The Columbia East Asia Review (CEAR) is an annual online and print, peer-review academic journal dedicated to furthering knowledge of East Asia and Southeast Asia through the promotion of research and interdisciplinary dialogue. CEAR has three primary goals: first, to publish superior undergraduate research of East and Southeast Asia; second, to educate undergraduate contributors and CEAR members about the academic publication process; and third, to foster interest and idea exchange in the field of East Asian Studies.
The Spring 2013 edition of the Columbia East Asia Review is now online! View current issue.
CEAR hosts the Oscar Lee Symposium of Undergraduate East Asian Studies at Columbia University. Also conceived in Fall 2007, the Oscar Lee Symposium is a half-day conference featuring research on East Asia by undergraduate students from various colleges across the country. Many editors of CEAR are also participating in the Oscar Lee Symposium as presenters, members of the review board, or members of the organizational committee.
The Columbia East Asia Review was founded in Fall 2007 through the collaborative efforts of Columbia University undergraduates representing the university's four undergraduate schools and a multitude of academic departments. CEAR received initial financial support from the Columbia University Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and is now recognized by the Activities Board at Columbia. See the complete list of sponsoring organizations.