Administratively, the Center is based in the Department of Art History and is run by a Steering Committee comprised of the Director, Associate Director, and faculty in the area of East Asian Art. Through this core group we maintain communication and interaction with the wider university community through the Advisory Committee, which includes Chairs of the Departments of Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Director and the Senior Curator in charge of Asian Art of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art.
Through our annual conferences and publications, exhibitions and other collaborative endeavors we reach out to the wider community of scholars and curators in the field and in other areas of study. The Center promotes interaction and cooperation between institutions and across disciplines. It invites visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows to join in its programs and activities share the results of their work while in residence at the university. The graduate students are an active and vital part of this community who also participate and assist with organization and research in the various projects.