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|East Asian Studies Program Johns Hopkins University|
|Interests:||East Asian History / Studies
Johns Hopkins has a long history of influence in East Asia, and its students and faculty have made enduring contributions to the field of East Asian studies. The university's third president, political scientist Frank Goodnow, helped draft the Republic of China's original constitution. Hopkins was instrumental in setting up China's first medical school, the Peking Union Medical College at Tsinghua University. Nitobe Inazo, a renowned intellectual and diplomat of Meiji Japan, earned his PhD from Hopkins' History Department in the late 19th century. Owen Lattimore, one of the world's leading scholars of Inner Asia, taught Chinese history at Hopkins and directed the predecessor to the university's School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS. With the launch of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in 1986, Johns Hopkins University became the first American university to establish a campus in China in the form of an educational joint venture.
Today, as East Asia rises, Hopkins' legacy looms large and is fostering new collaborations and opportunities among the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, SAIS, Hopkins-Nanjing, and the schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing and Engineering. With 10 divisions in all, each with a global reach, Hopkins stands as a model of interdisciplinary and interdivisional collaboration. Its numerous and diverse research interests in East Asia, combined with first-rate undergraduate and graduate training in the School of Arts and Sciences, position Hopkins to be a leader in shaping the future of research, scholarship and education in East Asia.