CAPS has over 30 affiliated faculty  teaching over 200 courses  of East Asian languages and cultures in around different departments and colleges. Through fundraising and external grants, CAPS has played an active role in increasing the number of faculty with expertise in Asia, encouraging course development, and promoting study abroad programs in Asia.
CAPS regularly sponsors lectures, seminars and workshops that bring prominent scholars to campus to share their research with University of Iowa students and faculty.
CAPS sponsors student and faculty research on Asia by providing grants to graduate students for dissertation research and to faculty for research-related expenses. CAPS supports UI faculty and students to attend and present their research at Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting.
Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows
CAPS hosts visiting scholars from Asia and research scholars of Asian studies in the U. S. Visiting scholars pursue their academic research with funding from their home institutions. Scholars are provided with office space, access to the library’s collections, and assistance with finding housing. Currently, CAPS hosts the following visiting fellows from East Asia and U. S.
Mr. Jeong-sik Ko is a professor of economics from Paichai University, Seoul, Korea. His research focus is on economic cooperation and integration in the Northeast Asia.
Ms. Jiexia Xie is an associate professor of phonology from South China Normal University in Guangzhou. Her research focuses on Chinese dialects in different regions.
Ms. Xu is an associate professor of lingustics from Yanbian University, China. Her research focuses on Chinese language acquisition for non-Chinese speakers.
In-Jin Yoon is a professor of sociology at Korea University. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago His research interests include social psychology, minorities, international migration, and multiculturalism.
Ms. Rong Zhang is an associate professor in voice from Wuhan Conservatory of Music. As a soprano performer, she successfully put up a recital for the University/Iowa City community in April 2013. With her research on opera studies, Rong Zhang is jointly sponsored by the UI School of Music and UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.
Mr. Wanjun Zheng is an associate professor of public administration. His research focus is on comparative studies on local governance between the China and the United States.