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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.

Student Spotlight: Robin Zhang '18

A recent CAPS graduate, Robin Zhang reflects on the benefits of CAPS for her career and the future:

“From classes to the Capital, every part of this program is so exciting! I’ve gained so much from this program—culturally, socially, academically, and professionally.”

Click here to read the full interview.

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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 The body of the message should be: Join "your name" "year of class".

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We are teaching not only leaders in this country, but global citizens. The China and Asia Pacific Studies Program (CAPS) is a perfect example of this work. I had the pleasure of visiting the CAPS program in Beijing and I came away truly impressed by the progress this program has made and the students who are part of it.

— Gretchen Ritter, The Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences