The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) was established in January 2013 as a research unit affiliated to the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, with a main mission of studying East and Southeast Asia from the interdisciplinary perspectives, and realizing an ambitious research projects at national and international level of excellence. The activities of CAS are focused particularly on the comparative research of the social-economic phenomena, processes and institutions in East Asian countries (Japan, Greater China, North/South Korea) in their broader political, economic, social, cultural and historical context. The key topics of the research are the risks in East Asia, the comparative analysis of the economic systems in Japan, China and Korea, the economic and social history of the East Asian countries as well as the comparative history of economic thoughts in East Asia.