The Illinois/Indiana East Asia Initiative (IL/IN EA), a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) and Indiana University at Bloomington (IN), became the IL/IN East Asia National Resource Center with the award of US Department of Education Title VI funding in 2006.
This Consortium maximizes the established synergy between and joint impact of these two strong EA programs, and builds on a long history of informal and formal interactions between IL's EA and Pacific Studies Center (EAPS) and IN's EA Studies Center (EASC). These two state universities have strong service missions and long-term institutional ties as members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a 12-university collaborative partnership housed at IL.
Between us, we have 131 East Asia faculty, nearly 300 East Asia-focused graduate students, and over 980,000 East Asia library holdings.
The IL and IN 2010-13 Consortium theme is Technology, Culture, and Social Change in East Asia: Linking Research to Pedagogy, with a learning, teaching, and outreach initiative.