IU's Gateway in Beijing

The IU China Gateway allows IU faculty and students to fully immerse themselves in academic activities and partnerships throughout China. Our Gateway presence helps link local institutional partners, alumni, and students more closely with IU, and increases the visibility and impact of our academic and research activities in China.

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Funding opportunities

A variety of funding mechanisms are available to support research activities at the Global Gateways.

Provides matching support of up to $5,000 for activities – such as workshops, symposia, public talks, and artistic performances – that take place at one or more of IU's Global Gateway offices.

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CAHI Global Gateway grants are administered jointly by the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) and IU Global. For College faculty whose primary area of research or creative activity is in the arts and humanities, these grants support activities that take place at one or more of IU’s Global Gateways. Together, CAHI and IU Global will provide joint funding of up to $10,000.

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Education Abroad program development grants, up to a maximum of $3,000, support faculty in exploring the academic and logistical local arrangements for prospective faculty-led study abroad programs.

Address inquiries to: IU Education Abroad,

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Academic partnerships in China

IU has established both primary, university-level partnerships and unit-to-unit partnerships with leading Chinese institutions.

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Austen Parrish

The China Gateway . . . will be a significant resource for connecting alumni, and we hope it will be useful to foreign-affiliated faculty as we grow our programs.

Austen Parrish, former dean, IU Maurer School of Law

Programs, centers, and institutes

These academic programs, centers, and institutes welcome collaboration on China-focused projects and programs.

East Asian Languages and Cultures is IU’s central department for study of all aspects of East Asian language, civilization, and society.

EALC offers Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, degree programs including both undergraduate and graduate studies, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, politics, religion, and art.

The East Asian Studies Center coordinates teaching, research, and outreach activities related to East Asia. Established in 1979, the center links the expertise of Indiana University’s East Asian area specialists to the needs of K–12 education, business, government, and other scholarly and professional communities locally, regionally, and nationally.

The East Asian Collection was established more than half a century ago. It supports the university’s teaching, learning, and research needs in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies and promotes the understanding of East Asia and its cultures. It also serves as a key resource for neighboring colleges and universities with East Asian programs and courses.

The collection has broad coverage in the humanities and social sciences and a strong focus on select subjects related to the humanities. It includes materials in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in their original scripts and in all formats, from manuscripts to books and scripts to databases, films, microforms, and maps.

In 2005, IU’s East Asian Studies Center partnered with the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to maximize the impact of their respective East Asian studies programs in research, teaching, and outreach in the areas of anthropology, education, and gender and sexuality.

The Indiana University Chinese Flagship Center is one of eleven Chinese Flagship Programs across the United States. It provides both undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to attain professional-level proficiency in Chinese. The center also offers the Flagship Chinese Institute, an intensive, eight-week Chinese residential student program.

Indiana University is a founding member of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, a multiyear initiative funded by the Freeman Foundation that facilitates teaching and learning about Asia in middle and high school world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.

Launched in 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian studies programs of seven national institutions. Since its inception, NCTA has provided introductory Teaching About Asia seminars for middle and high school teachers in 50 states.

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