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

Dr. Nuffer Speaks at MGF Conference on Space and Place
April 13, 2017
Dr. Laura Nuffer delivered the address, "Hell on Earth: How the Realms of Torment Became a Tourist Destination in Early Modern Japan" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.
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Dr. Yang Receives MFG Travel Grant
January 12, 2017
Dr. Yang has been awarded the Mellon Globalization Forum Conference Travel Grant to present a paper at the 2017 conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Toronto in March
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Dr. Yang's Article Published
January 12, 2017
Dr. Shu Yang's article, “I Am Nora, Hear Me Roar: The Rehabilitation of the Shrew in Modern Chinese Theater” was recently published in "Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China" 18, no.2 (2016).
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