Weatherhead East Asian Institute
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University is a community of scholars affiliated with Columbia's Schools of Business, Law, International and Public Affairs, and Arts and Sciences, bringing together over 50 full-time faculty, a diverse group of visiting scholars and professionals, and students from the United States and abroad. Its mission is to train new generations of experts on East Asian topics in the humanities, social sciences, and the professions and to enhance understanding of East Asia in the wider community.
The importance of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) and East Asian Studies at Columbia has been recognized by a wide variety of funding sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, which, since 1960, has designated Columbia as an East Asian National Resource Center.
The Weatherhead endowment supports a significant expansion of Institute programs, including the creation of postdoctoral fellowships, visiting professorships, a faculty research program, graduate training grants, student internships, a resident fellows program, and symposiums and workshops. The endowment will also support graduate fellowships for students pursuing advanced degrees in East Asian-related fields.
The Weatherhead Foundation, which has supported the East Asian Institute since 1980, was founded by A. J. Weatherhead, Jr. in 1953 and is currently headed by his son, A. J. Weatherhead, III. The Weatherhead Fund at Columbia is named in honor of another of the founder's sons, the late Richard W. Weatherhead, who earned an M.A. in history from Columbia, followed by a Ph.D. in 1966.
Since its inception, the endowment created by the Weatherhead Foundation has risen in value to more than $18 million.
The family foundation concentrates on endowments for higher education. Since its establishment, it has supported Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Texas at Houston, and Tulane University." 
East Asian Institute
Founded in 1949, the East Asian Institute is Columbia's center for research and training on modern Asia, covering China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and the countries of Southeast Asia. In its 50 years of existence, the Institute has trained many of the world's Asia experts in the humanities, social sciences, and professions, and has been a major contributor to current understanding of the region. Weatherhead is also responsible for co-sponsoring Global China Connection's "A Glimpse in China's Future" Conference.
- Akita (dog)
- Columbia Global Centers, East Asia
- Marilyn Ivy
- Adoption of Chinese literary culture
- Sinophone world
- Duncan McCargo
- WEAI (disambiguation)
- Order of the Rising Sun
- John Pemberton (anthropologist)
- Carol Gluck
- Xiaobo Lü
- Operation Babylift
- Columbia Law School
- School of International and Public Affairs
- Gerald Curtis
- Mouzi Lihuolun
- Serfdom in Tibet controversy
- Jun Tsuji
- School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- Weatherhead East Asian Institute home page
- Columbia University press release (23 February 2000)
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- Harvard University Gazette
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