East Asia

Agnes Hsu-Tang (left) and Oscar Tang

Columbia University and its Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures have announced the creation of the Tang Center for Early China.

This spring, Godzilla has been wreaking havoc worldwide as the latest incarnation of the skyscraper-sized lizard stomps its way back onto the silver screen. The 2014 reboot of the iconic film franchise also highlights an enduring research interest of Gregory M.

Columbia Campus

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced that Vishakha Desai, former president and chief executive of the New York-based Asia Society, will join the University as his special advisor for global affairs while also serving as a professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs.

North Korean visitors to the Mansudae Grand Monument bow in respect to bronze statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il that are 20 meters in height.

In May, 15 graduate students at the School of International and Public Affairs traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea—a research trip to one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes.

After the recent great quakes that have swept away entire coastlines and cities in Japan, Haiti and Sumatra,