of CEAS. Whether you support the Center by contributing your time and talents, or by making a financial gift, you are helping to advance the Center's mission. 

Why give?

A financial gift makes a notable difference with tangible and immediate benefits to our programs. Gifts support public engagement programs, student fellowships and professionalization, library collections, academic conferences and lecture series, and innovative research; most important, your support helps us train better scholars and increase public understanding of East Asia.

The gift of your time and expertise supports our efforts to provide regional knowledge and potential career advising to current students focusing on East Asia-related topics. Alumni and friends can serve as important mentors in programming that promotes career exploration and advancement.

Who benefits?

Students and faculty affiliated with the Center for East Asian Studies are an extraordinary community. We are united in a commitment to improve knowledge and understanding of East Asia, on our campus and in our communities—a commitment our alumni carry with them around the world.

How do I give?

  • Online—Make a gift through our secure online form. Under Area of Support, please click the box "I'd like to enter my own designation" and enter "Center for East Asian Studies."

  • By phone—To pay by credit card, please call 1.888.UCHICAGO (1.888.824.4224) and tell the call center staff that your gift is for the Center for East Asian Studies.

  • By mail—Send your gift by check* or send your credit card information to:

The Center for East Asian Studies
University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street, Room 310
Chicago, IL 60637

Checks should be made payable to "The University of Chicago." Please include "Center for East Asian Studies" in the memo line.

  • Volunteer your time—We encourage alumni to register with the Center for East Asian Studies as we expand our Alumni Careers Network. If you are interested in sharing your professional experiences with current students and other alumni, please consider registering as a CEAS Career Contact by contacting (773) 702-8647 or eastasia@uchicago.edu. We also solicit support from alumni who are interested in sharing how East Asian studies at the University of Chicago has affected their lives.

If you would like to discuss your giving interests, please contact Associate Director Abbey Newman. However large or small, your gift will have a lasting impact on the quality of our programming and benefit the larger East Asian studies community at the University of Chicago and beyond.