Professor Yufen Lee Mehta with students
Cornell's primary locus for the study of Asian humanities

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

Oct 02
Monday 04:45 PM
Oct 05
Thursday 04:45 PM

Veeraporn Nitiprapha, Author talk

A. D. White House Guerlac Room
Oct 20
Friday 03:30 PM

Xin Wen: Old Ghosts in Tang Chang'an: Two Stories

Rockefeller Hall 375 Asian Studies Lounge

Asian Studies News

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McGraw Clock Tower

The Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Japanese language beginning July 1, 2024.

Department of Asian Studies Mission Statement