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Our Affiliate Partners

Affiliations of Belmont’s Asian Studies Program

  • Belmont is one of 16 Regional Centers for Asian Studies Development sponsored by the East-West Center. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government. It promotes better relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.
  • Belmont is a member of ASIANetwork, a consortium of 160 American liberal arts colleges and universities dedicated to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within the framework of American education in order to prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles.
  • Belmont is an active partner with the Office of the Consul-General of Japan in Nashville and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee. The university has received the IRIS Award for its Japan related programming and is a leader in the annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival (sakura).
  • Belmont is a close collaborator with the Confucius Institutes of Middle Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University as well as the Greater Nashville Chinese Association, the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, and the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce.