Area Programs

The Department of Asian Studies works closely with Cornell University's Area Programs. While the Department of Asian Studies is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Area Programs are cross-college units housed in the Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Cornell combines Ivy League excellence in the liberal arts with the kind of practical instruction in agriculture, economic development, planning, and human services that is typical of a major land grant university. This unique combination creates extraordinary opportunities for research, scholarship and interdisciplinary education. The East Asia Program, South Asia Program, and Southeast Asia Program stand at the hub of their respective campus-wide networks that encompass virtually all of Cornell's schools and colleges.

Attention to Asia in the form of courses, faculty, research, libraries, art exhibitions, language learning, resources, student organizations, and exchange programs extends throughout this pluralistic structure, but is coordinated and supported by these centers of excellence. The Asia Programs are recipients of U. S. Department of Education Title VI funding and are thus recognized as National Resource Centers. Each sponsor numerous lectures and events on Asia, administer outreach programs, and contribute widely to academic work through their own publication series.

You are invited to learn more about their resources and the wide array of scholarly and cultural events that are offered to Cornellians as well as to regional and national constituents. Click on these links to get more information on the area centers.