China and Asia-Pacific Studies at Cornell
An innovative undergraduate major at Cornell University, CAPS is a program designed to train future leaders who are equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in the various domains of U.S.-China relations. With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of internships in Washington D.C., and Beijing respectively, the unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.
Cornell graduates with a major in CAPS will be in high demand for entry-or higher-level positions in consultancies, journalism, law firms, businesses, financial services, NGOs, diplomacy, and other government and public service agencies. And undergraduate CAPS degree also readily prepares one for graduate studies in law, business, and other disciplines with a focus on China.
CAPS information list-serve
CAPS-info-l is the list-serve of the China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program at Cornell University. The list-serve is meant to communicate information about upcoming academic and social events of interest to prospective students both on and off campus.
To subscribe to the CAPS-info-l list-serve, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The body of the message should be: Join CAPSemail@example.com "your name" "year of class".
Questions: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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CAPS student profiles
What Students Say About CAPS?
The diverse opportunities and real-world exposure offered by the CAPS abroad semesters were directly beneficial to my receiving an offer to my summer internship and subsequent full-time return offer.
_Roslyn Jin, '15 Global Banking & Markets, Merrill Lynch
I finally decided to formally enroll into Cornell College of Arts and Sciences. The CAPS major was a major influence on my decision to attend Cornell.
--Andrew Huang ’14
News and Announcements
Faculty in the news
Professor Mertha quoted in the Washington Post, 7/13/16
Professors Carlson & Weiss in ChinaFile, 7/12/16
Read about the Winter Session class in Cambodia with Dr. Mertha!
In the Cornell Chronicle
See our events page for more information
- Oct 24 CCCI: The Challenges of Municipal Finance in China at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Oct 31 CCCI: Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China's College Entrance Exam at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Nov 14 CCCI: TV Tears Made of Fear: Anatomy of the Spectacle of Power on Display in China's Forced Confessions at Goldwin Smith Hall
CAPS students with Professor Andrew Mertha in Cambodia. Check details here!
by Allen Carlson
The National Interest
by Andrew Mertha
Cornell University Press
Edited by: Peter Katzenstein