• Woman looking at paper demonstrates calligraphy.

    Asian Initiatives offer Chinese language and culture classes for the community. 

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  • Woman in Kimono hands a young child a piece of paper with Japanese writing.

    Asian Initiatives offers language and culture services to K-12 communities in Southwest Michigan. 

    K-12 Outreach

The Haenicke Institute's Asian Initiatives unit includes the Soga Japan Center, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies and Chinese Language and Cultural Programing. Together, this expertise and centers enhance scholarship and disseminate knowledge about East Asia as well as provide language and culture opportunities on the WMU campus and in the greater Southwest Michigan community.