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Welcome to the Oregon East Asia Network!

The Oregon East Asia Network links the faculty of eleven different institutions of higher education and eight different community and government organizations for the purpose of promoting cooperation, collaboration, and creativity among and between East Asianists in the region.


For more information about the OEAN, please contact Holly Lakey at lakey @ uoregon . edu.

CAPS Presents: New Political Realities in East Asia Workshop

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm White Stag Block, UO Portland, Room 346 Information can be found here.

This one-day workshop is aimed at faculty who are interested in developing curriculum that incorporates aspects of contemporary politics in East Asia into their courses. The workshop provides a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the current political situations in China, Japan, and Korea. Speakers will provide approachable topics with examples, and the workshop schedule allows ample time for questions and discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Asian


Laurence Kominz

Laurence Kominz is a Professor of Japanese at Portland State University. Dr. Kominz is a student and performer of nihon buyô and kyôgen, and directs student productions of kyôgen and kabuki. Kominz teaches courses in Japanese language, literature, drama, and film, and he also directs fully realized kyôgen and kabuki plays in English. Most recent among them was The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai in 2016. Dr. Kominz’ most recent book is Mishima on Stage: The Black Lizard and Other Plays.