Asian Studies

Focusing on both the traditional and the dynamic, students learn about Asia’s most historically relevant religions, customs, and schools of thought—Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, family structure, symbolism, language, and conventional ethics—in conjunction with Asia’s modern culture: economy, music, art, and film.

All Asian studies majors study abroad. Most attend institutions in Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou, or Nanjing, China; or Hanoi, Vietnam.

News

4th Annual International Karaoke Night!
November 9, 2018
The 4th Annual International Karaoke Night on Nov 8th was a raucous event with international food, great music, and prizes! Students sang in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Our 3 judges, Hiydees Feliciano-Torres C'20, Sewanee citizen, Linda Heck, and Jenna Whitehead C'20 chose the winners based on such factors as voice quality, audience response, and complexity of the song.
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Be a Cultural Ambassador in Japan!
September 24, 2018
Come to Gailor 103 on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm to learn about the JET (Japan Experience & Training) Program meeting.
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Chinese Table and Tutoring Schedule set for Fall, 2018
September 3, 2018
This year the Chinese table will be held every Wednesday at noon in the nave of McClurg. You don't need to be fluent to attend. This is a great chance to ask questions of native speakers. Tutoring will take place in the Language Resource Center in Gailor 225.
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