UCLA International Institute
Asia Institute

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide



UCLA Faculty with research and teaching interests on Asia, listed by regional specialization:



R. Bin Wong, Director, Asia Institute

Administrative Staff

Elizabeth Leicester, Executive Director, Asia Institute

Aaron Miller, Assistant Director, Asia Institute


Associate Professor of Japanese Michael Emmerich has being receiving accolades for his trannslations of the late Japanese author Yasushi Inoue.

The Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association has been awarded to the reference work co-authored by UCLA Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies Robert E. Buswell, Jr.

Professor of Anthropology Akhil Gupta has won the Coomaraswamy Book Prize for 2014, marking yet another honor for the distinguished faculty of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia.