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Welcome to the UTC Asia Program 


Click here for information about the Seventh Annual Introduction to Asia Conference on March 5, 2015 


Upcoming NCTA programs and activities

February 1, 2015: Early Modern Chinese Literature Reading Group. Register here

February 6, 2015: Due date 2015 NCTA Study Tours in Japan and China. Information here

March 5, 2015: Seventh Annual Introduction to Asia Conference. Information here

March 13, 2015: Due date to register for Univ. of Colorado Summer Institute: Korea's Journey into the 21st Century. Information here

March 18, 2015: Due date to register for Univ. of Colorado Summer Institute: Citizens, Society, & State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China. Information here


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Asia Program is directed by Professor Lucien Ellington. The major mission of the Asia Program is the provision of educational opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

The UTC Asia Program derives most of its funding from external sources. Projects encompassed in the Asia Program include:

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For further information about any of the Asia Program's projects, please contact Jeffrey Melnik at or at our department's contact information listed at the bottom of this page.