Department of Asian Studies
The department is the home for instruction in the languages, literatures, religions, cultures, and intellectual histories of Asian societies and is one of the few departments in America that offers instruction in social sciences, the humanities and languages across all three regions of Asia: East Asia (China, Japan and Korea), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). The Department is committed to the examination of social, political, and cultural formations that transcend traditional national and areal boundaries.
Asian Studies Events
Asian Studies News
A new “Religions on the Move” lecture series kicks off Sept. 28 with "'Make the Sound the Creator Is Waiting for Us to Make': Native American Anti-Nuclear Activism."Read more
Jackie DeAngelis '02 is a co-host of “The Big Money Show” on FOX Business Network.Read more
The grants helped 108 A&S students afford unpaid or minimally-paid summer positions.Read more
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.Read more
The Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Japanese language beginning July 1, 2024.